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7 Best Happy Hours in Seattle

Seattle Food + Drink
by Kaley Brammer Sep 6, 2016

Agua Verde

Agua Verde is a very popular hole-in-the-wall restaurant and paddle club combo that is nestled right up against Portage Bay. As you step inside it feels like you’ve suddenly been transported to SoCal; it has a casual beachy feel that is complimented by a patio that overlooks the water and the paddle club below. Agua Verde’s margs and nachos are the perfect sunny weather Seattle treat.


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Known around the city for their unique spin on comfort foods, Skillet is a great option for a laid back and hearty happy hour. Their Capitol Hill location is my favorite, with happy hour menu items like the Best Friend (poutine with an over-easy egg) or the cheesecake in a jar. Cocktails are $2 off, drafts and well drinks are $4.

Hot Cakes

Hot Cakes in Ballard changed the dessert scene in Seattle with their molten chocolate cakes and ice cream, but few know that they offer a daily happy hour. For those who want something sweet in the happiest of hours, try their dessert drinks like butterbeer or their drinking caramel, all $1 off. They also offer deals on their draft of choice from local Fremont Brewing if you want to keep things more traditional.

Ba Bar

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Capitol Hill’s Ba Bar has one of the best selections of happy hour food in the city. Try their classic and delicious pho bowls for $8 (normally $12) along with a selection of small plates, like grilled prawns or imperial rolls, ranging from $4-$10. Specialty cocktails range from $7-$9.

King’s Hardware

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If you’re looking for a casual, no frills happy hour, King’s in Ballard is worth your while. With an interior that resembles an old hunting lodge, King’s is a great spot for a burger and a brew. Their substantially sized burgers are $1 off for happy hour, along with $1 off drafts and wells.

Little Water Cantina

Very few restaurants or bars in Seattle have outdoor seating, let alone outdoor seating with a killer view. Little Water Cantina opens up their mid-size patio every summer to allow diners soak up their views of downtown and Lake Union. Try their tequila flight on their happy hour menu; just make sure to order a torta to go along with it.

Via Tribunali

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Via Tribunali is my favorite pizza place in the city, and trust me, I eat a lot of pizza. Their happy hour is incredible; choose between their margherita, marinara, or salame pizzas for just $6. Pair your pizza with a $3 pint, a $10 carafe of wine, or a $6 well drink and your evening is off to a good start, my friend. 

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