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13 Essential Happy Hour Bars To Check Out In Seattle

By Jennifer Moreno

Happy Hour Seattle

Spend the happiest happy hour in one of these fantastic spots in the city!

Seattle takes happy hour seriously. These restaurants and bars offer top-notch cocktails, fine beers, wine pours, and a great selection of plates and munchies that are perfect to share with friends!

1. Barrio

This spot in Capitol Hill serves modern Mexican food influenced by the Northwest. Try out their giant loaded nachos & margaritas, or share an order of tacos, and eclectic starter plates. Barrio is perfect to visit during happy hours, they offer special dishes and drinks at a very accessible price. Don’t forget to try out their incredible craft cocktails, or sip your way around the world of mezcal with their impressive collection of bottles.

When: Monday – Friday from 4 to 5 pm / Saturday & Sunday from 3-5 pm

Where: 1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

 

3. Monsoon

This award-winning happy hour is one of the best deals in town! Monsoon offers incredible dishes, from Oysters On The Half Shell to Saigon Sliders to Salt & Pepper chicken to Claypot Clams, plus amazing cocktails, and a huge variety of beers and wines!

When: Daily in the afternoon and late at night. (Check out hours and reservations on their website)

Where: 615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

 

4. Ba Bar

This delicious Vietnamese restaurant offers a great happy hour option near SLU. Ba Bar’s happy hour is so fun they actually offer it twice a day!! Join them, and taste exquisite bowls of phở, grilled skewers, spring rolls, and plenty of cheap cocktails. Don’t forget to order their best deal: Sài Gòn Chicken Wings with caramel sauce, roasted garlic chili, bird’s eye chili, rice wine vinegar, and nước chấm. You can get 6 wings for just $8.5, or better yet 24 wings for $24! (Pro tip: if you visit on Tuesdays you can enjoy the same wings for only 60¢ each!

When: Regular Happy Hour starts at 3 pm daily.

Where: 500 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

 

5. Some Random Bar

This place uses only local, fresh, and seasonal ingredients for its dishes. Their cocktails are simple and exquisite, and their happy hour is a must-try! Enjoy a delicious Slow Roasted Brisket Sandwich, or a Pan Seared Sockeye Salmon, and pair it up with a Watermelon Mojito, or a Devil’s Margarita! Visit during happy hour, and get $3 off in cocktails and wine, and $2 off in tap beer.

When: Monday – Saturday from 4-6 pm.

Where: 2604 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

 

6. Le Coin

This modern French-American restaurant in Fremont offers some of the freshest seafood and meat plates in Seattle. Visit Le Coin during happy hours, and enjoy dishes like Grilled Lamb Shoulder, local oysters and mussels, and Pork Rillettes. Order an adult slushie with 50% off, or pair up your food with an Alpine Daiquiri, or a wine by the glass for just $6!

When: Monday – Sunday from 4 to 6 pm

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Where: 4201 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

 

7. The Gerald

This spot in the heart of Ballard offers amazing Korean flavors and exquisite craft cocktails. Enjoy $1 off skewers, $2 off wine, only $5 per draft beer, and cheap cocktails during their happy hour. Share a small plate of Herb Butter Roasted Potatoes, and pair it up with the Tteokkalbi Plate, a mix of house-ground beef and pork reconstructed on braised short ribs, sauteed maitake mushrooms, and perilla rice.

When: Daily from 4 to 5:30 pm

Where: 5210 Ballard Ave NW

 

8. Mission Cantina

This place located in Admiral District proudly celebrates Mexican food and offers some of the best dishes, ambiance, and drinks in the area. Visit during happy hour and enjoy casual bites like esquites, tacos, stuffed jalapeños, and fried calamari paired up with a delicious tequila cocktail.

When: Daily from 4 to 6 pm

Where: 2325 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

 

9. Bottlehouse

This unique spot in Madrona is perfect for a casual and sophisticated outdoor lunch. Bottlehouse is a wine boutique that offers flights, glasses, bottles of wine to go, and an amazing rotating seasonal menu paired up with a one-of-a-kind charcuterie program. Their happy hour includes $5 assorted beers and ciders, $2 off wine glass pours, $5 vermouth on tap, $2 off cocktails, $12 cheese board, and a $14 charcuterie board.

When: Daily from 3 to 6 pm

Where: 1416 34th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122

 

10. Mr. West Cafe Bar

If you’re looking for an open, light, and summery place, Mr. West Cafe Bar is the spot to go! Enjoy an all-day breakfast menu, perfect sharable snack plates, fresh salads, crunchy sandwiches, and sip on delicious cocktails, like the Mr. Pink, Frosé, and Summer Mule for a cheap price.

When: Daily from 4 to 7 pm

Where: 720 Olive Way | Seattle, WA 98101 / 2685 NE Village Lane | Seattle, WA 98105

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