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Downtown Happy Hours

Seattle Happy Hour Guide

The Bookstore Bar at the Alexis Hotel

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Our Seattle Happy Hour guide is your ticket to after-work fun around the Seattle area and Eastside.   Written by Seattle locals – it gives you the “down and dirty” on the specials you can hook up with.  Consider using a Seattle limousine service or affordable Seattle taxi to make your night-out safe, comfortable, and fun…

Downtown Seattle is the place to hang out with the office workers blowing their paycheck in swanky restaurants.  From the Metropolitan Grill’s incredible happy hour specials to McCormick and Schmick’s seafood discounts – you can booze it up and pay a lot less.  You get top restaurants – many of which offer both an early – and a late night happy hour.  Don’t forget the late night Seattle happy hours after a movie or a show – come hungry.

Our downtown Seattle happy hour listings have been lovingly updated in March 2013. The hours and prices are based on the restaurant’s own response to a direct survey.      If you do find a significant errorplease email to qualify for a free drink coupon.

Our happy hour of the month is Sazarac at Hotel Monaco (see details and photos below) for ridiculously low prices on happy hour food including a very wide menu for around $5, plus an long happy hour cycle from 4pm to 8pm Monday-Saturday. Last Friday, the place was packed with energy and heavy drinking happy hour patrons. Come early – there is often a wait due to the popularity of this very cheap and busy happy hour.

The Happy Hour party is over however, at the Seattle Typhoon which has closed in Seattle. Unless you BYOB – no more happy hours there. Other suburban Typhoons remain open.

Venue Hours Drink Food Specials Outdoor Seating Extras Genre Neighborhood Phone Number
Boka Mon-Sun 2:30-6pm and 10 to close. $5 wells,$4 draft beer, $6 select wines. Half-off selected menu items Specialty cocktail specialsvary by day. “Communal” bar / lounge / restaurant with a cosmopolitan, swanky feel. Highly recommended by SeattleTravel. Hotel 1000 (206) 357-9000‎ 10101st Ave
The Bookstore Bar Mon-Fri 3-6pm Wells,drinks, house wines, beers for $4. All bar food $4; menu includes salad, pork bites, burgers. See ourphoto above. Hotel Bar / Lounge Alexis Hotel (206) 382-1506‎ 10091st Ave

Guaymas Cantina

Mon-Fri 4-6pm $3 house margaritas, wells, beers, $2 Tecate beers and $5 house wine. $3-$5 appetizers various Mexican specialties Mexican Food Outdoor dining (206) 624-5062 1301 1st Avenue
The Bookstore Bar Mon-Fri 3-6pm Wells,drinks, house wines, beers for $4. All bar food $4; menu includes salad, pork bites, burgers. See ourphoto above. Hotel Bar / Lounge Alexis Hotel (206) 382-1506‎ 10091st Ave
Taste Tue – Sun 3-6pm $3 for 18 oz. beers, $5 signature “gin and tonic” type cocktail, and $7 select wines $5 food menu including pizzas, oysters, cheeses, liver mousse, tuna melt, clams, burgers, and pork sliders. Sustainable practices. Art Museum Seattle Art
206-903-5291 13001st Avenue
Fonte Cafe & Wine Bar Mon-Fri 5pm-6:30pm $1 off wells and half-off wine glasses Macaroni $6 and Seared Tofu $5 Espresso cafe Coffee and wine scene (206)777-6193‎ 1321 First Ave
Fox Sports Grill Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm $3 wells, wines, and drafts Half-off all apps Lots ‘o sports TV screens showing every game 206-340-1369 1522 6th Ave
Campagneand Cafe Campagne(New!) 5-7pmM-F (4pm-6pm M-F at Cafe) $10 bottled wines, 3 ounce “taste pours” are half-off. Gourmet plates including guinea hen for $7. Acclaimed mini lamb burger with aoli spread and red onions at the cafe for just $2. Yes! Acclaimed by numerous restaurant reviews. French Pike Place
206-728-2800 Pike Place Market @ 86 Pine Street

Anthony’s Pier 66 & Bell St. Diner

3-6:30pm M-F, Sat / Sun 2pm-5pm $3.50 drafts, $4 wine, $5.00 margaritas, well cocktails, and specific martinis. Appetizer specials Bell Street Diner only Seafood Downtown
206-448-6688 2201 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121
The Brooklyn 4-6:30pm daily $3 beer and wells, $4-$5 wine and cocktails $5 apps including cheeseburgers, clams, mussels, oysters. Oysters recommended Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub Downtown 206-224-7000 1212 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Contour 3-8 M-Th, Fri 3-9, 2pm-8pm Sat & Sun $3 draft beers and imports, $4 well drinks and “premium beers”. $2 cheeseburger; $4 fish sandwich; $3 chicken skewers; $4 lamb kabobs – extensive cheap food menu featuring smoked sardine crostini and oyster stew. X Markets to the happy hour seeker with very cheap food menu and reasonable drink prices. Trendy Bar “Club” at night, mediocre service by day Downtown – hotspot after Mariner’s and Seahawks games for cheap food. 206-447-7704 807 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Dragonfish Mon-Thur: 4-6 pm;
10pm – 1am. Monday: 3pm-1pm
$3 drafts, cocktails, & sake. $4 wine $1.95 sushi rolls and $2.95 small plates For (Cheap) Sushi Lovers Japanese Downtownv 206-467-7777 722 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Earth & Ocean M-F 4pm-7pm $3 draft beers $5 good bar munchies including “sexy” fries, mini sloppy “joeys”, scallops, calamari, and salad. In the W hotel lobby Hip Lounge Downtown 206-264-6060 11124th Ave.
Seattle , WA 98101
Elliot’s Oyster House 3-6pm M-F $2-$5 drinks including margaritas, wine, beer, and well drinks. $3-$4 food including blackened tacos, calamari, oysters, oyster stew, and mussels. X Outdoor Seating Seafood Downtown 206-623-4340 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
Fado 4-7pm M-F $2.50 gin & tonics, greyhounds, and other daily specials. $2.50 appetizers including mini pizzas, shrimp cocktails, and chicken quesadillas. Live Music, Sidewalk Seating Irish Downtown
/Pioneer Square
206-264-2700 801 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

The Green Room

5-8pm everyday $2 domestic beers, $3 draft beers and import beers. $1 off appetizers including chili, salad, mini-burgers, wings, and fried okra. In the Showbox Lounge Downtown 206-628-3151 14261st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Hunt Clubat Hotel Sorrento 4pm-6pm and 9pm to close daily $4 well drinks, beers from $2.50-$4, and wine by the glass for $4. $4 for sliders, lamb chops, ham & cheese panini, and jalopeno dip. $5 for ahi tuna, chicken satay, caeser salad, and crab mac ‘n cheese. Triage: Show Hospital ID to start happy hour at 3pm versus 4pm. Hotel Bar Downtown 206-343-6156 900 Madison, Seattle, WA
Maximilien 5-7pm Mon- Fri and 8-10pm on Saturdays $4 wine, $19 wine bottles, $5 margaritas, $4 martinis, $3 beers, and $15 buckets of beer $2.95 appetizers: goat cheese mousse, steamed mussels and Belgian fries. Outdoor In Pike Place; upscale restaurant French Downtown 206-682-7270 81A Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
McCormick & Schmick’s 3pm-6pm and 10pm to midnight daily No drink specials – must buy drink to enjoy happy hour rights. $2-$5 food including cheeseburgers, calamari, and fish tacos. Delicious Appetizers; Unreal Cheeseburger and fries for $2.95 Seafood Downtown 206-623-5500 1103 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Metropolitan Grill 3-6 M-F No drink specials. 3 mini beef dip sandwichs $4, 3 beer boiled prawns $4, red curry mussels $4. $6 food includes:  onion rings, artichoke hearts, and buffalo wings. A top Seattle steakhouse Steakhouse Downtown 206-624-3287 820 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Mexico 3-6pm M-F $3-$4 beers, $4.50 margaritas, $5 cocktails. $5-$7 Mexican-style appetizers including toastadas, tacos, and nachos. In Pacific Place Tex-Mex Downtown 206-405-3400 600 Pine St Ste 401
Seattle, WA 98101
Morton’s of Chicago Morton’s of Chicago No drink specials. Today – Complimentary bar sandwiches: Changes imminent per restaurant March 2009. Steakhouse Downtown 206-223-0550 1511 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Noc Noc 5-9pm daily $2 wells, $1Miller High Life beer, $10 bottled wine, $5 Forty-Ouncers of Pabst Blue Ribbon. $3 food menu Downtown 206-223-1333 1516 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Owl n’ Thistle 3-6pm everday $3 domestic beers and wells $2.25-2.95 menu featuring fish n’ chips, burgers, potato skins, spinach and artichoke dip. Irish Downtown 206-621-7777 808 Post Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Paddy Coyne’s 4-6pm and 10-midnight daily No drink specials. $3-$6.50 food featuring fries, potato skins, chicken skewers, & burger sliders. Younger sister restaurant to U.District’s Irish Immigrant Irish Downtown 206-405-1548 1190 Thomas St.
Seattle, WA
Pike Pub & Brewery 4-6pm M-F $3.50 beer draft pints 1/2 price appetizers featuring crab & artichoke dip, mussels, clams, and hummus. Brewery Downtown 206-622-6044 1415 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery 2-5 M-F $3 beer pints and $3 well drinks $3 appetizers featuring buffalo wings, spinach dip, nachos, sliders, & pizza. X Large Outdoor Patio Brewery Downtown 206-623-3070 1333 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 4-6pm and 9pm-11pm daily. (Sunday 4-6 and 9-10). $3 wells / house wine / Bud Light drafts; $4 specialty cocktails; $6 martinis; $5 food:  bbq shrimp; ahi tuna; flatbread pizza; ribeye or kobe sliders. good apps Upscale Chain Steakhouse Downtown at Seattle Grand Hyatt Hotel 206-624-8524 727 Pine Street Seattle WA 98101
Sazerac at Hotel Monaco
Sazerac 4-8pm Mon-Sat. No Happy Hour on Sunday. Beer and wine specials for $4, drink specials for $6 $5 food menu featuring mini burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches Downtown – Hotel Monaco 206-624-7755 1101 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Sonya’s 5-7pm M-F $3.50 wells, $4 draft beers, $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and $5 Jaegermeister “bombs”. No food discounts. Mixed Crowd Downtown 206-4417996 1919 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Redfin at Hotel Max 4pm-6 and 10-11pm daily Detailed Full Drink Menu Detailed Full Food Menu Downtown- Hotel Max 206-441-4340 612 Stewart, Seattle, WA
Von’s Grand City Café 4-6pm Varies – wheel is spun every so often (approximately 30 minutes) to determine drink specials for $1.50 to $4. Half-off appetizers Martini Bar Downtown 206-621-8667 619 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Disclaimer: This guide contains personal opinions and details collected while indulging in happy hour.
If you must be sure what is said is what is 100% accurrate today – call ahead (restaurant specials change frequently).  Otherwise, risk it and enjoy. You can submit corrections here

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