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10 Best Happy Hours in Queen Anne

10 Best Happy Hours in Queen Anne

Post last updated September 4, 2023

Queen Anne is one of Seattle’s oldest residential neighborhoods, so named in the 1880s in reference to the abundance of Queen Anne-style homes that line the streets. Today it is still a very residential area, but neighborhood bars and cocktail lounges dot the landscape–many of which make excellent happy hour choices. We’ve rounded up the best happy hour deals in Queen Anne, from upscale to casual, each with its own take on the happy hour tradition.

Mecca Cafe

Mecca Cafe during happy hour

“Alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929”

The spot: One of Seattle’s oldest establishments, Mecca Cafe pays homage to its roots with a retro diner interior, home-style dishes, and friendly service that have stood the test of time. Over the nearly 100 years they’ve been around, they’ve kept a sassy sense of humor that shows up in everything from their cheeky marquee, to their slogan, to their sandwich board out front proclaiming, “Happy Hour is every hour if you have the right attitude….”

Happy Hour: NO, it’s not actually every hour. It IS 6–9 AM and 3–5 PM every weekday. The Deals: Mecca’s got excellent food and drink happy hour specials, including a short stack, french toast, or a breakfast sandwich under $5 apiece and $9 Bloody Marys or mimosas during the morning happy hour, and hearty favorites like burgers, mac n cheese balls, and jalapeno poppers plus $2 off drafts pints & wine, $1 off well & tall boys during their evening happy hour.

The Details: Menu 526 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Traveling Goat

Beer at Microwbrewery
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The spot: Traveling Goat is one of the newer restaurants in Queen Anne; it has been around since 2021. The concept for the restaurant was born of owners Steve & Tina’s love for travel, and the craft cocktails, fusion tacos, and other unique bites on their creative menu pay homage to their most beloved travel memories. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, familiar and yet novel–it’s reminiscent of a trip to a friendly yet exotic locale where new flavor combinations and experiences await.

Happy Hour: 3-6 pm every day

The Deals: Discounted menu items including $8/pair for their traveling tacos (the butter chicken), $4 edamame, $6 well wine and beer, or a selection of $8 cocktails, including a martini or cosmo for the days when you’re feeling a little more fancy.

The Details: Menu 621 1/2 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Toulouse Petit

The spot: T​oulouse Petit draws visitors in with its exquisite and intimate interior, then keeps you coming back with flavorful creole and cajun dishes and exemplary service. Dining at Tolouse Petit gives your meal a sense of occasion, even if it’s just a quick after-work drink with your buddies to sample their extensive happy hour menu. It’s no wonder this Queen Anne hot spot perpetually has a line out the door–it’s worth it.

Happy Hour: 3:30 – 6 PM and 10-11:30 PM every day The Deals: $9 beers, ciders, and wines by the glass, $12 cocktails. (Their sazerac and French Quarter Lemonade are standouts)

They also have a stunning variety of food specials ranging from crisp salads to velvety soups, local clams and mussels, seafood tapas, and raw oysters. They also offer a $47 Pre-Fixe 3-course menu 4-6PM Mon-Thur. While that’s not exactly a typical happy hour offering, it is a great deal.

The Details: Menu 601 Queen Anne N, Seattle, WA 98109

The Sitting Room

The spot: It looks unassuming from the outside, but The Sitting Room provides a cozy and chic setting that’s a perfect mix of refined and drinky. The lush textures and warm interior lighting create an inviting ambiance, while the patio seating is tranquil and secluded–that’s no small feat in lower Queen Anne. The menu features an ever-changing rotation of seasonal cocktails, often served with a playful spin. Meanwhile, their food menu features classic late-night bites such as the Ultimate Munchywrap and wet burritos. Best of all, they have plenty of vegetarian options for their tacos, burritos, and munchywraps because hey, vegetarians like drunk food too!

Happy Hour: Aperitivo Hour 4-5pm Tues-Sat The Deals: $10 cocktail specials

Details: Menu Address: 108 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119


McMenimens Tacoma
Cocktails at Doc’s Bar (Image Credit: Seattle Travel)

The spot: Fun and funky McMenamins opened their first Seattle location in Queen Anne back in 1995, and it continues to be a neighborhood favorite today. The on-site brewery is in full view for diners to enjoy a look behind the scenes of brewing sciences. McMenamins also has its line of distilled beverages and a genuinely singular decor style. The longer you look at the lights, the ceilings, and the painted walls, the more quirky little details you’ll notice. The menu is classic pub fare with one notable exception: their surprisingly tasty salads sourced from local and regional growers and producers. Drink wise, there’s something for everyone: microbrews, cocktails, cider, and even sampler flights if you just can’t decide.

Happy Hour: 3-6 pm every day except event days The deals: $1 off select pints and ciders, $1-2 off flights, $1 off well, and $5 off Edgefield Wines bottles. You can also enjoy discounts on their extremely snackable cajun tots or sliders and the aforementioned salads at $6 and up. Like a few other area hotspots, happy hour doesn’t apply on event nights.

Details: Menu Address: 200 Roy St., #105, Seattle, WA 98109


Bartender pouring drinks at Ozzie's
Great drinks served daily at Ozzie’s

The 5​-star dive bar

The spot: Divey and lively, Ozzie’s has everything you want from a dive bar (dancing, karaoke, pool, games of chance) and none of the stuff you don’t (sticky floors, tetanus…). Ozzie’s can always be counted on for a good time, whether you’re up for an energetic night of dancing or a more low-key drink at the bar. The comfortable atmosphere is ideal for cutting loose in whatever way suits you.

Happy Hour: 2-6 pm every day The Deals: $4 well $5 draft While Ozzie’s doesn’t have food happy hour specials, they have daily food specials every day of the week, such as Taco Tuesday, Steak & Modelo Monday, and Prime Rib Dip Saturday, to name just a few.

Details: Menu Address: 105 W Mercer St. Seattle, WA 98119

Queen Anne Beer Hall

The spot: Queen Anne Beer Hall consists of one huge room filled with large communal tables and benches reminiscent of a German or Czech beer hall. The painted words on the wall behind the bar joyfully proclaim, “PIVO TECE PROUDEM.” (That’s Czech for THE BEER FLOWS.) And flow it does, out of dozens of rotating drafts into enormous liter-sized mugs of beer. Queen Anne Beer Hall is an excellent place for gathering with friends, in groups large or small.

Happy Hour: 3-6 pm Mon-Fri (except during Kraken home games) The Deals: Selected liters (not pints–liters!) are $10 each, or you can score a $6 smashburger in all its greasy, crispy goodness. Come on a Wednesday for $0.99 wings all day, happy hour or not.

Details: Menu Address: 203 W Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98119

Taylor Shellfish Queen Anne

The spot: Upscale raw bar with an outstandingly fresh selection of local shellfish and an emphasis on oysters to suit every taste. One of the best things about Taylor Shellfish is their expertise and their willingness to share their knowledge with guests. It’s a wonderful spot to take out-of-town visitors or oyster newbies who want to try a few different varieties and explore their own tastes. The atmosphere has a casual elegance, not unlike the earthy beauty of oysters shells themselves.

Happy Hour: 3-5 pm Mon – Fri The Deals: Daily Featured Oyster Happy Hour Shuck for $27.00/dozen, $12 geoduck sashimi, $7 smoked oyster dip, or $3 house-pickled veggies. $7 glasses of select bubbly, $7 house bloody mary, $9 house martini, and local draft beer for $5.50. While a tad spendier than some other options on this list, these are steep discounts, and for a raw bar happy hour in Queen Anne, Taylor Shellfish simply can’t be beaten.

Details: Menu Address: 124 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109


Craft cocktails at Grappa
Craft cocktails at Grappa

The spot: Grappa serves up elevated Mediterranean fare in their spacious location atop Queen Anne hill. Their finely crafted small plates are accompanied by an extensive wine and grappa list that’s sure to please even the choosiest oenophiles. Each dish is prepared with dedication and served with flair, but the saganaki appetizer in particular is a memorable experience: it’s set ablaze right there at the table! Opa!

Happy Hour: 3-5 pm every day The Deals: You’ll have plenty of options to choose from with $3 off all apps, salads, soups & sides, $3 off house wine & well drinks, and $2 off draft beer (house choice).

Details: Menu Address: 2 W Boston St, Seattle, WA 98109

Buckley’s Queen Anne

The spot: Buckley’s is a well-known Seattle sports bar packed with sports memorabilia, TVs tuned to the game(s), and fast, non-intrusive service. They have hearty bar food classics like burgers, fish n chips, wings, and sandwiches, plus a few surprising (and tasty!) options such as thai sesame ribs, a full-fried chicken dinner, or honey-glazed salmon plate. Buckley’s is a popular place to watch the game with friends–any game, really.

Happy Hour: Mon – Fri 4-6 except event nights The Deals: 1-shot well drinks for $5.75, $6 wine, $5 draft, plus lots of food options including $4.75 tots, $8/8 wings, $8 cheeseburgers, $8 pork or burger sliders, and a variety of deep-fried snackable goodies. Buckely’s is very popular on game nights, so keep in mind happy hours don’t apply on the night of Climate Pledge Arena events.

Details: Menu Address: 232 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

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