Happy Hour Hot Spots

Here is a list of great Happy Hour Hot Spots in the Seattle area.

Artusi    1535 – 14th Avenue, Seattle

  • Daily 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Extraordinary craft cocktails and happy hour food. Plus they have a slushie machine with an ever changing menu of icy cocktail treats.
  • http://artusibar.com

Barrio    1420  12th Avenue, Seattle

  • Daily 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Outstanding happy hour drinks and food.  I had my first Corn ‘n’ Oil, and was very excited about the housemade falernum, which made this cocktail really zing.  Very friendly atmosphere.
  • http://barriorestaurant.com/

Bastille    5307 Ballard Avenue, Seattle

  • Daily 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Lovely cocktails and tasty happy hour food. The Back Bar as well as the main room bar are gorgeous and most welcoming. The right mix of swanky and inviting.
  •  http://bastilleseattle.com/

Canon    928 12th Avenue, Seattle

  • Open daily 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.    No happy hour discounts
  • Impeccable drinks – I highly recommend the Manhattan Experiment – a trio of three different versions.  The pork belly buns were also delectable.
  • http://www.canonseattle.com/

Essex    1421 NW 70th Street, Seattle

  • Wednesday to Sunday, 4:30 til close
  • Top notch cocktails with many house-made ingredients. Be sure to try the Red Medicine – rye, rhubarb syrup, house-made Fernet, Rachel’s Ginger Beer
  • http://essexbarseattle.com

Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor    2616 NE 55th Street, Seattle

  • Tuesday – Saturday, 5 – 6:30 & 10 – 11 p.m. Discounts on drinks and bar food.
  • We enjoyed the cocktails, but were crazy for the scrumptious bar food – goat cheese deviled eggs, house-made chips with herb feta dip, Beecher’s cheese and ham biscuits with Calvados apple butter
  • http://www.franksoysterhouse.com

Golden Beetle     1744 NW Market Street, Seattle

Grim’s    1512 11th Avenue, Seattle

  • Daily 3 – 6 p.m. Happy Hour food and discounted drinks
  • We had a friendly and attentive bartender. The space is industrial gorgeous.
  • http://www.grimseattle.com/about/

Hazelwood    2311 NW Market Street, Seattle

Hot Cakes    5427 Ballard Avenue, Seattle
  • Daily til 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday until 11 p.m.
  • Very cozy cocktail bar – two stools, and AMAZING boozy milkshakes. I’ll be dreaming of the Extra Dark Salted Caramel Milkshake with espresso and rye whiskey probably until I have another.
  • http://www.getyourhotcakes.com/pages/molten-chocolate-cakery

King’s Hardware    5225 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

  • Daily 4 – 7 p.m. Discounts on selected food and drinks.
  • Tasty, but small selection of cocktails. Our burgers were good. What we enjoyed the most here was the friendly, hipster vibe. They welcomed us 60 year old grandparents with lots of hospitality and excellent service.
  • http://www.kingsballard.com

Local 360    2234 First Avenue, Seattle

  • Daily 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Excellent drinks and food made with locally sourced products.  I had the best corndog (housemade kielbasa) of my life!
  • http://www.local360.org/menu
Ma’ono    4437 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle

Matador    2221 NW Market Street, Seattle

Moshi Moshi    5324 Ballard Avenue, Seattle

  • Daily 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Terrific craft cocktails.  Some of the most delicious happy hour food we’ve had yet – sushi, tempura and more.
  • http://moremoshi.com/

Oddfellows    1525 – 10th Avenue, Seattle

  • Daily 4-6 p.m. Discounts on selected drinks.
  • Shared an ultra-tasty porchetta sandwich and some very wonderful fries with aioli. My rye old fashioned was a delicious steal at $5.
  • http://oddfellowscafe.com/happyhour.pdf
Oliver’s Twist    70th and Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle
  • Daily 5 – 7 p.m. All evening Sunday. Discount on drinks and food
  • This place is an absolute gem – great cocktails and food. Loved the truffle oil popcorn. Friendly staff. Welcoming atmosphere.
  • http://oliverstwistseattle.com

 Poppy    622 Broadway East, Seattle

Poquitos    1000 E. Pike Street, Seattle

  • Daily 4 – 6 p.m. & 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Discounts on selected food and drinks.
  • Loved sitting in the enclosed patio area on a rainy winter night. Heated seats! Gas fireplace blazing, good food and drinks and a festive atmosphere.
  • http://vivapoquitos.com/Poquitos/VivaPoquitos.html

Radiator Whiskey    94 Pike Street, Seattle

  • Daily 4 – 7 p.m. Cocktail specials
  • As the name suggests, lots of whiskey and bourbon cocktails. The bourbon margarita was a winner.
  • http://www.radiatorwhiskey.com

Rob Roy    2332 – 2nd Avenue, Seattle

Rumba    1112 Pike Street, Seattle

  • Daily 5 – 6 p.m. Happy Hour drink and food menu.
  • This is the palace of rum – incredible selection. Super good cocktails. Four choices of $6. daiquiris during Happy Hour. Hospitality and friendly service abounds. I loved Rumba.
  • http://www.rumbaonpike.com

Sexton    5327 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Smith    332 15th Avenue E., Seattle

Sun Liquor Distillery    512 E. Pike Street, Seattle

Tavern Law    1408 12th Avenue, Seattle

  • Daily 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Excellent cocktails.  We enjoyed our drinks in the street level bar section.  We’ll check out the speakeasy upstairs next time.
  • http://www.tavernlaw.com/
The Saint    1416 East Olive Way, Seattle
  • Daily 5 – 7 p.m.  Special list of discounted cocktails and food.
  • One of the most welcoming happy hours we have been to so far! Loved this place. Excellent cocktails and food. If you like tequila and Mexican food, this is heaven.
  • http://www.thesaintsocialclub.com

Zigzag    1501 Western Avenue, #202, Seattle

  • Monday – Friday, 5 – 7 p.m. Discounted cocktail prices.
  • One of my favorite Happy Hours in Seattle because the cocktails are magnificent and memorable. Some of the best cocktails I’ve savored in Seattle.
  • http://zigzagseattle.com


4 Responses to
“Happy Hour Hot Spots”

  • Kathy Humphrey says: May 25th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    This list has grown, so apparently your Friday night outings have been productive! (And delicious, no doubt…)

    Two more we tried and enjoyed recently on Capital Hill: Artusi
    and the new Zoe’s location.

  • Mama Knows Her Cocktails says: May 25th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I have a few cocktail hot spots to add for New York as well. Thanks for the tips. I keep hearing terrific reviews of Artusi, and I will have to add Zoe’s to my to do list.

  • Kathy Humphrey says: May 28th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    We tried Golden Beetle last night, based strictly on your list here — wow. The housemade bitters are amazing and the bar manager is working on a smoked/brandied cocktail cherry — he gave us an “almost ready” sample (fully ready in my book). Wow again…

  • Mama Knows Her Cocktails says: May 28th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I’m so glad you liked Golden Beetle. The smoked/brandied cocktail cherry sounds divine. I did a bunch of canning last summer, and my pick of the litter were the brandied cherries I made. But mine don’t have a smoked element, which sounds very intriguing. I guess it’s time to hit Golden Beetle again!

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