Happy hour: It’s that magical time of day, after a long slog at work, when you probably need a drink the most. It’s also a precious reprieve from Seattle’s unrelenting drainage of your bank account. With these discounts, you don’t have to break the bank to cap off the afternoon with a cocktail (or two) and some perfectly paired snacks.
It’s not hard to find a decent happy hour in Seattle, so this map collects the hottest new offerings. Some established restaurants, like Mamnoon, are just now getting into the happy hour game. Others, brand new to the city, like The Atlantic and Corvus & Co., have rolled out limited-time-only offerings from the very beginning.
Chester Gerl makes his triumphant return to Seattle with Ballard’s new Gracia. The upscale Mexican restaurant makes every last item in house, including the corn tortillas; naturally, there’s a strong list of cocktails. Save some cash during happy hour, which runs Mondays through Saturdays, 3 to 6 p.m.
2 Number 6 Cider
Number 6 Cider is now host to Citizen 6, which doles out Korean- and Mexican-inspired mash-ups that pair perfectly with the house-fermented ciders. Do yourself a solid and get the double-fried Korean chicken wings. Happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
3 Corvus & Co.
Newcomer Corvus & Co. is bringing Mediterranean fare and a solid bar program to Capitol Hill. Happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. every day, with $2 off wells, $2 off specialty cocktails, and $2 Hamm’s, with a few food specials thrown in. There’s also an all-day happy hour on Mondays, to make that first day of the work week suck a little less.
601 Broadway E, Seattle, WA
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4 Bar Vacilando
Don’t miss the lovely patio at this new Capitol Hill bar, where cocktails and wine pours are the main event. Happy hour, which is available every day from 3 to 6 p.m., involves a dollar off all house cocktails, well drinks, wine pours, and draft beer. On the food side, grab pizza for $3 a slice.
5 Cinque Terre Ristorante
Skewing upscale, this newcomer to the Regrade area serves food and drinks that take inspiration from the Italian Riviera. A generous happy hour runs every single day from 3 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to midnight.
6 Mama’s Cantina
Mama’s Cantina is the new incarnation of Mama’s Kitchen, the beloved Mexican comfort food spot in Belltown. The restaurant added happy hour soon after opening, and you can partake seven days a week from 4 to 6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., with $5 frozen margaritas measuring 16 ounces, $1 off draft beers, $1 off wines by the glass, $1 off well drinks, chips and salsa for a buck, and a $3 breakfast taco. During the day, there are also $5 happy hour nachos.
Mamnoon has been a Capitol Hill favorite for a while now, but the restaurant recently did some retooling, dropping lunch but adding brunch and happy hour. Daily from 4 to 6 p.m., dine on mini man’aeesh for $4, deep fried cauliflower for $6, harra frites for $5, and enjoy discounts on wine by the glass and bottle, on canned beer, and on cocktails of the moment. Look for daily dish features, too.
8 Tavolàta Capitol Hill
Ethan Stowell opened a second Tavolàta on Capitol Hill in June. The happy hour here involves a hearty list of small plates and pasta dishes, plus discounted wine, beer, and cocktails. It runs daily from 5 to 7 p.m.
9 Local 360
Local 360 launched a new happy hour in May. From 3 to 6 p.m. each day, get discounted food and drinks — all made with ingredients sourced within 360 miles of Seattle. Bites like oysters, mussels, tacos, and sliders are on offer, plus a few cocktails and rotating wine discounts.
10 Bar Melusine
Billed as “our love letter to the French Atlantic,” this delightful space from Renee Erickson has happy hour Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m. Expect a rotating list of discounted food and drinks, subject to the fancies of the seasons.
11 The Atlantic
This new Central District arrival runs happy hour Tuesday to Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Grab $1 off anything on the bites menu plus $1 off select wine, beer, and well drinks.