While the top of Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill is known for its charming residential neighborhoods and generally family-friendly atmosphere, when night falls, it’s time to mosey down the hill to get the party started. Lower Queen Anne offers passersby a string of late-night eateries and bars to duck into after dark, especially along the southern stretches of Queen Anne Avenue. Grab your friends or a date and start (or end) your night by peeping an unprecedented view of the Seattle skyline at nearby Kerry Park, followed up or preceded by cocktails and small plates at any of these favorite establishments.
Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge | 605 Queen Anne Ave N | 206-283-9353
Nothing beats a stuffed-to-bursting burrito or a salsa-slathered taco… especially when evening cravings hit. Peso’s takes its menu of Mexican favorites about ten times further. With such a jam-packed menu, the true challenge lies in picking just one plate. Luckily, late-night happy hour deals open up a world of possibility. Between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., choose from a truly impressive and comprehensive lineup of the aforementioned -- plus seafood, marinated meat dishes, and even pasta and burgers. Don’t pass up happy hour prices on bottled and draft domestic or imported beers, wine by the glass, margaritas, mojitos, sangria, specialty cocktails, and more. Peso’s is open until midnight on Mondays and Tuesdays and until 2 a.m. every other night.
Tin Lizzie Lounge | 600 Queen Anne Ave N | 206-282-7407
Located on the ground floor of Queen Anne’s historic MarQueen Hotel and a stone’s throw from Seattle Center, this prohibition-inspired speakeasy is a charming and romantic spot for a nightcap and a bite to eat. Kick off your weekend night out with a variety of sandwiches and hors d'oeuvre-style small plates before the kitchen closes, then sip a classic cocktail or two after midnight. Unwind with family, friends, or coworkers, or cozy up with a date in the lounge with live music to lift your spirits.
Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge | 601 Queen Anne Ave N | 206-432-9069
The sister restaurant to Peso’s carries on the robust late-night happy hour tradition with Cajun and Creole favorites from gumbo and jambalaya to five variations of po’boys, plus steaks, fresh seafood and shellfish, sides such as creamy grits and fried green tomatoes, and much more. As with its counterpart, late night happy hour lasts from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and also includes killer cocktail and drink deals, plus the full dinner menu is served until 1 a.m.