What’s more refreshing than an ice cold beer, glass of rosé, or handcrafted cocktail? Happy hour prices on all of the above (and small bites to boot). Here’s where to score both in and around Seattle this summer.
Belltown Brewing | 200 Bell St | 206-485-7233
Happy hour: 4-6 p.m. daily
The beer (all 30-plus taps!) is always flowing at Belltown Brewing -- especially during happy hour, when you can receive $1 off signature pints brewed onsite. You’ll also find daily drink specials, including bottomless mimosas on weekends. Be sure to ogle the eats, because what goes better with a cold drink than brewhouse classics such as pizza, burgers, sandwiches, or pasta?
Cure | 1641 Nagle Pl | 206-568-5475
Happy hour: 4-6 p.m. daily
This elegant yet casual Capitol Hill watering hole offers beer on tap, wine and bubbly by the glass, discounted house cocktails, and several specialty plates. If you’re a charcuterie beginner, start with the classic spread (salami, cheese, whole grain mustard, and baguette), or go all in with the antipasto plate (picholine olives, house tomato jam, cornichons, and baguette) or fromage blanc crostini (chevre, truffle honey, and house crostini). The perfect light meal to enjoy with a glass of white wine, wind down at the end of a summer day, and ease into a balmy summer night.
Doc's Marina Grill | Multiple locations
Happy hour: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 p.m.-close daily
Take a day trip across the bay to Bainbridge Island or to seaside Port Townsend and treat yourself to happy hour specials out on the deck at Doc’s. Ideal for a weekend date or a family-friendly adventure.
Shingletown Saloon | 2016 NW Market St | 206-782-5182
Happy hour: Nightly
No matter the day of the week, it’s safe to assume you’ll be greeted with a good time at Ballard’s Shingletown; but depending on the day you’re in, the details behind that good time can vary. Find out at daily happy hour with rotating specialties, including draft cocktail and beer specials during Country Music Appreciation night on Wednesdays (when dancing is encouraged and you’ll receive 20% off if you dare to don your best cowboy and cowgirl gear). Regardless of the day, chug $2 tallboys with any bourbon purchase, or head over for a late night snack and get your mits on $2 BBQ sliders between 10 p.m. and close every night.
Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar | Multiple locations
Happy hour: Monday-Friday; hours vary by location
Head to Lower Queen Anne, Pioneer Square, or Capitol Hill for one of the best oyster happy hours in town. Get happy hour prices on the oyster of the day and wash ‘em down with ice cold drink discounts. Talk about refreshing.
Tin Lizzie Lounge | 600 Queen Anne Ave N | 206-282-7407
Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday (happy hour pricing available with drink purchase)
Kick back speakeasy style at the Tin Lizzie Lounge beneath Queen Anne’s vintage MarQueen Hotel. While you’re at it, grab a bottled beer for $1 off, $2 off wine by the glass, and… wait for it… $3 off ALL food items! See you there.