Happy Hour is the time for sampling small bites and sipping tasty libations, and while lots of people prefer the classics like martinis and sliders, there are some must-try unique happy hour specialties at establishments around Seattle.
Petra Mediterranean Bistro | 2501 4th Ave | 206-728-5389
Happy Hour: Monday through Saturday, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Known for its delicious array of dishes from Turkey, Jordan, Northern Africa and other spots around the Mediterranean, Petra Mediterranean Bistro is an excellent place to enjoy kabobs, shawarma, and other novelties. Their Dolmathes are to-die-for as well! Grape leaves are stuffed with rice and vegetables tossed in Petra Bistro’s house spices. Tzatziki sauce is drizzled on top for added flavor.
Pintxo | 2207 2nd Ave | 206-441-4042
Happy Hour: Daily, 5 - 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. until midnight
Spanish tapas and shareable plates at Pintxo offer some exciting new things to taste and enjoy. If you love the combo of sweet-and-sour, you will not want to miss out on Pintxo’s Choricitos a la Miel: mini chorizo sausages simmered in a Spanish cider and honey reduction. Yum!
Poquitos | 1000 E Pike St. | 206-453-4216
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday, 3 - 6 p.m.
If you’re craving guacamole, queso, and Mexican tapas, Poquitos is a go-to spot on Capitol Hill. Although not for the faint-of-heart, Poquitos’ chapulines (grasshoppers) are a really yummy snack! They’re toasty warm with a chile-lime salt seasoning for added flavor. As an added benefit, chapulines are also gluten-free.
Roux | 4201 Fremont Ave N | 206-547-5420
Happy Hour: Daily, 5 - 6 p.m.
French/Creole-inspired cuisine hits the spot when the weather’s bad, and as we head into the late fall and wintertime, Roux should be on your list of top spots for well-done comfort food. One of the tastiest bites on their snacks menu is the Jalapeño & Cheddar Hushpuppies, with a delicious honey lemon drizzle to cut the spice.
The Grill from Ipanema | 2313 1st Ave | 206-457-4885
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 3 - 6 p.m.
Although dinner is a more elaborate affair at The Grill from Ipanema, you can visit the bar to taste authentic Brazilian cuisine as small plates. During happy hour, the bar menu items are 50 percent off! Be sure to try the Yucca Frita - fries made from manioc, seasoned with garlic and parsley and served with a garlic aioli for dipping.