Food & Culture

The 10 Best Happy Hour Bites in Seattle

Fill the gap between lunch and dinner with these 10 dishes best enjoyed with a drink

By Chelsea Lin & Naomi Tomky February 1, 2019


This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue, as part of the 100 Best Things To Eat cover story. Click here to subscribe.

Capitol Hill and Belltown
Grab this quintessential Ethan Stowell pasta ($10) from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly.

Smoked and pickled mussels
No Anchor
Intriguing, addictive morsels ($11) to pair with one of the bar’s unusual beers.

Brimmer & Heeltap
Thick-cut Grand Central como loaf toasted (and buttered) to order ($3)—the gold standard for pre-dinner bread service.

Suppli al telefono
Bar del Corso
Beacon Hill
Fried balls of risotto and mozzarella ($6), as close to perfection as the pizza.

Eggplant fries (CLOSED)
Capitol Hill
Pre-dinner snacks ($9) so good you’ll never miss the potato.

Ballard and Kent
One long marrow bone, roasted and served with crostini ($5.99)—best with a margarita.

Auto Banh Sando
Super Six
Columbia City
A Hawaiian doughnut meets a Vietnamese sandwich, and the rest is tasty history ($5). (Only available from 3 to 5 p.m. daily.)

Pimento cheese
The quintessential Southern classic ($9)—great with a meal, even better with a
moonshine cocktail.

Point Judith Calamari ‘Kari Out’
Upscale deep-fried perfection ($16), in a tongue-in-cheek takeout box for dining in.

Dungeness crab–stuffed eggs
Bar Harbor
South Lake Union
A gilded lily to be sure, these deviled eggs ($14) are bettered by a pile of crab.

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