Food & Drink

Editors’ Picks: Our Favorite Happy Hours in Seattle

Feeling thirsty? Check out these staff picks for happy hours around the city

By Compiled by Alene Bouranova June 15, 2015


Oh, happy hour! That magical time of day when drinks and appetizers are half-off and worries seem to melt away. Read on to discover our favorite places to unwind after a long day at work.

Bitterroot BBQ

Located in: Ballard

Who picked it: Jessica Yadegaran, food and dining writer, Seattle magazine

Why: “Braised beef and pulled pork sandwiches are only $5 from 3 to 6 and again from 11 to 1. All booze–beer, whiskey, cocktails– is discounted.”

Happy Hour runs 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night. Bourbon cocktails are $5, beer is $3 and plates are $5 and under. See the menu here. Visit for more infomation.

Toulouse Petit

Located in: Lower Queen Anne

Who picked it: Darien Parish, digital editor, TigerOak Media bride titles

Why: “It has an early and a late happy hour with a bevy of yummy craft cocktails (the Madame Toulouse is a fave!) and bonus: It also has special prices on some seriously delicious food at these times. The French fries are my go-to!”

Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cocktails are $8.50, beer is $4.50-$9 and plates are $4-&10. See the happy hour menu here. Visit for more information.


Located in: Eastlake

Who picked it: Heath Loshbaugh, digital production associate

Why: “Cicchetti has an excellent happy hour at the bar. If you get the chance, try the Pomegranate Muhmarrah, a hearty spread made out of nuts, pomegranates and more spices than I can remember. For drinks, the Garcia Fiore cocktail is an excellent take on a Cosmo. Using Vino Verde Rose (slightly bubbly rose) helps to make this cocktail a little less sweet.”

Happy hour is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday. House cocktails are $6, beer is $2 off and plates are $2-$12. See the menu here. Visit for more information.

Billy Beach Sushi

Located in: Ballard

Who picked it: Rachel Hart, editorial director, TigerOak Media

Why: “So, so many good ones, but one of my faves actually revolves around food (no surprise): Billy Beach Sushi in Ballard. It has happy hour prices on sushi every day til 7 p.m.!”

“Beach Time” is everyday until 7 p.m. (restaurant) and 8 p.m. (bar) and 10 p.m. Sundays. Drinks are $5 and sushi is $5-$14. Late night is 10 p.m. to close Tuesday through Sunday. Drinks are $4-$5 and sushi is $8-$14. See the menu here. Visit for more information.

West 5

Located in: West Seattle

Who picked it: Lauren Mang, digital editor,

Why: “It’s a quintessential West Seattle bar and lounge in the Junction with a retro vibe and great comfort food. Sometimes my husband and I will walk to the Junction, fully intent on running errands, but we inevitably end up at West 5, clinking tiki glasses and sharing nachos.”

Happy hour is everyday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to midnight. Mai Tais are $4.50, drafts of Manny’s Pale Ale are $2.75 and plates are $4-$6. Visit for menu and more information.


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