It should come as no surprise that the birthplace of grunge is one of the best places to go out in the country.
Seattle, nicknamed the “Queen City,” is as famous for its rain as it is for its bars.
But no matter what you’re in the mood for, there are fun places to get drinks everywhere.
After exploring the Space Needle and checking out Pike’s Place Market, check out my list of the best happy hours in Seattle below!
Some Random Bar
2604 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Wondering where to get a drink? Put Belltown’s Some Random Bar at the top of your list.
Less than half a mile from the Space Needle, this bar is a casual spot with an excellent kitchen serving comfort food classics like fried chicken.
Then, wash down your food with one of their epic craft beers.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $2 off beer, $2 off wine, and $2 off select cocktails.
Ba Bar Capitol Hill
550 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 328-2030
Ba Bar Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s most fun places to get drinks next to Seattle University Park.
With a hip but welcoming atmosphere that’s relaxed and cool, it’s got incredible mixed drinks and Vietnamese-inspired dishes like Pho and Sai Gon Chicken Wings. Happy hour specials run daily.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm to 12:00 am – $10.5 Ginger Pop, $10.5 Leah Maria, $10.5 Martinez, $10.5 Whiskey Highball, $9.5 Drop In The Bucket, $7.5 Saigon Sibling Lagered Ale, $9 House Wine, $4.5 Shrimp Chips, $7.5 Crispy Imperial Rolls, $9 Bò Nướng Sả, $9 Xíu Mại, $9.5 Cucumber & Pineapple Salad, $9.5 Sài Gòn Chicken Salad, $9 Grilled Asian Eggplant, and $9.5 Sài Gòn Chicken Wings.
Mr. West Cafe Bar
720 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 900-9378
Just shy of a mile away from the Space Needle, Mr. West Cafe Bar famously offers artisanal cocktails, a vast wine and beer selection, and some food bites.
I love the Pistachio version of Mai Tai, but you really can’t miss anything on the menu. There are non-alcoholic drinks available at happy hour as well.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $2 off frozen cocktails, winter spritzers, house cocktails, wine glass pours, $ off beer + cider, $9 mulled wine, $3 mister potato chips, $4 snack mix, $5 marinated olives, $10 meze trio, $11 fried brussels sprouts, $11 half grilled cheese + tomato soup, $11 brussels caesar salad, and $6 mr. west fries.
Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar
1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 588-8105
Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar is one of the most fun places to go out in Seattle, and it’s centrally located just a few blocks from the Japanese-American Remembrance Garden.
This is the spot to go if you’re looking for a place to meet people and enjoy some tacos and guacamole, along with custom margaritas and michelada drinks.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm – $10 House Margarita, $11 Blood Orange Margarita, $10 Sangria, $10 green chile-pineapple mule, $8 well drinks, $5 tecate, $7 michelada, and $7 Red, White or Sparkling Wine.
94 Pike St #30, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 467-4268
Just a short walk from the Seattle Waterfront, Radiator Whiskey is a loud, fun spot for people looking for a fun party.
In addition to excellent happy hour wines and beers, you can get yourself some macaroni and cheese and jalapeno cornbread.
Plus, there’s always a great Guinness and cider selection on tap.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $1 off draft beers, $11 market infused mule, $8 select red and white wines, $11 can of Rainier or Tecate and well shot, $12 rotating cider or Guinness or Bodhizafa and well shot, $8 shot of Four Roses Bourbon with a pickle back, $10 fried pig ears, $11 smoked whole bbq chicken wings, $13 pulled pork sandwich, and $13 fried chicken sandwich.
rachel’s ginger beer – 12th ave arts
1610 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Rachel’s Ginger Beer is a block from Cal Anderson National Park and one of the best spots to get delicious handmade flavors of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ginger beer.
You can drink it straight or mix it into a cocktail. My favorite way to drink it is in one of Rachel’s famous Moscow Mules.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $10.5 original moscow mule and $10.5 original montana mule.
1416 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 708-7164
Bottlehouse is near Alvin Larkins Park, and it’s one of the friendliest places to have a drink on our list. My favorite thing on the menu is the authentic UK cider or the ginger beers.
Bottlehouse has lots of dark wood furnishings, so you’ll be tempted to sit and stay a while, and there are light bites available.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $5 assorted beer/cider cans, $2 off wine glass pours, $5 vermouth on-tap, $2 off cocktails on-tap, $5 pickled egg, $12 snack trio, $12 cheese board, and $14 charcuterie board.
20 Roy St, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 453-4375
Half a mile from the Space Needle, The Masonry is a fun, retro place with some exciting beers on tap and tasty happy-hour pizza.
It’s an excellent casual spot to either start or end your evening with some good carbs and company. Happy hour runs every day.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $10 pizza, $7.5 meatballs, and $9.5 clams in beer.
Reckless Noodle House and Cocktails
2519 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 329-5499
Three blocks from Flo Ware Park, Reckless Noodle House and Cocktails has ample indoor and outdoor seating, great drinks, and shareable appetizers with an Asian flair.
Plus, during happy hour, you can get tons of menu offerings for just a few dollars, plus discounts on some of their famous drinks.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Thursday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday from 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm – $4 snacks, $9 to $18 small bites, $19 to $26 large bites, $17 to $26 work bites, $4/$10 side bites, and $7 to $13 sweet bites.
2226 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 441-1000
List Restaurant is one of Belltown’s favorite spots, half a mile from the Space Needle.
It’s intimate but not too stuffy, and they serve incredible tapas and a great beer types and wine selection.
Their alcohol offerings often change, so check the website to see what’s new and exciting from the tap or vine.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday & Sunday all day and Tuesday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm & 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm – half-price food menu, $24 red or white bottle (selection changes), $7 red or white glass, $9 signature cocktails, and $6 draft beer.
500 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 979-8800
One mile from the Seattle Aquarium, Tamari Bar is a great place to stop after a long day of sightseeing in Seattle. The dishes are artfully presented and perfect for sharing.
If you’re new to Asian cuisine, check it out, order a little of everything, and wash it down with happy hour specials on Sake drinks.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Sunday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm & 9:30 pm until last call – $11 sake bero, $12 hi-tori, and $9 bao down.
7012 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 775-1744
As the name suggests, Tapas Lab specializes in small plates near the Woodland Park Zoo.
It’s an excellent place to go with a large group of people. My personal favorite is the Wagyu beef sliders, but everything is fresh and tasty.
Happy hour specials include red sangria, wine, and draft beer.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $1 off draft beer, beer flight, white/red glass, red sangria, $2 off white/red/sherry wine flight, $3 to $17 select food menu, and $4 to $10 pinchos.
518 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 557-0733
Belmont is a few blocks from Anderson Park and one of Seattle’s top cocktail lounges.
If you’re a wine lover, check out their happy hour, where you can enjoy discounted glasses of red, sparkling, and white wine.
There are also happy hour deals on selected food.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – $17 cocktails, $20 top shelf cocktails, $14 zero alcohol cocktails, $15 red wine, $15/$16 white wine & sparkling, $19 beer & shot, $7/$8 beers, $16 to $24 platters, and $7 to $13 snacks.
3019 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 535-7070
Less than two miles from Pioneer Square, Oak is a local watering hole with a higher-end flair.
You’ll find pleasant servers, upscale bar food, and plenty of new and traditional cocktails.
There’s also a vast selection of microbrews and some wine, most of which comes at a discount during happy hour.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm & 10:00 pm to 12:00 am – $1 off all draft beers, $1 off draft wine, $1 off house spirits, $10.75 oldie & crows, $7.25 french fries small plate, $7.25 vegan battered fried pickle spears, $10.25 oaktails, $7.5/$7.75 draft microbrews, $1 off rotating & specialty drafts, and $1 off draft wine.
2325 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 937-8220
Mission Cantina is less than three miles from the Seattle Waterfront and the place to go for the perfect margarita and some tasty Mexican food.
Get deals on some of Mission Cantina’s margaritas during daily happy hour, or try some authentic imported Mexican beers instead.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $3 to $13 select food menu, $1 Off Well Drinks, House Wine & selected Margaritas, $4 Mexican Import Draft Beers, and $6 cocktail specials.
Happy hour deals change often, so make sure that you check online or call to ensure that you’ll get the best deals at these unique Seattle bars.
Did we mention your pick for the best happy hour in Seattle? Let us know in the comments below.
Happy hour deals are subject to change. Always call ahead or check online for the latest info!
Best Happy Hour in Seattle
- Some Random Bar
- Ba Bar Capitol Hill
- Mr. West Cafe Bar
- Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar
- Radiator Whiskey
- rachel’s ginger beer – 12th ave arts
- The Masonry
- Reckless Noodle House and Cocktails
- List Restaurant
- Tamari Bar
- Tapas Lab
- Mission Cantina
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