Seattle's Best Happy Hour Venues: We'll Cheers to That!

Happy hours in Seattle are omnipresent. This town loves a good happy hour so much in fact, that many venues offer an early happy hour and a late happy hour; that way you'll never have to miss out. Everyone seems to covet that time of day when we can set all work and life obligations to the side. We relish the gift of taking quality time to clink glasses and share tasty small plates with friends and loved ones in friendly, warm settings. Of course we appreciate these social hours even more when the price is right.(Hello, happy hour menus; we're looking at you!)

Seattle's happy hours take place all over town in venues ranging from casual British pubs to fancy hotel bars and sophisticated craft cocktail joints. Menus include items ranging from local beers and exotic, imported wine to flavorful appetizers and small plates (often ideal for sharing with a crowd). No matter your drink preference, and whatever your social scene, Seattle is sure to deliver. 

In summer months, pleasant patios steal the show, giving patrons a chance to soak up Seattle's magnificent rays and decadent views. In gray and cold months, however, cozy spaces prove the perfect spot for gathering drinking buddies and setting up camp. Cheers!



Lively, casual, welcoming. Wrought iron fixtures, poured concrete floors, and old-brick walls. Over 70 wines available by the pour or in flights. It's an excellent destination whether you're on a date, meeting with friends, or holding a business...  Read More



A popular restaurant by day, the Alibi Room really comes alive at night. Owned by a group of filmmakers, the club works to support independent films and their creators, by fostering an artistic dialogue among patrons and making scripts available...  Read More

Hopvine Pub


A cozy spot on Capitol Hill's 15th Street, Hopvine offers alluring trivia nights, surprisingly delicious food items and, of course, tasty brews. Dishes feature fresh and local ingredients; try the pizza (from the Greek to the Veggie 5-0), the...  Read More



Cousin to The George & Dragon pub (in Fremont), The Market Arms brings the same cozy feel of a British pub to Ballard. The polished wood bar and cushioned stools serve as the perfect place from which to watch some soccer games, which are the...  Read More



You're in the beery Pacific Northwest, where microbreweries sprout like mushrooms after a rainstorm. If you're interested in place at which to sample suds from a wide variety of those breweries, Brouwer's Cafe in Fremont is pure beervana....  Read More

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Locals and visitors alike flock to RN74, Michael Mina's downtown outpost, known for its "creative, modern, yet simple interpretations of regional French cuisine." In the chic lounge area, visitors enjoy delectable treats like duck fat fries,...  Read More

418 Public House
Photo courtesy of 418 Public House


In Phinneywood, a hot zone north of Fremont and east of Ballard, 418 Public House proves a friendly, neighborhood spot. Draws include happy hour from 4 to 6:30, and delicious brunch options Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Loyal patrons also...  Read More

The Triple Door
Photo courtesy of Angela Sterling


Located in Seattle's historic Mann Building, this intimate and sophisticated award-winning music and dinner theater occupies the renovated space that formerly housed the Embassy Theater, originally a 1920's vaudeville house. The Mainstage,...  Read More

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Looking for a hot new venue from which to take in some of Seattle's most breathtaking views? mbar, a socially-driven bar and restaurant, wows guests with its dazzling location, providing an elevated oasis above all the South Lake Union action....  Read More



As the name suggests, this cozy Belltown outpost is a sustainable restaurant and food producer that fiercely promotes local sourcing. At this popular eatery based in the heart of downtown (at the corner of 1st and Bell), chefs make beautiful,...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne