Every hour you spend in a bar should be pretty good... until things turn bad, so very, very bad... but some hours are better than others. Those hours are happy hours, specifically, so we rounded up the seven best new ones in Seattle just for you. And us, obviously.
The 7 best new happy hours in Seattle
When: 3-7pm daily
$1 off beers (you have a whopping 40 drafts to chose from) and well drinks/wine/more, plus a modest selection of modestly priced snacks like sliders, charcuterie, and cookies.
When: 4-6pm daily
Not the most generous of happy hours -- $1 off drinks, basically -- EB makes up for it by extending said discount to all 18 of their carefully curated taps, two casks, and their sweet signature cocktail list.
When: 10pm-midnight Monday-Saturday and all night on Sunday
Mezcaleria Oaxaca’s late-night happy hour get you two tacos for $5, $3 pints, and a special on mezcal flights -- try out three different mezcals for just $15.
When: 4-8pm Monday-Friday
Comet Tavern offers free pool from 4-6pm and pyramid-style pricing on pitchers of beer -- $4 at 4pm, $5 at 5 pm, $6 at 6pm, and so on and so forth (you get the idea) until 8pm.
When: 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight on weekdays
Intermezzo Carmine offers cheap bites (between $3 and $7), $3 beer, $5 glasses of wine, and $8 cocktails like Down the Steps, which highlights rye, Cointreau, Bénédictine, and Pisa.
When: 4-6pm daily
Tallulah’s offers a bevy of tasty snacks between $4 and $7, such as beet pickled eggs and grilled chicken wings with harissa during their new happy hour. To top it off, they also have house red for $5, drafts for $4, and a handful of inspired cocktails like their Diazo and Champagne cocktails for $6.
When: 3pm-6pm Sunday-Thursday and 10pm-midnight Friday and Saturday
Monsoon now offering oysters for a buck a pop, provided you order a minimum of six. This offer is available through the end of the year, so get ‘em while they’re good!
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Opened in Mutiny Hall's old space, this new beer bar is an outpost of a famed San Francisco suds-slinger, but it's helmed by a dude who's worked at local beer spots like Bottleworks, and the Burgundian, and who is pouring 40 carefully curated brews.
From the crew behind some of Seattle's best beers, and run by some of Seattle's best barmen (Murray Stenson's behind the bar some nights!), this cocktail spot is a departure from their other suds-heavy locations, but in the best, most bricked-walled, and scratch-booze-beverage-laden way possible.
Mescaleria Oaxaca’s behemoth location on the corner of Pine and Summit sports little-to-no signage, but does come complete with rooftop dining and one of the most impressive selections of mescal in this market. Pair that with eats like fried quesadillas and sautéed shrimp tacos with pico, and you've got a winning combo for Mex eats in Cap Hill.
Though music doesn’t happen quite as often as it used to, the booze flows aplenty and the bar connects to Lost Lake next door so you can grab a late-night breakfast/plate of tater tots.
The expansion to the iconic Intermezzo Carmine in Pioneer Square, this place has super tasty craft Italian cocktails andf small plates like seared ahi tuna and squid ink pasta.
This eatery serves up innovative dishes like Hanger steak with charmoula and baby turnips and lamb burgers. To drink? Tallulah’s keeps two cocktails on tap (Basil Rickey and Marley’s Tonic) plus a hefty selection of original cocktails like the Fallows Aid which has scotch, fernet Jelinek and Dry Curaçao and the Quarter Horse which highlights bourbon, a seasonal shrub, citrus, and Rachel’s ginger beer.