Metropolitan Grill (address and info)
So the 3-6pm happy hour might be the only time you can actually afford to eat at what might be Seattle's best spot. Take advantage of it by scarfing three beef dip sandwiches with au jus for $5, or a works burger with cheddar, caramelized onion, and house-made Thousand Island for just $7... with the purchase of one full-priced drink.
Delicatus (address and info)
During the day it's one of Seattle's best sandwich shops. But from 3-6pm, "gathering hour" begins, which it hopes you use to relax after work or to wait out traffic. The charming bar hidden in back takes center stage, where everything from the appetizers and entree section of its evening menu is $2 off (that means pork rillette pasties for just $6!), and Rainier tall boys are just $2, too -- along with several other drink specials.
Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky (address and info)
This bustling spot from one of Seattle's most celebrated chefs offers a handful of the kind of island-inspired eats (hoisin meatballs, Mac N' Kimcheese with grilled Spam) you can't get anywhere else in Seattle. It’s all $5 during happy hour, 5-6:30pm Sunday through Thursday, at the bar. It has Rainier tall boys and a shot for $5, too, to help you wash everything down.
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Bradley Foster is a former Thrillist editor who wishes more places had morning happy hours like The 5 Point, but is still totally happy getting a drink (or four) at any of these places.