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The South Lake Union Happy Hour Directory

Where to grab a discounted drink in SLU.

Congratulations - you made it through another day of work. Hopefully, you’re currently somewhere in between getting handed the keys to the company and simply not getting fired. Once you click “reply” on your last email of the afternoon, though, sometimes you don’t want to go home and wait until it’s time to do it all over again. Instead, invite some coworkers or friends (or the ones that are lucky enough to be both) to hit up Happy Hour. We’ve organized each SLU spot that we’d vouch for, with all the details you’ll need on days, times, and drink deals.

The Spots

When: Daily, 4-6pm

The Deal: $4 Drafts, $7 Well Drinks, $5 Glasses Of House Wine, $8 Cocktail Of The Day, $1 Off House Cocktails And Boilermakers

Gold Bar serves excellent alcoholic slushies and Latin-American small plates like pork mojo tacos and ridiculously good popcorn chicken known as “Gold Nugs.” And usually, it’s not too busy.


When: Daily, 3-6pm

The Deal: $8 Margaritas, $9 Rotating Cocktail, $8 Sangrias, $7 Glasses Of Wine

The margaritas at Casco Antiguo are delicious. This is where you should come if the first round of Happy Hour is on the company card.


When: Monday-Friday, 4-6pm

The Deal: $4 Glasses Of Wine

Associated Vintners is the cheapest place to get a glass of wine in the neighborhood, and also happens to be one of the best. They don’t serve food, but you could bring in a lobster roll from Bar Harbor next door to eat as you drink.


When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm & 9pm-Close

The Deal: $4.75 Glasses Of Mystery Wine, $5 Well Drinks, $4.75 Draft Pints, $5.75 Draft Mugs

Local is where you should be headed with some friends to watch a weeknight Seahawks game. Get some beers and a discounted basket of yam fries with lemon truffle aioli.


When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

The Deal: $2 Off Specialty Cocktails, $1 Off Drafts, $7 Rotating Spritz, $10 Beer And A Shot, $8 Glasses Of Wine

White Swan Public House is slightly out of the way from Amazon’s busiest areas, so it works well for a Happy Hour date or small team outing on the water. Their fish and chips are also delicious.


When: Daily, 3-6pm

The Deal: $3 House Champagne, $4 House Sparkling Rose, $2 Off Glasses Of Wine

If you want to snack on something other than waffle fries and nachos at Happy Hour, try the Fruity Pebble macarons at Lady Yum. You can also order a glass of champagne for 12 quarters.


When: Daily, 4-6pm

The Deal: $7 Glasses Of Wine, $7 Well Drinks

With a rooftop bar, swinging chairs, and a great view, M Bar has the perfect atmosphere for a summertime Happy Hour.


When: Monday-Friday, 4-6pm and 8:30pm-Close, Saturday and Sunday 4pm-Close

The Deal: $7 Personal Punch Bowl, $6 Pints, $1 Off Cocktails, $7.50 Glasses Of House Wine

2120 feels kind of like a coworking space - there are always people sitting at the bar with their laptops and a classy cocktail. Come here if you want to get some work done but also have a drink.


When: Daily, 3-6pm

The Deal: $7 Margaritas, $7 Slushies, $4 Tecates, $7 Glasses of House Wine

A $7 frozen margarita is already a great deal. But at El Grito, you have four different flavors to choose from: lime, prickly pear, chile-mango, and pina colada. Come here if you’re meeting coworkers for “a drink” but know in the back of your mind that it’ll turn into a full dinner of tacos, enchiladas, and a million chips dipped in salsa.


When: Monday-Friday, 4-6pm

The Deal: $1 Off Well Drinks And Drafts

Sam’s works well for a last-minute Happy Hour since it’s so easy to grab a massive round booth. If you’re hungry, they have solid buffalo shrimp and some of the best burgers in the neighborhood.


When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

The Deal: $5 Craft Beers, Well Drinks, House Wines

If you’re looking for somewhere to take your team but worry that nobody has anything in common, try Art Marble 21. They have skee-ball, ping pong, air hockey, that basketball toss that’s impossible to win, and billiards. As an added bonus, all of the activities are free.


When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

The Deal: $1.50 Off All Beers, Ciders, And Wine

If you want to eat at Flatstick pub, stick with their pizzas. Luckily, during Happy Hour, they’re $10 - so it’s perfect for a mid-afternoon mini-golf session alongside a big selection of beer and cider.


When: Daily, 3-6pm

The Deal: $1 Off Beer And Wine

To be clear, this is a bar inside of the South Lake Union Whole Foods. There’s nothing like sipping a discounted beer before picking up a container of zoodles and a few cartons of oat milk.


When: Daily, 3-6pm And 9pm-Close

The Deal: $9.50 Spritzes, $7.50 Highball Cocktails, $7 Glasses Of Wine, $28 Bottles Of Wine, $5 Beers

If having Happy Hour inside Whole Foods is a little too intense for you, have Happy Hour above Whole Foods at Tutta Bella (which is in the same shopping complex as Whole Foods, only on the top floor). Sitting down to some wine and charred Neapolitan pizza is a great way to end the workday, and if you need to grab some eggs and bread afterward, just ride the elevator down one floor.


When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

The Deal: $6 Draft Beers, $2 Rainier Tallboys, $7 House Wine, $7 Cucumber Gin And Tonics, $7 Well Drinks

Serious Pie makes the best pizza in the neighborhood. Even if you’re not hungry for dinner, the pies (which are $7 on Happy Hour) are so tasty that you should snack on one - the best is the sausage and peppers pizza with shredded provolone - with some drinks.


When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

The Deal: $7 Wines And Draft Beers, $9 Basil Press, $11 Old Fashioneds

The beef-fat fries with sriracha at The Butcher’s Table are so good that you should come here just for them. But you should also take advantage of those $11 Old Fashioneds made with Russell Reserve 10 Year whiskey.


When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

The Deal: $7 Well Drinks, $7 Glasses Of Wine, $25 Bottles Of Wine, $2 Off Draft Beer, Half Off Oysters

Happy Hour at Bar Harbor is your secret weapon - and not just because you can get $15 lobster rolls when they’re usually $22. If the weather’s nice, hop on the back patio, order a couple of bottles of wine with friends, and pretend you’re on some ship dock in Boston.


When: Daily, 4-6pm

The Deal: $6 Glasses Of House Wine, $5 Well Drinks, $5 Old Stove Or Manny’s, $3 Bud Lights, $2.50 Tecate

Republic is more of a restaurant, but it’s also fun and easygoing enough inside to forgo food and just have a drink. If you’re looking for a snack, their fries are great.


When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, Saturday-Sunday, 3-5pm

The Deal: $8 House Cocktails, $5.50 Beers, $9 Glasses Of Wine

Sometimes it’s cold, and you shouldn’t have to choose between going home for hot soup and going out for Happy Hour. Ba Bar serves delicious pho, and their drink and snack specials (like discounted rice dumplings and crispy imperial rolls) are excellent.


When: Daily, 3-6pm And 9pm-Close

The Deal: $7 Cocktails, $6 Glasses Of Wine, $1 Off Draft Beer, $3.50 Rainier Tall Boys

Lunchbox Lab is not the best spot in town. Sometimes, though, all you need after a long day of contracting carpal tunnel is a BBQ burger with onion rings and chipotle cream cheese alongside some mac and cheese topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.


When: Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm And 9-11pm, Saturday 12-6:30pm And 9-11pm, Sunday All Day

The Deal: $20 Bottles Of Wine, $5.75 Glasses Of Wine, $12 Glasses Of Champagne, $4.50 Draft Beer

Cinque Terre is a very corporate-looking Italian restaurant that looks like it was designed specifically for lunch meetings between people in suits, but their delicious charred Neapolitan pizza is South Lake Union’s best-kept secret. During Happy Hour, they’re just $10.


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