While Seattle might have more of a reputation for its rich coffee scene, the city is also home to some of the freshest spirits, craft cocktails and beer offerings in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some of Seattle’s best happy hours to visit and indulge in for an authentic taste of the Emerald City.
As can be inferred from the name, The Backdoor is a speakeasy inspired cocktail parlour and bar that’s cleverly located just behind Roxy’s Diner. The space is adorned with quirky light fixtures, a dark-toned color palette and a rounded high bar space. The Backdoor hosts its happy hour every day from 5 to 7 p.m., and has exclusive discounts on light bites. For more information, visit www.backdooratroxys.com.
As most locals will tell you, Westward is a must-visit spot in the Seattle area at pretty much any hour of the day. But come happy hourーwhich is hosted Monday through Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m.ーvisitors can enjoy deals on draft brews, cocktails and even oyster dishes, which are a specialty of the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. For more information, visit www.westwardseattle.com.
Located in Seattle’s Belltown District is List, an intimate restaurant that’s celebrated for its modern decor (and unmissable red hue accents), sleek ambience and expansive menu offerings. List hosts an all-day happy hour Sunday and Monday, as well as an afternoon happy hour Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. During these times, visitors can enjoy half off food menu items, $8 signature cocktails and $5 draft beers. For more information, visit www.listbelltown.com.
While Teacher’s Lounge boasts an eccentric, scholastic-inspired vibeーcomplete with chalkboards and library shelvesーthe only education you’ll be getting here is one focused on how to do happy hours right. And hint: This bar offers really good happy hours. On Tuesday through Saturday, from 5 to 6:37 p.m., visitors can indulge in deals that include $2 off specialty cocktails and $1 off of different beers. For more information, visit www.teachersloungeseattle.com.
In the heart of the famed Pike Place Market is Radiator Whiskey, a rustic restaurant that specializes in more modern iterations of classic American cuisine favorites, along with a wide-ranging list of whiskeys. Radiator Whiskey hosts a happy hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m., which includes discounts on a number of menu favorites. For more information, visit www.radiatorwhiskey.com.