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Capitol Hill's den of punk rock inequity has everything you could want from a hipster dive: cheap-ass drinks, an impeccable soundtrack, cooler-than-thou bartenders, and Mexican food from Bimbo's Bitchin Burrito Kitchen upstairs. The place fills up fast on the weekends, but their happy hour makes it well worth getting there early anyway.
Cha Cha Lounge
1013 E Pike St,
Hours: Daily 5 pm-2 am
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Snacks Available
Mon, Sun all day; Daily 4-8 pm ($3.25 single wells, $4.25 house margaritas, $2 Rainier pints, $6.50 Rainier pitchers, food specials).