The Happiest Hour
Maximilien in the Market
Description: An enchanting French cafe and bar in the Pike Place Market.
Decor: Sweeping views, fresh peach-colored roses, and at every turn, arrangements of vintage mirrors on the walls.
Celebrity sightings of yesteryear: The gangly and moderately repulsive Billy Bob Thornton.
Thornton's phobias, as he described them in an interview with the Independent: Silver flatware, French antique furniture.
Proof that Maximilien's charm can outweigh celebrities' deeply bizarre phobias: See above.
Happy hours: Mon–Fri 5–7 pm, Sat 8–10 pm.
Happy-hour drink specials: $4 glass/$19 bottle red or white wine, $2.95 bottle/$15 six-bottle bucket Kronenbourg beer, select cocktails ($5 margarita, $4 martini), $5 absinthe.
Happy-hour food specials: $2.95 Belgium fries, $2.95 goat cheese with garlic mousse, $7 G&D smoked salmon plate.