Description: Greenwood's Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is named for the slow-moving 1948 film noir that opens with a beautiful woman being chloroformed and drowned in a tub. The interior is stripped and modern, with granite countertops and stark plaster walls, and there are no surprises in the viewing room, just black-and-white head shots of movie greats and a framed Casablanca poster. Early on a Friday night, the space is brightly lit and crowded with youngish-woodsy-educated-athletic-professional types using good manners and having civilized conversations.
What else: To celebrate Seattle Beer Week, DJs Nicfit and Jon Francois are performing live soundtracks to classic movies with plots involving cheaters, stranglers, mutants, blood-eaters, hicks, crossdressers, sociopaths, haunted castles, dusty wigs, capsized boats, and drains swirling with chocolate syrup. (Sunday at 8 p.m.: Psycho; Monday at 9 p.m.: Nosferatu; Wednesday at 9 p.m.: Sunrise.)
Happy hours: Mon–Fri 3–6 pm (drink and food specials) and Sun noon–close (drink specials only).
Happy-hour drink specials: $1 off draft beers and ciders, many of them regional or house-brewed—rotating selection might include $3.75 Naked City Duplicity, $4 Anacortes Oatmeal Stout, or $5.50 Anthem Cherry by Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, plus 21 others; $1 off wine—$6 Argentina Malbec, $6.50 Flying Fish, more.
Happy-hour food specials: A nice list of appetizers, including $4 beer-battered and fried pickle chips, $4 marinated and fried chislic beef cubes served with roasted shallot dressing, and $3 hot pretzel with beer-cheese sauce.