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The Happiest Hour

First Hill's Watertown Coffee

The Happiest Hour

Ashley Robinson

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Description: A 12th Avenue bar, coffee shop, and eatery where sleek industrial architecture mingles pleasantly with a collection of living-room knickknacks (record shelving, Pegasus poster, potted plants).

Added bonus: Indoor ping-pong table!

List of businesses that previously occupied Watertown's current space: Model T store with a basement speakeasy, cafe racer motorcycle shop, glass-blowing studio.

States that have a city called Watertown, and their past celebrity residents: Wisconsin—Meinhardt Raabe (he played the munchkin coroner in The Wizard of Oz, who famously soloed in the cold-blooded party anthem "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead"), New York—Maggie Rizer (a fast-rising supermodel in the late '90s who amassed a $7 million fortune, which her stepfather quietly squandered away on lotto tickets and booze), Massachusetts—Helen Keller (she studied there at a school for the blind; more importantly, if Helen Keller fell in the woods, would she make a sound?).

Happy hours: Daily 4–7 pm.

Happy-hour drink specials: $3 well drinks, $2.50 PBR tall boys, 50 cents off wine and beer (Rogue Dead Guy bottle, Guinness widget can), $5.50 PBR/Evan Williams boilermakers.

Happy-hour food specials: A limited $3 menu, which includes chips with salsa or hummus with pita. recommended

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An awesome friendly little place!
Posted by John the Fisherman on January 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM · Report this
This place is great ... old Seattle in the sense that it's comfortable, neighborly and sanely priced. Great owner/operators.
Posted by DS on January 26, 2010 at 8:19 AM · Report this
Um... since when is the southeast corner of Seattle U's campus on "First Hill?" This intersection is in fact the nadir of the VALLEY between First and Cherry Hills, and is within the C.D. by any possible definition.

Is The Stranger so wedded to the asinine 12th-Ave alignment of the First Hill Streetcar that it's subtly manipulating other sections of the paper to redefine First Hill?
Posted by d.p. on February 19, 2010 at 1:17 PM · Report this

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