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418 Public House

418 Public House is a second pub from the guy behind Capitol Hill’s superlative Summit, with a similar, simple mission: nothing fancy, just a good place to drin...

Happy Hour: Daily 3:30-6 pm.

5 Point Cafe

The Five Point is inarguably one of Seattle’s best dive bars. The floppy, salty fries have never seen the inside of a freezer, and if you like an old-school ope...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 6-9 am, 4-6 pm.

5 Spot

With its ever-changing menu—half of which rotates every three months or so—the 5 Spot focuses on different American regional cuisines. There's also standard din...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 8-11 am, 3-6 pm, 10 pm-midnight.

74th Street Ale House

This cozy neighborhood ale house has high ceilings, a dark bar, and old-fashioned pub signs—a convivial space usually filled with happy regulars. The beer...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3-6 pm.

9 Lb. Hammer

The 9 Lb Hammer is great at what it does: serve drinks, have bands sometimes, and provide a Georgetown hangout with free pool and peanuts. The place feels old-s...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 11 am-7 pm.


Add-a-Ball is a retro-style arcade and pinball joint that serves booze and snacks to its quarter-laden patrons. Mike Nipper says: “It's the basement you wish yo...

Happy Hour: Mon-Thu 4 pm-1 am.

Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club

Begin by paddling away from the Agua Verde Paddle Club with someone you like. Proceed in tandem to marvel at the water, at the Montlake Bridge as seen from bene...

Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 4-6 pm.

Al's Tavern

Al's is a high-quality, dim, old-school dive bar with pool tables, cheap-ass pints, and a delightful all-vinyl jukebox (with selections ranging from Black Flag...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 5-8 pm.

Alibi Room

Happy Hour: Daily open-6 pm; Mon-Thu, Sun 10 pm-1 am.

Alki Beach Pub

Formerly the Celtic Swell, this is a nice Irish pub run by an actual Irish family located on Alki. It has a nice wood bar and from-scratch, famiy-recipe Irish f...

Happy Hour: Daily 4-6 pm.

Athenian Inn

The food is nothing to write home about, but it's worth shoving your way through the Pike Place Market tourists gawping at fish to get to the old-school, unfanc...

Happy Hour: Mon-Thu 4-8 pm; Fri-Sat 4-9 pm.

Atlantic Crossing

A cozy neighborhood tavern with a super-friendly owner tending the bar. They specialize in English and Irish drinks, so if you are from across the pond you can...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3-6 pm, 11 pm-midnight.

Über Tavern

With more than 200 beers, on tap and in the bottle, Uber is a beer-geek's paradise (with growlers or kegs to go, too). Plus, there's a big table with a fire pit...

Happy Hour: Tue-Fri 4-6 pm.

Bad Albert's

Nobody's bad at Bad Albert's: The staff is friendly, and the regulars are, um, regular. (The real Bad Albert was the former owner's cat.) Bad Albert's was Tailg...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3-6 pm; Mon-Thu 9-11 pm; Sun 3-11 pm.

Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co.

Five local beer-lovers teamed up to run this Frelard brewery and tasting room (always dog-friendly, kid-friendly until 7 p.m.). None of them are named Jimmy. Th...

Happy Hour: Mon-Thu 10 pm-close.

Baja Bistro

In the morning and early afternoon, Baja Bistro functions as a coffeehouse and Mexican diner, with Stumptown coffee, pastries, chilaquiles, breakfast tacos, and...

Happy Hour: Daily 3-6 pm.

Ballard Grill & Alehouse

One of the city's last remaining neighborhood dive bars offering a legendary $6 burger/fries combo, $4 happy hour apps, and a no-frills atmosphere. Let's just s...

Happy Hour: Daily 11 am-6 pm.

Ballard Pizza Company

It's "whole pies and fat slices" in Ballard from Ethan Stowell, with specials like guanciale and Yukon Gold potato, and prices that aren't too fancy—$15 for a l...

Happy Hour: Mon-Thu, Sun 4-6 pm, 10-11 pm.

Ballard Smoke Shop

The Smoke Shop is the place to go for a well whiskey, a cheap can of cold beer, and a few pull tabs. The waitresses, who are old and beautiful in that dive-bar...

Bambino's Pizzeria

Bambino's proofs their pizza dough for two days, tops it with locally grown ingredients, and fire roasts it in a brick oven to make their Neapolitan pie tutto n...

Happy Hour: Daily 4-6 pm, 9-11 pm.

Bar del Corso

This convivial neighborhood pizzeria is perpetually packed with Beacon Hill locals getting their wood-fired pizza fix. (If there’s a wait, avail yourself of one...

Bar Ferd'nand

Bar Ferd’nand is the oyster-and-wine bar in the middle of the neato hangar-like Melrose Market. It’s run by Matt Dillon of Sitka & Spruce, which is just steps a...

Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 3-6 pm.

Bar House

A self-described "weird little drinking hole" which reportedly features a VIP room filled with branches and cricket chirrups.

Bar Sue

Located where the ill-fated Lucky 8's used to be (that's next door to Diesel and across the street from Skillet Diner, since you probably never went there), Bar...

Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 5-7 pm; Sun 4-7 pm.


The Baranof is a crusty old diner that feels like it’s been open forever, complete with an awesome nautical-themed dive bar that’s open from 6 a.m. until 2 o’cl...

Happy Hour: Daily 6 am-7 pm.

Bathtub Gin & Co.

Bathtub Gin, in the basement of the Humphrey Apartments in Belltown, is a miniature speakeasy-style bar that doesn't try too hard and works like a charm. The en...

Happy Hour: Daily 5-7 pm.

Beer Star

Beer Star is a wine and growler bar, tap house and general gathering place in the heart of White Center. They offer a variety of meats, crackers and cheeses to...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 2-4 pm.

Belltown Pizza

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-6 pm.

Belltown Pub

Happy Hour: Daily 10 pm-1 am.

Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger is decorated with tons of tigers, doing every possible thing a tiger can do. Don't let that distract you from the Indian food, which is rumored to...

Happy Hour: Daily 3-6 pm.

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