If it’s between 4 and 6 p.m., and you’re in Seattle, head to RockCreek immediately and hope like hell for a seat in the bar. Happy hour there includes $8 cocktails (caipirinhas, recently), $5 glasses of wine, and $25 bottles of bubbly, presented properly in a silver ice bucket. A half-dozen happy-hour plates include a pretty $5 Chioggia beet salad with arugula, ricotta, and hazelnuts, smartly tweaked with pickled onion, and a $9 cornmeal-battered oyster sandwich with Nueske’s bacon and sriracha aioli on a very tasty, challah-like roll. Tuna crudo is usually available, too, for only $7. It’s all really good. (4300 Fremont Ave N, rockcreekseattle.com, daily 4–6 pm and 10 pm–close)