The Week in Happy Hour: Burgundian Tavern, Hitchcock, Matt's in the Market
Also: late-night barbecue at Bitterroot and hot toddies at the Pan Pacific.
Matt's in the Market
The seats are few at the bar here, but score a stool between 5 and 7 and feast on seafood ($2 oysters, $9 fried geoduck, manila clams with housemade chorizo for $10), meats ($3 chicken wings, a $10 charcuterie plate) and other fun nibbles like $5 deviled eggs and $7 tete de tots—presumably a fancy take on the hashbrown balls. Cocktails run $7 and so does wine; a bottle of beer and Underberg—you'll need it after all that food—is $3.
The beer bar's evening Power Hour Menu gets rebooted on Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 1am. The food is suited for suds, of course. There's fried cheese curds and frites, a pretzel with cheesy beer sauce; particularly appealing is the white cheddar–topped steak sandwich and—humina—mini chicken and waffles with sausage gravy. Drinks are $1 off and all food between $3.50 and $7.
A new cocktail hour means classics such as negronis, martinis, and manhattans are $5, as is bartender's choice. Pair the drinks with $5 small plates including duck liver and quince parfait, wood-fired manila clams, or a daily tartine. At $1 each, oysters are alarmingly cheap. Cocktail hour happens weekdays 5–6 and 9–10.
Another one for those in pursuit of a midnight snack, this happy hour features meats pulled and slathered in sauce: Pork and chicken sandwiches and pork nachos are $5. Also offered are smoked jalepeno hushpuppies and fries with grits and coleslaw. A rotating draft is $3 and a couple of cocktails are $5. Daily 11pm–1am.
How festive. Through the rest of the month holiday drinks are discounted between 4 and 8 on weekdays in the hotel's lobby bar. The list includes an old fashioned mixed with maple syrup, hot toddies, and a spiced pear martini.