Twenty-plus high-value venues where you can snack and sip the best for less—and longer.


Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge
The cozy-up-to-the-hearth haven behind the lobby at Willows Lodge slashes prices on a selection of its by-the-glass list during a weekday happy hour that lasts from 4:30 to 6:30. 14580 NE 145 St, Woodinville, 877-424-3930;

Poco Wine Room
A tiny Cap Hill condo bar that specializes in Northwests and boasts the best wine deal in town: From 5 to 6:30 daily, take $2 off glasses and $8 off bottles. Cork what you don’t finish and take the bottle home with you. 1408 E Pine St, Capitol Hill, 206-322-9463;

Twenty-seven wines by the glass (and plenty of small plates) are on special at the wine bar during the daily happy hour (3–6pm) at this Italian eatery in Redmond. 16499 NE 74th St, Redmond, 425-881-4400;

Wash down pintxos (petite bites spiked atop small bread slices) such as braised pork sandwiches with dollar-off glasses (4–6pm daily; Thu–Sat 11pm–1am) of select Spanish wines at this Basque-inspired Belltown gem. 2207 Second Ave, Belltown, 206-204-9771;

Enjoy a quiet moment during happy hour (Tue–Sun 4–7) at the new Capitol Hill art gallery and wine bar, when beer and wine are $1 off, making the house wine (Tefft Cellars) an irresistible $3. Even better: Bottles are half-off on Sundays. 1508 11th Ave, Capitol Hill, 206-709-9797;


Everyday from 3 to 6:30 and 10pm to midnight, drown out way-dated lounge music (Um, am I folding clothes at the Gap?) with the sounds of satisfied chomping on scallops, lamb burgers, tuna carpaccio—at half off, these delish dishes are more than fairly priced, they’re an outright steal. 1940 Westlake Ave, Downtown, 206-770-9000;

Word’s out, so come early—seats fill up fast during Brasa’s daily 5 to 7 happy hour, and the generous portions of discounted Spanish tapas and entrées (the paella = wowza) make it tough to leave. 2107 Third Ave, Belltown, 206-728-4220;

One of the most satisfying happy hours in the city comes from this Madison Park cantina, where, every day from 3 to 5pm in the bar, quesadillas can be had for $4, nachos for $6, and margaritas for $5. 4220 E Madison St, Madison Park, 206-324-4140; www.cactus

Café Campagne
From 4 to 6 weekdays at this market café, find reduced rates on French fare—Comté with confiture, bacon-onion tarte flambée. It’s the classiest $5 you’ll spend all year. 1600 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, 206-728-2233;

Monsoon and Monsoon East
From 5 to 6:30 daily, the Banh siblings invite you to sample their phenomenal fare—salt-and-pepper calamari, crispy pork ribs—at $5 a plate. Don’t miss the cocktail specials at the Bellevue outpost. Monsoon, 615 19th Ave E, Capitol Hill, 206-325-2111 and Monsoon East, 10245 Main St, Bellevue, 425-635-1112;

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