One of the most wonderful things about these longer, warmer days (knock on wood) is losing track of time—and drinks—with friends. Here, five bars where you can fulfill your late night munchies. Or thirsties, we won’t judge.
If Cinco de Mayo awakened your inner taco fiend, snag $2.50 tacos 10–midnight Sunday through Wednesday and till 1 Thursday through Saturday, unless they run out earlier. They're part of the new menu from Alvaro Candela, the man behind Sitka and Spruce's cult taco nights, who recently came over to be the chef here. Fillings rotate daily—some recent ones have included cochinitas (pork), and la ambras de bistec (hello, beef and bacon)—and there’s always a tasty vegetarian option as well.
It was curry, now it’s Chicago-style deep dish pizza. When we talked to sous chef Eric Anderson about the latest limited-time late-night special, he said the pies will last until the kitchen gets tired of it, or comes up with something new. Not on any menu but late night happy hour, the traditional pie features a cornmeal crust, Italian fennel sausage, mozzarella, and crushed tomato sauce for $15 10–1 Sunday through Wednesday, which coincides with the regular “Fernetaboutit!” happy hour 11–1 Sunday through Thursday.
The Sitting Room
From 11–2, the lower Queen Anne bistro, located amidst all the theaters and performy whatnot, features a daily special as well as everyday specials on food and drink, including discounted beer, wine, and Mediterranean appetizers. There’s an open-air patio for when the weather allows, too.
Ever find yourself wandering around Ballard, a few craft cocktails or local brews in, and starving for Denny’s, which doesn’t exist anymore? The comfort food still abounds at Hattie’s, and appetizers like house smoked ribs, fries, chicken quesadillas, and nachos are discounted from 10–12.
Speaking of nachos, all three of the Seattle-area locations (Ballard, West Seattle, and Redmond) serve their much-loved $5 after-work happy hour menu from 10–1 as well so you can mow down some “Texas Size” nachos, habanero prawns, or pork verde flautas before calling it a night.