The influx of restaurants opening in the past few months means a corresponding influx of new happy hours. Discounts range from cocktails to pork belly musubi, a particularly loaded burger, baby back ribs, and $1 oysters.
After a successful opening at its Pioneer Square location in April, the former popup specializing in rice porridge with big flavors now offers discounted deals every Tuesday through Friday. From 3-6pm expect $1 off all cocktails, bottled beer, wine, and starters. Also worth noting is the late night menu which has a number of cheap eats like so-called sticky icky fish sauce chicken wings, pork belly musubi, and mussels and clams with coconut green curry broth; all for $7 each.
An earlier happy hour than some, Salted Sea has food and drink offers everyday from 3-5pm. While the $1 oysters are front and center at this Columbia City raw bar, other cheap bites include crispy calamari and spicy green curry mussels for $7 each. Drink discounts include drafts and well drinks for $4.75 each.
Similar to its regular offerings, the Madrona restaurant's happy hour menu is concise and not overly fussy. Expect seasonal vegetable dishes such as roasted beets with goats cheese, pear, and rye for $6, and grilled green beans, sea salt, and lemon for $4. Also on offer is the simple spaghetti for a mere $6 a serving. The offers run from Monday through Friday 5-6pm.
Le Petit Cochon
So Derek Ronspies' meaty Fremont restaurant may not be new but its happy hour is. Select cocktails and wine are $7 each while food options include its signature corn bellies (aka pork belly corn dogs), crispy Buffalo duck feet, and olives and nuts; all $5 each. Happy hour runs from 5-6pm every night that the restaurant is open.
Herb and Bitter Public House
Rocco's new sibling on Capitol Hill has a daily happy hour filled with amaro cocktails and Spanish small plates. From 3-5pm there's $2 off all house cocktails, well drinks, and wine. Tapas such as roasted crimini with shiitake mushrooms and creamy bechamel with salted cod are all under $10.
The regular menu at Ethan Stowell’s new restaurant at the Four Seasons is filled with high-end steaks, Dungeness crab cakes, and a great burger. The happy hour menu, albeit slightly different, still has the same elegance and charm as the regular offering. Discounted dishes include Goldfinch burger for $12, ahi tuna poke for $10, and half shell oysters at $18 a dozen. Cocktails and wine are $8 while a local beer is $5.
Just a stone’s throw away from CenturyLink Field, Steven Han’s Korean steak house has a happy hour every day that features ssam plates like kalbi beef shortrib for $10, baby back ribs for $7, and oysters at $1 each. It runs from 4pm to 6pm in the dining area and 4pm to 7pm in the cocktail bar; perfect for a post-game feed.