Seattle has some amazing happy hour options that go beyond basic bar food. If you want great drinks and atmosphere look no further than The List, BOKA, LA Isla and The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House.
2226 1st Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98121
The list makes our list because it has all-day happy hours on Sunday and Monday (that’s right – no time restraints!) and the entire dinner menu is half off. Heirloom tomato salad, grilled romaine ceasar salad and black truffle gnocchi are just some of the shining examples at The List. Happy hour all day Sunday and Monday, 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 6:30 Friday and Saturday.
BOKA Kitchen + Bar
1010 1st Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98104
BOKA is another great spot that goes above and beyond happy hour average in terms of both food and decor. Great burgers, truffle fries and crispy fish tacos top our list. Specialty drinks include pear and pomegranate vodka, sorbet martinis and southwest tea. Happy hour specials are available from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to close – $5 well drinks, $4 draft beers and $6 house wines.
2320 NW Market Street
Seattle, Wash. 98107
If you’re looking for a charming and welcoming spot reminiscent of Central America offering excellent drinks, La Isla is the happy hour bar for you. Try a handmade mojito or cuba libre cocktail or go all-out with the $20 rum club night with three featured rums and signature food parings. Happy hour every day from 3 to 6 p.m.; 10 p.m. to midnight.
The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
1212 2nd Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98101
One of two really great places for oysters in Seattle (the other being Elliott’s). Camp at the bar all night with Brooklyn Seafood’s delicious bread, oysters and vodka samplers. Happy hour Sunday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. Rotating specialty cocktail drinks for $6; $1 fresh oysters on the half shell.