Winter nights in Seattle call for cozy gatherings around a fire with friends, good vibes and a great Happy Hour menu. Here are a few of our favorites.

2125 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Paragon calls itself “old world cuisine with new world fusion”. Make yourself comfortable at the 30 foot long bar or relax in a plush booth and savor seasonal specialties. The inviting decor mixes contemporary artistry with a nostalgic ambiance. Sit by the fireside and enjoy live music Tuesday through Saturday nights, starting at 9:30pm. Usually you’ll hear some sultry R&B, jazz or soul. And there’s never a cover charge. Happy hour, otherwise known as “TiniTime” at Paragon, includes martinis, cosmos, margaritas, pink Prosecco, Trophy beer and more between 4:00pm and 7:00pm on weeknights, with appetizer specials. Late night TiniTime is 11:00pm – 1:00pm Monday through Friday.

Fireside Room
Sorrento Hotel
900 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

It’s the neighborhood hub, but more like a living room. A special place to meet for drinks. With rich architectural detailings – Honduran mahogany woodwork, leather wingback chairs and priceless green Rockwood tile hearth – the Fireside Room is a longtime favorite of artists and intellectuals. In fact, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine lists the Fireside Room as one of 30 dining experiences every Seattle-ite must have, including cocktails by the fire. Happy hour is daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and 10pm to close, with specialty cocktails and beer and wine specials. There is a delightful menu filled with Sorrento classic dishes, appetizers and desserts. Many nights you’ll find live jazz and soulful R&B to entertain you.

Shelter Lounge
4910 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Shelter Lounge is a locally owned and operated neighborhood pub. Warm and inviting, you can cozy up and sit at the fireplace. Happy hour is daily from 4:00pm – 6:00pm with an entire menu of specialty cocktails, draft beer specials and tasty pub appetizers. The dinner menu includes comfort foods like grilled cheese, and Cuban sandwiches. Come on a cold winter evening and you’ll likely hear the Northwest’s most popular DJ Victor Menegaux spinning like only he can.

Hotel Deca
4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA, 98105

This 1930s boutique hotel is a gem in the University District. Recently overhauled, Hotel Deca boasts new furnishings and carpeting, new artwork, and a recessed wine bar to grace the lobby. The lobby’s original fireplace roars, while modern, neo art-deco flavor complement the building’s original design and architecture. You can find a cozy conversation spot near the fireplace, and when you’re ready, head downstairs to the lush, “speakeasy” vibe of The District Lounge, a casually hip dining experience with oversized furnishings, serpentine drop lighting and eclectic art decor. There’s a daily Happy Hour from 4:00pm – 6:00pm and again from 10:00pm to 11:00pm with a huge selection small plates on the menu. Wednesday through Friday evenings you’ll be entertained with live jazz.

Fireside Cellars
Willows Lodge
14580 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072

Come relax in the warm and inviting Fireside Cellars, adjacent to the main lobby of the Willows Lodge in Woodinville. Fireside Cellars features various wine flights, vintage wines and new or yet-to-be-released wines along will a full service bar. “Happier Hour”, from 4:30pm – 6:00pm Monday through Friday, and again from 9:00pm – 11:00pm Monday through Thursday, offers half-priced specialty drinks and select Washington wines. Delicious appetizers or a full menu are also offered. Wednesday evenings, there’s always an activity in the Fireside, ranging from live musical entertainment to cooking classes and wine education. Come on a winter afternoon and sit by the fireplace, or enjoy an after-dinner specialty drink by the outdoor fire pit.

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