Seattle’s Top 5 After-Work Watering Holes


I am a Pacific Northwest girl, through and through.  With beautiful mountains, sparkling waters, and green everywhere you look, there’s nothing to lose.  And as spring fills the air, there’s nothing better than taking in a gorgeous Seattle evening at one of these five amazing happy hours.  With establishments sprinkling the city, these happy hours provide a classy and fashionable girl with delectable plates and drinks worth savoring.  After all, there is nothing more disappointing than meeting your friends for an adult beverage after work and finding that the only items on special are the Bud Lights and the fries; or if you want a nice glass of wine or a stylish martini, you’re going to have to fork over your paycheck.  So throw your wallet in your purse, dig the stilettos out from under your desk and get ready to feel as chic as you are for half the price.

Pike Place Market:
Maximilien Restaurant
Romantic French bistro?  Check.  Stunning views?  Check.  Delicious appetizers and specialty drinks?  Double-check.  What’s not to lose?

5:00 – 7:00pm and 8:00 – 10:00pm Monday-Friday
81A Pike Street, Seattle


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Widely popular for its amazing happy hour specials, Sazerac kicks up the fun a bit on the classy happy hour.  Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, this trendy restaurant is a favorite among the up-and-coming Seattle workforce elite.  Eats and drinks from $3.

4:00 – 8:00pm Monday-Saturday
1101 4th Ave, Seattle, adjacent to Hotel Monaco Seattle at the corner of Spring St.

Capitol Hill
Capitol Club
Easy elegance on Capitol Hill, offering up an extra long happy hour from 5:00-8:00pm every day, including a late-night food happy hour beginning at 10pm Sunday-Thursday.

414 East Pine, Seattle


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It’s impossible to have a “top 5” list of eats in Seattle without including a Tom Douglas restaurant.  The innovative chef and entrepreneur has six classic eateries throughout the city, and I have chosen Lola for its upscale atmosphere, hip location, and fabulous Greek-inspired cuisine.  Don’t forget to wash those lamb-stuffed dates down with a Greek Martini, complete with barrel aged feta stuffed olives.  Yummmmm.

4:00 – 6:00pm Monday-Friday
4th & Virginia – 2000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121

Phinney Ridge:
Oliver’s Twist
This intimate gem on Seattle’s Phinney Ridge has it all: a young, hip crowd, inventive and tasty signature cocktails, and delicious small plates.  It can be a bit crowded and noisy, but if you can grab a spot at the bar you will surely be in for a treat.

5:00 – 7:00pm Monday-Saturday, all evening Sunday
70th and Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

This post is by Jessica, special to the Event Services team.



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