We can all agree, Happy Hour is better than Traffic Hour. So instead of sitting in traffic after work, grab some friends and head to one of 15 bars or 20 restaurants in the Pike Place Market Historic District.
Below are four bars that will immediately have you saying, "what stress?"
Old Stove Brewing Company
A photo of Old Stove Brewing Company's craft beer and amazing view. (Photo via Facebook)
Enjoy Market-made craft beers while admiring stunning views of Elliot Bay, the Olympic Mountains and the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Old Stove Brewing Company at 1901 Western Avenue has a late night Happy Hour from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and a special brunch menu Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
A bartender makes cocktails at Radiator Whiskey. (Photo via Facebook)
Matt's in the Market's boozier neighbor Radiator Whiskey offers cocktails to die for, most with barrel-aged creations and a menu fit for any 5-star restaurant.
On the third floor of the Corner Market building at 94 Pike Street, Radiator Whiskey is a dark party perfect for letting your problems melt away. Grab The Piledriver with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Aperol, lemon, mint, and rhubarb bitters or be adventures and try The Sun Goes Down with Mezcal, lemon, orange juice, chiltepin pepper, and house bell pepper grenadine.
Whet your appetite with cornflake crusted chicken livers or a meatloaf sandwich with bacon mushroom gravy and fried onions.
Happy Hour is 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. every day. Their late night Happy Hour is 10 p.m. - close, Monday - Thursday.
The Alibi Room
A beer flight at The Alibi Room. (Photo via Instagram)
Let your stresses melt away inside this cozy candlelit speakeasy-style bar outside the Gum Wall.
The Alibi Room at 85 Pike Street in Post Alley serves up Italian favorites including Bruschetta, Spicy Mac & Cheese and their brick oven pizza which you can actually see the chefs make. Enjoy everything with a glass of wine or a pint of beer.
The Alibi Room is open every day from 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. Happy Hour is until 6 p.m. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m.
Shug's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream
Peach sorbet, beautiful bubbles and amaretto cherry champagne floats at Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream. (Photo via Instagram)
This ain't your mama's soda shop! Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream at 1525 1st Avenue specializes in ice cream cocktails like Prosecco or beer floats and Gran Gran's Cocoa including Bailey's, house-made hot chocolate, vanilla ice cream and whip cream.
They also offer photo-worthy sundaes and coffee creations along with beer and wine in a nostalgic atmosphere.
Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream is open daily from noon to 10 p.m.