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Happy Hour: 11 Spots to Meet Up for a Drink in the Market

Happy Hour: 11 Spots to Meet Up for a Drink in the Market

Posted January 22, 2016

1. Radiator Whiskey

Rustic-chic spot in the Corner Market building (upstairs near Storyville Coffee and Matt's in the Market), boasting a huge whiskey selection and creative menu.


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Drink: Bourbon, rye, scotch… the list goes on!

Eat: Try the "Tot-Chos." Tater tots, sour cream, smoked cheddar, Mama Lil’s peppers, debris, green onions


2. Jarrbar

A newly opened, intimate place featuring Spanish and Portuguese-style cured seafood and meats paired with classic cocktails, wines from Iberia (plus a few closer to home), and cold beer.


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Drink: Norteño (mezcal, orgeat, lime, jalapeño, cucumber)

Eat: Pick and choose from a menu of jars, tins and small plates


3. El Borracho

Authentic Mexican street food and house infused margaritas, with ample vegan and gluten-free options.


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Drink: "El Cheapo" margarita

Eat: $1 tacos!


4. The Pink Door

Delicious, uncomplicated Italian-American cuisine in a delightful atmosphere. Check out their events calendar for trapeze, burlesque and cabaret performances.


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Drink: Lavender gin cocktail


5. Athenian

A Market institution, serving fresh, tasty seafood since 1909. Snag a booth by the window and soak in stunning views of Elliott Bay.


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Eat: Fresh Penn Cove oysters


6. Alibi Room

Dimly lit and tucked away down Post Alley across from the Gum Wall, you'll feel like you're entering a speakeasy. Brick oven pizza, beer and cocktails.


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Eat: Grapes and blue cheese pizza (fresh red grape halves and gorgonzola on olive oil, finished with arugula and sweet balsamic reduction)


7. White Horse Trading Company

This English-themed bookstore-meets-pub is a hidden Seattle treasure. Thumb through early edition British novels (yes, they're for sale) while you enjoy a beverage and sink into a comfy leather couch.


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Drink: Choose from a selection of imported English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh and Belgian-style ales


8. Steelhead Diner

Head here for a laid-back atmosphere with Pacific Northwestern comforts, including jumbo crab cakes and gumbo, and excellent drinks to boot!


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Eat: Willipa Bay oysters on the half shell (with apple cider mignonette)


9. Rachel's Ginger Beer

Fresh, fragrant and not too sweet, Rachel's Ginger Beer is brewed to perfection locally in Seattle and served on tap in their flagship Pike Place location.


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Drink: Dark and Stormy (Rachel's Ginger Beer, dark rum). Add vanilla ice cream to your favorite cocktail to make it a shake!


10. Lowell's

Enjoy Northwest food in a casual and historic setting. Three floors with views of Puget Sound means plenty of space for kicking back to watch the ferries come and go below.


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Drink: Market Manhattan (Old Overholt eye, Cinzano, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, orange twist)


11. Virginia Inn

This beautifully restored building, established in 1903, actually predates Pike Place Market. Today the Virginia Inn is part French café and part English pub, with a Northwest twist.


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Eat: Asparagus duck egg (served sunny side up with grilled asparagus, pancetta, and a red wine vinaigrette)