Best Happy Hours: Capitol Hill Edition

The scene in Capitol Hill has evolved over the years, swapping some of its signature grunge for glam. While some might miss its edgier past, there’s one thing we can all still agree on: happy hour. It’s in our veins—like salt water and craft beer. We want to day drink—and we want discounts.

Seattle is a champion of happy hours—notably, also late night happy hours—and Capitol Hill is no exception. This colorful neighborhood is rich in diversity, mixing a wide range of people and cuisines. Here are some of our favorite gems that highlight this variety.

Via Trubinali

What: Italian

Where: 913 E Pike St

When: 4-6 pm and 10-close Monday to Thursday 

Highlights: $19 bottles of wine, $7 pizzas, $5 Insalata di Parma

Café Pettirosso  

What: Mixed American with European café flare

Where: 1101 E Pike St

When: 3-6 pm Tuesday to Sunday

Highlights: $8 grilled cheese with Tall Grass Bakery sourdough and Beecher’s cheese, $4 cup creamy tomato basil soup, $8 Sean’s Vegan Mac, $5 well drinks

Fogón Cocina Mexicana

What: Mexican

Where: 600 E Pine St

When: Every day 3-6 pm and 9 pm-close

Highlights: $10 for Tequila Shot + 32oz Mexican Beer, $3 Mexican draft beer, $4 well drinks, $5 house wines, and $6 food specials including quesadillas fritas and 1/2 order nachos


What: Mexican

Where: 1000 E Pike St

When: Every day 4–6 pm & 11 pm–1 am

Bonus: “Taco Hour” Saturday and Sunday 3-4 pm between lunch and dinner rush with limited HH menu

Highlights: $8 shot & a beer, $5.50 well cocktails ($6 well tequila), house wines $6 glass $20 bottles, $5.50 draft beers, $5 guacamole and chips, $5.50 jalapeño queso

Lost Lake cafe and lounge

What: American diner featuring healthy vegetarian options

Where: 1505 10th Ave


Morning: Monday to Friday 6-9 am

Afternoon: Monday to Friday 4-6 pm

Highlights: There are many!

Morning: $3.99 basic breakfast, $3.75 breakfast sandwich, $4.99 half breakfast salad bowl, $1 PBR cans, $4 well drinks, $5 Bloody Mary’s, $5 mimosa, $5 Baileys and coffee

Afternoon: $2.99 grilled cheese sandwich, $3 jalapeño poppers, $3.75 half house salad, $5.99 veggie burger with cheese, $5.75 vegetarian buffalo wings, $1 PBR can, $4 well drinks, $7 beer and a shot of whiskey, half off bottles of house wine

Plum Bistro

What: Upscale vegan

Where: 1429 12th Ave

When: Sunday 4 pm-close, Monday 3 pm-close, Tuesday to Friday 3-6 pm

Highlights: $7 sangria, $&-8 specialty cocktails, $4 Korean BBQ shiitake mushroom taco, $7 roasted yam & quinoa salad


What: Sushi

Where: 522 12th Ave

When: Every day 4-6 pm, every day 4-7 pm in cocktail bar

Highlights: $5 agedashi tofu, $5.5 veggie roll, $4.5 draft beers, $6 sake, $6 wine