Happy Hour Bucket List
5 Mouth Watering Happy Hour Dishes You Have to Try Around Seattle
Happy hours are typically raved about because of the low-priced drink specials, but the hidden gems of happy hours all around the world are indeed: the appetizer/tapas menus. Many people drop into a happy hour after leaving their 9-5 grind and haven’t had anything to eat since lunchtime – 5 or so hours prior. To cut down on excessive drunkenness (due to drinking on an empty stomach), tap houses will often times push their food specials. We’ve done you a favor and combined a list of some of the most delicious items in the Seattle, Washington area.
“Easy M” Grilled Cheese (Easy Monkey – Shoreline, Washington) – Everyone loves a solid grilled cheese sandwich. It takes you back to your childhood days, right? Add four different cheeses and bread that melts in your mouth, and all is right in the world. Craft beer and a grilled cheese? Yes, please.
Green Eggs & Bacon (Corner Spot – Seattle, Washington) – Green eggs aren’t just for Sam I Am. This play on breakfast-for-dinner is a shockingly delightful pairing with happy hour drinks and is quite satisfying after a long day – or week!
Korean Fried Chicken Wings (Cha:n – Seattle, Washington) – There’s something so comforting about fried chicken, but Korean fried chicken is on another level. With a chili caramel glaze, these wings are a sweet and spicy treat. This is definitely a dish to share with a friend, so bring the whole crew with you.
#28 Dragon Bowl (Scotty Brown’s Restaurant – Bellevue, Washington) – Customers rave that this teriyaki chicken (or tofu) bowl with rice, wok-fried veggies, red cabbage, crispy onions, and spicy yogurt is quite possibly the best-of-the-best on the outskirts of Seattle. “The Goods” menu at Scotty Brown’s doesn’t disappoint.
Pommes Frites Amsterdam (Brower’s Cafe – Fremont in Seattle, Washington) – So, this is basically a fancy name for french fries doused in melted aged gouda with caramelized onions, thyme and your choice of dipping sauce. If you’re feeling a little extra, you can add chopped bacon (yes!) or an organic fried egg. Fries and craft beer are always a good choice.
Don’t just take advantage of the cheap drink specials – keep an eye out for the variety of happy hour small plate options at local hot spots. Report back and let us know what you think of the list above, and what else we should add to our bucket list!