With access to fresh ingredients right at their fingertips, the eateries in the market all have their own take on Pacific Northwest fare. Pair fresh ingredients with wine from the Northwest or perfectly crafted cocktails and you’ve got a recipe for great happy hours.
- Alibi Room (85 Pike Street #410)
Tucked away in Post Alley, Alibi Room is known for its thin crust pizzas with experimental yet delicious toppings like Spanish style chorizo and potato, Kalua pork and bleu cheese, and artisan ham with sunny side up eggs. The rustic interior is intimate, with windows facing out over the famous Gum Wall. All specialty pizzas are half off during happy hour and drinks are under $5, making this little hangout a great spot to split pizza and catch up with a friend.
Happy Hour 11:30am-6pm daily
- IL Bistro (93 Pike Street)
Looking for something a little more upscale? Check out the best Italian food in the market at IL Bistro, a traditional trattoria that sources all of its meat, seafood, and produce from the market. Happy hour includes small dishes like crostinis topped with goat cheese and Italian sausage, ravioli and antipasto dishes, and small pizzas under $10. Paired with glasses of wine from Italy and the Northwest for $5-$6, this fine dining destination is perfect for date night. Can’t make it to dinner? IL Bistro also offers a late night happy hour.
Happy Hour 5pm-6:30pm daily
Late Night Happy Hour Sun - Thur: 10pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11pm - 1am
- Radiator Whiskey (94 Pike Street #30)
On the third floor of the Corner Market Building, Radiator Whiskey is a meat-lovers dream come true. The small eatery is famous around the city for serving a smoked half pig head to larger groups. While the pig head isn’t a happy hour special, other great bites like spicy chicken liver and smoked pork sandwich with fried egg both are both only $8 during happy hour. With an extensive lists of spirits that includes any bourbon, whiskey, and scotch imaginable, you’re sure to have a small buzz going before your food gets out.
Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm daily
- Zig Zag Café (1501 Western Avenue Suite 202)
If you’re a cocktail connoisseur, you will definitely want to check out this hip market hideaway. Bartender Murray Stenson is regarded as one of the best mixologists in the city for his concoctions like Dr. Bunson Honeydew, a cocktail with gin, pear brandy, cocchi americano wine, and lime bitters. If gin isn’t your drink of choice, try the Brown Derby, a simple bourbon cocktail with grapefruit juice and honey. House drinks are all $4 off during happy hour, and you can (and should) munch on their other small plates like Greek fries and deviled eggs for a filling, quick bite.