Happy Hour Report: The Six Seven lounge in the waterfront Edgewater Hotel has gourmet happy-hour fare (lamb sliders, yellowfin tuna fish tacos) and $3.75 to $6 drink deals Sundays-Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Edgewater Hotel is aptly named. It’s built high over a pier, and whether you sit outside or against the floor-to-ceiling windows with your happy-hour sliders, you are sitting over Elliott Bay.
This gives the illusion that you are eating on a yacht in the middle of Puget Sound. Or hanging out on the ship deck on some Carnival Cruise. I half expected Captain Stubing, Gopher and Washington to serve me.
With its panoramic view and outdoor seating, the Six Seven lounge inside this waterfront hotel is hard to beat as a summer happy-hour destination. The lounge gives bar food a gourmet twist, such as lamb sliders served with Tandoori Lentil chips, and sushi-grade yellowfin tuna tacos with sriracha aioli — both $5 and both stellar. It’s perplexing, though, that the same kitchen can also mess up some pretty standard happy-hour fare. The Kobe sliders were dried out. And I tasted lots of dough but little cod in the fish and chips.
Most bars target the Cosmo crowd or the cocktail geeks. This lounge aims to please both — with happy-hour pomegranate Cosmos and a pineapple vodka martini — while providing its own spin on such classic cocktails as the Old Fashioned and Dark and Stormy.
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Six Seven, 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, inside Edgewater Hotel, offers happy hour Sundays-Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m., with $5 gourmet bar food, $6 selected wines and cocktails, and $3.75 beer (206-269-4575 or www.edgewaterhotel.com).
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