Want to pick the kids up from day care and then go join friends at happy hour? Here are some places where your little ones are welcome.
It’s not a traditional happy hour, but at this expansive Ballard haunt you can get in on “Bao Hour” from 4-5 p.m. every day. The full bar menu is available, as well as two steamed buns: a pork belly with sweet pickles and gochujang, and a daily seasonal special — $9 for two buns. The buns are perfect for little hands, and the flavors will please all. Kids will also love the vintage metal lunchboxes stuffed with matchbox cars, mini magnetic drawing boards and more.
Bao hour daily 4-5 p.m.; 5309 22nd Ave., Seattle; 206-420-7225, sawyerseattle.com
Stationed on the corner of 80th and 15th in Crown Hill, this Danish-inspired all-day cafe has an entire corner dedicated to little rascals, complete with play food, puzzles, games and blocks. Happy hour runs twice during the week, once on weekends, and for the entirety of Seahawks and Sounders games, featuring $1 off any pint and $2 off wines by the glass. Food offerings are smaller versions of menu items. You can get a grilled cheese sandwich or hot dog without chips, a cheese plate with brie, apples and fig jam, or a pub pretzel for $1-$2 off regular prices.
Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 p.m.-close daily and during Sounders and Seahawks games; 8000 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; 206-297-4441, thedaneseattle.com
This festive Othello hot spot run by the Sodos sisters Miki and Yuki specializes in the Hatch chile-spiked specialties of New Mexico. The daily happy-hour menu gets you discounts on a handful of cocktails: margaritas, mules for seven bucks and a Sassy & Classy – a can of beer with a shot of house tequila for $8. There are also discounts on hard-shell tacos, frito pie, wings and vegan mac-and-cheese. Kids can get in on pint-sized burritos smothered in green chile, tacos served in dinosaur taco holders, or beans and rice.
Happy hour daily 4-6 p.m.; 4219 S. Othello St., Seattle; 206-420-3146, bangbangseattle.com
The vibe at this Columbia City haunt is very laid-back, perfect for hungry kids at the witching hours between 3-6 p.m. Soothe them with Super Six’s daily happy-hour eats, like Spam musubi for $4 (upgrade to pork belly for an extra $1), $5 Spam sliders, kalua-pork-topped Aloha fries for $7 or a Portuguese-sausage corn dog for $5. Chocolate-chip cookies are $3.50 to finish things off. On the drinks side, get into house cocktails for $7 – think daiquiris, margaritas and an island spritz – or $1 off draft beer.
Happy hour daily 3-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday 9-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10-11 p.m.; 3714 S. Hudson St., Seattle; 206-420-1201, supersixseattle.com