Through May 20, 2012, every beer on tap and in the bottle at Quinn's will be half off during happy hour.

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Quinn’s is a stellar gastro pub, one of our city’s best. Wild-boar sloppy joes and crunchy pig-face nuggets get served at the bar. It’s not a gimmick but a pronouncement, really, that the bar grub here is a bit more ambitious than your usual pub fare.

But its modest happy hour isn’t incentive enough to draw the bar revelers around Capitol Hill — except during Seattle Beer Week. You don’t want to miss Quinn’s during beer week.

Through Sunday, every beer on tap and in the bottle at Quinn’s will be half off during happy hour. That includes beers from its cellar. Its beer list is eclectic and long, some impressive sour beers, ciders and Belgian-style ales. Some 70 different beers get stocked here, including one of the state’s largest lists of Trappist Ales. A bottle of Unibroue costs about $3.

La Trappe Quadrupel, with hints of dried fruit and banana, is a beauty, one of my favorites. Quinn’s goes one better by offering an oak-aged Quadrupel. That bottle costs $25. It’s half off during beer week. It’s a deal. Definitely a deal.

The sandwiches ($11-$14) — lamb pastrami, wild-boar sloppy joe and the beloved bacon cheeseburger — are first rate. Snacks are cheaper ($4-$6), and outside of the soggy cod fritters, you can’t go wrong. There’s a fontina poutine ($6) covered in a veal demi-glace, cheesy but not salty, and some spicy bacon caramel corn ($4) that’s more like crack Crackerjack.

Quinn’s, 1001 E. Pike St., offers happy hour daily 3-5 p.m. with half off on drafts. But during Seattle Beer Week, through Sunday, all beers in bottles and on draft are half off from 3-5 p.m. (206-325-7711 or

Tan Vinh: 206-515-5656 or On Twitter @tanvinhseattle.