Your Happy Hour questions answered.
Questions. We get questions. After the recent column, our phones lit up about all things Holy Mountain Brewing, the “It” beer of the moment. Another reader also wanted to know where all the $1 Taco Tuesday deals are, like it’s still 1999. Well, we’ve got your answers here. (Questions were edited for brevity or clarity.)
Q: In your story about all the great holes-in-the-walls, you mentioned dive bars still do $1 Taco Tuesday. Where?
A: Victory Lounge in South Lake Union has one of the best $1 Taco Tuesdays. But if you’re really cheap, you can do 50-cent tacos at Old 5th Avenue Tavern in Maple Leaf. Or hit The Tin Hat in Ballard, where hard-shell tacos with beef or beans go for 69 cents each. Long wait for a table, though.
Another North End favorite is the $1 Taco Tuesday at Darrell’s Tavern in Shoreline.
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On Thursday, Streamline Tavern in Lower Queen Anne does a buck taco after 5 p.m.
If dive bars aren’t your scene, the Elysian Fields brewery near Safeco Field does great tacos made from scratch on Tuesdays for, let’s splurge, $1.50 each. But note: The deal isn’t offered when the Mariners have a home game.
Q: Holy Mountain taproom in Interbay closes by 9 p.m. on most nights and rush-hour traffic is crazy around there. I’d rather try it at a bar, but no one seems to carry it. Who does?
A: This answer comes with a caveat in that you have to call or check the bar’s website before heading out, since it often sells out fast.
I’ve seen it recently at The Masonry on Queen Anne, Brave Horse Tavern in South Lake Union, The Upstairs bar in Belltown and in the Capitol Hill-Central District area at Canon, Liberty and The Pine Box. Both locations of Chuck’s carry it.
Also in the North End, Watershed Pub & Kitchen will feature six to seven Holy Mountain beers on July 29.
Q: Where can I find Holy Mountain beer on the Eastside?
A: The cult beer from Interbay has many suitors but not enough suds to keep up with demand. Few Eastside bars have it. Hit Lot No. 3 in Bellevue, which has the citrusy Belgian Whit from Holy Mountain, perfectly refreshing for this heat wave. Flatstick Pub in Kirkland often has the cult beer on tap, though not at this very moment.