Bars run half-off booze or wine night on the slow Sunday, Monday or Tuesday nights, but this tequila bar holds it on the busy barhopping Thursdays around Capitol Hill. All the agave spirits are half off. The bar boasts more than 70 mescals and tequilas, with dozens going for $5 or less on Thursdays (though the Fortaleza for seven bucks is a great deal). Outside of Barrio (which runs the city’s most popular half-off tequila night on Mondays), there aren’t many tequila bars around Seattle that discount their entire inventory including the top-shelf stuff this steeply. Check out the Don Julio reposado double cask and recently released in the Seattle market Mi Campo.
538 Broadway E., 206-420-8512, anejoseattle.com
Plenty of Clouds
With this summerlike weather, you won’t see many bars and restaurants allowing happy hour on their prime real estate — outdoor seating. But this Sichuan restaurant on Capitol Hill makes its seating along the sidewalk available during its early and night happy hour. Those popular plump pork dumplings slick with chili oil are discounted ($8), and its chickpea curd, a cross between silky-soft tofu and polenta, served as a salad with shallots, cilantro, pickled chilies and peanuts ($5). More substantial are the $10 entrees including shrimp fried rice and sesame pork noodles. A Rainier and shot of Baijiu cost $5.
Happy hour runs from 5-6 p.m. and again 9-10 p.m. six days a week (closed on Tuesdays) with $8 cocktails and wine by the glass, $5 beers and $5-$10 on shared plates and rice and noodle dishes; 1550 15th Ave., Seattle; 206-279-5900, plentyofclouds.com
For vegans and vegetarians, bar food doesn’t get any better than at this Indian-inspired restaurant, which recently extended its popular happy hour throughout the night. This screaming deal was previously just a special during the slower, winter months. But it’s back by popular demand. It’s arguably the most popular non-meat happy hour (even though there’s not even an Impossible Burger on the menu). The thali (a tray of five noshes including a paneer salad and tempura asparagus with aleppo lime cream) costs $10. Other thali options include herb baked halibut and fried mussels (with black garlic and sunchoke chips). For carnivores, your best deal is the $10 “naanwiches,” flatbreads served like gyros — stuffed with pork shoulder (with kimchi, basil and cucumbers) or tandoori chicken (with a spicy slaw and yogurt sauce).
Happy hour Sunday-Thursday 5-9:30 p.m.; 622 Broadway E., Seattle; 206-324-1108, poppyseattle.com