Seattle Southside is quickly becoming the foodie capital of the Northwest. There are so many restaurants that it makes it nearly impossible to narrow down where it is you want to eat, because the answer to that would be everywhere, honestly.

I personally have always found that a restaurant’s Happy Hour is the best way for a customer to sit down and really get a chance to see what a restaurant has to offer. I mean come on, good food and drinks at affordable prices so you can actually afford to order everything on the menu, why wouldn’t you take advantage of happy hour?! For you, we at Seattle Southside gathered a list of the top 10 best restaurants to visit during happy hour. Hopefully this helps you narrow down your restaurant search at the times you’re starving.

Top 10 Best Restaurants for Happy Hour in Seattle Southside


10. Mizu Japanese Steakhouse

Mizu Japanese Restaurant

Mizu Japanese Steakhouse is known for their talented ability to prepare your meals for you right at your table, while putting on an entertaining show (be careful, it gets hot!). Aside from that, they also offer a sushi bar in a sit-down dining section of their restaurant. The sushi portion of the restaurant is exactly why Mizu made it on our top 10 happy hour list. Mizu’s happy hour menu includes specialty cocktails, beers, and wine with a great selection of sushi rolls, nigiri, and small plates all for $5 or less. Happy hour runs from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, and 8:00pm to close.


9. Bahama Breeze

Frozen Bahamarita at Bahama Breeze

Known for their fresh seafood, delicious chicken dishes, and flame-grilled steaks, Bahama Breeze gives you the spot-on experience of what it’s like to dine in the islands. Not only do they offer wonderful entrees, they also have a wide variety of one-of-a-kind tropical refreshments. Happy hour at Bahama Breeze offers a ton of options. All appetizers on the menu are ½ off, and the drink specials offered are $3 beers and well drinks, and $4 specialty (tropical) cocktails! Make sure when you visit for happy hour, you sit in the lounge by the fireplaces and listen to the beautiful sounds of their live entertainment that they offer! Happy hour is offered from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday and late night happy hour is offered Sunday through Thursday 9:00pm to close.


8. Sharp's Roasthouse

Happy Hour Beers at Sharp's Roasthouse in SeaTac

Sharp's Roasthouse in SeaTac is home to some of the best barbecue in Seattle Southside. They've also got a famously fantastic happy hour menu. It's only $3.75 for their Scratch Manhattan, leaving plenty of room for a Kansas City pulled pork sandwich, Northwest salmon cake, tamarind pulled chicken tacos, and plenty of options in the craft beer and wine department. If you happen to have a layover at Sea-Tac Airport, or you're staying at one of the many SeaTac hotels, make sure you give this place a try.


7. Via Marina Ristorante

Happy Hour at Via Marina Ristorante in Des Moines WA

Via Marina Ristorante, one of our newer restaurants located in the Des Moines Marina, is the perfect place to go if you want excellent service and you’re craving delicious Italian food. They offer delicious pizzas, pastas, appetizers, desserts and more. They also have a great selection of beer, wine, and spirits. They also offer happy hour, which is perfect! Not only do they have really good drink specials, all of the happy hour appetizers are $5 or less. Happy hour runs from 4:00pm to 6:00pm each and every day.


6. Kaihana Sushisaki

Kaihana Sushi

Kaihana Sushisaki is personally my favorite place to go for sushi, especially during happy hour. I mean there’s such a large menu that ranges from salads, to sushi, to teriyaki, and the drinks come from a full-bar so you can order any drink you desire, while they of course have some specialty cocktails including Japanese Sake. Happy hour offers appetizers, drink specials, and sushi rolls all at such a good price; it really lives up to a happy hour. Happy hour runs from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Tuesday through Sunday.


5. Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar

Waterleaf Gathering at Bar

Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar is one of Tukwila’s newest restaurants. Located inside Hotel Interurban (that towering skyscraper off Andover Park E), Waterleaf has one of the top happy hours in town. With food and drinks oddly priced at $3, $5, $7, and $9, you'll be ballin' on a budget. Some of the highlights of the menu include Pork Belly Cubano Sliders, Drenched Chipotle Fries, Smoked Marrow Bone, and drinks from local craft beer to the Barrel-Aged Interurban Boulevardier. 


4. Anthony’s Homeport – Des Moines

Happy Hour Drinks and Appetizers at Anthony's Homeport Restaurant in Des Moines WA

Let’s just start off and say that the view from Anthony’s HomePort (especially on a beautiful sunny day) is gorgeous! The restaurant overlooks the Des Moines Marina so you get views of other islands, the Olympic Mountains, and also South Puget Sound boating activity. This is one of the perfect places to enjoy amazing and fresh seafood, while enjoying breathtaking views. To add the cherry on top, Anthony’s HomePort provides a wonderful happy hour as well. $5 appetizers, oyster shooters, and burgers, and drink specials that change by the season, so year-round you get a wonderful selection of all of the specialty drinks for the happy price! Happy hour runs from 3:00pm to 6:30pm in the downstairs dining lounge area, and 9:00pm to close in the upstairs bar.


3. Duke's Chowder House

Duke's Chowder House Fish

Named one of Seattle’s best seafood restaurants, Duke's Chowder House serves some of the freshest seafood in the city. Their yummy entrees and “duketails” (cocktails, but better!) can guarantee each and every guest a rewarding experience. Not only is the food so delicious, their happy hour was also voted one of the top happy hours in the area! Happy hour offers a large selection of appetizers, salads, burgers, and sandwiches all at a happy price, and also drinks specials that include $5-$7 specialty "duketails" and $5 beers. Happy hour at Duke's Chowder House runs from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and 9:00pm to close.


2. Moctezuma's

Moctezuma Drink

Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar is one of the newer restaurants that actually just had their grand opening in 2015. We’re pretty confident in saying that they offer such a great selection of authentic Mexican cuisine that one could not possibly be disappointed. With a dim and warm atmosphere (seriously, there’s fireplaces all around), you can feel right at home. The happy hour at Moctezuma’s just tops it all off. Every day the main happy hour specials rotate so each day of the week you can try something new, but they also have a standard happy hour that gives you a wonderful price off of not only appetizers, but entrees as well. Let’s not forget the drinks, delicious margaritas, and of course tequila, are all offered extensively to all guests. Happy hour runs from Sunday through Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm, and Sunday through Thursday 9:00pm to close.


1. Salty’s – Redondo Beach

Happy Hour Cocktails at Salty's Restaurant in Redondo Beach WA

According to the picture that is entered to this description, it’s kind of a given why we chose Salty’s – Redondo Waterfront Seafood Grill as our number one choice for happy hour. Enjoy breathtaking views while either dining inside the restaurant or out on the deck. Salty’s offers delicious and amazingly fresh seafood with such a large selection, that there’s something to like for everyone. The happy hour menu is extremely extensive as well. Each day there are different happy hour specials, so you can try new things day-by-day. There’s a large selection of seafood appetizers at prices that make you very happy, and you can enjoy this delicious food with $3-$5 beers or a glass of wine. Not only is their food one of the better parts of their happy hour, but they have extensive happy hours, so you can plan accordingly when you would like to visit. Happy hour is from Monday through Saturday 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Sundays 3:00pm until close.