Edmonds Happy Hour
By Janette Turner
Arts and entertainment writer
My Edmonds News
Happy Hour! For sipping and supping on a budget there is no better place than the restaurants in Edmonds. And while the specials may change, the good news is there’s always something worth stopping for – and free parking. For updates, check out the Edmonds Happy Hour Facebook Page.
Chanterelle, 316 Main St. – Visit this three-star AAA restaurant on Monday – Saturday 4-6 p.m. for the tomato bisque soup, hard cider, and Bridgeport IPA at $2.99 each, $3.99/$4.99 wines; $5.99 pulled pork quesadilla and other tasty offerings at special prices. They also offer Happy Hour $11.99 dinners of chicken Dijon, pork loin, white fish with capers, meatloaf, or lasagne if ordered before 6 p.m.
Cheesemonger’s Table, 203 5th Ave. S. – Enjoy a European-style Happy Hour with $5 wine or house Sangria, plus $5 for Pierre Robert Triple Crème Brie with baguette and dried figs or fresh fruit – or pick the $5 Beecher’s Flagship and Zoe’s Original Salami with fresh La Panzanella roll and spice it up with Ghost Pepper salami at no extra charge, running Monday – Friday 4-6 p.m.
Church Key Pub, 109 4th Ave. N. – This place keeps the good times pouring with all-day happy hour and darts on Mondays. First Thursday is Bike Night by Triumph, and every Tuesday take in some Trivia at 7 p.m. Some of the best taps in town can be found in this friendly pub.
Daphne’s, 415 1/2 Main St. – We’re sneaking this in because we don’t care if there’s a happy hour at Daphne’s — the place is adorable. Cozy space, so be prepared to party with new pals.
Engel’s Pub, 113 5th Ave. S. – Want a dive bar with live music and beers on tap like Elysian Apocolyptic chocolate chili beer? Then head to Engel’s where happy hour is for posers.
Epulo, 526 Main St. – Voted best Edmonds Happy Hour by KOMO News, so you can’t go wrong with $10 Short Rib Pappardelle, $6 fire-roasted cauliflower (seriously) and their house red for $4. Happy hour runs 4-6 p.m. and after 9 p.m. in the bar only. Closed Mondays. Choices include:
$3 truffle popcorn, marinated olives, or wood-fired flat bread with carmelized onions
$5 draft beers, red and white wines, well drinks
$6 chopped salad, polenta fries, fire roasted cauliflower, pancetta and arugula flatbread, truffle frites, and more flavors of individual flatbread pizzas
$8 smoked salmon bruschetta
$10 spicy shrimp and polenta, rigatoni formaggio, fettucine Bolognese
$11 steak sliders
On Tuesdays, you can get their “Tuesday Tasting Menu” for $25, accompanied by an optional wine flight for $25.
Giardi’s, 504 5th Ave. S. – Grab a bite from the extensive Happy Hour menu (see below), with a $4 wines daily 3-6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to close. Menu highlights:
$2.50 Brushcetta; or Caesar Salad
$2.75 Daily Cups of Soup; or Side of Vegetables
$3.50 Polenta Gorgonzola, Calamari (Seafood Mix), or Goat Cheese Bruschetta; or Macaroni and Cheese
$3.75 Sweet Potato Fries
$4 Tortellini in a Smoked Paprika Cream Sauce; or Mussels & Clams; or Ravioli in a Cream or Marinara Sauce; or Spaghetti Puttanesca; or Tamales; or Carpaccio Salad; or Hummus
$4.50 Pizza: Margherita , Salami, or Artichoke & Olive; or Gnocchi in a Pesto Cream Sauce (Potato Dumplings); or Spaghetti and Meat Balls; or Rigatoni with Zesty Italian Sausage; or Beet Salad
$7 Linguini in Cream Sauce with Crab Meat Balls or Ling Cod Crusted with Asiago Cheese served with Asparagus; or Lobster Ravioli; or Pork Tenderloin Marsala;
$7.50 Portabella stuffed raviolis tossed with braised beef short rib
$6 Penne Granchio (Rock Crab Meat in a Vodka Sauce); or Pan Seared Ahi Tuna; or Crab Cakes; or Pollo Farcito; or Meat Lasagna; or Risotto alla Milanese
$6.50 Pork Shank with Wild Mushroom Linguini
$5 Chicken Tender, Caesar Salad Wrap(Grilled Chicken or Salmon); or Scampi Fritti (Breaded Prawns); or Fish Tacos; or Penne Mango with Feta Cheese; or Salmone Ripieno topped with dill lemon cream sauce; or Baked Scallop Potatoes; or Spinach Salad; or Penne Carbonara
$8 Gnocchi Gorgonzola; or Zuppa di Pesce
$9 Lumache (Escargot)
Drinks: $3 Draft Beer; $4 wines; $5 Lemon Drop or Cosmos
Las Brisas, 201 5th Ave. S. – Happy hour means the Las Brisas Margarita at $5 with the goat cheese and zucchini quesadilla for $7 between 3-6 p.m., seven days a week. Even better, their happy hour reappears on Fridays and Saturdays from 9-10 p.m. $3 tacos or tamales; $4 Mexican beers; $5 well drinks; $6 house wines; $6 Nachos Grande
La Galleria, 546 5th Ave. S. – if you want oodles of food choices but can’t get into Giardi’s for Happy Hour, head one block South to La Galleria from 4 to 6 p.m. every evening.
$3 well drinks,
$3 micro brews,
$4 house wines
Plus appetizers: Meatball “Sanny”$8, bruschetta $6, Clams ala Galleria $6, Tuna Nicoise $12, Calamari Fritti $5, Polenta Gorgonzola $6, Bacon and salmon sandwich $8, Tricolore salad $5, Spinach and artichoke dip $6, Wild Alaska Carbonara $12, Soup bowl $5, Spinach, Caesar or Gorgonzola salad $5, Red or white-sauce flatbreads $7-8, dessert of Tiramisu, chocolate cake or Spumoni $5-6.
The Loft, 515A Main St., is back in business with happy hour every day 3-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. Favorites are the $4 blue cheese fries with a $4 glass of wine.
Milltown Lounge, 203 5th Ave. S. – Happy hour is seven days a week from 4-6 p.m. with $1 off wine and draft beers, with classic cocktails at $5. Closes early Monday-Thursday at 10 p.m.
Portofino Pizza and Pasta, 1306 Olympic View Drive, holds happy hour every day from 3-5 p.m. and then 8 p.m. to close.
Rory’s, 105 Main St. – Head to Rory’s for happy hours on weekdays 2-5 p.m. for $3 draft beers, $4 well drinks, and half-off appetizers. (Feb. 2015).
Taki Tiki, 518 Main St. – Visit this dancing and party place on Main for $5 Mai Tais and food specials 9 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. to close.
Anthony’s, 456 Admiral Way – There aren’t many Zagat-rated places in Edmonds, but this is one choice joint. Plus, you can slip your yawl into the moor and sip $3 draft beers and $5 Lemon Drops with a plate of $5 Ahi Nachos, every day from 3-6 p.m. Anthony’s Sunset Dinner for $21.95 must be ordered before 6 p.m. As always, prices are subject to change.
Arnie’s,300 Admiral Way – Cross the train tracks for Arnie’s happy hour in the lounge only from 3-6 p.m. every day except Saturday, and on Mondays from 3 p.m. to close with $2 off margaritas and bloody Marys, and $1 off well drinks, house wine and draft beer. But the best deal is the $3.50 batch of green chili polenta fries.
Also on the appetizer menu: oyster shooter for $.95 each, baby shrimp cocktail, pan-seared crab cakes, $8.75, calamari aioli, $5.95, Sambal shrimp, $6.75, Huli Huli chicken skewers, $5.95, Ahi Poke, $6.75, steamed Manilla clams, $10.45, Penn Cove mussels, $10.25, prawns, $6.45, chicken wings, $6.45, crab dip, $7.95, ginger chicken lettuce wraps, $5.75, fiesta nachos $6.50 or $4.50 half, Arnie’s clam chowder, $3.45, mixed greens salad, $3.45, Asian chicken salad, $11.95, Big Kahuna burger $7.75, and more.
Demetri’s Woodstone Taverna, 101 Main St. – Sweet potato fries are $6 from 3-6 p.m. and 9 to close. You can also take a buck off your beer, wine or cocktail during those hours. More bites:
$ 5 Spicy Patatas Bravas; Fresh cut Yukon gold fries; Falafel with tzatziki sauce; Harissa hummus w/pita or veggies; Ham and bacon chowder;
$6 Tortilla de Patatas; Onion rings with Harissa; Angel hair pasta with tomato & basil; Bacon wrapped dates; Sweet potato fries with Serrano aioli; Greek fries; Bacon mac & cheese; Mexican homemade doughnuts with caramel sauce;
$7 Chicken Caesar salad; Five Spice beef pie; Fig and Kalamata olive crostini; Artichoke fritters; Chicken quesadilla; Spicy buffalo wings; Bacon wrapped shrimp;
$8 Firecracker shrimp; Gyro sliders; Empanadas of the day; Garlic shrimp; Calamari tenders with aioli; Mussels & Chorizo w/Brava sauce;
Angus beef sliders; Pork sliders; Lamb sliders;
$9 Flatbreads (Mediterranean garlic, BBQ chicken, pepperoni & mozzarella).
Bar Dojo, 8404 Bowdoin Way – Closed Mondays. Happy hour runs 4-6 p.m. in the bar, and in the dining room from 10 p.m. to midnight. $3 Hurricane Popcorn; $6 Crispy Beef Shallot Slider; $8 Crispy Wings; $11 Red Curry Mussels. Drinks $4 taps; $4 house wines; $1 off well drinks in the bar. On Tuesdays wine bottles are half-price.
Five Bistro, 650 Edmonds Way – From 2-5 p.m. They offer $1 off beer and house wines, $4 well drinks,. $5 individual pizzas, including the tasty Pear Gorgonzola.
NEAR HIGHWAY 99
Scott’s Bar & Grill, 8115 Lake Ballinger Way – Happy Hour is 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. Enjoy $4 draft beers and house wines, and $5 well drinks, scratch Margaritas and Mojitos; 45.95 pork or cod sliders; $6.95 Gorgonzola Fries; or Buffalo Chicken Wings; or Fiesta Calamari. You won’t leave hungry or thirsty.
Note: All prices and specials subject to change without notice. If you have a local business with a special happy hour menu, let us know at My Edmonds News.