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.
Brigid’s Bottleshop, 190 Sunset Ave. S. #C – 18 beers on tap at this new place near the waterfront from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Chanterelle, 316 Main St. – Visit this three-star AAA restaurant on Monday – Saturday 4-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday for $1 off wells, beers, and glasses of wine, along with twenty small plate specials $2.99-$5.99, including pulled pork quesadilla or yellow fin crostini, or settle in for $11.99 happy hour dinners starting with tomato bisque soup. The daily drink special is $1 off all day and an extra buck off at Happy Hour for $2 savings. Love the Lemon Basil Drop!
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 and Moscow Mules pouring with happy hour daily 3-6 p.m. and all-day on Mondays. Come for the Darts on Monday, Trivia Night on Tuesday at 7 p.m., and First Thursday Bike Night by Triumph. 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. Be prepared for Desmond’s sense of humor: On Valentine’s Day, no couples allowed.
Engel’s Pub, 113 5th Ave. S. – This is the Northend’s live music destination and a solid selection of beers on tap. Happy hour daily 2-6 p.m., with $3.75 wells and $2.75 domestic drafts. Tuesdays are jam music nights, Wed. for blues, Thurs. is karaoke, and Fri. and Sat. are live blues no cover. On tap find hits like Elysian Apocolyptic chocolate chili beer along with the classics.
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), $6 chopped salad, $11 steak sliders, and their house red for $4. Tuesday Tasting Menu for $25 with optional wine flight for $25. Happy hour runs only in the bar 4-6 p.m. and after 9 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Giardi’s, 504 5th Ave. S. – Grab a bite from the extensive Happy Hour menu with a $4 wines daily 3-6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to close. Menu highlights include sweet potato fries, tortellini, gnocchi Gorgonzola, and pork shank with wild mushroom linguini, ranging in happy hour price from $3-10. Drinks include $3 draft beer, $4 wines, and $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. Specials include $3 well drinks, $3 micro brews, $4 house wines, and appetizers include 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.
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).
Salt & Iron, 321 Main St. – Edmonds’ oyster & steak house, by the same folks who perfected Bar Dojo. Happy hour specials include $9 steak salad, $5 fried oysters (for 3), $7 for 2 sliders, $1.50 per Pacific oyster, $3 herb fries, $4 glasses of wine, and $1 off wells and beers. Happy hours are 4-6 p.m. and again 10-close Mon.-Sat.
Scratch Distillery – 190 Sunset Ave. S. #A – All hours are happy at this gem near the waterfront with $5 for 3 sample tastings from 1-6 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.
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.
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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; $5.95 pork or cod sliders; $6.95 Gorgonzola Fries; or Buffalo Chicken Wings; or Fiesta Calamari. You won’t leave hungry or thirsty.
The Hook Seafood Broiler & Spirits,18521 76th Avenue West, happy hours 3-6 p.m and 9 p.m. to close. Highlights include Manilla clam steamers with tomato basil sauce, and sausage Dijon, plus the grapefruit Rubytini.
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.