Archive for July, 2012

Local 360

Posted in Belltown on July 25, 2012 by happyseattle

An oasis in a sea of single 20 somethings prowling the streets of Seattle looking for their next hookup, Local 360 is a diamond in the rough.

Neighborhood/s: Belltown

Food: Three words: PB&J Bon Bons. Yes, it’s true.  The Local 360 HH menu includes deep-fried peanut butter balls (hee hee) that are served atop a small pool of jam with a shot of milk on the side. For $4 you can’t miss out on this grown up’s dream come true. There’s also a delicious corn dog made with kielbasa for $4 and a few more substantial items for $5-$7. It really is alllll good.

Drinks: While I’ve yet to try the $8 HH cocktails at Local 360 (shame on me, I know!), I do enjoy that draft beers are $4 and house wines are $5. A smidge pricier than some happy hours, but by Belltown standards a rare find.

Atmosphere: This place is really cozy and fun (my group sang loudly along with the music station) and has none of the meat-market feel of Belltown.

Service: Great.

The Happiest Hours: 3-6pm & 10pm until “late.”

Website: http://www.local360.org/

Local 360 gets all 5 olives for meeting all of my HH needs (plus brownie points for the PB&J Bon Bons–I mean, seriously–you have to try them!).

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Endolyne Joe’s

Posted in West Seattle on July 23, 2012 by happyseattle

Take a trip “way” over the bridge (I type “way” with sarcasm because I live in West Seattle and don’t believe it to be so far from central Seattle) to Endolyne Joe’s for a laid back, chillax kind of Happy Hour complete with quirky artwork and a solid playlist.

Neighborhood/s: Fauntleroy neighborhood of West Seattle (a neighborhood within a neighborhood) near the Fauntleroy ferry dock.

Food: The happy hour food is just what you need after a long day. Try the Chicken Quesadilla from the $5 category or the gigantic Onion Rings for $4. Both are tres yummy and quite filling. There are many other cheap and delectable food options.

Drinks: At the EJ’s (don’t know if they like being called that, but whateves) happy hour one can get draft beer, house wine (which is usually a pretty decent wine–No Carlo Rossi here), or a well drink for $3. That means you and your mate can each get 2 drinks and one snack apiece for around $20!!

It doesn’t get much better than that. Oh wait, it does because on Tuesdays EJ’s offers HH from 3pm to close. That is radical for us commuters who don’t get home from work until 6pm when most HH’s are over and done.

Atmosphere: As previously mentioned there is good music playing and some interesting art on display. Kind of reminds me of something you’d find in Portland or Bellingham–minus the hipsters.

Service: Pretty good. I had one guy who was a bit clueless, but I’ll give him a pass. Maybe it was his first day.

The Happiest Hours: 3-6pm & 9pm-close / Tuesday 3pm-close

Website: http://www.chowfoods.com/endolyne-joes

I’m giving EJ’s (they should run with this nickname if they don’t already) 5 olives since they meet all of the HappySeattle criteria.

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