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Definite(ish) Guide to Happy Hour Sushi

Sundays in Seattle offer free parking, hustle and bustle and most importantly, all-day happy hours at select restaurants. With discounted drinks, appetizers and entrees, Sundays in Seattle can be more than fun; they can be affordable. The following establishments have great happy hour deals on food and are open to all ages. Good deals on good eats are definitely worth the trek into the city.




Good and legitimately affordable sushi is basically unheard of. Located in Ballard, Billy Beach Sushi & Bar is not only a hip, happening karaoke bar with quality sushi, it also has an awesome all-day Sunday happy hour. Billy Beach & Sushi Bar offers many $4-$6 happy hour rolls which include the basics such as spicy tuna and cucumber rolls, and the more interesting like the Ballard Crunch roll (completely tempura with salmon, cream cheese and avocado). Also included in their happy hour offerings: nigiri plates starting at $7 and fun, non-traditional Japanese fusion options like Edamame Hummus, (a favorite among regulars). Unlike many all-day Sunday happy hour establishments, Billy Beach & Sushi Bar permits takeout until 2:30 p.m. Definitely one of the best happy hours in Seattle.




For discount American-style comfort food, Boka Restaurant and Bar is the place to go. Their happy hour menu is sure to illicit major drooling. Favorites of regulars include their to-die-for truffle fries, their chicken ‘n’ a biscuit, their potato skins and their grilled cheese tomato soup, all for prices ranging from just $6-$8. For good, greasy, Sunday eats, Boka Restaurant and Bar won’t disappoint.




RN74, located in downtown Seattle,  is normally a “$$$” restaurant on Yelp but college students will love the opportunity to dine at one of Seattle’s most acclaimed restaurants on the cheap. On Sundays, their $6 appetizer offerings include their notorious duck-fat fries, generous servings of beef sliders, sirloin steak skewers, mac ‘n’ cheese, ahi tuna poppers  and lamb lettuce cups, among others. RN74’s happy hour Sundays make quintessential “fine” dining accessible to the masses.



Located in Capitol Hill, Witness is a cool restaurant/bar with a rustic aesthetic and quirky menu offerings. Their all-day Sunday happy hour includes many $6 offerings including the Elvis sandwich (complete with peanut butter, bacon and banana), dixie poutine (bacon gravy and pimento cheese over crispy fries) and buttermilk beignets (served homemade with seasonal jam) just to name a few. A great option for greasy Sunday snacking.




Known for its high-end American cuisine (with lots of Asian/Hispanic influence), Betty, located in Queen Anne, offers quality food for a steal during its happy hour. Its happy hour menu features pulled-pork tacos with mole, Asian short ribs with coleslaw, fried Wisconsin cheese curds and smoked salmon carpaccio, all priced at $6. Betty is a great place to go for traditional American grub with a twist.



The Lost Pelican, located in Belltown, is the place to go for all things crawfish. With happy hour menu offerings like crawfish hushpuppies, crawfish pasta and crawfish fromage (all priced at $5), this pub-style restaurant puts a crawfishy twist on comfort food classics.