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The Best Happy Hours in Spokane
Are you looking for the best happy hours in Spokane, WA? Look no further! Whether you’re looking for a great happy hour location after work, a night out with friends, or a romantic date night, you’re sure to find something you love with this list of happy hour specials in a variety of Spokane neighborhoods.
Note: Given the unpredictability of the supply chain and availability of servers, these happy hours are subject to change or close completely with little to no warning for happy hour goers. Please visit the websites/social media pages of these restaurants before you head out.
Happy Hour in Spokane
When it comes to the toil of the workday, few traditions are more beloved by the tired masses than happy hour. This tradition actually began in one of the driest periods in history – Prohibition. The failed social experiment led to one of the pillars of American food culture.
Instead of abiding by the new rules set across the nation regulating the consumption of alcohol, people across the nation just became more inventive (like a forbidden teenager). This led to gathering in speakeasies and an ever-growing number of tantalizing drink specialties to lure people out of their homes and into wetting their whistle illegally. Luckily you don’t have to know the secret password to get into any of these watering holes hiding in Spokane.
Today we are experiencing a revolution of a different sort – the renaissance of craft cocktails (where every element is handmade especially to suit the drink). This has completely changed what consumers expect, and we sought out some fun places near the heart of downtown that you can unwind as well as appreciate the work of the in-house mixologists.
Looking for more things to do before or after happy hour? Check out our top recommendations for the best things to do in Spokane here!
1) Wooden City
While Wooden City is a relative newcomer to Spokane, it’s quickly becoming the place to be, especially if you love happy hour. Located in downtown Spokane, on Riverside, Wooden City offers a unique happy hour menu – many of its items are not available on the regular menu!
By far one of the best happy hour deals is the Tavern Burger, which goes for $15 (with fries!) during happy hour. Grab that and the classic mozzarella cheesy bread, and thank us later!
Be sure to make a reservation in advance – Wooden City books up quickly and you won’t be surprised to see a packed house even by 5:15 PM.
Happy Hour everyday from 4 – 5:30 PM
- $1 off Draft Beer
- $10 Sparkling Rose
- $11 Beer and a Shot
- $9 Classic Mozzarella Cheesy Bread
- $9 Crispy Polenta
2) Anthony’s at Spokane Falls
Happy hour: Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 pm in the bar for food and drink.
If you’re looking for a great view and good happy hour deals, head to Anthony’s. Anthony’s is one of my top spots to take out-of-town friends and family, especially in the spring and summer when the falls are roaring! While you will have to enjoy happy hour at the bar, and not get a spot outside to watch the falls, there’s nothing stopping you from getting some pictures before or after your meal!
Happy hour at Anthony’s runs from 3-6:30 M-F (one of the more generous happy hours out there!) and offers discounts like:
- Draft beer for $6
- Glass wines for $6
- Smoked salmon dip for $9
- Crispy coconut prawns for $12
3) 1898 Public House
With Spokane Guild Award-Winning Rising Star Chef, Blake Kaba, this spot is a sure fire win. Craveable shareables like the Wicked Shrimp (which I am still DREAMING about) with mascarpone polenta, harissa sauce and grilled crostini and their short rib egg rolls with slow-braised short rib, roasted corn and char-roasted tomato aioli will make you a super fan of this north side destination.
From 2-6 PM, 1898 offers a Happy Hour that is $2 off shareables.
Don’t be limited to just the shareables, though – go for the gold with their entrees and the famous “Ooey Gooey Lemon Bar” to satisfy your sweet tooth.
4) Zona Blanca
Zona Blanca offers a happy hour from 3-5 PM, with $5 margaritas, $6 frozens and $3 tacos.
On good weather days, grab your tacos ($3, happy hour price) and house margarita ($5) and head to ZB’s delightful patio. While not on the happy hour menu, we encourage you to splurge on some oysters or ceviche while you’re there!
5) Cascadia Public House
If you haven’t been to Cascadia Public House yet, this is the very first place you need to go the next time you want to enjoy happy hour!
Cascadia Public House has something going on every day (be sure to follow them on Instagram!) and Cascadia’s happy hour is from 3-6 PM, Monday through Saturday, and all day on Sunday.
Cascadia now also offers a late night happy hour from 10 pm-close (excludes food).
You can enjoy discounts on Cascadia’s famous pretzels with beer cheese (or cashew queso, for those vegans in Spokane!), $4 margaritas, and much more.
6) Bark, A Rescue Pub
When it comes to casual cocktail hour – this is your spot. Plus, you have the benefit of getting to peek in and see sweet doggies from the Spokane Humane Society who are up for adoption! Talk about a win-win! Bark’s Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 2 to 5pm and daily 8 PM to close.
I’m a big fan of the dog bone pretzels with an assortment of toppings and the Bark Boards, which are perfect for sharing. Don’t forget the epic Bloody Mary for either happy hour or brunch! It’s a show-stopper.
Love the Perry District but not really sure where to go for happy hour? Francaise is a newcomer to the area, but WOW are their happy hour options excellent!
From 3-5 PM daily, enjoy $5 plates and drinks like pommes frites, deviled eggs with caviar, and more. We highly recommend the deviled eggs – they are incredible!
8) Pint House
Love watching the game (any game!) and hanging out with friends? Enjoy all of that plus happy hour at Pint House! There are actually two Pint House locations, but the one we go to and know the best is North Pint House on Indian Trail Road (the other location is in Spokane Valley.)
From 3-5 pm Monday through Friday, enjoy $1 off all beer and wine. We highly recommend you order their pretzel and cheese too – one cheese dip is more than enough, and it really is a giant pretzel!
Happy Hours – Available for Bar or Patio Dining 4PM to 6PM daily. Enjoy Tavolata’s delightful bruschetta ($12), famous pasta ($15 for the rigatoni) and a $9 lemon zeppole dessert , plus cocktail, wine, beer and mocktail deaks,
Tavolata is one of the most celebrated newer restaurants in the city thanks to multiple award-winning Chef Ethan Stowell and his team – read our full Tavolata in Spokane review!
From a phenomenally stocked bar with all kinds of specialty spirits to the drool-worthy Italian menu including handmade pasta, artisan charcuterie and more, you won’t want to go home. You’ll want to stay forever and keep ordering item after item until you can’t move anymore. Speaking from experience? Maybe.
10) Taco Vado
If you haven’t been to Taco Vado yet, are you even a Spokanite? Taco Vado is hands down one of the top Mexican food places in Spokane (more SoCal-inspired, but still super delicious) and an excellent place for vegetarians in Spokane, too.
Best of all, Taco Vado has a terrific happy hour from Tuesday-Fridays, 2-5 PM with discounts on pitchers of beer ($12), $5 drafts, and $15 for a bottle of wine. Pair your happy hour drink(s) with queso, guacamole, or one of Taco Vado’s yummy burritos for an exceptional time!
Happy Hours – 3-5pm
Deal – Cocktails for $10, draft beer $5, house red or white wine $5, plus deals on food!
Menu Link – https://babaspokane.com/happy-hour/
With so many inexpensive but sophisticated appetizer options right in the heart of Kendall Yards, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to try Baba.
A Kendall Yard jewel in the Eat Good Group Crown, Chef Adam Hegstead and his team took on the challenge of interpreting Mediterranean cuisine with a twist for Spokane, and it’s a success from beginning to end.
You will definitely want to order the hummus and pita with preserved lemon, and seriously – order more pita. They make it in-house and it’s some of the best I’ve ever had. Pillowy and comforting, it’s the perfect pair with any cocktail. I’m especially a fan of the Old Fashioned inspired cocktail with a brûlée’ed orange.
This article was co-written with Erin Peterson of Trending Northwest magazine. We also run the Trending Northwest podcast and YouTube channel, which you can check out here: Trending Northwest.
Looking for free things to do in Spokane after enjoying happy hour? Check out our list of the top free things to do in Spokane here!
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