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The List (photo credit: listbelltown.com)

Almost every Seattle neighborhood has a favorite bar or pub, but only a select few have some of the best weekday happy hour specials. The majority of Seattle’s happy hour bars not only offer inexpensive drink specials, but spectacular deals on their menus’ food items too. To find a great place to hang out every night, Monday through Friday, check out some of these highly recommended happy hour bars in Seattle.

The List
2226 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-1000

The List, an Italian eatery and bar in downtown Seattle, offers an all-day happy hour on Monday. Happy hour specials include beers on tap for under $3, glasses of wine for under $4 and full bottles of wine for under $15. Patrons will also receive 50 percent off food menu items during happy hour, including small plates and tapas. Popular menu items include the grilled octopus salad, chicken with wild mushrooms, bacon-wrapped prawns and Chilean bass.

Contour Club & Lounge
807 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 447-7704

At the Contour Club & Lounge, Tuesdays are for ladies with the weekly Electric Groove Ladies Night. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., happy hour specials include well drinks for under $4 and beer and food menu items for $2 each. From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., there is no cover charge for ladies to hit the dance floor and drink specials are extended for them until the bar closes. Various DJs are lined up weekly for this hot and groovy happy hour night.

Ballard Loft
5105 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 420-2737

The Ballard Loft offers three happy hour specials every Wednesday. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., you’ll only pay $3 for all well drinks, plus get discounted draft beers. Appetizers are only $5.50 each and sliders are $3 off from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. The last happy hour block at the Ballard Loft is from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., when all house specialty cocktails and wines are half off. In addition to great food and strong cocktails, the Ballard Loft serves microbrews and has several flat-screen TVs to watch the nightly game.

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Boka Restaurant and Bar
1010 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 357-9000

On Thursday night, check out the Boka Restaurant and Bar for its gluten-free menu items and variety of cocktails made with infused liquors. Happy hour is from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and then again from 9:30 p.m. to close. Specials include a variety of drink specials and $4, $6 and $9 plate specials. Popular menu items include the truffle fries, mac-n-cheese with carmelized onions, mussels with chorizo and chile sauce and crisp kale with grated parmesan cheese. Must-try infused drinks include the blazing saddle, with tequila infused with tabasco, cilantro and lemon, or apple of my rye, a whiskey infused with cinnamon, lemon, syrup and sparkling cider.

Belltown Billiards
90 Blanchard St.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 420-3146

Friday nights at Belltown Billiards are always a good time with the bar’s generous happy hour from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Happy hour specials include the huge $3 margaritas and cosmopolitan drinks, $5 individual pizzas and $4 caprese bites and tasty bruschetta. Belltown Billiards is not just a bar and eatery, but also a popular pool hall and patrons are encouraged to come in, eat, drink and play a few games on one of several tables.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.