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We can all agree, Happy Hour is better than Traffic Hour. So instead of sitting in traffic after work, grab some friends and head to one of 15 bars or 20 restaurants in the Pike Place Market Historic District.

Below are four bars that will immediately have you saying, "what stress?"


Old Stove Brewing Company

Old Stove Brewing Company

A photo of Old Stove Brewing Company's craft beer and amazing view. (Photo via Facebook)

Kick back and immerse yourself in one of Seattle Magazine's "Best Brewery Taproom" of 2018! Old Stove Brewing Company is relatively new to the Market but already making a name for themselves. 

Enjoy Market-made craft beers while admiring stunning views of Elliot Bay, the Olympic Mountains and the Alaskan Way Viaduct. 

Old Stove Brewing Company at 1901 Western Avenue has a late night Happy Hour from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and a special brunch menu Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.



Radiator Whiskey

A bartender makes cocktails at Radiator Whiskey. (Photo via Facebook)

Matt's in the Market's boozier neighbor Radiator Whiskey offers cocktails to die for, most with barrel-aged creations and a menu fit for any 5-star restaurant.

On the third floor of the Corner Market building at 94 Pike Street, Radiator Whiskey is a dark party perfect for letting your problems melt away. Grab The Piledriver with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Aperol, lemon, mint, and rhubarb bitters or be adventures and try The Sun Goes Down with Mezcal, lemon, orange juice, chiltepin pepper, and house bell pepper grenadine. 

Whet your appetite with cornflake crusted chicken livers or a meatloaf sandwich with bacon mushroom gravy and fried onions. 

Happy Hour is 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. every day. Their late night Happy Hour is 10 p.m. - close, Monday - Thursday. 



The Alibi Room

A beer flight at The Alibi Room. (Photo via Instagram) 

Let your stresses melt away inside this cozy candlelit speakeasy-style bar outside the Gum Wall.

The Alibi Room at 85 Pike Street in Post Alley serves up Italian favorites including Bruschetta, Spicy Mac & Cheese and their brick oven pizza which you can actually see the chefs make. Enjoy everything with a glass of wine or a pint of beer.

The Alibi Room is open every day from 11:30 a.m. -  2 a.m. Happy Hour is until 6 p.m. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m.



Shug's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream

Peach sorbet, beautiful bubbles and amaretto cherry champagne floats at Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream. (Photo via Instagram)

This ain't your mama's soda shop! Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream at 1525 1st Avenue specializes in ice cream cocktails like Prosecco or beer floats and Gran Gran's Cocoa including Bailey's, house-made hot chocolate, vanilla ice cream and whip cream. 

They also offer photo-worthy sundaes and coffee creations along with beer and wine in a nostalgic atmosphere.

Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream is open daily from noon to 10 p.m.


Celebrate all of 2018 and ring in 2019 in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market.

Whether you want to share a romantic meal with a lover or laugh the night away with friends - these four Market staples will make your New Year's celebration one to remember.


Matt's in the Market  

Matt's in the Market dining room lit for the holidays. (Photo via Facebook)

Countdown to the new year by watching our famous clock! Matt's in the Market at First and Pike Street is offering a New Year's Eve dinner special along with its entire menu, so you can have all your favorites.

Book a reservation closer to midnight and stick around for a complimentary glass of champagne as the clock ticks down.


Unexpected Productions 

Teams compete at an Xtreme Theatresports party at Unexpected Productions. (Photo via Facebook)

Ring in the New Year with comedy, camaraderie and champagne! Unexpected Productions at 1428 Post Alley presents Seattle's only fast-paced improv battle.

Xtreme Theatresports New Year's Eve Party features twenty improvisers in a hilarious race to midnight.  

Small gifts, hats, streamers and a champagne toast will be on tap. 

Doors open at 9 p.m. The action begins at 10 p.m. Buy your tickets today! 


Can Can

Wonderland is performing now through January 13. (Photo via Facebook)

Get your sexy on and enjoy a 4-course dinner and show at the Can Can Culinary Cabaret at 94 Pike Street. 

Seattle's classic winter show - Wonderland - is returning for a New Year's Eve celebration featuring a glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter and swinging performers. 

The Can Can's intimate theater turns into a whimsical winter chalet for three shows on New Year's Eve: 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Buy your tickets today!


Maximilien's Bistro

Janet Elle from Rouge Cabaret Trio. (Photo via Facebook)

Voted best place to kiss in Seattle, Maximilien at 81A Pike Street embodies romance.

This New Year's Eve, the French restaurant will sweep guests off the cobblestones and take them on a "no jet lag" trip to France with vocalists Janet Elle and award-winning musicians violinists Brandon Vance and accordionist Toby Hanson. 

You also can't forget about Maximilien's 5-star view overlooking Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. 

Book your reservation today. 

Chances are you've been to the Gum Wall in Pike Place Market. But have you ever been behind the Gum Wall?

Past those sticky layers sits the birthplace of Seattle's improv scene, Unexpected Productions, inside the Market Theater. Unexpected Productions is the oldest premier improv company in the Northwest: The 34-year-old company has been operating out of the theater for 23 years, and it's given rise to a generation of talented comics, including Brendan Fraser, who took improv classes here, and Joel McHale, who was a cast member in the long-running Theatersports show in the 90s.

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Most visitors to Pike Place Market depart as the craft vendors and farmers and flower sellers pack up for the day. But after sun down, there's still plenty to do at the market, including catching a show the Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret.

This subterranean theater and bar/restaurant feels like vintage Seattle, a throwback to a time when speakeasies and jazz clubs were the norm. You'll find the Can Can in a cave-like space beneath the Corner Market, where, five nights a week, burlesque shows entertain a packed room and, in an impossibly small kitchen, some of the best food in the city is quietly being crafted.

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