Happy Hour!

Toi Only the blond bartenders will remind you that you're not actually in Asia. With dark wood and red walls as the only shades in its color scheme, Toi captures the essence of Asian culture (both red and rich wood are symbolic of good fortune). Though the barkeeps weren't particularly friendly during our visit, the happy-hour food and drink specials—served from 5 to 7 p.m. every weeknight—more than made up for it. Home-style spring rolls ($3 for four), served with a spicy sweet-and-sour sauce, were tasty and lightly crunchy. The curry chicken street vendor's satay ($3) came with some of the best peanut sauce we've ever had. Toi serves a few specialty cocktails ($6), including a jasmine martini and something called the Hipnotiqilar (Hpnotiq, champagne, and cranberry juice). The bar also stocks Singha and other Thai beers. Stop by Toi for the noshing; stay for the unusual assortment of cocktails with a Thai twist. 1904 Fourth Ave., 206-267-1017. DOWNTOWN food@seattleweekly.com

 
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