It’s no surprise this bar won best happy hour. Its $5 nachos are piled high and to the diner seem never-ending. Other considerations almost don’t even matter. With locations in Ballard, Redmond, and West Seattle, Matador offers happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Just leave a gig at the Sunset Tavern? Got a hankering for a bite and a beer before going home? The Matador is your oasis among the busy fisherman village crowds. And if it’s not beer you want, try one of the many tequilas. Various locations, matadorrestaurants.com
First runner-up: No Bones Beach Club
Second runner-up: Lost Lake
Honorable mention: Barolo, Chandler’s Crab House
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