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Photo by Leslie Kelly
Chicken fried bacon bitches!
The Place: 5 Point Cafe , 415 Cedar St., 206-448-9993.

The Hours: 4-6 p.m. weekdays; booze-only bargains,

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5 Point's Got Seattle's Cheapest Happy Hour? No Shit!

chickbacon.jpg
Photo by Leslie Kelly
Chicken fried bacon bitches!
The Place: 5 Point Cafe, 415 Cedar St., 206-448-9993.

The Hours: 4-6 p.m. weekdays; booze-only bargains, 6-9 a.m. weekdays.

The Digs: It's damn dark, but that's OK because the lack of light makes that drunk guy you decided to make out with look like Brad Pitt. And, hell, what else would you expect from a place that's got this motto: Alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929. The bar side of this 24-hour-a-day venue is actually pretty cozy, with booths along one wall, which is plastered in cool, old pics. There's also a rockin' jukebox where you can order up helpings of Sinatra, Zepplin, Prince and Neil Diamond. Also want to note, as mentioned in a news release sent out last year, "the men's shitter now has a door." Yippee!

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Photo by Leslie Kelly
Yes, it's dark at 5 Point Cafe, but that lack of lighting makes this cheap ass burger look like a million bucks.

The Deal: The $2.50 burger comes with fries. And guess what? It doesn't suck! That hot-off-the-grill burger's even better with a pint of Old Seattle Lager and an order of chicken fried bacon on the side. The super sweet bartender suggested making like the construction workers who come in for this artery-clogging treat: "Those guys put the chicken fried bacon on top of their burgers!" Damn straight!! Now, where's the Lipitor chaser? Other dirt-cheap items include mini corndogs or wedges of deep fried mac-and-cheese with marinara for dipping, also $2.50. Domestic drafts are $2 and micros are $3, while well drinks will set you back a measly $3.50. If you wanna splurge on the booze because you feel flush saving all that dough on the food, 5 Point has a huge lineup of local spirits including our fave gin from Sound Spirits.

The Verdict: 5 Point is guilty of serving some damn delicious, gut-busting grub. The portions are generous, the beer's cold and cheap and the vibe is like taking a trip back in time. Get on board this retro chew chew express!

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