Daniel’s Broiler Fireworks Viewing

Good luck making dinner reservations at a fancy waterfront restaurant on the Fourth of July if you haven’t already—you’re gonna need ’em. At Daniel’s Broiler, the tables overlooking Lake Union were all booked weeks ago. But you can save face if you already declined your invite to the family barbeque, because Daniel’s bar operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. And, perfectly timed for tonight’s fireworks show (at 10 p.m.), its second happy hour features discounted apps and glasses of wine ($4 off the menu price). You can feast on bacon-wrapped scallops, crispy artichoke hearts, and filet mignon steak strips for a fraction of what you’d spend in the dining room. Your bank account will thank you. America will thank you. (21 and over.) ERIKA HOBART

Mon., July 4, 9-11:59 p.m., 2011