Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's happy hour again / Sorrento Hotel

Image via Seth Gaines

You already know that The Sorrento Hotel has recently stepped up its art offerings. But don't be fooled by that opulent exterior - they have one hell of a happy hour. First off, it's daily. I can't emphasize that enough. And whether you like early (4-6pm) or later (9pm to close), they got ya covered. Which is exactly what you'd expect from a grand dame (she turned 100 this year) like The Sorrento.  

Let's start with the drinks - $4 wells/wine/import beer. After you've been drinking a bit, you're bound to get hungry. You can literally pull quarters out of your pocket and still find something to eat.

.50 cents/each: chilled shrimp or fried oysters
$1: homemade chips, pistachios or licorice
$2: olives, calamari, garlic fries or hummus + pita
$4: caesar salad, sliders with cheese, or jalapeno dip
$5: Tomahawk lamb chop (!), crab mac'n'cheese, chicken satay or ahi tuna

And the best part? You get to enjoy the unbeatable ambiance of the Fireside Room or the Hunt Club. Want to have an awesome evening? Start here on a First Thursday and walk a couple short blocks to the Frye Art Museum. The Puppet Show is up through September 13.


Tales from the Crib said...

Ohhh I would so take advantage of that happy hour (um, yeah, the early one)! My first digs in Seattle were (are) located directly next door to the Sorrento hotel. I loved hearing the tinkling of china and laughter waft through my windows on a summer evening. Though sadly I never went inside the hotel, afraid they would shoo me away as riff raff from the cheapie apartment complex next door!

Joey Veltkamp said...

That's SO weird. When I went last night, they are like, "Are you friends with that girl that got 'made' in England?! Cuz if you are, you're not welcome here!" ;)