I came here on Tuesday for happy hour with a friend who is moving back to the Midwest on Monday and whom I hadn’t seen in over a year. That’s just what you do as young adults in Seattle, okay? We were busy! I arrived just 10 minutes before happy hour ended, immediately ordered a drink and some tacos, and my friend arrived with 2 minutes to spare. Love that timing.
I had never been to this bar, and I loved the décor. It made me feel classy and welcomed. It is right in the heart of Belltown, on 2nd and Bell, and while there was outdoor seating, the temperature outside was just one or two degrees less than ideal. It was fine for walking from the bus stop, but I didn’t want to sit in it. The inside was just air-conditioned enough so I wasn’t too cold. The bathrooms were clean and the bartender was very friendly, attentive, and funny.
I ordered a Manhattan to feel cool and grown-up (it worked) and carnitas tacos to mix it up, offering a bite of mine if my friend gave me a bite of her fish tacos, because I would have to know how they were. Guess what, they were great. Are most fish tacos in Seattle just objectively the bomb or am I just easily pleased? There have not been many I have disliked. The carnitas tacos were very no-frills and came with chunky salsa verde, onions, and cilantro.
Both tacos came on little metal frames so that the fillings didn’t fall out, which I have only seen at one other bar, and always appreciate. Love me some innovation. There was the perfect amount of veggies and sauce, and the fish tacos came with carrots, cilantro, and a fruit salsa, which added a refreshing sweetness. Tacos were 2 for $6, and the Manhattan was $9 (normally $12 I assume, as that’s what their signature cocktails were on the non-happy hour menu). Go check out Wakefield Bar and enjoy some tacos on a sunny afternoon.