1. Loft at Latitude Forty Eight Five
    On a warm day, the bay doors open
    and sea breezes waft over the tables.
    The Loft is a nice place to meet some
    friends for great late-afternoon specials.
    Entrée-sized portions for $5? Heck
    yeah! Generous pours of wine or beer
    for $3.
  2. Hearthfire Grill
    With a wide selection of small plates
    and a variety of drink specials,
    Hearthfire remains everyone’s favorite
    happy hour for a reason. Wells,
    wine and beer are $5-7 with snack specials
    starting at $5. Tacos, sliders and
    more, all with a great view of the water
    thrown in.
  3. The Table
    The Table is best known for lunch and
    dinner, but recently they’ve added a
    happy hour. They offer a small plates
    menu and a selection of drink specials
    from 3–5:30 p.m. daily, 9–10 p.m. on
    Fridays and Saturdays and 5–9 p.m.
    on Sundays. The fried ravioli makes a
    lovely little late afternoon snack.
  4. Temple Bar
    Temple Bar is the perfect place to spend
    a late afternoon watching Bellingham’s
    busy downtown wrap up its day and
    settle in for the evening. For $15 you
    and a friend can split a bottle of red,
    white or sparkling wine and a cheese, a
    landjager plate (sausage and little pickles)
    or a vegan plate. Delectable.
  5. La Conner Seafood and Prime Rib
    Right on the channel in La Conner, this
    is a great place to have a late afternoon
    summer date. Soak up the main street
    charm of lovely little La Conner while
    getting some great eats. Great deal on
    entrees. Fish-n-chips and other entrees
    are $5, beers are $3.50.