One of my favorite little places in town is the Agua Verde Paddle Club located at the end of Brooklyn Ave, on the UW campus, right on Portage Bay. Based on where it’s located you might think that it was a hidden gem. It is a gem but it is so well known you are likely to encounter lines nearly everytime you come – especially during core hour meal hours.
I often have lunch here but recently some friends and I decided to meet there for Happy Hour. We arrived between 5:00 and 5:30 and it was already packed! However, we managed to squeeze in and enjoy ourselves.
During Happy Hour bottled beers are $2.50 and Margaritas are $4.50. There’s a small selection of Happy Hour appetizers with the most expensive thing priced at $3.50.
Our group mostly chose to go with the Mexican beer but one person had a Margarita and it looked great. We also sampled a platter of nachos and the "Mangodilla", a quesadilla made with mangoes and chili. Both were really good, and the Mangodilla was especially nice.
If you are looking for a nice, casual place to enjoy a meal or just a beer or cocktail check out Agua Verde.
Agua Verde Paddle Club
1303 NE Boat St.