UPDATED: May 2018
Happy hour – happiest hours of the day with discounted cocktails and appetizers is my incentive to make it through a long day. Here’s the ultimate guide to the best happy hours in Austin!
Ultimate Guide To Best Happy Hours In Austin
WHEN: Monday – Friday from 2:30 PM – 5PM
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off boozy slushees, all wines and sake on tap, and Kirin Ichiban Lager. The bites available include three options exclusive to the happy hour menu: salmon belly tartare ($7), brisket tostadas ($7), and a burger with patty made from a mix of prime brisket and smoked bavette ($8). The fan-favorite chicken karaage, which also appears on Loro’s regular menu, rounds out the happy hour offering ($6).
2115 S Lamar Blvd, loroaustin.com
WHEN: Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off house cocktails, beer + wine, 25% off fruits de mer, and half-bottle of select sparkling wine for $35 (Douzaine et Demi).
110 San Antonio St, lepolitiqueaustin.com
WHEN: Tuesday through Friday from 3pm to 5pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $6 food items like banh mi hot dog, banh mi shrimp fries, cod fish sticks, chowder fries, smoke fish dip toast, and shishito roulette and $6 drinks.
14735 Bratton Ln, garboslobsteratx.com
WHEN: Every day 5 – 6:30pm in the bar & patio.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 50% off snacks, sangria, tap beer and tap wine.
1900 Simond Ave, locadoroaustin.com
WHEN: Tuesday through Sunday 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Deals on featured food and drinks such as their signature Purple Drank, Pisco Punch, Rosé Sangría, and more. Bites include yuca croquetes, pork belly bao buns and crispy calamari.
1900 Manor Rd, yuyoaustin.com
WHEN: Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. on the patio and restaurant.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 50% off specials on the entire drink menu including cocktails, wine by the bottle and an expansive amaro list
1601 E 6th St, ilbruttoaustin.com
WHEN: Monday-Friday from 3 – 6pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL:
- $4 select beers
- $5 select wine
- $5 select cocktails
- seasoned Texas cheddar cheese curds, $5 per ½ lb
- $2 off Kolaches
- $2 off wings & green beans
- $2 off roll combos
- $1 off snacks
Dai Due Taqueria
- all tacos are $1 off
- $3 sausage links (garlic sausage, classic bratwurst, cajun chicken, vegetarian)
- $3 Chex Mix
- $3 beer cheese & pretzel
- $6 housemade beef jerky
111 Congress Ave, faregroundaustin.com
Photo credit: Logan Crable
WHEN: Every day from 5 – 6:30pm, and Sunday – Thursday from 9PM – close, fair weather only
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Every day happy hour from 5 – 6pm is $3 – $7 bites & drinks, and late night menu is Satsuma Imo Onigiri ($3), Wagyu Yaki Onigiri ($5), Yuri Masamune honjozo sake ($7), and vanilla ice cream sandwich ($5).
801 S Lamar Blvd, uchiaustin.com
WHEN: Sway now offers happy hour at their South 1st location, available from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays at the bar and patio area.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $2 off new specialty cocktails, as well as half off wines by the glass, hot sake, and draught beer.
1417 S 1st St, swaythai.com
WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. every day of the week.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 25% off house wines and featured beers.
501 Comal St, lamattaaustin.com
ELIZABETH ST CAFE
WHEN: Monday–Friday, 3–6pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half-priced appetizers & bánh mì, $2 off all cocktails, beer, wine, sake, and punch.
1501 S 1st St, elizabethstreetcafe.com
WHEN: Monday – Thursday, 5 – 6:30pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $2 off all sake, beer and wine by the glass – served alongside Japanese snacks (discounted during happy hour), yakitori and nigiri flights.
514 Medina St, fukumotoaustin.com
WHEN: Sunday-Thursday 2:30-6:30pm, 5 – 6:30pm half price select food
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half off bottles of wine, large format beer, and $5 draft Summerthyme cocktail.
1201 S Lamar Blvd
WHEN: Monday – Friday, 5 – 7pm in the bar area
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off all drinks
400 W 2nd St
WHEN: Weekdays from 5 – 6 pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half-off cocktails, beer, and glasses of wine
2115 Holly St
WHEN: Tuesday – Saturday from 5-7 p.m. on all three levels —Deck Nine Observatory Bar, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill and Boiler Room Lounge.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $2 off all Starters and Flatbreads including: Boiler Nine’s famous Beer Bread, Steak Fries and Grilled Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates. Plus, the Caprese Flatbread with fresh mozzarella, Pomodoro, balsamic and basil. Complete happy hour with drink specials: $2 off all Draft Beer and Wines by the glass.
800 W Cesar Chavez St, boilernine.com
WILD CHIX & WAFFLES
WHEN: Every day from 2 – 6 pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Sip on special beer and wine selections from $3-$7 per glass. Plus, specials on mimosas by the glass ($5) and pitcher ($24).
714 Burnet Rd, wildchixwaffles.com
WHEN: Monday – Friday from 3 – 6:30pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $2 off all burgers, all sips are $5 (minus Little Larry $4, and skinny $7), all wine is $5, select beer $4 pints and $5 goblets & $7 tulips, and $5 fries (truffle, green chili & chili con queso all offered).
2600 Hoppe Trail
WHEN: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $1 off bar snacks, $1 off all draft beer, $1 off wine by the glass, $2 off signature cocktails, and every Thursday is $1 fried chicken.
2027 Anchor Ln, contigotexas.com
Photo credit: Logan Crable
WHEN: Every day from 5 – 6:30pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $3 – $7 food and drink specials like the Hama Chili, avocado nigiri, kimchi negi fries, and chicken wings with xo sauce.
4200 N Lamar Blvd, uchikoaustin.com
WHEN: Every day and all-night, Sunday-Thursday and then 4-7 on Friday and Saturday.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $7 bourbon iced tea, $7 bourbon lemonade, $7 fresh fruit sangria, $8 summer fish fry, $9 crispy fried chicken sandwich, and $10 Fixe shrimp cocktail.
500 W 5th St, fixesouthernhouse.com
WHEN: Happy hour is all day on Tuesday and from 5 – 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off select bottles of wine, 1/2 Off select cocktails, $5 snacks including pimento cheese & deviled eggs.
3235 E Cesar Chavez St, jacobysaustin.com
WHEN: Monday through Friday from 5 – 6:30pm!
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half off cocktails, beer, and bar food menu
301 E 6th St, parkside-austin.com
Fulfill your dancing, drinking, and dining desires at Chicon four nights each week.
Sunday: Steak Night
Tuesday: Half-price burgers during Happy Hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Half-price cocktails during Happy Hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. starting on 7/27
Thursday: DJ spinning vinyl on the Chicon patio starting on 7/14
Happy Hour Deal: $2 off house cocktails, $2 off wines by the glass, $1 off draft beer, and $1 off bar snacks
When: 5 – 6:30pm every seven days a week
1914 E 6th St, chiconaustin.com
WHEN: Monday through Thursday from 5 – 6pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $4.5 Japanese chicken wings, $4 pork dumplings, $3 Kome fries, $4 – $6 sushi rolls, drink specials
4917 Airport Blvd, kome-austin.com
Try the coconut rice bowl ($7 during HH), mussels ($6 during HH, super spicy), and pork satay ($5 during HH).
WHEN: 5 – 7pm weekdays
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Food specials, $3 Tiger Beer Jelly Beer, $5 cocktails and $5 draft beers.
11601 Rock Rose #100, thaikun.com
CLARK’S OYSTER BAR
WHEN: Every day from 3 – 6pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 50 cents off oysters, half-priced burgers, and $5 martinis and draft beer.
1200 W 6th St, clarksoysterbar.com
WHEN: Tuesday through Friday from 4 – 7pm, Sunday and Monday all night long
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half off food and $5 select drinks
208 W 4th St, pecheaustin.com
WHEN: Monday to Friday until 6:30pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half off all liquor/cocktails, beer, and bar snacks
4807 Airport Blvd, bullfight-austin.com
WHEN: Every day from 3 – 7pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $9 gulf oysters, $10 ceviche, $11 crab & guac, $8 queso flameado, $6 house margaritas, and more
1816 S 1st St
SEE ALSO: Alcomar, Austin’s Seaside Escape
WHEN: Tuesday to Sunday from 4:30 – 6:30pm, and all night Monday
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half price bar food, and $2 off each cocktail, beer, and glass of wine.
1204 W Lynn St
WHEN: Every day from 5 – 7pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $7 6 oz burger, $5 snacks, $3 tacos, $5 cocktails, $5 beer, and $5 wine
5520 Burnet Rd #100
WHEN: Tuesday to Friday from 2:30PM – 6PM, Saturday 3PM – 6PM, and ALL NIGHT MONDAY!
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $3 brews, $5 house wines, $6 house-made infusions, and discounted bites.
415 Colorado St
WHEN: Every day from 3 – 6pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Food and drink specials
1110 W Lynn St
WHEN: Every day from 3 – 6pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Discounted cocktails and select plates; $5 bubbles and half off oysters on Mondays
1209 E 11th St, hillsidefarmacy.com
WHEN: 2:30 – 6:30 on Monday – Friday.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $3 Peroni Draft and Moretti Bottles, $5 House Red, White, Rose and Lambrusco or “Select Wine”, $5 Signature Cocktails, and 1/2 off all pizza and wine by the bottle.
123 W 6th St, italicaustin.com
JACK ALLEN’S KITCHEN
WHEN: Monday – Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Featuring drink specials and half-priced appetizers
Multiple locations, jackallenskitchen.com
WHEN: Monday – Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and all day Sunday
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Free popcorn, $2 off all snacks, $1 off all draft beers, and $4 house spirits.
506 West Ave, irenesaustin.com
WHEN: Monday to Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $4 Avocado Toast, $5 Veggie Sandwich or Chicken Salad Sandwich, $3 Well Liquor, $4 Bartender Special, $5/20 House Red and White, and $2.50 Canned Beers.
600 N Lamar Blvd, 24diner.com
SALT TRADERS COASTAL COOKING
WHEN: Monday from 3:30-10 p.m., and Tuesday-Friday, from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Drink Specials, $5 off Beginnings, $1 Gulf Oysters
2850 N Interstate Hwy 35, Round Rock, TX, salttraderscc.com
WHEN: Thursday 3 – 7pm & 10pm – 12am, Friday & Saturday 3 – 7pm & 10 pm – 1am, and all day Sunday
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Sushi and drink specials
206 Colorado St
WHEN: Monday- Saturday from 4 – 7pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $7 craft cocktails and $5 tea sandwich that changes every week
718 Congress Ave #100
WHEN: $2 pint nights on Monday 5 – 10pm, 1/2 off select glasses of wine on Wednesday from 5 – 7pm, happy hour is 5 – 7pm every weekday.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $5 antipasti plate, $3 wood fired olives, $1 off all drafts, and $5 glasses by the wine
2406 Manor Rd
WHEN: Monday through Friday from 2 – 6:30pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $6 specialty cocktails, $5 select wines, $2 Bud Lights & Mickey’s, and $1 off domestic drafts
315 Congress Ave
WHEN: Monday through Friday from 5 – 7pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $7 wines by the glass $7 craft cocktails, $13 kobe beef sliders, $7 warm pretzel sticks, $15 street tacos, $13 loaded fries, $7 truffle popcorn and more
200 Lavaca St
WHEN: Happy Hour 5 – 6:30pm daily
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half off beer on tap, wine by the glass, and antipasti
507 San Jacinto Blvd
WHEN: Tuesday to Friday from 4 – 7pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $5 select cocktails and bites
1306 E 6th St
WHEN: Monday through Friday from 3 – 6:30pm in the restaurant’s bar or out on the patio.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off beers, wines by the glass, house cocktails, East Coast Oysters served with traditional condiments for $3.75 each and the cheeseburger for $12.
1603 South Congress Avenue
MONGER’S MARKET + KITCHEN
WHEN: Tuesday through Friday from 4 – 6pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $6 snacks, $1 off oysters, $5 wines by the glass and $1 off draft beers.
2401 E Cesar Chavez St
SEE ALSO: Mongers Market + Kitchen
SECOND BAR + KITCHEN
WHEN: Every day from 4 – 6 pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $2 off snacks & pizzas including the buffalo fried pickles, black truffle pommes frites, bianco pizza, and famous black + bleu pizza with black truffles, bleu cheese, pork belly, medjool dates and red onions. Plus, $2 off 16 oz. draft beers, wines by the glass and house cocktails.
200 Congress Ave, secondbarkitchen.com
WHEN: Monday – Saturday from 3-5 pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 50% off food and $2 off drinks.