UPDATED: FEB 2019
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 sorted by neighborhood!
HAPPY HOURS IN AUSTIN: DOWNTOWN
WHEN: Happy hour runs Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 price selected appetizers, 1/2 price house margaritas and featured cocktails
$5 house red or white wine, $2 off beers, and weekly happy hour specials.
85 Rainey St, elnaranjorestaurant.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: Monday-Friday from 3 – 6pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL:
- $4 select beers
- $5 select wine
- $5 select cocktails
- $2 off Kolaches
- $2 off wings & green beans
- $2 off roll combos
- $1 off snacks
Dai Due Taqueria
- all tacos are $1 off
111 Congress Ave, faregroundaustin.com
WHEN: Monday – Friday, 5 – 7pm in the bar area
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off all drinks
400 W 2nd St
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: 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: 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 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: 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
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
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: Every day of the week, 5 – 6 pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off the full menu.
301 E 6th St, parkside-austin.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 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
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 – Friday from 4pm – 7pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Daily beer specials
1607 San Jacinto Blvd
WALTON’S Fancy & Staple
WHEN: Thursday – Saturday, 5 – 8:30 pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $5 fancy snacks, $6 cocktails
609 W 6th St
WHEN: Tuesday – Friday, 5 – 6:30 pm in the bar area
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $7 select cocktails, $7 wine by the glass, happy hour-priced appetizers priced $8-$12, like the Meatballs $9; Chicken Liver Mousse $8; Scallop Crudo $10; Small Mushroom Paperdelle $10; Small Lemon Caperberry Chicken $12 and more.
201 Brazos St Bldg B
WHEN: Happy Hour is Monday – Friday from 5 – 6:30pm daily
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off beer, wine by the glass & antipasti
507 San Jacinto Blvd
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, and East Coast Oysters served with traditional condiments for $3 each.
1603 South Congress Avenue
Güero’s Taco Bar
When: Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m.
Happy Hour Deal: $2 off margaritas, $2 domestic beers, and $1 off chili con queso.
1412 S Congress Ave
HAPPY HOURS IN AUSTIN: CENTRAL
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
Photo credit: Logan Crable
WHEN: Every day from 5 – 6:30pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Drinks are $3 – $7, and bites are $3 – $10.
4200 N Lamar Blvd, uchikoaustin.com
WHEN: Happy Hour is 5:30 – 7 pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 50% off cocktails and $2 off wines by the glass. Mondays (5 pm – 12 am) are Flight Night, with three 3-ounce pours of a monthly selection for $20.
4119 Guadalupe St, vinotx.com
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
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
5301 Airport Blvd, kome-austin.com
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
OLIVE & JUNE
WHEN: Monday through Friday from 5pm – 6pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off beer, cocktails & full dinner menu.
3411 Glenview Ave, oliveandjune-austin.com
WHEN: Monday – Saturday from 3-5 pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 50% off food and $2 off drinks.
1601 Waterston Ave, josephineofaustin.com
WHEN: Every day from 3 – 6:30pm with $1 off beer, $5 frozen cocktails & tap cocktails, $5 tap wine, $3 off appetizers. Late night happy hour is Friday & Saturday from 10pm – 12am with $3 off frozen cocktails & tap cocktails, $3 off tap wine, and $1 off beer. Every Tuesday is 1/2 off full bottles of wine.
5811 BERKMAN DRIVE
HAPPY HOURS IN AUSTIN: EAST
WHEN: All day Monday (4:30pm to 9pm), and Tuesday through Sunday 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Yuyo’s Monday happy hour includes $5 rosé sangria, $6 wines, and $7 Pisco Punch all night. Happy hour menu highlights include $5 Papas (purple and russet fries with aji amarillo aioli), $6 Yuquitas (yuca croquettes with farm cheese), $9 Calamari and $7 Bao Buns.
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: 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
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: Weekdays from 5 – 6 pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half-off cocktails, beer, and glasses of wine
2115 Holly St
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: 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
MONGER’S MARKET + KITCHEN
WHEN: Tuesday – Friday, 4 – 6:00 pm
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
WHEN: Tuesday to Friday from 4 – 7pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $5 select cocktails and bites
1306 E 6th St
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
Houndstooth Coffee — East MLK
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: All-day happy hour specials include:
- Monday: All cocktails $8
- Tuesday: All classic cocktails $8
- Wednesday: All specialty cocktails $8 and wine half off by the bottle (rotating list)
- Thursday: $6 frozen margaritas
2823 E MLK Jr Blvd Ste 101
WHEN: Amoré Monday (Feb 18 through March 25, for now) — Mondays, all night from 5:30 PM to 10PM
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: curated menu of the restaurant’s most popular dishes at happy hour prices.
2400 E Cesar Chavez, St #304
WHEN: 3 – 7pm Tuesday to Friday
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $6 cocktails, and buy 2 scoops and get a free topping.
1407 E 7th St, prohibitioncreamery.com
HAPPY HOURS IN AUSTIN: NORTH
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: Sunday – Friday from 5:00 – 6:30pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Selected menu items are 1/2 off and drink specials include $7 draft cocktails, $4 Texas draft beers, 25% off bottles of wine, and half off large format beers.
6555 Burnet Rd #400, barleyswine.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
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
SECOND BAR + KITCHEN
WHEN: Every day from 3 – 6 pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $5 snacks, $10 small plates + salads, $10 pizzas, and $10 plates.
3121 Palm Way #101
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
FONDA SAN MIGUEL
TUESDAY HAPPY HOUR: All night Tuesday; $5.95 frozen/rocks margaritas and select wine by the glass, 1/2 off select appetizers
MIDWEEK HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday; $1 off tequila, 1/2 off select appetizers
2330 W N Loop Blvd
Be More Pacific
HAPPY HOUR: All night on Wednesday; Tuesday – Friday, 4 – 6:30 pm
OFFER: Free lumpia platters for parties of 6 or more (required purchase of one drink or dish per person)
TAKAW TUESDAYS: All night on Tueday$3 draft beers, $3 Filipino tacos
7858 Shoal Creek Blvd
77 Degrees Rooftop Bar
WHEN: Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 3pm-7pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $5 Wells $4 Mexican Beers
11500 Rock Rose Ave
Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub
WHEN: Monday-Friday from 3pm – 7pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $5 JAMESON/BUSHMILL TOWERS, $5 appetizers and select food, and $7 beer flights.
11500B Rock Rose
North by Northwest Brewing Co.
WHEN: Daily, 4-7 p.m.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $1 off pints, $6 wine by the glass, $4-6 cocktails by the glass, discount appetizers
10010 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin Cheese Co.
WHEN: Every Tuesday from 4-8 p.m
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 50% off bottles of house wine
10000 Research Blvd #123, Austin, TX
HAPPY HOURS IN AUSTIN: SOUTH
WHEN: Monday – Friday from 2PM – 5PM
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off boozy slushees, select 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), wings, 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
Photo credit: Logan Crable
WHEN: Sake Social is every day from 5 – 6:30pm
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $3-$7 drinks and bites are $3 – $9.
801 S Lamar Blvd, uchiaustin.com
WHEN: Sway now offers happy hour 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 + Domain, swaythai.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: 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 $6 draft cocktails.
1201 S Lamar Blvd
WHEN: Happy Hour in the Cedar Tavern: Sunday & Monday all night, 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday through Friday. Tasting Hours in the front dining room bar: Sunday & Monday all night, 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday through Friday
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $7 cocktails, $7 select wines, $4 draft beers, select food specials
615 S Lamar
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: Every day from 4 – 6pm.
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $2 off wines by the glass, 30% off small producer wines by the bottle, and snacks such as$2.50 egg rolls, $7 chicken wings two ways, $4 small papaya salad, $5 Thai beef jerky, and $3 chicken cracklins.
909 W Mary St
WHEN: Tuesday through Sunday, 5-6:30 p.m. in the outdoor Wine Garden
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $3 draft beers, $5 wine specials by the glass
1807 S 1st St
WHEN: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; brunch drink specials Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $4 wells, $5 RED’s Frozen Ritas, $6.50 House Texicans, and $4.50 mimosas and $6 Bloody Marys during weekend brunch
3508 S Lamar Blvd (South), 4200 B Braker Ln (North), 4401 N Interstate Hwy 35 Suite 2002 (Round Rock)