Best Happy Hours in Austin

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Ultimate Guide To Best Happy Hours In Austin

February 21, 2019

UPDATED: FEB 2019

Best Happy Hours In Austin

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!

SEE ALSO: 9 Best New Restaurants In Austin TX Right Now

 
JUMP TO HAPPY HOURS IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN
JUMP TO HAPPY HOURS IN NORTH AUSTIN
JUMP TO HAPPY HOURS IN CENTRAL AUSTIN
JUMP TO HAPPY HOURS IN EAST AUSTIN
JUMP TO HAPPY HOURS IN SOUTH AUSTIN


HAPPY HOURS IN AUSTIN: DOWNTOWN

El Naranjo in Austin, TX

EL NARANJO

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

 

Le Politique in Austin, TX

LE POLITIQUE

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

 

Fareground Austin

FAREGROUND

WHEN: Monday-Friday from 3 – 6pm.

HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 

Fareground Bar

  • $4 select beers
  • $5 select wine
  • $5 select cocktails

Henbit

  • $2 off Kolaches

Contigo

  • $2 off wings & green beans

Kome

  • $2 off roll combos
  • $1 off snacks

Dai Due Taqueria

  • all tacos are $1 off

111 Congress Ave, faregroundaustin.com

 

La Condesa Austin

LA CONDESA

WHEN: Monday – Friday, 5 – 7pm in the bar area

HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 1/2 off all drinks

400 W 2nd St

 

Oysters at Clark's Oyster Bar in Austin

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

 

Irene's Soft Serve

IRENE’S

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

 

BAR CHI

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

 

SWIFT’S ATTIC

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

 

Italic Restaurant in Austin

ITALIC

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

 

24 DINER

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

 

Fixe Austin happy hour

FIXE

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

 Parkside Happy Hour

PARKSIDE

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

 

PÉCHÉ

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

 

TRACE

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

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

 

Scholz Garten

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

 

LA VOLPE

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

 

Backspace Pizza

BACKSPACE

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

 

Central Standard

CENTRAL STANDARD

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

L'oco O'doro

L’OCA D’ORO

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

 

Uchiko Sake Social Hour

Photo credit: Logan Crable

UCHIKO

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

 

VINO VINO

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

 

Contigo Austin

CONTIGO

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

 

Kome Austin

KOME

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

 

JEFFREY’S

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

 

Peached Tortilla

PEACHED TORTILLA

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

 

Josephine House

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

WHEN: Monday – Saturday from 3-5 pm.

HAPPY HOUR DEAL: 50% off food and $2 off drinks.

1601 Waterston Ave, josephineofaustin.com

 

Fries + rosé at Hank's Austin

HANK’S

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

Yuyo Austin

YUYO

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

 

Il Brutto

IL BRUTTO

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

 

La Matta

LA MATTA

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

 

Fukumoto

FUKUMOTO

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

 

Launderette

LAUNDERETTE

WHEN: Weekdays from 5 – 6 pm

HAPPY HOUR DEAL: Half-off cocktails, beer, and glasses of wine

2115 Holly St

 

Jacoby's

JACOBY’S

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

 

Oysters at Hillside Farmacy

HILLSIDE FARMACY

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 Austin

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

 

LICHA’S CANTINA

WHEN: Tuesday to Friday from 4 – 7pm

HAPPY HOUR DEAL: $5 select cocktails and bites

1306 E 6th St

 

Unit D

UNIT-D PIZZERIA

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

 

Juniper

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

 

Prohibition Creamery in East Austin, Texas

PROHIBITION CREAMERY

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

Garbo's Happy Hour

GARBO’S

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

 

BARLEY SWINE

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

 

Thai Kun

THAI KUN

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 Fried Chicken Beef Ribs

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

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

SEE ALSO: Best Seafood In Austin? Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

 

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

Loro Austin

LORO

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

 

Uchi Happy Hour

Photo credit: Logan Crable

UCHI

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

 

Sway Domain

SWAY

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

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

 

Odd Duck

ODD DUCK

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

 

EBERLY

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

 

Hopdoddy

HOPDODDY

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

 

THAI FRESH

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

 

Lenoir

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

 

Red’s Porch

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)

 

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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