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Where to Find 100-Degree-Plus Happy Hours With Cold Drinks in Austin

Cheap drinks when it’s too hot outside

A short glass of a yellow liquid with salt on the rim and a sliced lime on the rim.
A margarita at Radio Coffee.
Jenn Hair
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Yes, it’s goddamn hot out there. Temperatures have continued to hoover in the 100s, the region is under excessive heat warnings, and the state’s power company asking for people to conserve energy. Several Austin bars are taking a glass-half-full approach to the heat by taking advantage of the too-high temperatures by offering discounted drinks when it’s 100 degrees and above — though, please, keep hydrated, put on sunscreen, and just generally stay cool.

Doc’s Backyard Grill: The American bar and restaurant is famous for its hot-weather drinks special. Whenever the city gets to 100 degrees and above, frozen margaritas are just $2. (5207 Brodie Lane, Suite 100, Sunset Valley)

Radio Coffee and Beer: The coffee shop and bar will offer half-off draft and frozen mango chile margaritas every hour when the temperature hits above 100 degrees. (4204 Menchaca Road, South Lamar)

Wax Myrtle’s: The Thompson Hotel bar will offer $3 specials on miniature frozen cocktails, drafts of Lone Star, and paletas all day when the temperature hits 100. (506 San Jacinto Boulevard, Downtown)

Armadillo Den: The mostly alfresco bar offers one-dollar off (or as it describes it, 100 cents off) summer cocktail specials when the temperature is above 100 degrees. (10106 Menchaca Road, Far South Austin)

Lucky’s: The East Austin bar’s frozen cocktails will be available for $5 when the temperature reaches 100 degrees or more. (1050 East 11th Street, Central East Austin)

The Cavalier: The East Austin restaurant and bar’s frozen cocktails are $5 when the temperature is 100 degrees or more. (2400 Webberville Road, East Austin)

Upstairs at Caroline: The Aloft Austin Downtown hotel rooftop bar will serve frozen cocktails for $8 on days when it’s predicted to be over 100 degrees. (109 East Seventh Street, Downtown)

Update, August 18, 9:16 a.m.: This guide, originally published on June 21, has been updated to include additional happy hours.

Upstairs at Caroline

109 East 7th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 982-6766 Visit Website

Doc's Backyard Grill

5207 Brodie Lane, , TX 78745 (512) 892-5200 Visit Website

Wax Myrtle's

506 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 (737) 257-3026 Visit Website

Radio Coffee & Beer

4204 Menchaca Road, , TX 78704 (512) 394-7844 Visit Website

Armadillo Den

10106 Menchaca Road, , TX 78748 (512) 993-2998 Visit Website

The Cavalier

2400 Webberville Road, , TX 78702 (512) 696-4318 Visit Website


1050 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 766-8131 Visit Website