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Where (and When) to Drink Half-Priced Wine in Austin

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Wine is always nice, whether on its own, or paired with a meal, but what's even better is great wine at half the price. Luckily for Austin, there are a bunch of restaurants and bars offering half-priced wines by the bottle or glass throughout the week.

Find discounted bottles and glasses with happy hour deals at places like Small Victory and Lenoir, Wine Wednesdays (which is indeed a thing in the middle of the week) over at Contigo and The Driskill, weekly half-off bottles like Winebelly, and many others.

For more wine takes, scope out Eater's guide to the best wine lists in town and wine and cheese spots. Then there are the city's killer happy hours, and cocktail bars essential and new.

Everything below is listed chronologically, starting with daily specials and then moving on to each day of the week. If your favorite half-price wine by the bottle or glass spot missing below? Let Eater know in the comment section below, through the tipline, or over on the forum.

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Opa Coffee & Wine Bar

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It is only appropriate that the wine bar has a good happy hour. From 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday, the Greek cafe offers $15 pitchers, half-off glasses of wine from already-opened bottles, and 20 percent off all bottles.

Juliet Ristorante

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Make it a wine day with half-off bottles on Tuesdays and enjoy discounted glasses during happy hour, from 3 to 7 p.m. daily throughout the restaurant.

Small Victory

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The downtown bar’s happy hour includes half-off rose, sparkling, and fortified wines, available from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Spend the evening in Lenoir’s whimsical wine garden from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, for half-off select wine bottles.

Odd Duck

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At Odd Duck, all bottles of wine are half-off from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

North Italia

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North offers half-off all bottles of wine, with select bottles for $16, along with $4 glasses of house wines and sangria during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

House Wine

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House Wine offers 100 different wines, with various wine specials every day of the week, including half-off wine tastings by the glass on Sundays, and more.

Santorini Cafe

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The northern Greek cafe’s daily happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. includes $2.50 sangria, half-off glasses of wine from opened bottles, and 20 percent off all wine bottles.

Vox Table

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Head to Vox Table's bar for half-off wine by the glass during happy hour held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Visit the wine bar at Wink from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, for half-off all bar appetizers and a glass of wine off from its extensive list.

Clark's Oyster Bar

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Get your weekend fill of oysters and wine at Cark’s, with half-off bottles of wine, fifty cents off oysters, and $5 oyster shooters from 3 to 6 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday.

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Jeffrey's

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Make your Sunday evenings a relaxing one with half-off the entire wine list at the upscale restaurant located in the heart of Clarksville.

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Winebelly

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Winebelly takes half-off select bottles of wine on Sunday and Monday. It also serves $5 house wines, including rose, during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

Eastside Cafe

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On Mondays, enjoy half-off bottles of wine and appetizers from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at this cozy spot on Manor Road.

Austin Terrier

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For a casual and family-friendly vibe, head over to Austin Terrier on Monday, when all bottles of wine are half-off.

Crú Wine Bar

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All champagne bottles are half-off every Thursday at both Cru locations (the other in the Domain).

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Zax Pints & Plates

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The farmhouse-style joint offers half-off all bottles on Monday nights, excluding reserved wines.

Taverna

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There is no such thing as saving too much on wine, which is why Taverna offers half-off on almost all wine bottles from open to close on Monday and Tuesday. The Domain location has the same deal, too.

Barlata

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Barlata offers half-off wine bottles starting at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night, with select wines by the glass for $3 to $5 during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Make sure to also check out its daily paella pairings, which includes the dish with a select cocktail or glass of wine for $15.

Wednesdays at Cenote feature the perfect combination: half-off wine bottles and $12 Antonelli’s cheese plates.

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Wednesdays mean half-off bottles of wine, which always pairs well with pizza.

Contigo

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For ranch-to-table dining, head over to Contigo on Wednesday nights, when all bottles of wine are half-off. Wine by the glass is also $1 off during the restaurant's regular happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The Driskill

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Want to grab a drink at the historic Driskill without dropping major cash? The Driskill Grill offers half-off wine by the glass every Wednesday. Daily, house wines are $4 during happy hour at the bar, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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Every Wednesday evening, Jacoby’s offers half-off select bottles of wine during dinner service from 5 to 9 p.m.

Jenna's Asian Kitchen

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The Wednesday wine specials at Jenna's includes half-off all bottles and sake, if you're in the mood. Happy hour bottles are 25 percent off from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, too.

Mia Italian Tapas & Bar

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The tapas restaurant offers half-off prices on 27 different bottles of wine every Wednesday. House wines and sangria are also $5 during happy hour from 3 to 6 pm., Monday through Friday.

Salt & Time

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The butcher shop and salumeria celebrates wine on Wednesdays with half-off bottles from 5 p.m. to close. The daily happy hour, from 3 to 6 p.m., includes $5 glasses of house wines.

Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

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Wine bottles are half-off for on-property drinking, with retail bottles at 20 percent off, on Wednesdays.

Foreign & Domestic

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Though not half-off, Foreign & Domestic features 25 percent off bottles on Thursdays.

Opa Coffee & Wine Bar

It is only appropriate that the wine bar has a good happy hour. From 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday, the Greek cafe offers $15 pitchers, half-off glasses of wine from already-opened bottles, and 20 percent off all bottles.

Juliet Ristorante

Make it a wine day with half-off bottles on Tuesdays and enjoy discounted glasses during happy hour, from 3 to 7 p.m. daily throughout the restaurant.

Small Victory

The downtown bar’s happy hour includes half-off rose, sparkling, and fortified wines, available from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.