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22 Happy Hours for Affordable Eats and Drinks in Austin

Guide to the city's best drink and food specials

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Austin’s best happy hours make it easier to drink and eat more for less with great deals for those looking to relax after work, hang out with friends before dinner, or just take advantage of low costs for a meal.

There are the classics like Uchi’s sake social, the great deals on Jeffrey’s Monday evening menu, Sour Duck’s entire-meal discounts, half-off drinks at Il Brutto, the deals at Licha’s Cantina, a happy hour that lasts all evening at Péché, and much more.

Scope out the city’s best new bars, essential bars, places with excellent wine lists, dive bars, and beer destinations.

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Bufalina Due

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The Neapolitan pizzeria and wine restaurant and its East Austin counterparty offer half-off pizzas from 4 to 5:30 p.m. daily, along with half-off wine bottles under $100, discounted pours of house wines, and beer drafts. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Peached Tortilla

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The Southern-Asian fusion restaurant’s patio-only social hour includes $5 beers, $7 cocktails, $4 tacos (kalua pork or Chinese barbecue pork), and $5 snacks such as blistered shishito peppers and kimchi arancini balls. There’s also the $9 happy hour burger. It’s all available from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The happy hour is available for outdoor dine-in services only.

Drink.Well

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The North Loop bar’s happy hour menu includes $8 classic cocktails, half-off wine glasses and bottles, $4 draft beers, and snacks ranging from $3 to $10, available starting at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday through 5:30 p.m. each of those days. There’s also a $12 cheese and meat plate available too. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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Drink.Well

Foreign & Domestic

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This North Loop nose-to-tail restaurant offers half-off glasses of wine and Austin beers, as well as some snacks, food, and those glorious popovers. Happy hour is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Uncle Nicky's

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Sneak in an early happy hour at this Italian bistro from 2 to 5 p.m. daily. Beers are $2 to $3, spritzes are $7, and disco lemonade shots are a measly $2. There’s a $10 cheese/olives/almonds/crackers/fruit plate with an optional bottle of house red or white wine for $15. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Colleen's Kitchen

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The Southern Mueller restaurant offers $5 snacks, like deviled eggs and fried chicken biscuits, $6 glasses of wine, and $7 cocktails, available Monday through Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Salty Sow

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There are $5 tacos and $6 to $8 small plates on the Cherrywood New American restaurant’s happy hour menu, available daily from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., as well as $2 off draft beer and cocktails, and changing house wines by the glass for $6 or bottle for $24. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Jeffrey's

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Want to try the fine-dining destination, but not up for dropping the serious serious bucks required? The happy hour menu features 25 percent off bar food and glasses of wine, available only on Monday evenings from 4:30 to 11 p.m. There are indoor dine-in services.

Sour Duck Market

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Here’s an easy happy hour to remember for the Central East Austin restaurant: 20 percent off entire orders, but only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Clark's

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Slurp oysters that are 50 cents cheaper while indulging in $5 oyster shooters and half-off burgers and martinis every single weekday at the Clarksville seafood restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m. on weekdays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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The West Fifth Street cafe’s happy hour features excellent $6 cheeseburgers, $3 St. Elmo Brewing Co.’s Carl kolsches, $2.50 Miller High Lifes, and $6 glasses of sangria from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Roosevelt Room

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Drink through the cocktail eras with $9 classic drinks during the downtown bar’s happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The menu also offers $2 off glasses of wine and large food items and $1 off beer and small food items. There are indoor dine-in services.

Péché

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The downtown absinthe bar and French restaurant’s happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, as well as all evening on Sunday and Monday, with selected $6 drinks and half-off select dishes. There are indoor dine-in services.

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Péché.
Péché

La Condesa

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All cocktails are half-off during the Mexican restaurant’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Licha's Cantina

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Make a meal out of Licha’s cocktails and small plates of Mexican food with the $5 to $8 happy hour menu, available Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Il Brutto

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Happy hour at the East Sixth Italian restaurant is all about half-off drinks (cocktails, wines, beers) from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Get lucky with this East Side Mexican restaurant’s “lucky hour” Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. House cocktails, draft beers, and wines by the glass are $2 off, while bottles of wine are 25 percent off, and mezcal, tequila, raicilla, destilados, and sotol are 50 percent off (plus this last deal is available all evening on Mondays). There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Uchi & Uchiko

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If a languorous gastronomical stroll through Austin’s best sushi restaurant or its sister restaurant isn’t in the cards, the sake social hour at Uchi and Uchiko is a fantastic opportunity to sample the best of the menu at a fraction of the regular cost. From 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily, there are stellar rolls at lower prices, plus classic items and sake. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Launderette

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Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 6 p.m., the Holly New American restaurant offers half-off cocktails, beer, and wines by the glass, as well as $5 off starters and the delicious plancha burger. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Lucky Robot

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The South Congress Japanese restaurant’s happy hour includes half-off specific dishes, sashimi, and bottles of sakes and wines. It runs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Curious about happy hour bites from Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole, especially when it involves an Asian smokehouse? Loro’s happy hour menu comes loaded with a brisket cheeseburger (yes), chicken karaage, and brisket tostadas, plus discounted frozen drinks, beer, wine, and sake, from 2 to 5 p.m. during the weekdays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro’s happy hour burger
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Jack Allen's Kitchen Oak Hill

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All locations of the New Texan comfort food restaurant offer a solid happy hour full of half-off appetizers and one dollar of all drinks from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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Bufalina Due

The Neapolitan pizzeria and wine restaurant and its East Austin counterparty offer half-off pizzas from 4 to 5:30 p.m. daily, along with half-off wine bottles under $100, discounted pours of house wines, and beer drafts. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Peached Tortilla

The Southern-Asian fusion restaurant’s patio-only social hour includes $5 beers, $7 cocktails, $4 tacos (kalua pork or Chinese barbecue pork), and $5 snacks such as blistered shishito peppers and kimchi arancini balls. There’s also the $9 happy hour burger. It’s all available from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The happy hour is available for outdoor dine-in services only.

Drink.Well

The North Loop bar’s happy hour menu includes $8 classic cocktails, half-off wine glasses and bottles, $4 draft beers, and snacks ranging from $3 to $10, available starting at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday through 5:30 p.m. each of those days. There’s also a $12 cheese and meat plate available too. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A bar.
Drink.Well
Drink.Well

Foreign & Domestic

This North Loop nose-to-tail restaurant offers half-off glasses of wine and Austin beers, as well as some snacks, food, and those glorious popovers. Happy hour is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Uncle Nicky's

Sneak in an early happy hour at this Italian bistro from 2 to 5 p.m. daily. Beers are $2 to $3, spritzes are $7, and disco lemonade shots are a measly $2. There’s a $10 cheese/olives/almonds/crackers/fruit plate with an optional bottle of house red or white wine for $15. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Colleen's Kitchen

The Southern Mueller restaurant offers $5 snacks, like deviled eggs and fried chicken biscuits, $6 glasses of wine, and $7 cocktails, available Monday through Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Salty Sow

There are $5 tacos and $6 to $8 small plates on the Cherrywood New American restaurant’s happy hour menu, available daily from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., as well as $2 off draft beer and cocktails, and changing house wines by the glass for $6 or bottle for $24. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Jeffrey's

Want to try the fine-dining destination, but not up for dropping the serious serious bucks required? The happy hour menu features 25 percent off bar food and glasses of wine, available only on Monday evenings from 4:30 to 11 p.m. There are indoor dine-in services.

Sour Duck Market

Here’s an easy happy hour to remember for the Central East Austin restaurant: 20 percent off entire orders, but only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Clark's

Slurp oysters that are 50 cents cheaper while indulging in $5 oyster shooters and half-off burgers and martinis every single weekday at the Clarksville seafood restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m. on weekdays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

The West Fifth Street cafe’s happy hour features excellent $6 cheeseburgers, $3 St. Elmo Brewing Co.’s Carl kolsches, $2.50 Miller High Lifes, and $6 glasses of sangria from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Roosevelt Room

Drink through the cocktail eras with $9 classic drinks during the downtown bar’s happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The menu also offers $2 off glasses of wine and large food items and $1 off beer and small food items. There are indoor dine-in services.

Péché

The downtown absinthe bar and French restaurant’s happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, as well as all evening on Sunday and Monday, with selected $6 drinks and half-off select dishes. There are indoor dine-in services.

A restaurant.
Péché.
Péché

La Condesa

All cocktails are half-off during the Mexican restaurant’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Licha's Cantina

Make a meal out of Licha’s cocktails and small plates of Mexican food with the $5 to $8 happy hour menu, available Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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Il Brutto

Happy hour at the East Sixth Italian restaurant is all about half-off drinks (cocktails, wines, beers) from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Suerte

Get lucky with this East Side Mexican restaurant’s “lucky hour” Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. House cocktails, draft beers, and wines by the glass are $2 off, while bottles of wine are 25 percent off, and mezcal, tequila, raicilla, destilados, and sotol are 50 percent off (plus this last deal is available all evening on Mondays). There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Uchi & Uchiko

If a languorous gastronomical stroll through Austin’s best sushi restaurant or its sister restaurant isn’t in the cards, the sake social hour at Uchi and Uchiko is a fantastic opportunity to sample the best of the menu at a fraction of the regular cost. From 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily, there are stellar rolls at lower prices, plus classic items and sake. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Launderette

Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 6 p.m., the Holly New American restaurant offers half-off cocktails, beer, and wines by the glass, as well as $5 off starters and the delicious plancha burger. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Lucky Robot

The South Congress Japanese restaurant’s happy hour includes half-off specific dishes, sashimi, and bottles of sakes and wines. It runs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Loro

Curious about happy hour bites from Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole, especially when it involves an Asian smokehouse? Loro’s happy hour menu comes loaded with a brisket cheeseburger (yes), chicken karaage, and brisket tostadas, plus discounted frozen drinks, beer, wine, and sake, from 2 to 5 p.m. during the weekdays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro [Official]

Jack Allen's Kitchen Oak Hill

All locations of the New Texan comfort food restaurant offer a solid happy hour full of half-off appetizers and one dollar of all drinks from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Related Maps