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25 Happy Hours for Cheap 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 of Jeffrey’s Monday evening menu, Sour Duck’s entire-meal discounts, Parkside’s comprehensive specials, $5 deals at Licha’s Cantina, a happy hour that lasts all evening at Péché, and much more.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Follow the business’s rules, be sure to wear a mask, and tip well.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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1. Second Bar + Kitchen

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3121 Palm Way #101
Austin, TX 78758
(737) 300-4800
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Head to the Archer Hotel restaurant from Sunday through Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. for $5 cocktails, glasses of wine, and beers, as well as pizzas ranging from $7.50 to $12 and starters from $4.50 to $7. Pro-tip: the truffle pomme frites will only set you back $5.

2. Bufalina Due

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6555 Burnet Rd #100
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 215-8662
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The Neapolitan pizzeria and wine restaurant offers half-off pizzas from 4 to 5:30 p.m. daily, along with half-off wine bottles under $100.

3. The Peached Tortilla

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5520 Burnet Rd #100
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 330-4439
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The Southern-Asian fusion restaurant’s bar-only social hour includes $5 beers, $7 cocktails, $4 tacos (kalua pork or Chinese barbecue pork), and $5 snacks from blistered shishito peppers to kimchi arancini balls. There’s also the happy hour burger, available only on the patio from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Blistered shishito peppers from Peached Tortilla
Blistered shishito peppers from Peached Tortilla
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4. Drink.Well

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207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 614-6683
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The North Loop bar’s happy hour menu includes $7 classic cocktails, half-off wines, $4 draft beers, and snacks ranging from $3 to $10, available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A happy hour meal of $18 will get you a cheeseburger or mushroom mac and cheese plus your choice of any glass of wine or draft beer. 

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5. Foreign & Domestic

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306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 459-1010
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This North Loop nose-to-tail restaurant offers half-off glasses of wine and Austin beers, as well as a cheaper seasonal salad, burger, red pepper zeppole with chevre, and those glorious popovers.

6. Uncle Nicky's

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4222 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 318-2877
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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, glasses of wine are $5, spritzes are $6, and disco lemonades are a measly $2. The $25 wine and cheese plate includes a bottle of wine, a mixture of cheeses, olives, crackers, and almonds.

7. Colleen's Kitchen

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1911 Aldrich St STE 100
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 580-2413
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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.

8. Salty Sow

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1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
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There are $6 to $8 tacos and 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 craft cocktails and rotating house wines by the glass for $6.

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The cocktail flight from Salty Sow
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9. Jeffrey's

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1204 West Lynn
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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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 appetizers and $2 off drinks at the bar. It runs all night on Monday, and then from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

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10. Sour Duck Market

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1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 394-5776
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Here’s an easy happy hour to remember at the Central East Austin restaurant: 20 percent off your entire order, but only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m.

11. Clark's

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1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 297-2525
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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 day at the Clarksville seafood restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m. On weekends, bottles of wine are also half-priced during those two hours.

12. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 645-0786
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The West Fifth Street cafe’s happy hour features excellent $6 cheeseburgers, $3 cans of beer, and $6 glasses of sangria from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Then there’s a late-night happy hour with $6 draft cocktails from 9 p.m. until close Tuesday through Sunday too.

13. Irene’s

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506 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 298-0853
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Grab free popcorn and $6 snacks while sipping on $3 draft beers, $4 well drinks, and $5 glasses of wine and frozen cocktails Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the downtown casual restaurant.

14. The Roosevelt Room

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307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-4094
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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

15. Parkside

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301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-9898
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The New American restaurant’s Tuesday through Saturday happy hour, from 5 to 6 p.m., is one of downtown’s very finest. The bar menu (think: oyster platters, french fries) is offered at half-price, as are beer and cocktails. Find similar deals at the other Parkside Projects restaurants, too: Backspace and Olive & June.

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Dishes from Parkside
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16. Péché

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208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 495-9669
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The downtown absinthe bar’s happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and all evening on Sunday and Monday, with selected $6 drinks and half-off select dishes.

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17. La Condesa

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400 W 2nd St A
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
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All cocktails are half-off during the Mexican restaurant’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Plus there are marked-down snacks like quesadillas, nachos, and tacos al pastor. It’s available in the bar area of the downtown restaurant. A brunch happy hour is offered Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with half-off signature cocktails.

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Margaritas at La Condesa
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18. Licha's Cantina

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1306 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-5960
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Make a meal out of Licha’s cocktails and small plates of Mexican food with its $5 to $6 happy hour menu, available Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Drinks from Licha’s Cantina
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19. Il Brutto

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1601 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 580-8779
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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 Mondays, and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 

111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-1566
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Head to the gorgeous rooftop hotel bar overlooking the Congress Bridge for $4 beer, $8 wine, $9 to $15 snacks, and discounted cocktails Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Bonus: on Sundays, enjoy $20 off all bottles of wine from 4 p.m. until closing.

21. Suerte

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1800 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 953-0092
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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.

22. Uchi & Uchiko

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801 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-4808
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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 $5 sake.

23. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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Happy hour at the South Lamar New Texan restaurant runs 5 to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday with a select $8 draft cocktail, 25 percent off bottles of wine, half-off large format beer, and $1 off all canned, bottled, and draft beer. 

Barley Swine
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24. Launderette

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2115 Holly St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 382-1599
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Monday through Friday during the 5 o’clock hour, 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.

25. Loro

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2115 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-4858
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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.

Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro’s happy hour burger
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1. Second Bar + Kitchen

3121 Palm Way #101, Austin, TX 78758

Head to the Archer Hotel restaurant from Sunday through Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. for $5 cocktails, glasses of wine, and beers, as well as pizzas ranging from $7.50 to $12 and starters from $4.50 to $7. Pro-tip: the truffle pomme frites will only set you back $5.

3121 Palm Way #101
Austin, TX 78758

2. Bufalina Due

6555 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78757

The Neapolitan pizzeria and wine restaurant offers half-off pizzas from 4 to 5:30 p.m. daily, along with half-off wine bottles under $100.

6555 Burnet Rd #100
Austin, TX 78757

3. The Peached Tortilla

5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756
Blistered shishito peppers from Peached Tortilla
Blistered shishito peppers from Peached Tortilla
Peached Tortillla/Facebook

The Southern-Asian fusion restaurant’s bar-only social hour includes $5 beers, $7 cocktails, $4 tacos (kalua pork or Chinese barbecue pork), and $5 snacks from blistered shishito peppers to kimchi arancini balls. There’s also the happy hour burger, available only on the patio from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

5520 Burnet Rd #100
Austin, TX 78756

4. Drink.Well

207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Drink.Well Drink.Well/Official

The North Loop bar’s happy hour menu includes $7 classic cocktails, half-off wines, $4 draft beers, and snacks ranging from $3 to $10, available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A happy hour meal of $18 will get you a cheeseburger or mushroom mac and cheese plus your choice of any glass of wine or draft beer. 

207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

5. Foreign & Domestic

306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

This North Loop nose-to-tail restaurant offers half-off glasses of wine and Austin beers, as well as a cheaper seasonal salad, burger, red pepper zeppole with chevre, and those glorious popovers.

306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

6. Uncle Nicky's

4222 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751

Sneak in an early happy hour at this Italian bistro from 2 to 5 p.m. daily. Beers are $2 to $3, glasses of wine are $5, spritzes are $6, and disco lemonades are a measly $2. The $25 wine and cheese plate includes a bottle of wine, a mixture of cheeses, olives, crackers, and almonds.

4222 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

7. Colleen's Kitchen

1911 Aldrich St STE 100, Austin, TX 78723

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.

1911 Aldrich St STE 100
Austin, TX 78723

8. Salty Sow

1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
The cocktail flight from Salty Sow
The cocktail flight from Salty Sow
Salty Sow/Facebook

There are $6 to $8 tacos and 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 craft cocktails and rotating house wines by the glass for $6.

1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

9. Jeffrey's

1204 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703
Jeffrey’s
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 appetizers and $2 off drinks at the bar. It runs all night on Monday, and then from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

1204 West Lynn
Austin, TX 78703

10. Sour Duck Market

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Here’s an easy happy hour to remember at the Central East Austin restaurant: 20 percent off your entire order, but only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m.

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

11. Clark's

1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Slurp oysters that are 50 cents cheaper while indulging in $5 oyster shooters and half-off burgers and martinis every single day at the Clarksville seafood restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m. On weekends, bottles of wine are also half-priced during those two hours.

1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

12. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

The West Fifth Street cafe’s happy hour features excellent $6 cheeseburgers, $3 cans of beer, and $6 glasses of sangria from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Then there’s a late-night happy hour with $6 draft cocktails from 9 p.m. until close Tuesday through Sunday too.

406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703

13. Irene’s

506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Grab free popcorn and $6 snacks while sipping on $3 draft beers, $4 well drinks, and $5 glasses of wine and frozen cocktails Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the downtown casual restaurant.

506 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701

14. The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

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

307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

15. Parkside

301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Dishes from Parkside
Dishes from Parkside
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The New American restaurant’s Tuesday through Saturday happy hour, from 5 to 6 p.m., is one of downtown’s very finest. The bar menu (think: oyster platters, french fries) is offered at half-price, as are beer and cocktails. Find similar deals at the other Parkside Projects restaurants, too: Backspace and Olive & June.

301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

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16. Péché

208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Péché
Péché
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The downtown absinthe bar’s happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and all evening on Sunday and Monday, with selected $6 drinks and half-off select dishes.

208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

17. La Condesa

400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701
Margaritas at La Condesa
Margaritas at La Condesa
La Condesa/Facebook

All cocktails are half-off during the Mexican restaurant’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Plus there are marked-down snacks like quesadillas, nachos, and tacos al pastor. It’s available in the bar area of the downtown restaurant. A brunch happy hour is offered Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with half-off signature cocktails.

400 W 2nd St A
Austin, TX 78701

18. Licha's Cantina

1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Drinks from Licha’s Cantina
Drinks from Licha’s Cantina
Licha’s Cantina/Facebook

Make a meal out of Licha’s cocktails and small plates of Mexican food with its $5 to $6 happy hour menu, available Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

1306 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

19. Il Brutto

1601 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Happy hour at the East Sixth Italian restaurant is all about half-off drinks (cocktails, wines, beers) from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 

1601 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

20. P6

111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Head to the gorgeous rooftop hotel bar overlooking the Congress Bridge for $4 beer, $8 wine, $9 to $15 snacks, and discounted cocktails Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Bonus: on Sundays, enjoy $20 off all bottles of wine from 4 p.m. until closing.

111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

21. Suerte

1800 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

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.

1800 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

22. Uchi & Uchiko

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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 $5 sake.

801 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

23. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Barley Swine
Barley Swine
Jessica Pages/E

Happy hour at the South Lamar New Texan restaurant runs 5 to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday with a select $8 draft cocktail, 25 percent off bottles of wine, half-off large format beer, and $1 off all canned, bottled, and draft beer. 

1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

24. Launderette

2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702

Monday through Friday during the 5 o’clock hour, 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.

2115 Holly St
Austin, TX 78702

25. Loro

2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro [Official]

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.

2115 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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