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19 Austin Industry Night Specials for Hospitality Insiders

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What better way to show appreciation for the hardworking Austinites that cook, serve, mix, pour, and so much more in the city’s restaurants and bars at all hours of the day and night than with industry dining and drinking specials?

In order to help out those who help us at the bar and the table, Eater put together a guide of the best industry night specials in town. Typically held on Sundays and weekday nights (there is no such thing as a “weekend” in the restaurant business), Austin’s industry nights feature an array of deals. Frank throws special happy hours and tiki parties, West Sixth Italian restaurant Sophia’s offers half-off all food, there are taco deals from Austin Taco Project, and Austin’s Park N Pizza throws in a free game of bowling, plus others. Bring along that paystub or business card as proof of employment in the industry to enjoy everything below.

Everything is listed geographically from west to east. Is your favorite spot for industry specials missing from the list? Let Eater know on the tipline, the comments, or over in the forum.

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We Olive & Wine Bar

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We Olive & Wine Bar offers a quaint dining experience in Westlake. Industry personnel can enjoy a ten percent discount off total checks (including retail), or happy hour pricing during all regular business hours.

We Olive & Wine Bar
We Olive & Wine Bar
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Uncle Billy's Smokehouse & Brewery

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Let your server know you work in the service industry any time you stop in at Uncle Billy’s, and the staff will fix you up with $4 shot specials, ranging from whiskey to tequila.

Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery/Facebook

House Wine

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Nothing says cozy like an old house converted into a wine bar, serving a wide selection of wine, beer, and cheese. House Wine offers two specials for industry personnel: 15 percent off tabs on Wednesdays and 20 percent off of wine classes at any time.

House Wine
House Wine
House Wine/Facebook

Barton Springs Saloon

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Unwind after a long weekend with $1.50 Lone Stars and $2 Jameson on Sunday nights at the laid-back dive bar on Barton Springs Road.

Barton Springs Saloon
Barton Springs Saloon
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Violet Crown Cinema

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Visit this downtown upscale theater anytime after 9 p.m. on Mondays and enjoy a movie on the house. Don’t forget to check out the onsite cafe and bar, as the menus include fare from some of Austin’s best vendors. Proof of employment in the industry is required.

Violet Crown Cinema
Violet Crown Cinema
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Sophia's

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For Italian fare and drinks in a swanky club setting, Sophia’s industry night are held every Tuesday, from 9 p.m. to close. All drinks and food are half-off for hospitality, salon, first responders, and military personnel.

Sophia’s
Sophia’s
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Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Enjoy Irish beer and whiskeys at the downtown pub, where you can enjoy a 20 percent discount off your tab if you work in the service industry; just make sure to tell your server where you work.

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant/Facebook

Frank Restaurant

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This downtown hot dog and beer joint goes all out for the city’s servers and bartenders every Monday night. Specials include a $5 rotating cocktail, featured shots, and a large menu of additional drink deals. The restaurant also runs regular happy hour for industry personnel on Monday nights, and hosts a larger industry party in the upstairs tiki lounge once a month.

Hopfields

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All day on Sundays and Tuesdays, the Central Austin gastropub offers 15 percent off total bills for folks in the service industry.

Hopfields
Hopfields
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Lit Lounge

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Kick off the day-off with a dance party at Lit Lounge, where industry personnel can enjoy $1 wells and mixes from DJ Trez every Sunday night.

Lit Lounge
Lit Lounge
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The Jackalope

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Known for open-fired pizzas and giant margaritas, The Jackalope on Dirty Sixth offers $3 drafts and whiskeys for industry personnel every Sunday, from 9 p.m. to close.

Jackalope
Jackalope
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The 512 Bar

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If you’re in the serivce industry, enjoy $2 Tecate and Modelo beers, and $3 fireball shots on the rooftop of this Dirty Sixth bar every Sunday.

Half Step

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Head to Rainey Street on Monday nights for half-off featured mezcal and an all-night happy hour at Half Step, from 4 p.m. to 2  a.m. Proof of employment in the industry is required.

Half Step
Half Step
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Austin Taco Project

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What better way to end a shift than with tacos? Every night after 10 p.m. this downtown taco joint offers half-off all food to hospitality personnel. Just make sure you bring a business card or paystub along for proof.  

Austin Taco Project
Austin Taco Project
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The Parlor

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Head to The Parlor on Tuesdays for a game of pool and an array of specials for service industry personnel. Deals include $3 wells, $5 Lone Star and shot combos, $7 short stacks, $2 pizza slices, $.50 off all pints, $2 off all pitchers, and $2.25 Lone Star pints.

The Parlor
The Parlor
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Stay Gold

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Mondays are service industry nights at the East Cesar Chavez bar, with $4 shots and $3 Austin Beerwork cans.

Stay Gold
Stay Gold
Stay Gold

Opal Divine's Marina

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Service industry night is every Sunday, from 5 to 11 p.m. and Monday, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Opal Divine’s casual bar and grill up north. Specials include $3 wells, $5 double wells and $6 shaker well ritas.

Opal Divine’s Marina
Opal Divine’s Marina
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The Sahara Lounge

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Every Monday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., the eclectic dive bar offers $2 wells and $6 hogpens (shot of whiskey and a bottle of Lone Star) for service industry personnel. Come for the deals, stay for The Austin Swingtet, which performs until midnight every Monday.

Sahara Lounge
Sahara Lounge
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Austin’s Park N Pizza

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Visit the bowling alley with a co-worker for a free game (with the purchase of two drinks) Sunday through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to close. Proof of employment in the service industry is required.

Austin’s Park N Pizza
Austin’s Park N Pizza
Austin’s Park N Pizza/Facebook

We Olive & Wine Bar

We Olive & Wine Bar offers a quaint dining experience in Westlake. Industry personnel can enjoy a ten percent discount off total checks (including retail), or happy hour pricing during all regular business hours.

We Olive & Wine Bar
We Olive & Wine Bar
We Olive & Wine Bar/Facebook

Uncle Billy's Smokehouse & Brewery

Let your server know you work in the service industry any time you stop in at Uncle Billy’s, and the staff will fix you up with $4 shot specials, ranging from whiskey to tequila.

Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery/Facebook

House Wine

Nothing says cozy like an old house converted into a wine bar, serving a wide selection of wine, beer, and cheese. House Wine offers two specials for industry personnel: 15 percent off tabs on Wednesdays and 20 percent off of wine classes at any time.

House Wine
House Wine
House Wine/Facebook

Barton Springs Saloon

Unwind after a long weekend with $1.50 Lone Stars and $2 Jameson on Sunday nights at the laid-back dive bar on Barton Springs Road.

Barton Springs Saloon
Barton Springs Saloon
Barton Springs Saloon/Facebook

Violet Crown Cinema

Visit this downtown upscale theater anytime after 9 p.m. on Mondays and enjoy a movie on the house. Don’t forget to check out the onsite cafe and bar, as the menus include fare from some of Austin’s best vendors. Proof of employment in the industry is required.

Violet Crown Cinema
Violet Crown Cinema
Violet Crown Cinema/Yelp

Sophia's

For Italian fare and drinks in a swanky club setting, Sophia’s industry night are held every Tuesday, from 9 p.m. to close. All drinks and food are half-off for hospitality, salon, first responders, and military personnel.

Sophia’s
Sophia’s
Sophia’s/Facebook

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

Enjoy Irish beer and whiskeys at the downtown pub, where you can enjoy a 20 percent discount off your tab if you work in the service industry; just make sure to tell your server where you work.

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant/Facebook

Frank Restaurant

This downtown hot dog and beer joint goes all out for the city’s servers and bartenders every Monday night. Specials include a $5 rotating cocktail, featured shots, and a large menu of additional drink deals. The restaurant also runs regular happy hour for industry personnel on Monday nights, and hosts a larger industry party in the upstairs tiki lounge once a month.

Hopfields

All day on Sundays and Tuesdays, the Central Austin gastropub offers 15 percent off total bills for folks in the service industry.

Hopfields
Hopfields
Jordan D./Yelp

Lit Lounge

Kick off the day-off with a dance party at Lit Lounge, where industry personnel can enjoy $1 wells and mixes from DJ Trez every Sunday night.

Lit Lounge
Lit Lounge
Lit Lounge/Facebook

The Jackalope

Known for open-fired pizzas and giant margaritas, The Jackalope on Dirty Sixth offers $3 drafts and whiskeys for industry personnel every Sunday, from 9 p.m. to close.

Jackalope
Jackalope
Gary K./Yelp

The 512 Bar

If you’re in the serivce industry, enjoy $2 Tecate and Modelo beers, and $3 fireball shots on the rooftop of this Dirty Sixth bar every Sunday.

Half Step

Head to Rainey Street on Monday nights for half-off featured mezcal and an all-night happy hour at Half Step, from 4 p.m. to 2  a.m. Proof of employment in the industry is required.

Half Step
Half Step
Claire McCormack Photography/Half Step/Official

Austin Taco Project

What better way to end a shift than with tacos? Every night after 10 p.m. this downtown taco joint offers half-off all food to hospitality personnel. Just make sure you bring a business card or paystub along for proof.  

Austin Taco Project
Austin Taco Project
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

The Parlor

Head to The Parlor on Tuesdays for a game of pool and an array of specials for service industry personnel. Deals include $3 wells, $5 Lone Star and shot combos, $7 short stacks, $2 pizza slices, $.50 off all pints, $2 off all pitchers, and $2.25 Lone Star pints.

The Parlor
The Parlor
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Stay Gold

Mondays are service industry nights at the East Cesar Chavez bar, with $4 shots and $3 Austin Beerwork cans.

Stay Gold
Stay Gold
Stay Gold

Opal Divine's Marina

Service industry night is every Sunday, from 5 to 11 p.m. and Monday, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Opal Divine’s casual bar and grill up north. Specials include $3 wells, $5 double wells and $6 shaker well ritas.

Opal Divine’s Marina
Opal Divine’s Marina
Joey M./Yelp

The Sahara Lounge

Every Monday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., the eclectic dive bar offers $2 wells and $6 hogpens (shot of whiskey and a bottle of Lone Star) for service industry personnel. Come for the deals, stay for The Austin Swingtet, which performs until midnight every Monday.

Sahara Lounge
Sahara Lounge
Benigno A./Yelp

Austin’s Park N Pizza

Visit the bowling alley with a co-worker for a free game (with the purchase of two drinks) Sunday through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to close. Proof of employment in the service industry is required.

Austin’s Park N Pizza
Austin’s Park N Pizza
Austin’s Park N Pizza/Facebook

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