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The Best Happy Hour in Austin, Texas

Austin is renowned for its award-winning chefs and innovative eateries, but that level of delicious flavor usually comes with a high price tag. A night on the town with a few friends can easily rack up a bill. Fortunately, the city’s flavors are within reach during discounted happy hours. We’ve hit all the bars and restaurants to find the best places for enjoying discounted drinks and foods. Drink up and chow down at the best happy hour spots in Austin.

best happy hour Austin: pink and green cocktailsThe Best Happy Hour Places in Austin

There’s something for everyone in Austin when it comes to happy hour. From grungy dive bars where you can get cheap cold beer to upscale cocktail bars where you can sip on sparkling wine and martinis, the east happy hour places in Austin have you covered. Best of all, the deals don’t stop at the drinks. You can also snag great prices on food menu items including apps, entrees, and desserts at these top spots. From South Austin to South Congress, here are our favorite places to go for happy hour.

La Condesa 
400 W 2nd St A

La Condesa is one of the best restaurants in Austin and offers exemplary Mexican food with a Texas flair. The happy hour food menu offers discounts on TexMex bar food like elotes, tacos, and shishitos. Don’t miss the selection of 4 salsas and the guacamole tasting. In addition, you can sip your way to a great night since all house cocktails are half-off during happy hour.

Salty Sow
1917 Manor Rd

Happy Hour at Salty Sow is every day from 4;30 pm to 6:30 pm. Deals include $2 off signature cocktails and select cocktails including signature margaritas and classic drinks like an old fashioned and sparkling sangria. House wines are $5 per glass and craft beer is $4.50. For food, you’ll find $5 tacos and $5 plates to share including duck fat fries, truffled deviled eggs, and crispy Brussels sprout leaves.

best happy hour Austin: peach cocktailParkside 
301 E 6th St

Happy hour is every day from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and is one of the best happy menus in town thanks to its large selection of deals. The entire food menu is half-priced as are the beer, classic cocktails, wines, and champagnes by the glass. Oysters and champagne are half-off every Wednesday all night long.


801 South Lamar Blvd 

Uchi and Uchiko are some of Austin’s best Asian and sushi restaurants. The seafood is flown in fresh every day from a fish market in Japan. The quality is unparalleled and the service is local and friendly. The happy hour menu offers a chance to try some of the restaurant’s classics at lower prices. Every night from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm,  sake is $3 and you can enjoy discounted sushi rolls.

Odd Duck 
1201 S Lamar Blvd

Odd Duck is a beloved Austin, TX staple and has one of the best happy hour deals in downtown Austin. It’s early, starting at 2:30 pm and ending at 6:30 pm featuring $6 draft cocktails and discounts on select food items. You’ll also find bottles of wine are half-priced and so are the large format beers.

cocktail 4271392 1280Peached Tortilla
5520 Burnet Rd Suite 100

Bar Peached invites locals and visitors to join their happy hour known as Social hour. Every Tuesday to Sunday from 5 pm to 7 pm you can savor $5 beers and $6 cocktails at the bar. If you get hungry, chow down on the $4 tacos and don’t miss the $5 margs on Taco Tuesdays. They’re also a fantastic spot for brunch in ATX.

Licha’s Cantina 
1306 E 6th St

Licha’s Cantina features a $5 happy hour every Tuesday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The happy hour menu offers $5 small plates such as sopecitos, huarachces, and quesadillas. Drink options include margaritas, palomas, mules, and other specialty cocktails.

Barley Swine
6555 Burnet Road Suite 400

Barley Swine is the sister restaurant to Odd Duck and offers a limited happy hour menu between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Known as Swine Time, shared plates are half-priced and you can wash it down with $7 cocktails and $4 Texas beers.

bar 209148 1280Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden 
79 & 81 Rainey St

Banger’s is an Austin staple and one of the best places in the city for BBQ and meat cravings.  The restaurant features 30 housemade sausages and more than 200 beers on tap. The happy hour menu runs from Monday through Friday between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  Start with $3 snacks like boiled peanuts, fried pickles, and American fries. For your next course, try the drunk chicken sausage or the classic bratwurst for $5. If you need more food, the pretzels are not to be missed. For drinks, enjoy $4 beers and $5 house wines.

12094 West Lynn

Jeffrey’s is an upscale fine dining restaurant and one of the best places in Austin for a romantic date. The food here is exquisite, but the prices can be eye-watering. Fortunately, you can try out some of the food and cocktails at more affordable rates during happy hour, which is all night Monday and from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm the rest of the week. The happy hour drink specials are $2 off and you can snack on half price appetizers.

208 W 4th St

Peche makes it easy to take the edge off the beginning of the week with happy hour all evening on Sunday and Monday nights. They also offer happy hour deals Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Perks include half-off select food dishes as well as a $5 drink menu.

Drink. Well 
207 E 53rd St

Drink Well is located on North Loop and is one of the best happy hours in North Austin. The happy hour menu includes $4 draft beers, $2 off glasses of wine and seasonal cocktails. You’ll also find discounts on bar snacks and appetizers. Happy hour is weekdays from 4 pm to 6 pm.

North Italia
2nd Street and The Domain

One of the best happy hours in downtown Austin, North Italia offers delicious cocktails and food in a stunning setting. Here, you’ll find exquisite, handmade Italian fare and happy hour deals from Monday to Thursday between 3 and 6pm. Snag a $16 pitcher of wine, $4 beers, and deals of bruschetta, pizza, and more.

Black Sheep Lodge
2108 S Lamar Blvd

Black Sheep Lodge is the place to go when you want to indulge in happy hour drinks and prices. Offering more than 120 beers and cocktails, there’s something for everyone here. Here, you’ll find $3 pints of Texas beer as well as $1 beer deals for 12-ounce cans of what they like to call white trash cans: Lone Star, Pearl, and PBR Tall Boys among others.

Swift’s Attic
315 Congress Ave

At Swift’s Attic, happy hour runs Monday to Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm. Known for their farm-to-table food and funky twists on classics like cheeseburgers, it’s a go-to spot when you want deals on great food and drink. Some fo our favorite happy hour snacks include the charred edamame and Rillette and Focaccia — which features chicken, avocado, chorizo, and candied pecans. For drinks, try the Champampaloma or the Razz-Beret.

The Roosevelt Room
307 W 5th St Unit B

Looking for a classy spot to grab deals on drinks? Check out The Roosevelt Room. Happy hour runs Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 7pm and Sundays 3pm to 7pm. The space is classic and modern with vibes that make you feel like you’re in a high-class speakeasy. Try one of the house specialty cocktails — the Cigar Box and Silver Meadows are our two favs — or opt for a non-alcoholic cocktail fi that’s more your thing.

drinks 2578446 1280Drink Up At The Best Happy Hour Spots

From East Austin to downtown Austin, there are hundreds of happy hour options to help you start the night off right. With restaurants serving treats like fried chicken, calamari, queso, and ceviche ATX has something for everyone when it comes to happy hour. Cheers to a night of fun with discounts on well drinks, select wines, frozen cocktails, and draft brews at the best happy hour spots in Austin.

Erika Marty
Erika Marty

Erika is an avid traveler who has been to more than 60 countries where she finds food, activities, and hidden locales for touring like a local. When she’s not writing, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and planning her next adventure.

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