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.
The Best Happy Hour Places in Austin
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 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.
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.
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, 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.
1201 S Lamar Blvd
Odd Duck is a beloved Austin 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.
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 margaritas on Taco Tuesdays. They’re also a fantastic spot for brunch in ATX.
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 house cocktails.
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.
Banger’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.
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.
Drink 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, and draft brews at the best happy hour spots in Austin.