You don’t have to head to downtown Austin to grab a great happy hour in Austin, Texas. North Austin is home to some of the hippest and most exciting bars with everything from craft cocktails and draft beers to delicious tacos and appetizers. Discover the best happy hour joints in North Austin right here and dive into a great evening with friends and family.
The Best Happy Hour in North Austin
6555 Burnet Rd Suite 400
At Barley Swine, happy hour is known as Swine Time. Owned by the same food geniuses that own Odd Duck and Sour Duck Market — two of the best Austin restaurants — the happy hour menu here is beyond exquisite. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 pm. You’ll find cheap draft cocktails, Texas draft beers, and discounts on bottles of wine. In addition, you’ll get half-priced select menu items and large format beers.
3010 W Anderson Ln Suite D
Jack Allen’s happy hour features half-priced appetizers so you can chow down while enjoying a delicious beverage. Try Jack’s signature house rocks margarita or opt for a Cactus Jack featuring 512 Blanco, prickly pear, lemon, and jalapeno. For food, try Carl & Deanna Miller’s layered queso, the jalapeno crab dip, or bacon-wrapped Texas quail. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 pm.
6700 Burnet Rd
Want to take your furry friend as your date to happy hour? Head on down to Yard Bar where your pet can run free in the onsite off-leash dog park. Every Monday through Friday from 5 to 6 pm, you’ll get half off backyard burgers, shared snacks, and Rescue Me cocktails. If you prefer beer and wine, sip your way to bliss with $2 off wine and spirits and $4 draft beers.
7211 Burnet Rd
T22 offers one of the best bargain happy hour menus in the city from East Austin to South Austin and runs from Monday through Friday 3 to 6 pm. The restaurant is famous for its fried chicken and happy hour specials include $4 chicken thighs and one side, $4 hot chicken salads, and our favorite $4 mac n’ cheese. For drinks, enjoy a $2 discount on cocktails and glasses of wine or $4 draft beers. For dessert, don’t miss their $3 slices of pie.
2700 W Anderson Ln
Cover 3 is a sports bar that is perfect for a casual happy hour or to catch the big game. Available in the bar and restaurant area, happy hour specials include $1 off wines by the glass and draft beers as well as $2 off cocktails like margaritas. If you get hungry, enjoy $3 off shareable snacks. Happy hour at Cover 3 is Monday and Tuesday from 4pm to close and Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm. On Wednesdays, the bar has also joined forces with Rodney Strong Vineyards to offer half price bottles of wine. In addition, Cover 3 has other locations in downtown Austin, Round Rock, and San Antonio.
1917 Manor Rd
The Salty Sow bills itself as “snout-to-tail American dining” serving up braised and stewed dishes alongside signature cocktails and beers. While technically located in Central Austin, this happy hour is within easy reach of North Austin. The daily happy hour specials are from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and feature $5 wines and sangria, $4.50 craft drafts, and $5 tacos. For food, check out the $5 sharing plates like the duck fat fries, crispy Brussels sprouts leaves, or the truffled deviled eggs.
5520 Burnet Rd #100
Peached offers a vibrant atmosphere to enjoy cocktails and snacks with friends. The vibrant orange wall décor adds geometric design to the space and the cozy tables are perfect for fostering conversation. Wednesdays feature $6 whiskey pours and fried chicken specials while Social Hour is Tuesday through Sunday 5 to 7 pm at the bar only.
77 Degrees Rooftop
11500 E Rock Rose Ave
Located in the Rock Rose area, 77° is a 3 story rooftop patio bar that features an assortment of finger food, hookah flavors, and cocktails. Happy hour offers discounts on specialty cocktails like the Namaste featuring Grey Gooses, Cointreau, green tea and mint. Dive into tasty foods like the red snapper tacos, the pineapple poppers, or the gulf coast ceviche.
Inside The Linc at 6406 N IH35
Easy Tiger is a bakery and beer garden that offers tasty treats and craft beers to keep you satisfied. The beer garden is located along a creek for a beautiful atmosphere and relaxing ambiance. In addition, they have one of the best brunch menus in Austin. Easy Tiger also has locations in downtown Austin on 6th Street and over in Cedar Park.
Kung Fu Saloon
In The Domain Northside at 11501 Rock Rose Ave #140
The Kung Fu Saloon is a lively bar that doubles as a dance hall and vintage arcade. Enjoy free skeeball all day every day or head over during happy hour on weekdays from 4 to 7 pm. You’ll get $1 off draft beers and all well drinks are $5.50. Their food menu will keep you coming back for more too with tasty Asian-American food and a well-stocked sake bar.
1306 E 6th St
Alright, so Licha’s is technically in downtown Austin, but their happy hour is one of the best budget options around. Licha’s Cantina features a $5 happy hour that features Mexican favorites including margaritas and Palomas. For food, try the small soups featuring tongue, avocado, or cochinita pibil. They also have tasty quesadillas, vegetables, and huaraches featuring masa, pinto beans, and a variety of toppings.
Get Social With The Austin Happy Hour Scene
You don’t have to go to Lamar Blvd in Austin to find a beer garden or bar serving up amazing happy hour specials. Instead, head to these North Austin happy hours to find everything from small plates and bar snacks to exquisite sushi and calamari. Enjoy drink specials on select cocktails and craft beers while enjoying the keep things weird attitude of ATX. If happy hour is just the warm-up for a longer evening of exploring Austin, grab dinner at Uchiko, La Condesa, or Jeffrey for some of the best food in Austin and on the planet.