My Favorite Happy Hours in ATX

If there’s one thing my girl gang knows- it’s happy hour. And we do it well! We get together religiously (sometimes more than once a week) and trust me, Austin is not in short supply of amazing places to unwind. Vibe is extremely important in choosing the perfect spot, we generally love anything outdoors- but there’s a few quaint indoor spots on this list too. Below is a quick list of our favorite spots featuring thier happy hour menus and our recommendations!

Swifts Attic
Happy Hour Monday – Friday,  2:00- 6:30 pm
Featuring $6-8 specialty cocktails, $5 select wines, $2 Miller Lites & Mickeys along with discounted select drafts. They have appetizer specials as well! I recommend anything from the wine list (It was so hard to choose!) the snack plate and Brussels sprouts!
Vibe: Rustic, upscale/fancy, indoors, great place to get dolled up

 

 

Haymaker
DAILY, ALL DAY Happy Hour Specials
Featuring $2 off all craft cocktails, $2 white trash can beers, $4 white trash can beers with well shots and $5 with a call shot ALL on Mondays. $3 Texas pint and $3 Texas  liquors on Tuesdays.  $2 off whiskey and $1 off all pints on Wednesdays. $2 Mexi-cans and $2 off all tequila on Thursdays. AND my personal favorite $2 frozen margartias and $3 beeritas on Fridays with $2 off all bombers! It doesnt stop there, $1 off beer cocktails, $3 wells and $2 white trash cans on Saturdays. Sundays are $2 off all pitchers, $2 mimosas, $3 bloody Mary’s and sangria!
Vibe: outdoor picnic tables, casual dress, you can find us here for a low key Friday night!

La Volpe
Happy Hour Tuesday – Friday 5-6:30 pm AND Wine Wednesdays

Uchiko
Daily Happy Hour
Featring small plates starting at $4, $3 Sake and wines $7 by the glass
Vibe: if you want to experience the AMAZINGNESS of Uchi without the price tag, this is your spot! Treat yo- self here once, you wont regret it.

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Hillside Farmacy
Daily Happy hour 4-6:00 pm
Featuring Beer, cocktail and wine specials as well as small plate specials. Try their infamous grapefruit punch $3 off (Tip: your girl gang can get it in a punch BOWL to share) and $1 off all cocktails. We recommend the crab cakes, butternut squash soup, of course the French fries, and did i mention build your own mac n cheese options?!
Vibe: indoors is absolutely stunning, small, unique and quiet gathering setting (I love indoors for date night) but the outdoor patio will have you dreaming of coming back for Brunch!

Nicolaza’s
Happy Hour Monday- Friday 3-6:00 pm
Featuring $2 off draft beers, margaritas, old fashions and polomas
Vibe: charming backyard, great for a low key night with friends

Barlata
All day Happy Hour Mondays.
Featuring Tuesday & Sunday 1/2 off wine bottles after 7 pm, Sunday brunch  & Thursday bucket o ‘ beer (5 seasonal beers $15) as well as tapas specials

Bar Peached
Daily Happy Hour 4- 6:30 pm
Featuring draft cocktails $6, draft beer $5, wines by the glass $6 as well as snack plates $5
Vibe: outdoor bar and deck, brought to you by the Asian- fusion masters of The Peached Tortilla, you must try the food!

Winebelly
Happy Hour Tuesday- Friday 4-6 pm
Featuring house wines white or red $5, local beers on tap $3, small plates with Sunday & Monday discounted bottles of wine and tapas specials.

Hanks
Happy Hour everyday 3-6:30 pm
Featuring $1 off beer, $5 frozen cocktails, $5 tap wine and $3 off apps. Also, Tuesday 1/2 wine bottles!

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Salty Sow
Happy Hour Daily 4:30-6:30 pm
Featuring $5 wine, $4 craft drafts, $5 tacos , $5 shareables along with $2 off all listed cocktails, signature sips, seasonal sips and cordials! My favorites include; the Blanche cocktail, deviled eggs, and the duck fat fries are an absolute MUST. Their wine list is impeccable.
Vibe: indoor area has a fancier, dinner date vibe. The outdoor deck is more casual. THIS IS MY FAVORITE PLACE for literally anything in Austin. It’s my hidden gem and I’m afraid to share it with you…

 

 

The Driskill
Daily Happy Hour 4-7:00 pm, Wine Wednesday’s 1/2 off bottles
Featuring 1/2 priced snacks, cocktails $7.50, Texas beer $4 and wine by the glass $5. I recommend ALL OF THE SNACKS. Make sure to check out the wine list!
Vibe: Super, Super fun to get dressed fancy and have a drink in the lounge! They usually have classy live music

 

 

Cru Wine Bar
Happy Hour Daily 4-6:30 pm, champagne Thursday’s with 1/2 off bottles
Featuring $3 off wine flights and by the glass as well as small plates. I recommend the meatballs!
Vibe: Sit quietly indoors or outdoors under string lights on the cute and quiet 2nd Street.

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Corner
Happy Hour Monday- Friday 4-6:00 pm
Featuring $5 shareabes, $5 drinks. All draft beers, house red and house white are on special as well. I recommend the Prickly Pear Margarita and the burnt ends!
Vibe: This is a great spot to sit on a covered patio and chill last minute with friends.

Lenoir
Happy Hour Tuesday- Sunday 5-6:30 pm
Featuring $3 draft beers and $5 wine by the glass

Geraldines
Happy Hour Monday- Friday 5-6:30 pm
Featuring $7 cocktails & wines with $5-$8 appetizers
Vibe: Feels fancy, we like to come here for special celebrations!

Whistlers
Happy Hour Monday- Friday 4-7 pm and Saturday & Sunday 2-5 pm
Featuring $7-$9 cocktails
Vibe: low key, casual night on the east side

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Italic
Daily Happy Hour Weekdays 2:30 – 6:30 pm
Featuring $5 select wine, cocktails and beer with $10 pies!
Vibe: great for a small get together, GREAT wine selections!

North Italia
Happy Hour Monday- Thursday 3-6:00 pm
Featuring 1/2 off wine bottles, $5 wines by the glass, $4 beers as well as appetizer specials. I recommend the Bottle and board for $20!
Vibe: great to sit indoors or outdoors with your group and share wines and apps!

Rosewood
Daily Happy Hour
Featuring snacks starting at $7, cocktails $6/7 , draft beer $4, $5 wines by the glass
Vibe- simple and low key, great for viewing those Texas sunsets!

Mattie’s
Happy Hour Nightly 5- 7:00 pm
Featuring $2 off cocktails and house wines
Vibe: Charming, rustic, antique, farm house style. You’ll want to sit on the lawn and sip wine with your girlfriends.

The Grove
Happy Hour Monday- Friday 4-6:00 pm
Featuring $2 off cocktails and draft beer
Vibe: One of the classier places to HH on West 6th, the Lakeway location has an amazing view!

Colleen’s Kitchen
Happy Hour Monday – Friday 3-6:30 pm.
Featuring $6 classic cocktails, $2 off wine, $1 off beer and $5 bar snacks.
Vibe: modern and fresh, with farm house touches. I recommend the Antonelli’s Cheese Board!

Numero 28
Happy Hour Monday – Friday 4:30-6:30
Featuring half priced select aperitifs, half priced glasses of house wine, pint of peroni and other cocktails such as a mimosa or Bellini.
Vibe: sit outdoors or indoors and be transported to Italy, seriously, so amazing Jon’s Italian mother kissed the chef!

Dean’s One Trick Pony
Happy Hour 4:00-7:00 pm
Featuring $6 cocktails and $4 appetizers.
Vibe: This is part of The Line Hotel, Enjoy the outdoor deck on the lake!

OP Italian
Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 pm
Featuring $20 for two glasses of wine and an appetizer, with $5 additional glasses of wine! Check out their wine bar and patio! It’s newly rebranded at JW Marriott (check out Corner while you’re there)!

 

I hope you enjoy every minute of  your “happy hour”  if you choose one from my list, let me know about your experience! Cheers! Do you have a favorite spot in Austin? Leave me a comment or suggestions below!

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