The Happiest of 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 awesome places to unwind. Vibe is extremely important in choosing the perfect spot, we generally love anything outdoors and love to keep it casual- but there’s a few quaint indoor spots on this list too. Below you’ll find a quick list of our favorite spots, organized by location around the city, featuring happy hour menus and our recommendations!

Downtown Austin

Swifts Attic
315 Congress Ave.

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!
The vibe is rustic, dimly lit and a great place to get dressed up for a date night or wine with the girls.

Fareground
111 Congress Ave.

Happy Hour at the bar inside Fareground is daily from 4-7:00 pm featuring $5 beer and wine specials. While you’re there, check out the brand new bar outside on the upper level , Ellis!
The vibe at Fareground is unlike any other, its a modern food hall with plenty of options. Sit indoors in the open concept, air conditioned community- or- outdoors for your own little get away deep in the heart of downtown Austin.

La Volpe
201 Brazos St.

Happy Hour Tuesday – Friday 5-6:30 pm AND Wine Wednesdays
Featuring select cocktails and wine for $7 a glass and draft beers for $5 along with happy hour priced appetizers $8-$12.
The vibe is chic, the food menu is incredible and the outdoor patio is relaxing, perfect for sipping a cocktail!

Barchi Sushi
206 Colorado St.


Happy Hour Monday – Saturday 3- 7:00 pm and all day Sunday. But the real treat is their reverse happy hour Thursday- Saturday 10:00 pm – 12:00 am (1:00 am on Friday and Saturday)
The vibe feels like a typical bar, with above average food!

Péché
208 W. 4th St.

Happy Hour is all day Sunday and Monday nights, Tuesday- Friday 4-7:00 pm
The vibe is unique, dimly lit yet stunning stone and woodwork on the inside.

Numero 28
452 W 2nd St.


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.
The vibe is incredibly Italian- sit outdoors or indoors and be transported to Italy, seriously, so amazing Jon’s Italian mother kissed the chef!

Cru Wine Bar
238 W. 2nd St.


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! Check out their daily specials, like free pizza when you purchase a bottle of wine!
The vibe is perfect for a date night or a quick sip with friends. You can sit quietly indoors and marvel at their wine cellar or outdoors under string lights on the cute and quiet 2nd Street.

North Italia
500 W. 2nd St.

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!
The vibe is classic and clean with natural light peaking through the bar. It’s great to sit indoors or outdoors with your group and share wines and apps!

Dean’s One Trick Pony
111 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Happy Hour 4:00-7:00 pm
Featuring $6 cocktails and $4 appetizers.
The vibe is casual, it is part of The Line Hotel! Enjoy the outdoor deck on the lake and sip an Aperol Spritz!

La Condessa
400 W. 2nd St.

Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm
Featuring half off all alcoholic beverages and a discounted selection of sharable plates
I would describe the vibe as modern and clean meets light and airy, mostly casual dress.

OP Italian
110 E. 2nd St.


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)!
The vibe is quiet and fancy for a date night inside or casual and sunny on the patio!

Corner
110 E. 2nd St.

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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.

DuMont’s Down Low
214 W. 4th St.

Happy Hour Sunday, 6pm-2am; Monday-Friday, 4-7pm featuring $7 signature cocktails, $6 Palomas and margaritas, $5 Lone Star & TW Samuels “The Low Down”, whiskey sours, Moscow Mules, and glasses of house red and white wines as well as $3 Lone Stars and Miller Lights

Roosevelt Room
307 W 5th St.

Happy Hour all night Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday- Saturday 4-7:00 pm and Sunday 3-7:00 pm
Featuring $2 off wine and large fare food and $1 off beer and small snacks and sweets
The vibe is perfect for starting off a date night in their dimly lit booths and their perfectly curated craft cocktail list. Make sure to stop by in December when they transform into Miracle on 5th Street!

Parkside
301 E. 6th St.


Happy Hour daily from 5-6:00 pm for half off their food menu and cocktail list. This is a game changer!
The vibe is refreshingly light and clean, its a refreshing addition to “dirty 6th street”

Easy Tiger
709 E 6th St.

Happy Hour Monday – Friday 4:30- 6:30 pm
Featuring $3 select cocktails like Old Fashioned or Manhattan, $3 local draft beers along with $3 food specials like soft pretzels and beer cheese. OH and the $3 Antonelli’s cheese plate!!
The vibe is quick and easy, made for a casual happy hour sipping on their deck!

Driskill Hotel
150 6th St.

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!
The vibe of the Driskill embodies everything Texas. It is super, super fun to dress up and have a drink in the lounge while listening to local live music!

Italic
123 W. 6th St.


Daily Happy Hour Weekdays 2:30 – 6:30 pm
Featuring $5 select wine, cocktails and beer with $10 pies! You can find  Montepulciano, Prosecco and an Aperol Spritz drink specials.
The vibe is light and open, great for a small get together and GREAT wine selections!

 

Bar Peached
1315 W. 6th St.

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
The vibe is everything you can imagine in an outdoor bar and deck. Brought to you by the Asian- fusion masters of The Peached Tortilla, you must try the food!

The Grove
800 W. 6th St.


Happy Hour Monday- Friday 4-6:00 pm
Featuring $2 off cocktails and draft beer
The vibe is one of the classier places to happy hour on West 6th, the Lakeway location has an amazing view! Both locations have an awesome food and drink menu, you won’t know what to choose!

Z Tejas
1110 W. 6th St.

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Happy Hour Monday- Friday 3- 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 3-5:00 pm
Featuring beers staring at $3.75, wine starting at $6, $3 off appetizers and half priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays!
The vibe is laid back and casual, they’ve got so much seating both indoors and on their outdoor deck! The place is sizzling with the smell of fajitas!

 

Perry’s Steakhouse
114 W. 7th St.

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Happy Hour is at Bar 79 Monday- Friday 4-9:00 pm
Featuring $9 craft cocktails and small bites, as well as beer and wine specials.
The vibe is upscale for happy hour for the after work professionals of Austin. The dining room is grand and the bar is exquisite. Don’t forget about their Friday half price pork chop special!!

Garage Cocktail Bar
503 Colorado St.

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Happy Hour Monday – Friday, 3-6:00 pm featuring $6 cocktails. You’ll find this hidden cocktail bar where 5th street meets Colorado, the vibe is dark and candle lit- speakeasy style.

Holy Roller
509 Rio Grande St.

Happy hour Monday-Friday, 4-7pm and all day Tuesday featuring $2 off beer, wine, and well drinks, $2 off shareables (like trash fries and monkey bread brûlée) AND Y’ALL THE FOOD!!

Crown and Anchor Pub
2911 San Jacinto Blvd.

 
Happy Hour is all day, every day with changing daily specials
Featuring $4.00 Pints + $12.75 Pitchers of Austin Beers on Monday, Deschutes on Tuesday, Independence on Wednesday, Select Colorado beers on Thursday, Real Ale on Friday an Live Oak on Saturday with $4.25 Guinness pints on Sunday!
The vibe is extremely casual, think jean shorts and a tank top. Perfect for escaping the summer heat to grab a greasy bite to eat and play some pool.

Geraldines
605 Davis St.

Happy Hour Monday- Friday 5-6:30 pm
Featuring $7 cocktails & wines with $5-$8 appetizers
The vibe is upscale and modern. It’s definitely a place to go if you want to feel fancy, especially for special celebrations!

Le Politique 
110 San Antonio St.

Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3-6:00 pm featuring half off house liquor, beer, and wine by the bottle and glass, 25% off fruits de mer. Go for the drinks, stay for the goodies (drool worthy)!

 

Central-North Austin

Salty Sow
1917 Manor Rd.

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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.
The vibe is business in the front and party in the back. The indoor area is intimate and dimly lit, perfect for a dinner date. 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…

El Chile
1809 Manor Rd.

Happy Hour Daily 3-6:30 pm
Featuring appetizers starting at $5 and cocktails starting at $4.
The vibe is extremely laid back and casual, its all about the food and cocktails on the deck! Think all of the margaritas and queso you can consume!

Haymaker
2310 Manor Rd.

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!
The vibe is sports bar on the inside meets picnic on the outside. The dress is often casual, you can find us here on a low key Friday night for those  $2 frozen margs!

Techo Mezcaleria and Agave Bar
2201 Manor Rd.

Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 5-7:00 pm featuring $6 guava agave margaritas, mezcal margaritas, and micheladas! The vibe is speakeasy style, its actually upstairs from School House pub, a little hole in the wall. They had a mezcal/ aperol cocktail and I fell in love!

Uchiko
400 N. Lamar Blvd.

Daily Happy Hour 5-6:30 pm
Featring small plates starting at $4, $3 Sake and wines $7 by the glass
The vibe of the restaurant itself is breathtaking, with dimly lit wooden features. If you want to experience the AMAZINGNESS of Uchi without the price tag, this is your spot, especially with those happy hour prices.

Hanks
5811 Berkman Dr.


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!
The vibe is clean, laid back and classic.

Colleen’s Kitchen
1911 Aldrich St.


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

East Austin

Whistlers
1816 E. 6th St.

Happy Hour Monday- Friday 4-7 pm and Saturday & Sunday 2-5 pm
Featuring $7-$9 cocktails
The vibe is interesting to say the least, it is a little more low key and casual for a night on the east side, but definitely different than the average bar. Check out their speakeasy Mezcaleria Tobala Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am.

Lefty’s Brick Bar
1813 E. 6th St.

 

Daily Happy Hour 3- 6:00 pm
Featuring half off snacks, $5 frozens and sno-balls, $3 Montucky Cold Snacks, $1 off drafts. P.s. they have ice cream sandwiches and the best fried pickles! I love the open vibe, mostly outdoors with a rooftop section. I’m a sucker for string lights in a backyard.

Il Brutto
1601 E. 6th St.

Happy Hour Monday- Friday 5-7:00 pm featuring half off all alcohol (yes, including bottles of wine!!) The vibe is modern styled on the inside and backyard deck style on the outside! Their food is amazing… and they give you free snacks during happy hour! Also, I might have a spritz addiction?

Prohibition Creamery
1407 E. 7th St.

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Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday, 3-7pm featuring $6 cocktails and ice cream specials. The vibe is small, but beautiful. Go get yourself some boozy ice cream!

Hillside Farmacy
1209 E. 11th St.

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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?!
The vibe is unique, indoors is absolutely stunning, still resembling an old pharmacy. The space is small and quiet for a date night, but the outdoor patio will have you dreaming of coming back for Brunch in the sun!

 

Rosewood
1209 Rosewood Ave.

Daily Happy Hour
Featuring snacks starting at $7, cocktails $6/7 , draft beer $4, $5 wines by the glass
I love the family style vibe, its simple and low key with all of the rustic southern charm. Also great for viewing those Texas sunsets!

 

South Austin

Barlata
1500 S. Lamar Blvd.


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
The vibe is classy, think bucket of beers meets a small plates setting. The indoor vibe is modern with tapas to match.

Loro
2115 S. Lamar Blvd.


Happy Hour weekdays 2- 5:00pm featuring special menu items and half off boozy slushies
The vibe is Austin at it’s finest, two beloved Austin chefs teamed up for this Asian BBQ collaboration! Inside is modern and efficient for seating and service, while outside hosts picnic table style dining with a small courtyard for gathering.

Black Sheep Lodge
2108 S. Lamar Blvd.

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Happy Hour is everyday with specials changing daily, mostly $1, $2 and $3!!
The vibe is dive bar meets sports bar, its rustic without being dingy. You should definitely go here to grab a beer but you must try the food!

 

Odd Duck
1201 S. Lamar Blvd.


Happy Hour Sunday- Thursday 2:30- 6:30 pm Featuring drink specials and 5-6:30 pm Featuring half price food specials
The vibe at Odd Duck is gorgeous, the inside is dimly lit and perfect for date night or a classy happy hour with the girls. Expect incredible small plates with a great wine and cocktail list.

Nicolaza’s
8504 S. Congress


Happy Hour Monday- Friday 3-6:00 pm
Featuring $2 off draft beers, margaritas, old fashions and polomas
The vibe of this place is craft cocktail in the comfort of your own back yard, its charming, casual and great for a low key night with friends

Central Standard
1603 S. Congress St.


Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6:30pm featuring 1/2 off their full beverage menu including beer, wines by the bottle and glass, and house cocktails.
The vibe at Central Standard is truly an incredible experience, the bar is stunning! You have to stop in and experience it for yourself!

Hopdoddy
1400 S. Congress Ave.

Happy Hour Monday- Friday 3-6:30
Featuring $5 burgers, fries, beers and wine
The vibe is modern and fast paced, Hopdoddy is truly unique with great food and an awesome bar! They have multiple locations so check the map if you’re not feeling happy hour in South Austin!

June’s All Day
1722 S. Congress Ave.

Happy Hour Monday- Friday, 4-6:00 pm featuring 25% off all food, 50% off all sparkling wines, $2 off all other drinks, sparkling wines 50% off all night on Mondays!

Velouria
3801 S. Congress Ave.

Happy Hour Monday- Friday 1-7:00 pm featuring $2 off cocktails and wine, $1 off drafts and frozen drinks. Okay, so this is south Austin’s newest coffee shop and cocktail bar and it is stunning!

Winebelly
519 W. Oltorf St.

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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. Stop in and ask about wine roulette on Saturday night- y’all don’t want to miss this!!
The vibe is intimate, dimly lit and a wine lover’s dream!

Lenoir
1807 S. 1st St.


Happy Hour Tuesday- Sunday 5-6:30 pm
Featuring $3 draft beers and $5 wine by the glass
The vibe is classy and clean on the inside and a little more casual. Happy Hour is available in their wine garden, which has the perfect vibe for sipping beneath the string lights.

Sway
1417 S. 1st St.


Happy Hour weekdays 3- 6:00 pm featuring half-off all specialty cocktails, wines, sake and beer.
The vibe is beautiful, relaxing and perfect for a date night… the cocktails are creative and mouth watering!

Mattie’s
118 W. Live Oak St.

Happy Hour Nightly 5- 7:00 pm
Featuring $2 off cocktails and house wines
Matties has a similar rustic, southern style vibe as Rosewood. I would describe the vibe as charming, antique and farm house style. You’ll want to sit on the lawn and sip wine with your girlfriends!

 

I hope you have the happiest of hours! Feel free to pick a location and bar hop. Most of these places in the same area are within walking distance of each other- which makes it easy to hit multiple happy hours in one evening, where one happy hour ends another begins! 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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