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Happy hour deals in Austin

Go bargain-hunting with our Austin happy hour guide, which highlights drink specials and food discounts throughout the city.

A cocktail with a dehydrated orange slice on top

Colleen’s Kitchen offers $7 cocktails during weekday happy hours.

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We’re raising a glass and toasting to local sip-worthy spots shaking things up in the happy hour department.

Think: deals on drafts, half-off cocktails, and majorly discounted bites.

Here are 30 places with amazing drink specials around the Capital City.

Editor’s note: hours listed are happy hours only.

Two beers on the bartop.

Drink for $4 per beer at the Tavern’s happt hour.

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Beer lovers

The Tavern Austin | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Select daft beers are $4, tavern cocktails are $7, and house margaritas are $5 during this all-weekday happy hour. Feeling a little hungry? Chow down on reduced-price bites like loaded potato skins and ballpark nachos while you’re there.

Hold Out Brewing | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Join the Hold Out Happy Hour for $5 pints, $6 sangrias, $6 classic and veggie burgers, and $2 Underbergs.

Black Star Co-op | Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m. | Get $1 off select house beer or a glass of house wine for $5 + hang out with your four-legged friend on the patio.

Tony C’s Pizza & Beer Garden | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Make your Thursday pitcher perfect with half-off pitchers all day, or head to normal happy hour times for $2 off select drinks and $3 off appetizers.

P6 at the LINE Austin | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Enjoy the views from this rooftop bar while sippin’ on $4 beers.

Corner Bar | Monday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. | Don’t miss the big game — grab a drink at this south Austin neighborhood bar stocked with big-screen TVs.

Two cocktails on a table. The one in the foreground is a light peach, with foam and a dusting of red on top of it. The one in the background is a deep maroon, with a pink foam and a flower petal balanced on top.

Enjoy half off specialty cocktails during The Well’s happy hour.

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Keeping spirits up

The Well | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Specialty cocktails and select wines are 50% off at this allergen-free restaurant Downtown. The happy hour food game is also strong, with $9 vegan cashew queso, crudites, and Thai lettuce wraps.

DrinkWell | Monday-Saturday, Open-5:30 p.m. | Expect $9 cocktails, $3 off glasses of wine, and $2 off of bar snacks and shareables at this North Loop gastropub.

The Roosevelt Room | Daily, Open-6 p.m. | Indulge in these well-known cocktails or take advantage of $2 off glasses of wine, $1 off beer and small fare food, or 20% off bottles of wine.

La Condesa | Monday-Friday, 5-6 p.m. | Enjoy 50% off all alcoholic drinks at this contemporary Mexican spot.

Garbo’s | Tuesday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Draft cocktails are 50% off at this local lobster chain — don’t miss the specials on wine, draft beer, and small bites, too.

A hand holding up an Easy Tiger pretzel

Fresh afternoon pretzels are the perfect to lift your spirits.

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Hungry for meal deals

Colleen’s Kitchen | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Eat well for cheap at Colleen’s Kitchen’s happy hour, with 65 snacks including pimento cheese, deviled eggs, and an array of biscuit sandwiches. Wine is also $6 and cocktails are $7 during these times.

Loro | Monday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. | Dig into $8 brisket tostadas, $8 crispy chicken sandwiches, and $5 boozy slushies at this south Austin fusion restaurant.

Picnik | Daily, 4-6 p.m. | Dip into $8 cashew queso and fill up on $8 tacos, including carne asada and grilled chicken.

Vic & Al’s | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Stop by after work for some delicious $6 gumbo, $4 beignets, $2.50 corn dogs, and discounted drinks.

Three hands dip chips into an array of dips on a well-lit table, with other food items in plates and bowls organized around them. In the background, several cocktails and beers are arranged on the table as well.

Don’t miss the half-off Yamas chips, Keftedakia, Pikilia, and Hamachi Ceviche at Yamas’ new happy hour.

Photo by Wen Fitzgerald

Yamas Greek Kitchen + Bar | Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m. | Sip on $7 spritzes and $5 Yamas shots as this new happy hour, which also offers 50% off select eats.

Salty Sow | Daily, 4:30-6:30 p.m. | This popular east Austin spot has an expansive happy hour food menu, including $6 triple-fried duck fat fries, $8 honey rosemary fried chicken, and $6 tacos.

Scholz Garten | Wednesday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. | Try one of the $5 select appetizers, cocktails, and wines, plus $2 off draught beer.

Uchi | Daily, 4-6 p.m. | Try dozens of Uchi staples at a discount, including cool and hot tastings, nigiri and sashimi, handrolls, beer, cocktails, and sake.

Two cocktails on a table at Second Bar + Kitchen.

Check out Second Bar + Kitchen’s new East Austin location during happy hour.

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Off the vine

Laurel at the Hotel Viata | Daily, 4-6 p.m. | This Italian bar and restaurant offers both discounted food and drinks — we recommend some $10 house bubbles and $15 burrata.

Second Bar + Kitchen | Daily, 3-6 p.m. | Enjoy $5 off pizza, $4 off signature sips, and $2 off wine at the location in the East Austin Hotel.

House Wine | Daily, 3-6 p.m. + all day Wednesday | Tap into $2 off glasses or $6 bottles. Psst — on Mondays, you can also indulge in $7 cocktails and $8 tapas.

Weekend warriors

Aviary Wine & Kitchen | Tuesday-Saturday, 4-6 p.m. + all night on Monday | You don’t want to pass up this south Austin spot that’s well-known for its curated wine list.

Easy Tiger | Sunday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m. | What’s better than a fresh pretzel in the afternoon? A fresh pretzel with a discount. Enjoy margaritas, lavender lemonades, select beers, wines, pretzels, and sausages for $5.

Bar Peached | Tuesday-Sunday, 5-6:30 p.m. | Start feeling peachy with the “Social Hour” menu, featuring $5 draft beers, $4.50 tacos, $7 cocktails, and other discounted bites and sips.

A pink cocktail in a wine glass with the Better Half logo — a broken heart — sits on a table in front of the Better Half patio, which is full of trees and people eating in the background.

Better Half draft cocktails are $6 during reverse happy hour.

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Best bargains

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails | Daily, 9 p.m.-Close | Draft cocktails are made fresh every day and cost just $6 at this spot’s reverse happy hour.

Uncle Nicky’s | Daily, 2-5 p.m. | Sip on $2 and $3 beers while munching on a range of discounted snacks — this spot also offers $2 “disco lemonades.”

Bufalina | Daily, 4-5:30 p.m. | As if offering half-off pizzas wasn’t enough, the restaurant also offers half-off bottles of wine and $2 off house wines and draft beers.

Péché | Sunday-Friday, Times vary | You won’t want to pass on a $6 cocktail from this Downtown French restaurant — the spot also offers half off of certain dishes.

Ellis | Daily, 3-6:30 p.m. | Signature cocktails are $5 cheaper, house wines are $3 off, and select drafts and cans are $2 off at this Downtown spot.

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