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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On the rocks, neat, dirty, frozen, or zero proof — we’re spilling the Long Island iced tea on the best happy hours in Austin.

Here are 17 places around town offering the best deals right now. So drink up and be merry. (Hours listed are HH 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 | Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. | Draft beers are $4, cocktails are $7, and house margaritas are $5 during this all-weekday happy hour. Feeling a little hungry? Chow down on $7 bites such as loaded potato skins and ballpark nachos while you’re there.

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 lemonade” shots.

Celis Brewery | Mon.-Tues., 3-6 p.m. | We hear this popular North Austin brewery serves half off beers during their happy hour.

Hold Out Brewing | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. | This brewery offers $5 pints during happy hour, plus $6 sangrias, $6 classic and veggie burgers, and $2 Underbergs.

Koko’s Bavarian | Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | Cheers to $1 off Koko’s Haus Beers and 50% off beer steins.

Black Star Co-op | Tues.-Thurs., 4-6 p.m. | Order $4 pints + hangout with your four-legged friend on the patio.

Foreign & Domestic | Tues.-Sat., 5-6:30 p.m. | Keep it local by ordering the 50% off Austin beers during this happy hour.

Tony C’s Pizza & Beer Garden - Anderson Lane | Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Make your Thursday pitcher perfect with half-off pitchers — choose from 30+ options.

Kung Fu Saloon | Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. | Get your beer fix with $1 off wells, premiums, domestics, imports, and drafts.

Bar Peached | Daily, 5-6:30 p.m. | Start feeling peachy with $5 beers.

P6 at the LINE Austin | Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | Enjoy the rooftop bar while sippin’ on $4 beers

A cocktail on the bartop at Small Victory

This downtown speakeasy is known for its delicious drinks.

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Keeping spirits up

Small Victory | Daily, 5-8 p.m. | Word on the street is this downtown speakeasy offers 50% off of daiquiris, beers, ciders, and wines during happy hour.

DrinkWell | Mon.-Sat., Open-5:30 p.m. | Expect $8 classic cocktails, half-off wines, $4 beers and $2 off of bar snacks and shareables at this North Loop gastropub.

The Roosevelt Room | Daily, Open-7 p.m. | Indulge in a $9 classic cocktail, such as the fruity “Vodkadora” or decadent “Charlie Chaplin,” or take advantage of 20% off bottles of wine.

La Condesa | Mon.-Fri., 5-6 p.m. | Enjoy a half-off alcoholic drink at this Contemporary Mexican spot. We suggest trying the “Siete Serpientes,” a cocktail with mezcal, chocolate bitters, and nixta elote liqueur that usually runs for $23.

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 | Mon.-Fri., 3-5:30 p.m. | Eat for cheap at Colleen’s Kitchen happy hour, with $5 snacks including pimento cheese, hush puppies, and an array of biscuit sandwiches. Pro tip: Wine is also $6 and cocktails are $7 during these times.

Easy Tiger | Mon.-Fri., 3-5 p.m. | What’s better than a fresh pretzel in the afternoon? A fresh pretzel – with a discount. This spot also offers reduced prices on some drinks, depending on your location.

Loro | Mon.-Fri., 2-5 p.m. | Dig into $8 brisket tostadas, $7.50 chicken karaage, and $5 boozy slushies at this Asian-Texas fusion restaurant.

Picnik South 1st | Daily, 4-6 p.m. | Dip your way into the $7 cashew queso + fill up on the $7 tacos, which includes carne asada and grilled chicken.

Vic & Al’s | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. | During the week get a taste of $4 gumbo, red bean fritters, soft-fried potatoes, and corn dogs.

Salty Sow | Daily, 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Get a taste of the $4 triple-fried fat fries and $7 honey rosemary dipped fried chicken.

Scholz Garten | Wed.-Fri., 3-5 p.m. | Try one of the $5 select appetizers. We’ll just say that the appetizer menu includes a fresh, Texas-sized pretzel.

Uchi | Mondays, 4-6:30 p.m. | Awww, shucks… dive into the $5 oysters. There’s also $9 lamb tataki with spicy honey and pumpkin seeds.

Carpenter Hotel | Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. | Get to snackin’ on the $3 marcona almonds or the $5 pecan baba ganoush.

Bull & Bowl | Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m. | Enjoy 50% off all “Shareables” at this spot. The menu includes buffalo shrimp, truffle fries, cornbread, and mac and cheese — complimentary mechanical bull rides are included.

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 Granduca | Daily, 3-5 p.m. | This Italian bar + restaurant offers a happy hour menu with discounted food and drinks — we recommend a $6 house wine, a $9 prosecco, or $8 crispy brussel sprouts.

Wanderlust Wine Co. | Wed.-Thurs., 3-10 p.m. | Fill your glasses with half-off wines on tap at the downtown location on Wednesdays and the Eastside location on Thursdays.

Second Bar + Kitchen | Sun.-Thurs., 3-6 p.m. | Enjoy $5 glasses of wine, beers, and cocktails, plus discounted starters and pizzas at this chic spot.

The Butterfly Bar @The VORTEX | Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. | Sip into the night with 50% off wine bottles and glasses.

Bento Picnic | Tues.-Sat., 6-7 p.m. | This special features $2 off wine or saké by the glass.

House Wine | Daily, 3-6 p.m. + all day Wednesdays | Tap into $2 off glasses or $6 bottles. Try the Real Academia Garnacha Rose glass of wine.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen | Tues.-Sat., 4-6 p.m. | $10 off all bottles of wine + $2 off all glasses of wine — try the Acqua Pazza, a natural orange wine.

Weekend warriors

Prim and Proper | Saturdays, 3-6:30 p.m. | Get the most out of your Saturday with $5 Bloody Marys + mimosas.

Corner Bar | Fri.-Sat., 12-7 p.m. | This bar offers $2 off specialty drinks and $1 off drafts — frozen drink selections include Ocean Water with rum, pineapple juice, and sugar.

Sammie’s Italian | Fridays, 3-5 p.m. | Sip on half-off martinis and negronis at this Italian restaurant.

Mocktail musts

Sans Bar | Daily, 7-8 p.m. | Enjoy 50% off spiritless beer and wine.

Ani’s Day & Night | Day + times vary | While there isn’t a dedicated happy hour for spiritless drinks, we had to include Ani’s Day & Night’s new zero proof cocktail special, the “Then A Zero Comes Along.” This drink includes Spiritless Kentucky 74, bourbon, aperitif, and housemade habanero orange peel syrup, and lemon.

Vinaigrette | Day + times vary | This is another honorable mention for virgin tinctures + tonics. Try the $6.75 non-alcoholic Ginger Tumeric Tonic made with anti-inflammatory turmeric, ginger syrup, carrot juice, lemon, and seltzer.

Best bargains

Opa! Coffee & Wine Bar | Daily, 3-7 p.m. | Sip $6 sangrias, $4 mimosas, and $2 off all wines by the glass on the tree-covered patio.

Bufalina Due | Daily, 4-5:30 p.m. | As if offering half-off pizzas weren’t enough for this Burnet Road spot, the restaurant also offers $5 house wine pours and draft beers.

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

Happy hours that give back

Friends & Allies Brewing | Mondays, all day | $1 off pints — keep an eye out for happy hours that give back to the community. Upcoming happy hour events include a Back to School Drive + an Austin Pride Month event where a portion of beer flight sales will be donated to an LGBTQ organization.

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