For several weeks in the fall and another run of weeks in the spring, Austin weather is absolutely perfect. Mild, sunny days combine with cool evenings to make the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Austin’s outdoor dining scene flourishes during these periods.

But even when the weather doesn’t cooperate, you don’t have to stay indoors. Many establishments keep their outdoor spaces temperate with misting fans in the summer and portable heaters in the winter. No matter the weather, you’re covered!

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Then again, those perfect weather days are why many people call Austin home. After a day of running, hiking, cycling or playing in a park, you’ll want a bite to eat and a good drink to cap off your day of playing in the sun. You’ll definitely want to check out these 10 Austin outdoor happy hours.

10.) Freedmen’s

$10 Lunchbox: #BBQ Sammy, choice of side, and a #LoneStar! #brisket #pulledpork #sausage #SXSW #freedmens

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Beer and barbecue go together like Austin and live music. So when a smokehouse that doubles as a cocktail lounge serves up $5 barbecue sandwiches at happy hour, you know where you’re going when you get off work. Freedmen’s typically lands somewhere in the mix when people rank Austin barbecue restaurants, so even if you go just for the food, you’ll be satisfied. Happy hour drink specials include $2 Lone Star Draft and Pabst tallboys, $3 Whiskey of the Month, and $2 off wine glasses and well drinks.

Address: 2402 San Gabriel Street; Happy hour: Tuesday-Friday, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.  



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