North, South, East, or West, no matter where you live or work in Austin, there’s a happy hour for you. These are the 10 best happy hours located all over the ATX.
Eddie V’s happy hour runs every night of the week in the V Lounge. Both the 5th Street and Arboretum location offer $8 and $9 shareable teasers, specially priced oysters (as low as $1), plus craft cocktails and wines by the glass for $8. Happy hour at the 5th street location runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, and 4 to 11 p.m. on Monday. Arboretum hours are the same though happy hour ends at 9 p.m. on Sunday and 10 p.m. on Monday.
Website link: https://www.eddiev.com/locations/tx/austin/austin-5th-street/8501
It can prove quite difficult to get a reservation for an optimal time at Uchi. However, happy hour slots are first come first served. The sake social hour at the South Lamar sushi restaurant is a great way to sample the menu at a fraction of the regular cost. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. daily, you can try multiple rolls for $6, both hot and cool options ranging from $3 to 9, and sake as low as $3.
Website link: https://uchiaustin.com
If a swanky spot like Uchi isn’t your scene, then perhaps Sushi Zushi is more your speed. Located at the Domain as well as right next to Mean Eyed Cat at 5th Street Commons, happy hour starts at 3 p.m. and runs till 7 p.m. Sake cocktails and signature drinks are just $5.50, glasses of wine are $5, plus there are specials on flights, Japanese whiskey, craft sake, and more. Happy hour rolls are $4.50 and $5, Nigiri and Sashimi for $2 per piece, and other specialty prices are offered on apps.
Website link: http://new.sushizushi.com/Locations/Austin.aspx
The North Loop bar offers happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and all night on Sunday. The happy hour menu consists of $6 seasonal classic cocktails, $2 off wines by the glass, and $4 draught beers. Bar snacks are $2 off and include items like ancho chickpeas, deviled eggs, and a board with three rotating cheese selections curated with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop.
Website link: https://www.drinkwellaustin.com
Clark’s Oyster Bar
The chic West Austin neighborhood bar and restaurant has a great raw bar and an equally as great happy hour. On weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m., oysters are $.50 off, burgers are half off and it’ll only cost your $5 for martinis, oyster shooters and craft beers. Weekend happy hour happens at the same times with the same oyster special, $5 oyster shooters and half off bottles of wine.
Website link: http://clarksaustin.com
Located in the booming few blocks of Manor Road, Salty Sow’s happy hour is a popular one. So, beware, the parking lot fills up fast! From 4:30 to 6:30 every day, you’ll enjoy $2 off signature sips, $5 wines, and $4 craft beers. Bites offered at $5 include three kinds of tasty tacos, truffled deviled eggs, honey rosemary dipped fried chicken, duck fat fries, and more.
Website link: http://saltysow.com
At the go-to downtown whiskey bar, you can get an in-depth education on whiskey as you sip on select $5 cocktails during happy hour. With one of the largest whiskey selections around, there’s a good chance you’ll be tempted to stick around past the 5 to 8 p.m. daily happy hour so make sure you’ve downloaded a ride share app.
Website link: http://sevengrandbars.com/austin/
Peche has been a regular on the Austin cocktail scene since before the skyline was filled with condos and apartments. Specializing in absinthe, the warehouse district bar’s happy hour is a fantastic time to try one of the pre-Prohibition style cocktails offered for $5. Select menu items are also half off during happy hour, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, and all night long on Sunday and Monday.
Website link: https://www.pecheaustin.com
Located in East Austin, The Hightower offers happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday. House cocktails are $6 as are select plates like queso fundido, grilled corn, and beef tartare tostada. Hush puppies are just $5 and the happy hour taco is $4. Additionally, wine is $5 and beers are $4.
Website link: https://www.bufalinapizza.com
At both the East Cesar Chavez and the Burnet Road location of Bufalina, you’ll enjoy half off all pies, wine for $5 and beer for $4 during happy hour. The Neaopolitan pizzeria and wine restaurant hosts happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday.
Website link: https://www.bufalinapizza.com
Located south of downtown on Oltorf Avenue, Winebelly offers happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. House wines are $5 and they’re better than most other bar/ restaurants since this joint specializes in wine. Local beers on tap are $3 while most happy hour plates like the parmesan truffle fries and meat board are just $5.
Website link: http://austinwinebelly.com