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Editor’s note: This post has been updated as of September 2019 with current drink prices and hours.
These 10 North Austin happy hours are waiting for you!
10.) Kung Fu Saloon
Kung Fu Saloon describes its atmosphere as part vintage arcade, part sports bar and part late night dance party. Now that’s a combination you have to see to believe. They have games that will take you back to your childhood. Some of the games might even take your parents back to their childhood! Plus, their skeeball machines are always free!
Their weekday happy hour offers $1 off premiums and drafts, $3.50 domestics, $5.50 wells, and $7.50 calls. Perhaps you’ll try something off their sake bomb menu. And if you’re hungry, their kitchen serves up Asian inspired American food including cheeseburger egg rolls and sriracha buffalo wings.
If you can’t make it for happy hour, they have $4 mimosas and free game play on Sundays until 5 p.m.
Address: 11501 Rock Rose Avenue, Suite 501; Happy hour: Monday through Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m.
9.) Texas Bar & Grill
It doesn’t get much more Texan than when a bar has nightly Texas hold ‘em tournaments. Come to Texas Bar & Grill for their daily happy hour, and stay for the poker tournament. Grab your discounted drink right before happy hour ends, and belly up to the poker table. If you go all in and lose, just come back the next night to do it all over again! Not a poker player? Depending on the night you can also find karaoke, trivia, darts, live music, and more.
Address: 14611 Burnet Road; Happy hour: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, noon to 2 a.m.
In a town as gorgeous as Austin, it’s no wonder rooftop patios are a big hit for bars and restaurants. The rooftop patio at Dogwood is definitely one you need to enjoy with a drink and their $6 happy hour appetizers. Order cajun chicken fritters, barbecue bacon-wrapped shrimp, sweet potato tots, fried calamari, spinach and artichoke dip, or fried pickles, each for just $6.
Address: 11420 Rock Rose Avenue, Suite 130; Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.
7.) Homer’s Neighborhood Bar
Happy hour at Homer’s Neighborhood Bar is the perfect time to grab a drink and warm up your singing voice. Their nightly karaoke with over 40,000 songs to choose from will have you jumping up on stage and belting out your go-to karaoke number. As far as food goes, Homer’s only serves light snacks with their beverages, so you’re welcome to bring in outside food. In fact, they encourage you to patronize nearby restaurants.
Address: 1779 Wells Branch Parkway; Happy hour: Monday, all day; Tuesday through Sunday, 2 to 7 p.m.
6.) Urban: An American Grill
Let’s face it. Most hotel restaurants aren’t very good. But when a hotel restaurant is inside The Westin at the Domain, you’re compelled to take a second look. Urban: An American Grill offers beautiful food served in a beautiful environment. For happy hour, select drinks and bar appetizers are half price, and local beers are the star.
Address: 11301 Domain Drive; Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.
5.) Copper Restaurant + Dessert Lounge
When the folks at Austin Cake Ball open a restaurant, you have to take notice. Of course, the dessert lounge part of Copper Restaurant + Dessert Lounge sounds like a place you’d like to spend the rest of your days. But this place has great food, too!
Join them for happy hour, and you’ll be rewarded with half price snacks and shared plates, $5 craft cocktails and local beers, $4 wines, and $12 flights. They have half price bottles of wine on Wednesdays to congratulate you for making halfway through the work week, and you can never really go wrong with a reverse happy hour on the weekend!
Address: 3401 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 104; Happy hour: Daily, 4 to 7 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, all night; Reverse happy hour: Friday and Saturday, 9 to 11 p.m.
4.) The Hideout Pub
Anyone out there who doesn’t like tasty burgers and cheap drinks? Didn’t think so. Head over to The Hideout Pub, and that’s exactly what you’ll get. For happy hour, you can get $2.50 Lone Star, High Life, and wells, $3 domestic beers, and $4+ import and craft beers. Even if you miss happy hour, drinks here are always well-priced (“We’re cheap so you don’t have to be” is their motto), with $5 Jameson and $6 Car, Jager, and Vegas Bombs, among others.
Address: 12164 North MoPac Expressway; Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.
3.) Jack and Ginger’s Irish Pub
There’s just something about an Irish pub. The Irish know a thing or two about drinking, so why not follow their lead? With more than 82 beers on tap, you’re bound to find a drink that suits you at Jack and Ginger’s Irish Pub. Go during happy hour, and you can get $5 Jameson/Bushmill towers, $5 select appetizers and other food, and $7 beer flights.
Address: 11500 Rock Rose Avenue; Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.
2.) 77°Rooftop Bar
If you’re doing anything outdoors in Austin — and chances are you are — the perfect temperature is 77 degrees. And that’s exactly the idea behind 77° Rooftop Bar. They want you outside enjoying one of their drinks and perhaps an appetizer. If you go during happy hour, you can get $5 well drinks and $4 Mexican beers.
Now, here’s something to blow your mind: They have three stories of rooftop bars! How is that even possible!?
Address: 11500 East Rock Rose Avenue; Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.
1.) Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar
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If you’re into the farm-to-table method of running a restaurant, Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar is where you want to make your next happy hour business. They foster relationships with local farms and businesses to ensure the freshest ingredients possible and with fishermen who supply them with premium, in-season, sustainable seafood. And if all that wasn’t enough, their happy hour menu is bursting with appetizer, cocktail, beer and wine specials. You’ll have to see the menu to believe all the deals!
Address: 8300 North Farm-to-Market Road 620, Unit E; Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 to 5p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. to close; Late happy hour: Monday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to close; Friday through Saturday, 10 p.m. to close
Featured photo courtesy of Copper Restaurant + Dessert Lounge.