I fell in love with Austin, Texas, the first time I was there because of its diverse culture. There’s something for everyone, no matter your taste. Hiking spots, an F1 track, scenic places for swimming or boating; you name it, and you’ll find it in Austin. People call this place Hippie Haven because you’ll get the best happy hour in Austin. These spots offer some of the best drinks at affordable rates during happy hour. Here are the top bars listed for you.
208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 379-8249
If you are in the mood for pre-prohibition-style cocktails, Péché is your place. The name means ‘sin’ in French. So, prepare for some naughty indulgences when you visit. Aside from the cocktail menu, the business has an exquisite curated wine list that I loved to sample. Try out the absinthe. Péché is the only place offering it in Texas.
Happy Hour Deals: Sunday and Monday all night and Tuesday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – 1/2 off select food and $6 cocktails.
2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 916-4858
I love Loro because you can pop in anytime for grilled and smoked meat. The management doesn’t care about reservations. Loro has some of the tastiest sauces and sides in Austin. Their Cuisine is predominantly from Southeast Asia and Japan.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – $6/$8 specialty bites, $8 to $9 sandwiches, $7.50 snacks, $5 boozy slushees, $4/$5 cocktails, and $5 wine + sake.
1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Phone: (512) 391-2337
You should visit Salty Sow at least once for some once-in-lifetime farmhouse fare. The thing I love about this place is its rustic contemporary setting. The food is fresh, and they have a fabulous cocktail collection. Salty Sow is one of the few places to go out to discover beers and wines as you enjoy the farmhouse fare.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $5 to $7 bites, $2 off draft beer, and $2 off craft cocktails.
2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 382-1599
Launderette has a vibrant menu with cuisines from all over the world. It’s a great spot to hang out with many friends. Enjoy half prices on beers, cocktails, and wines by the glass from Launderette the next time you visit the Holly neighborhood in Austin.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – 1/2 Price Beers, Cocktails & Wines By the Glass, and $5 Off Snacky Bits & Plancha Burgers.
1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 480-5960
I think about Licha’s Cantina when I’m in the mood for casual and familiar fun places to go out to. You’ll find this spot at the heart of East 6th Street. They have a fantastic menu mainly comprising dishes from the interior of Mexico. Licha specializes in both modern-fusion drinks and hand-crafted cocktails.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 – $5/$8 antojitos, $8 cocktails, and $10 32 oz corona, $12 bucket (6) 7oz coronitas, and $20 bucket (6) mix n match 12 oz beers.
1315 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Phone: (512) 992-0666
This place is a mix of gems because they have everything you’d ever want in a bar. This 13-seat bar in the Clarksville neighborhood boasts indoor dining with shiplap walls. They have a breathtaking heritage tree in the patio area that you should check out as you enjoy draft cocktails, wines, and beers or order cocktails from their menu. Bar Peached offers Asian food, snacky plates, and tacos on their food menu.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm – $7 draft cocktails, $5 draft beer, $7 wine, $6 snacks, $4/$5 tacos, and $8 spicy pork fries & cheese corn.
207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 614-6683
DrinkWell is an award-winning cocktail bar in the North Loop district. It’s a place I like to visit when I want a classic cocktail with a modern tweak. The establishment is classy and upscale. If you aren’t a fan of cocktails, enjoy their select craft beers and natural wines at discount rates from Monday to Saturday.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Saturday until 5:30 pm – $8 classic cocktails, half-off all wine, $4 draft beers, $2 off bar snacks & shareables +, and $12 cheese & meat plate.
1601 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 580-8779
I’d recommend you visit the establishment if you want a pure experience of Italian Cuisine. Most of their drinks originate from Italy as well. II Brutto charges inexpensively for cocktails, beers, and wines during happy hour.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Tuesday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – 1/2 off all cocktails, wine + beer.
4222 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 318-2877
Uncle Nicky’s joint is on the east side of Austin in the Hyde Park neighborhood. It has a relaxed setting that espouses the ambiance of Northern Italian cafes. Apart from the high-quality food and drinks, I enjoyed the staff’s exceptional service.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – $4 to $9 snacks, $10 cheese plate, and $2 to $7 sips.
400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 499-0300
This vibrant Mexican joint that earned a James-Beard nomination is at the heart of the lively 2nd street district next to city hall. Their menu is dependent on what local farmers produce. So, expect to find something new every time you visit the joint. You should check out their renowned bar program at least once in Austin. La Condesa has some of the largest 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal, winning them the Best Tequila Selection award.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – half-price all alcoholic beverages.
4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Phone: (512) 916-4808
Uchiko is one of the ideal fun places to go out for any event. This restaurant is by James Beard Award-winning chef Tyson Cole. It is a child of the Uchi chain of restaurants. You’ll find it the Ramsey Neighborhood Park. Uchiko has a private dining restaurant that you could use to host corporate events or special casual events such as your birthday. You are bound to soak in the modern Japanese designs that define the place as cocktails, beers, and other exotic Japanese drinks.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $5 to $13 nigiri, $5 to $20 tastings, $14.5 caviar + bubbles, $9 cocktail, $8 makimono, $5.5 beers, $8 okashi, $5.5 to $8 sake, and $7.5 to $39 wines.
1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 433-6521
There’s nothing odd about this place, as the name might suggest. Expect the opposite. Odd Duck prides itself in tailoring their services to match the indigenous Austin culture. I recommend starting here if you want to taste the local Austin scene. Their old-fashioned spirits ( a blend of spirits, angostura bitters, and “odd syrup”) were quite tasty and unique. Odd Duck has a wide range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Happy Hour Deals: Sunday to Thursday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $8 Draft Paloma, 25% off Bottles of Wine (under $100), & Large-Format Beer, and $1 off all Canned, Bottled, & Draft Beer.
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 916-4808
Uchi is your best friend when you crave superior Japanese Cuisine. They have an impeccable service delivery record offering sushi, seasonal omakase, and other signature tastings. You’ll get varying but satisfying discounts on wines and beers plus the meals at happy hour.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $9 to $13 cool tastings, $4 to $12 nigiri + sashimi, $7/$8 cocktails, $6 to $10 sake, $6 to $12 hot tastings, $3 to $7 handrolls, $7.5 to $14 wines, $5 okashi, and $5.5 beers.
214 W 4th St Suite B, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 291-3231
DuMont’s Down Low is in Warehouse District. It’s a nostalgic place primarily because of its century-old brick walls that provide the perfect backdrop for cocktail sessions. They have a basement full of whisky barrels from local suppliers. This is a place I’d go to when I want to reminisce and create memorable moments in Austin.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Sunday all day – $8 Mule, $8 Gold Rush, $8 Paloma or Margarita, $8 The Blanche, $10 Barrel Aged Old Fashioned, $7 House Red or White wine, $3 Miller Lite or Lonestar, and $7 the low down (Lonestar & Four Roses).
Phone: (512) 852-8558
Jack Allen’s Kitchen is unique because they have something special for their guests every night. If you want the best experience, visit the place more than once to savor the changes. Enjoy appetizers at half price and a discount of a dollar on every drink at happy hour. Jack Allen’s Kitchen specializes in southern comfort food with a touch of Texas in it.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm – half price appetizers and $1 off all drinks.
1800 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 522-3031
This award-winning restaurant offers unique agave and succulent spirits from Mexico. In addition, they have craft cocktails and an extensive natural wine collection. Located in East Austin, the chefs curate dishes made of a blend of Mexican and local Texas ingredients. Get a 25% discount off every wine bottle and 50% off the spirits.
Happy Hour Deals: Sunday to Thursday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Monday all night – $2 off House Cocktails, Draft Beers, Wines by the glass, 25% off Bottles of Wine, and 50% off Any pour of Mezcal, Destilados, Tequila, Raicilla, o Sotol.
307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 494-4094
There’s no better place to go than The Roosevelt Room when you want to get a drink at a place that oozes class. This award-winning Cocktail bar in the downtown Warehouse District has staff members to guide you through their expansive cocktail menu. They have ten innovative house-creation cocktails that you’d never find elsewhere.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm – nine classics offered for $9 each, $2 off glasses of wine, large fare food, $1 off beer, small fare food, and sweets, and 20% off bottles oftill & sparkling wine.
1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 394-5776
I’ve never been to a place where the staff is passionate about helping the local community grow, like Sour Duck Market. They make all their food from scratch using the produce from their locality. You can find Sour Duck in the Bakery neighborhood.
Happy Hour Deals: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – 20% off the entire order.
1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 992-2946
Fresa’s South First is a versatile joint offering myriad ways to enjoy your drink. They have an entire bar section where you can enjoy your drinks in-house. If you are in a hurry, they have a to-go window where you can get your drinks fast and leave to enjoy them elsewhere. I love how they pay attention to diverse interests. They have a menu that caters even to vegans. Enjoy happy hour with discount rates when you visit Fresa’s South First.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $2 off all Aguas Frescas, Botanas, Beer, Wine & Margaritas.