A Map Of The Best Happy Hours In Austin For Cheap Eats + Drinks (2022)

Austin is known for its food scene, but those restaurant tabs can add up pretty quickly (especially if you’re a foodie and obsessed with visiting as many places as possible.) The solution? Visit a restaurant during happy hour! You can often try the same amazing menu items at a fraction of the cost. Plus, happy hour is just…happy. 

As Austin prices soar (helloooooo and welcome to Apple and Google and Tesla moving to our lovely Texas city…), even a simple cocktail can easily set you back $20. We’re rounding up the best happy hours in Austin so you can enjoy a ½ price drink or two, and maybe even a full plate of food for a bargain. 

We’re listing these Austin happy hours by neighborhood, so click to the place you need. After that, you’ll find the restaurant, the time of the happy hour, and the deals. There’s an address for you and a link to their website. (Double check their menu because things change fast in restaurant world.)

Here are the Best Happy Hours in Austin, texas:

Downtown Austin Happy Hours

Atx Cocina

Modern Mexican

Time: Mon-Thur 5-6 pm, Fri-Sat 4-5 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $8 tacos of the day, $8 margaritas, $10 guacamole

WEBSITE | 110 San Antonio St #170, Austin, TX 78701

Bar Peached

Austin happy hours at Bar Peached

Cocktails, tacos, Asian-inspired comfort food

Time: daily, 5-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $7 draft cocktails, $5 beer, $7 glasses of wine, $6 snacks, $4 tacos

WEBSITE | 1315 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

All-day cafe with cocktails, beer, and wine

Time: Tue-Fri + Sun, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $3 St Elmo Kolsch, $6 burgers, $6 sangria

WEBSITE | 406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

Cheer Up Charlie's

Gay nightclub with indoor/outdoor space and music

Time: Daily, 4-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $2 tall boys and other drinks specials

WEBSITE | 900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Dumont's Down Low

Basement whiskey bar in downtown Austin

Time: Mon-Fri and all night Sunday, 5-7 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $7 The Blanche, $7 Barrel Aged Old Fashioned, $6 Paloma or Margarita, $6 Gold Rush, $5 Mule, $3 Miller Lites and Lonestars, $5 Lone Star and TW Samuels (The Low Down), $6 Glasses of house red and white wine

WEBSITE | 214 W 4th St Suite B, Austin, TX 78701

Fareground

Downtown food hall with 6 food booths and 2 bars

Time: daily, 5 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $4 house cocktails, glasses of wine, and draft beer

WEBSITE | 111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Firehouse Lounge

Speakeasy built in an 1885 fire station

Time: Daily, 5-8 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $2 off all food and drinks, excluding canned beer and snacks

WEBSITE | 605 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Garage Cocktail Bar

Hip cocktail bar built in a parking garage

Time: Mon-Fri, 5-7 pm

Happy Hour Deals: Discounted drinks

WEBSITE | 503 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

Irene's

American bar and patio

Time: Mon-Sat, all day Sunday, 3:30-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: Free popcorn, $2 off all snacks, $1 off beer, $4 house spirits

WEBSITE | 506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

La Condesa

La Condesa Happy Hour

Contemporary Mexican restaurant

Time: Wed-Sat, 4-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: Half off all alcoholic beverages

WEBSITE | 400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701

Mohawk

Multi-level bar and concert space

Time: Daily, 5-8 pm

Happy Hour Deals: Drink specials

WEBSITE | 912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

P6 at The line Hotel

Rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking Town Lake

Time: Mon-Fri, 4-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $4 beer, $6 and $8 wine, food discounts. Also, $20 wine by the bottle on Sunday nights from 4 pm - close

WEBSITE | 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Parkside

Casual American gastropub

Time: Daily, 5-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 price full menu food, beer, cocktails, wine & bubbles by the glass. Plus, on Wednesdays they offer 1/2 price oyster platters & bubbles night.

WEBSITE | 301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Péché

Absinthe bar and French comfort food

Time: all night on Sun and Mon, 5-7 Tue-Fri

Happy Hour Deals: $6 select cocktails, 1/2 off select food

WEBSITE | 208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

Roosevelt Room

Craft cocktail bar in industrial downtown Austin space

Time: 4-7 pm Mon-Sat, 3-7 pm Sun

Happy Hour Deals: $8 select cocktails, $2 off glasses of wine, $2 off large plates of food, $1 off beer, $1 off small fare food, $1 off sweets, 20% bottles of still and sparkling wine

WEBSITE | 307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

Sammie's

White tablecloth Italian restaurant with east coast vibes

Time: Fridays, 3-5 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 off martinis and negronis

WEBSITE | 807 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Taquero Mucho

Happy Hours in Austin

Pink Mexican restaurant with margaritas and pink tacos

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $6 margaritas, $5 shots, $6 small plates

WEBSITE | 508 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Trace

Sophisticated American restaurant at the W Hotel

Time: Sun-Thur, 4-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $5 beer, $9 glasses of wine, $12 cocktails, discounted select plates

WEBSITE | 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

TenTen

Modern Japanese cuisine

Time: Mon-Fri, 5-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 off specialty cocktails, sake, and beer, $6 snacks, $12 large plates

WEBSITE | 501 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

East Austin Happy Hours

El Chile

Mexican patio and cafe

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $6 classic and frozen margaritas, $7 sangria, $6-$9 glasses of wine, discounted appetizers, and small plates

WEBSITE | 1900 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Grizzeldas

Coastal Mexican food in a pink, bright setting

Time: All night Wednesday, 5-6 pm Thur and Fri

Happy Hour Deals: $5 fro-mo, Grizz miss, skinny Paloma, route 44, spicy marg, sangria, 25% off all apps

WEBSITE | 105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702

Haymaker

Globally inspired sandwiches, burgers, and craft beer in a sports bar setting

Time: All day, every day

Happy Hour Deals: A different drink special each day. For instance, Monday is $2 off all cocktails, Tuesday is $3 Texas Pints, Wednesday is $1 off all pints, etc.

WEBSITE | 2310 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Il Bruto

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Italian restaurant with a large shaded patio

Time: Daily, 4-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 off cocktails, beer, and wine

WEBSITE | 1601 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

Ranch-to-table southern favorites

Time: Wed-Fri 5-7 pm, all night Tuesdays

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 off cocktails, 1/2 off select bottles of wine, $5 deviled eggs, pimento cheese, Texas caviar, yeast rolls

WEBSITE | 3235 E CESAR CHAVEZ ST, AUSTIN TX 78702

Kinda Tropical

Patio bites + cocktails, beer, and wine

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $7 all frozen drinks, $7 burger, $7 chips & queso, $7 pulled jackfruit sandwich, $7 cocktails, $1 off all beer

WEBSITE | 3235 E CESAR CHAVEZ ST, AUSTIN TX 78702

Launderette

New American restaurant in a converted laundromat

Time: Mon-Fri, 5-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 off cocktails, beers, and wine by the glass, $5 off snacky bits and plancha burgers

WEBSITE | 2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702

Licha's Cantina

Mexico City food in a casual bungalow + patio

Time: Tue-Fri, 4-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $6 margaritas (and other cocktails), $6 snacks such as sopecitos, quesadillas, and huaraches

WEBSITE | 1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Revelry Kitchen + Bar

Food, cocktails, and beer on a patio with tvs

Time: Tue-Fri 4-7 pm + all night Monday

Happy Hour Deals: $5 select apps, $2 off house cocktails, $2 off wine, $1 off beer

WEBSITE | 1410 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Salty Sow

American gastropub with "swine, wine, and beer"

Time: Daily, 4:30-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $2 off certain cocktails, $6 glass of house wine, $4.5 truffled deviled eggs, $4 duck fat fries, $6.5 guac + chips, $5.5 crispy Brussels, $5 tacos, $7 honey rosemary dipped fried chicken

WEBSITE | 1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Sour Duck Market

Indoor/outdoor American restaurant using local ingredients

Time: Wed - Thur and Sun, 4:30-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 20% off everything

WEBSITE | 1814 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Suerte

Nationally recognized modern Mexican restaurant

Time: M-F 5-6 pm, and Sat-Sun 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $8 select cocktails, $3 select beers, 20% off familia pours of mezcal, 20% off select bottles of wine

WEBSITE | 1800 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, TX 78702

Swift Pizza Co

Family-centric neighborhood pizzeria

Time: All day Wed, 5-6 pm Thur-Fri

Happy Hour Deals: $5 spicy watermelon margarita + other drinks, $5 focaccia, $10 pepperoni roll, $10 roasted cauliflower, $10 sliders

WEBSITE | 3223 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

South Congress Happy Hours

Hotel San José

Courtyard beer and wine lounge at a renovated 1930s hotel

Time: Mon-Thurs, 12-5 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 20% off bottles of wine, 20% off snacks, $1 off all beer

WEBSITE | 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

June's All Day

June's All Day

Neighborhood cafe and wine bar

Time: Daily, 4-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 25% off all food, 50% off sparkling wine, $2 off other drinks

WEBSITE | 1722 S Congress Ave, Austin 78704

South First/South Lamar Happy Hours

Elizabeth Street Cafe

Darling French-Vietnamese in a small bungalow

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 priced appetizers and banh mi, $2 off all alcohol

WEBSITE | 1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Fresa's Chicken

Grilled chicken and margaritas at a creekside patio setting

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $2 off all Aguas Frescas, Botanas, Beer, Wine & Margarita

WEBSITE | 1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Gibson Bar

Neighborhood watering hole with craft beer and a food truck

Time: Mon-Fri, 4-7 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $4 select drafts of beer, $3 wells, $4 El Jimador Blanco, $5 Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

WEBSITE | 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Lenoir

Quaint wine bar and restaurant with Mediterranean influences

Time: Wed-Sun, 5-6 pm in the backyard wine garden

Happy Hour Deals: 50% off bottles of wine, discount select small plates, $4-5 beers, $6-8 cocktails

WEBSITE | 1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Loro

Asian Smokehouse and Texas BBQ fusion on a big patio

Time: Mon-Fri, 2-5 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $6-9 food items like crispy chicken sandwich, Lolo cheeseburger, and brisket tostadas, $5 boozy slushes, $5 select drafts of beer, $5 select glasses of wine, $5 select cocktails

WEBSITE | 2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Odd Duck

Locally-sourced and upscale American fare

Time: Daily, 5-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $7 rum punch and draft Paloma, 1/2 price bottles of wine (under $100), 1/2 price large-format beer, $1 off all canned, bottled, and draft beer

WEBSITE | 1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

TLC

Coastal food, seafood boils, cocktails

Time: Mondays, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $6 bites and sips like TLC margarita, hush puppies, 1/2 lb mussels, 6-pc gulf oysters, fried pickles, and house red and white wine

WEBSITE |1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150, Austin, TX 78704

Uchi

Iconic sushi restaurant

Time: Daily, 4-6:30

Happy Hour Deals: Impressive discounts on sushi and sashimi, hand rolls, hot and cold tastings, sake, wine, beer, and cocktails

WEBSITE | 801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

West Austin Happy Hours

68 Degrees

Casual kitchen serving Italian classics

Time: Daily, 4:30-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $2 off wine, beer, and apps

WEBSITE | 2401 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Maudie's Milagro

Family-FriendlyTex Mex Bar and Restaurant

Time: Tue-Sat, 3-6:30 pm, and Monday 3:00-close

Happy Hour Deals: $4.50 House Ritas, $6.50 Select Cocktails, $5 select appetizers (queso, guac, nachos, etc..)

WEBSITE | 3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

Tumble 22

Nashville fried chicken

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $5 OG sandwich and Southern Sandwich, $4 bites like loaded Mac n cheese, bone-in chicken thigh, and hot chicken salad, $3 slices of pie, $4 draft beers, $2 off signature sips and glasses of wine

WEBSITE | 2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Domain Happy Hours

Culinary Dropout

Casual restaurant and bar in a modern, industrial setting

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 20% off alcohol

WEBSITE | 11721 Rock Rose Ave Ste #100, Austin, TX 78758

District Kitchen + Cocktails

New American fare + cocktails

Time: Mon-Sat, 3:30-7 pm, Sunday 3:30-close, bar/patio/lounge only

Happy Hour Deals: $6-8 bites like lamb kabobs, street tacos, hummus plate, and chicken kara-age, $6-8 cocktails, $5 house wine, 1/2 price featured bottle of wine, $1 off beer,

WEBSITE | 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78757

Lavaca Street Bar at Rock Rose

Sports bar with local beer and southern eats

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-7 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $3 Domestic Bottles & Cans, $5 Wells, $6 House Wines, $6 Frozens, $7 Bing & Bang (HH Domestic + Well Shot)

WEBSITE |11420 Rock Rose Ave #100, Austin, TX 78758

Second Bar and Kitchen

Happy Hour at Second Bar + Kitchen

Sophisticated American food

Time: Sun-Thur, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $5 cocktails, $5 wines by the glass, $5 beers, $4.50-11 plates like truffle pomme frittes, crispy Brussels, blistered shishitos, $7.50-12 pizzas

WEBSITE | 3121 Palm Way #101, Austin, TX 78758

North Austin Happy Hours

Black Star Coop

Local brewery with pub food and a dog-friendly patio

Time: Tue-Thur, 4-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $4 house pints, $5 wine, $6 bites

WEBSITE | 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752

Bufalina Due

Nepolitan pizza and wine

Time: Daily, 4-5:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 off pies, $5 glasses of wine and beer, 1/2 off bottles of wine under $100

WEBSITE | 6555 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78757

Drink.Well

Drink.well in north Austin

Neighborhood cocktail bar and gastropub

Time: Mon-Sat, 3-5:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $7 classic cocktails, $ draft beers, $5 house cut fries, $10 charcuterie plate, $18 Happy Hour Meal (burger or mushroom mac n cheese with a glass of wine or beer)

WEBSITE | 207 E 53RD ST, AUSTIN, TX 78751 

Foreign and Domestic

Neighborhood kitchen serving New American fare

Time: Tue-Sat, 5-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 50% off wines by the glass and Austin beers, $4-6 snacks, $18 44 farms cheddar burger

WEBSITE | 306 E 53RD ST, AUSTIN, TX 78751

Lucy's Fried Chicken

Fried chicken and other southern favorites

Time: Daily, rotating

Happy Hour Deals: Different daily deals. For instance: Monday is $4 house margarita and $1 lone stars, Tuesday is $3 pints and 1/2 off bottles of wine, etc.

WEBSITE | 408 BURNET RD, AUSTIN, TX 78756 

Revelry On The Blvd

Nashville fried chicken

Time: Tue-Wed all night, Thur-Fri 4-7 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $2 off house cocktails, $2 off appetizers, $2 wines by the glass, $1 off draft beers

WEBSITE | 6215 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

Uchiko

Upscale sushi restaurant

Time: Daily, 4-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: Large menu of discounted nigiri, maki, tastings, cocktails, sake, and wine

WEBSITE | 4200 N LAMAR BLVD, AUSTIN, TX 78756 

Happy Hours Near UT Campus

Hole In The Wall

OG Austin bar with live music and cheap drinks

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-8 pm, all day Sunday

Happy Hour Deals: $3 Lone Star drafts or cans, $3.50 Community Helles drafts, $4.25 Firemans 4 drafts, $3.50 well spirits (mixed or straight), $4 Jim Beam, Nine Banded, or Jagermeister (mixed or straight)

WEBSITE | 2538 GUADALUPE ST, AUSTIN, TX 78705 

Olive And June

Italian cuisine with a large tree-shaded patio

Time: Tue-Fri until 6:00 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 off beer and cocktails

WEBSITE | 3411 GLENVIEW AVE, AUSTIN, TX 78703

Scholz Garten

Biergarten and oldest operating business in Texas

Time: Wed-Fri, 3-5 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $5 apps, cocktails, house wine, and $2 off draft beer

WEBSITE | 1607 SAN JACINTO BLVD, AUSTIN, TX 78701

Uncle Nickys

Casual Italian eatery with pastries, coffee, and cocktails

Time: Daily, 2-5 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $6 spritzes, $25 for a bottle of wine + cheese plate, $3 drafts of Alstadt lager, $5 house wine, $2 disco lemonade

WEBSITE | 4222 DUVAL ST, AUSTIN, TX 78751

Far South Austin Happy Hours

District Kitchen + Cocktails

New American fare + cocktails

Time: Mon-Sat, 3:30-7 pm, Sunday 3:30-close, bar/patio/lounge only

Happy Hour Deals: $6-8 bites like lamb kabobs, street tacos, hummus plate, and chicken karaage, $6-8 cocktails, $5 house wine, 1/2 price featured bottle of wine, $1 off beer,

WEBSITE | 5900 W SLAUGHTER LN D, AUSTIN, TX 78749 

Keepers Coastal Kitchen

Happy Hours in Austin

Seafood and cocktails

Time: Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $5-7 bites like shrimp tacos, Port A. Fries, and chips & queso, $5-7 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, $1 off beers

WEBSITE | 5701 W SLAUGHTER LN BUILDING D, AUSTIN, TX 78749

Lil Doddy

Nashville fried chicken

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm

Happy Hour Deals: $5 frozen margaritas, $5 on-the-rocks margaritas, $5 beers, $5 draft cocktails, $5 pretzels and beer cheese, $5 house fries

WEBSITE | 4625 W WILLIAM CANNON DR #3, AUSTIN, TX 78749

Jack Allen's Kitchen

Locally-sourced Southwestern cuisine

Time: Mon-Fri, 3-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Deals: 1/2 priced appetizers and $1 off all drinks

WEBSITE | 7720 STATE HWY 71 WEST, AUSTIN, TX 78735 

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4 Comments

  1. Gary on February 9, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I would also recommend Lambert’s downtown. It’s one of my favorite HH in the city.

  2. CT on August 17, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Bar Peached is not downtown, although it has a 6th Street address. Check your maps again, and read up a little on Austin neighborhoods.

    • The Austin Things on August 20, 2022 at 1:10 pm

      Hi CT, thanks for your comment! Yep, W 6th isn’t *quite* downtown, but since we’re not doing a separate category just for Clarksville Happy Hours, we lumped this one in with downtown. Since Austin has been expanding so much in the past 10 years, the lines of downtown are able to be just slightly fuzzier than they used to be, so we’ll keep it as a downtown option. (It fits better there than as a west Austin option.)

      If you have any other pieces of feedback, please feel free to share! And as always, utilize that map to quickly find something near you. It’s way easier than looking at the list of addresses. Cheers!

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