13 Solid Patio Happy Hours In Austin

You just want a good drink, some delicious bites, and a fun Austin patio to hang out on. Oh, and you want it all at a discounted price because you’re showing up at 5 pm instead of normal dinner evening hours. Is that so much to ask? No, no it’s not. And so here are some of the best patio happy hours in Austin. 

Keep in mind that patio specials and menu items change constantly, so go ahead and click over to the restaurant’s website to double-check the happy hour prices and deals. 

The restaurant’s ambience, quality of food and service, and location will all be shared below. Don’t forget to use the map to help you find a happy hour in Austin near you! 

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The Best Patio Happy Hours in Austin

1. De Nada Cantina

De Nada Cantina

“Tacos y margs y menos.” This place is seriously so laid back and fun and yet SO GOOD. (Proof: the fact that there’s always a crowd here!) 

De Nada Cantina has excellent hand-shaken craft cocktails, incredible tacos on homemade blue corn tortillas, and one of the best patios in Austin. 

Patio happy hour at De Nada Cantina

M-F 3:30-6:30 pm

Discounts on about 15 different food and drink items, like $1.50 chips and salsa, $4.50 chips and guacamole, and $9.50 draft margarita on the rocks. 

WEBSITE | 4715 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

2. Kinda Tropical

Kinda Tropical

It’s hard to beat Kinda Tropicals chill east Austin patio vibes, crazy good happy hour deals, and delicious eats and drinks. This little gas station-turned restaurant hangout is a great spot to gather with a group in the afternoon, soak up the sun, and enjoy a burger and a cocktail.

Kinda Tropical chicken sandwich

Patio happy hour at Kinda Tropical

M-F 3-6 pm

$1 off beer, $2 off select food and cocktail items like their griddle burger, fried chicken sandwich, Cuban yucca fries, mango margarita, and draft Paloma.

WEBSITE | 3501 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

3. Bar Peached

Bar Peached

Chef Eric Silverstein’s bar/restaurant concept on East 6th Street is kind of famous for its “social hour” on the patio. It’s a BIG menu of discounted bites that could easily count as dinner if you order enough. 

The food here is a fusion of Asian-inspired comfort food mixed with craft cocktails and global favorites. It’s a bit hodge-podge, and everything is delicious.

Patio happy hour at Bar Peached

Every day (except Monday) 5-6:30 pm

$7 cocktails and wine, $5 beer, $4.50 tacos like banh mi, fried fish, and miso garlic sweet potato, and $7 snacks like charred brussels, $9 larger plates like their burger, spicy pork fries, and sambal crab chips and dip.

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

4. Sour Duck Market

Sour Duck Market

Sour Duck Market is another Austin classic that happens to have an amazing patio and a great happy hour. This is the sister restaurant to Odd Duck on South Lamar, and they put the same emphasis on locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients and using the entire plant or animal for minimal waste. 

Most of this restaurant is outdoors (you can order pastries to-go at the indoor bakery), so it’s an excellent place to hang out on a beautiful Austin day. 

Patio happy hour at Sour Duck Market

Every day 3-6 pm

$6 single burgers, $9 double burgers, $4 pint of pilsner, $3 min lemonade, $6 select cocktails, $3 lone star cans

WEBSITE | 1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

5. P6 at The Line

Sour Duck Market

This is a cocktail bar at The LINE Hotel, which overlooks Lady Bird Lake. The cocktail bar was actually the 6th floor of a parking garage before it was renovated into this glamorous open lounge (hence the name), and it’s now one of the best restaurants with a view in Austin

The food is more snacky than a full meal, which makes this a great place to go for a cocktail and snack during happy hour. 

Patio happy hour at P6 at The Line

M-F 4-6 pm

$4 beer, $6/8 wine, $9 snacks, $15 cheese and charcuterie board

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

6. Clark’s Oyster Bar

Clark's Oyster Bar

One of the best happy hours in Austin! The burger and martini specials make this darling oyster bar worth visiting again and again, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that their outdoor patio is tree-shaded by a hundred-year-old live oak tree. It’s a gorgeous spot, and the food is consistently good. 

Clark's Oyster Bar

Patio happy hour at Clark’s Oyster Bar

M-F 3-5 pm

Half-priced burgers, half-priced martinis, $.50 off oysters, $5 oyster shooters

WEBSITE | 1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, United States

7. Better Half Bar

Better Half Bar

One of the best restaurants in downtown Austin AND one of the best patio happy hours in Austin. Better Half Bar has made-from-scratch American favorites in a no-fuss atmosphere. The burger is one of my favorite burgers in Austin, and it’s on the happy hour menu! 

Better Half Bar

Patio happy hour at Better Half Bar

Tue-Fri 3-6 pm

$6 burgers, $6 sangria, $4 St Elmo Kolsch, $3.50 Miller High Life

WEBSITE | 406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

8. Salty Sow

Salty Sow is an American gastropub in east Austin that has been one of the best happy hour spots for YEARS. Locals adore this place for their triple-fried duck fat fries, rotating house wines, welcoming atmosphere, and casual patio hangs. 

Patio happy hour at Salty Sow

Tue-Fri 3-6 pm

$6 burgers, $6 sangria, $4 St Elmo Kolsch, $3.50 Miller High Life

WEBSITE | 1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

9. Este


Sister restaurant to award-winning Suerte, Este is a coastal Mexican restaurant in east Austin in a bright, tall-ceiling renovated building. The wooden deck on the side of the building is a gorgeous spot to get a pre-dinner drink or an early meal of happy hour specials. 

Patio happy hour at Este

M-Th 5-6 pm and Fri-Sun 3-5 pm

25% off bottles of wine, $2 off wine by the glass, beer, margaritas, and signature cocktails, discounted small plates, $1 off oysters, $15 off seafood platters, $25 off seafood towers

WEBSITE | 2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

10. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

It seems that coastal happy hours are a thing here in Austin, and that’s great because nothing hits at 5 pm like a platter of raw oysters and an ice-cold martini! Salt Trader is the seafood concept from Jack Allen’s, and it’s a popular spot near Zilker for a casual meal of Texas seafood on their shaded outdoor patio.

Patio happy hour at Salt Traders

Tue-Fri 3:30-6:30

$5 off beginnings, $1 gulf oysters, $1 off all other oysters

WEBSITE | 1101 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78746

11. El Alma

El Alma

El Alma is a Mexican restaurant near Barton Springs. They focus on authentic Mexican food (chile rellenos, tortas, and enchiladas) and a little bit less on the “Tex-Mex” side of things. But you can still find some killer margaritas and really good chips and guac here. 

The rooftop patio at El Alma is the most popular place to dine here when the weather is nice. You can kinda/sorta see a view of downtown (it’s only a 2 story building, so it’s not the same as dining on the 8th floor of a hotel restaurant or something like that), but even without the view, the ambiance is incredible and very “Austin-y.” 

Patio happy hour at El Alma

Daily 3:30-6:30

$7 classic margarita, $6 sangria, $1 off beer, and discounts on appetizers like queso, jalapeno crab dip, ceviche, and tuna tostadas

WEBSITE | 1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

12. Loro


The Texas barbecue/Japanese smokehouse fusion restaurant from the teams behind Uchi and Franklin Barbecue has become SO hot, they’ve actually started opening other locations in Austin and additional cities! But this original location on South Lamar is always a great spot for a patio happy hour in Austin. 

Loro Asian Smokehouse

Patio happy hour at Loro

M-F 2-5 pm

$6 and $8 specialty bites, $9 cheeseburger, $5 boozy slushies

WEBSITE | 2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

13. Bulevar Mexican Kitchen


Sister restaurant to ATX Cocina, Bulevar is a north Austin modern Mexican restaurant and grill with a beautiful hill country - facing patio with sunset views. This restaurant is a bit pricey, but the happy hour deals are phenomenal and you could absolutely make a happy hour dinner out of them. 

Just make sure you plan ahead because the specials are contingent upon where you sit in the restaurant. 


Patio happy hour at Bulevar

Patio: M-W 5-6 pm and Th-Sun 4-6 pm

Bar top: all night Monday, W 5-6 pm, Th-Sun 4-6 pm

$10 house margaritas, $7 wine, $5 drafts, $10 small plates like 2 tacos, herby guacamole, little gem salad, or her refried black beans and queso

WEBSITE | 9400 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

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