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Clark's Oyster Bar
Photograph: Courtesy MMH/Casey Dunn

The best happy hour deals in Austin

Head to one of the best happy hour deals in Austin for discounted drinks and bites when you need it the most

By Anastacia Uriegas

Austin is a work hard, play hard kind of city. Luckily, there are plenty of places for us to play hard—from the best dive bars in Austin to glamorous rooftop bars to bars serving the best craft beer in town, we're never without a watering hole to decompress in after a long day. That being said, all that partying can hurt your wallet. We did the research and found the best happy hour deals in Austin for the next time you want to play hard—without breaking the bank. 

Best happy hour deals in Austin

A Milli at W Austin
Photograph: Courtesy W Austin

16. W Austin

4 out of 5 stars
Hotels Warehouse District

Are you a die-hard ’90s fan? Us too! W Austin’s ’90s Happy Hour goes down every Friday from 5 to 8pm with $5 ’90s-themed cocktails, ’90s-inspired bites, board games, and beats by DJ Diggy Dutch. The W’s weekly happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 pm with $7 cocktails, $5 Texas spirits, $7 wine and bubbles, and $4 Texas beers.

VOX Table
Photograph: Matt Lankes

17. VOX Table

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Bouldin

VOX Table is a bright light in Austin’s dining scene, and so is its happy hour. Every Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30pm, enjoy $4 draft beer, $8 house cocktails and classic cocktails, half off wines by the glass and a selection of discounted small bites.

18. Clark's Oyster Bar

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Seafood West End

Hip, nautical-themed Clark’s is one of Austin’s most beautiful restaurants; every detail has been considered, from the retro-style aprons to the tiny anchor branded on each plate. Head over Monday through Friday from 3 to 6pm for half off burgers, 50 cents off oysters, and $5 martinis, oyster shooters and draft beer. Clark’s weekend happy hour includes 50 cents off oysters, half off wine bottles and $5 oyster shooters.

Photograph: Courtesy Eberly

19. Eberly

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Bouldin

Eberly is a stunning example of great architecture and design, from the steel buttresses to the mid-century dining room to the antique bar sourced from the famous NYC Cedar Tavern. Happy hour deals include $4 draft beers, $6 glasses of wine and $7 select cocktails, along with half off select food items, including fresh baked pizzas, raw oysters, sliders and more. Plus, happy hour goes down all night on Sunday and Monday starting at 5pm and Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7pm.

District Kitchen + Cocktails
Photograph: Courtesy District Kitchen + Cocktails

20. District Kitchen + Cocktails

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Circle C Ranch

District offers a happy hour menu including $5-$6 cocktails, such as the Pepino made with Waterloo gin, cucumber juice, lime, and serrano agave. Rotating seasonal bites include shishito peppers and Moroccan lamb kebabs—all under $10. Happy hour happens Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 7pm and Saturday from 3:30 to 5pm.

Elizabeth Street Cafe
Photograph: Courtesy Elizabeth Street Cafe

21. Elizabeth Street Cafe

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants French Bouldin Creek

Elizabeth Street Cafe is the stuff dreams are made of: flavorful Vietnamese food and eye candy in the form of gorgeous design choices everywhere you look. Every Monday through Friday from 3 to 6pm, get $2 off appetizers, beer, wine, sake and their famously delicious (and very photogenic) punches.

Deck nine
Photograph: Robert Lerma

22. Boiler Nine

4 out of 5 stars
Bars Auditorium Shores

This tri-level eatery (and drinkery) has a happy hour for everyone. Deck Nine Observatory Bar’s unrivaled view and rotating selection of daily beer, wine, and food deals are ideal for those who want to rock sunnies, drink and watch an epic sunset. The dark, subterranean Boiler Room Bar—with $5 select glasses of wine, rotating cocktails and draft beers, plus a $3 “Mystery Brown Bag Beer Special”—is for those of us who are less amused with 100 degree weather.

Photograp: Courtesy Juniper

23. Juniper

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Holly

Modern Italian eatery Juniper offers all-the-time happy hour, available at the bar or on their pet-friendly covered patio. What exactly does that mean? Well, you can enjoy $20 bottles of Lambrusco, $7 Aperol spritzes and complimentary "cicchetti" (Italian bar snacks) with every drink ordered.

24. Small Victory

4 out of 5 stars
Bars Cocktail bars Congress Ave District

Small Victory boasts a flawlessly-curated wine list, and during happy hour (Monday through Saturday from 5 to 8pm) you can enjoy half off glasses and bottles of sparkling wine, still rosé and fortified wine, as well as half off bottles of beer and cider. It also includes $6 bartender’s choice daiquiri variations.

Photograph: Courtesy Mattie's

25. Mattie's

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants American Bouldin Creek

A new addition to the happy hour lineup, the restaurant with oodles of Southern charm now offers HH on their lawn area, Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 9pm. Choose from delicious bites like grilled pimento cheese ($5) with toasted brioche and Irish cheddar; or a prosciutto tartine ($6) with Texas goat cheese, figs and honey. Pair your bites with a refreshing cocktail like Mattie’s Summer Old Fashioned ($7) made with rye whiskey, citrus oils, Lillet Blanc and triple bitters.

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