Austin is well known for its incredible dining and nightlife scene, especially downtown, which is fantastic until you have to decide where you want to go for happy hour. We decided to help you out by showing you our absolute favorites!
Whether you’ve had a long day at work, need some time with your gal pals, or want to celebrate the weekend, this guide features our favorite happy hours in Austin for every single night of the week!
Enjoy a Spanish-style happy hour on Mondays at Barlata Tapas Bar! This spot offers more than 40 kinds of tapas paired with incredible drink specials, making it a great place to go after a long day at work.
Drink specials range from $5 to $8 and include options like Barlata Sangria, Cava Penedes, Red Tempranillo, and White Verdejo. Order a drink with a $9 Paella Barlata or great deals on various incredible tapas.
Taco Tuesdays aren’t complete without margaritas! Stop into Dos Salsas for great food, excellent service, and fantastic drinks at prices you can’t beat. Grab a house or fruit rita for $6, a bottled domestic beer for $3.50, or an iconic Tex-Mex rita for $11. This drink is served in an 18oz glass with your choice of an upside-down Dos XX or Coronita 7 oz. beer!
The party doesn’t stop at Jacoby’s on Wednesday nights! Stop in all night long for $10 burgers and fries, $5 starters, and $5 drafts, old fashioneds, jalapeño business, and rose.
This rustic space features tons of iconic Southern classics elevated by farm-fresh ingredients that’ll pair perfectly with your drink as you enjoy fresh air out in the huge backyard area!
This locally owned and operated, dog-friendly sports bar is the place to be on Thursday nights for an affordable, yet quality happy hour! Order a $3 frozen margarita or take $1 off all draft pints. Don’t forget to also ask about Black Sheep Lodge’s floaters.
Since the drinks are so affordable, you’ll want to go ahead and treat yourself to an incredible burger, too. Trust us, you won’t regret it!
To kick off the weekend, unwind at this simple, neighborhood bar. Haymaker has a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of drink options and simple, hearty food inspired by various spots around the country.
For happy hour, Haymaker offers $3 frozen margaritas, $4 beer ritas, and all floaters on special, making it an option that everyone will enjoy and one of our favorite happy hours in Austin!
This spot’s motto is “Austin’s favorite waterin’ hole, just down the street from Austin’s favorite swimmin’ hole!” Clearly, Barton Springs Saloon is the perfect choice for a Saturday happy hour after spending the day exploring Barton Springs and the surrounding area.
Featuring $4 select drafts, $6 specialty cocktails, and $3 wells, you’ll quickly fall in love with this low-key hangout spot. Enjoy your drinks on the large outdoor patio as the jukebox plays your favorite tunes in the background!
Drink and dine in style on Sunday night at Peche, a New-Orleans-esque space with French-inspired food and incredible pre-Prohibition-style craft cocktails. The all-night happy hour features half off select food and $5 cocktails, making it a deal you can’t (and shouldn’t) pass up!
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