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Cheers to The Best Happy Hours in Downtown Austin!

  • March 21, 2023
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Whether you’re in need of a post-work pick me up or a weekend hangout with your friends, happy hours in downtown Austin are a staple. There are so many awesome places to choose from, so choosing a spot can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!

We’ve compiled this guide of some of the best happy hours in downtown Austin so you can be confident in your decision the next time you decide to treat yourself!

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📷 Moody's Kitchen and Bar

Moody's Bar + Kitchen

Described as a laid-back spot on the University of Texas at Austin campus, Moody’s Bar + Kitchen features a welcoming experience for students, Austinites, and visitors alike! Featuring casual fare and a full bar, this is the ultimate hangout or game day spot. Plus, free parking is available behind the restaurant, which is always a perk in this city!


📍2530 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

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📷 La Condesa Austin

La Condesa

This award-winning modern Mexican restaurant has one of the best happy hours in downtown Austin. It happens very Wednesday through Saturday from 4PM to 6PM, featuring half-off adult beverages. Say yes to a $7 Watermelon Martini and some chips and queso!

La Condesa also features a colorful, large interior, making it a great spot to hang out with groups. Let’s not forget about their Sunday Brunch Happy Hour from 11AM-3PM. Sip on some top-notch Margaritas to avoid those Sunday Scaries!


📍400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701

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The Well

We love stopping at The Well any time of day but happy hour is a favorite!  On Wednesday – Sunday they offer half-off all alcoholic beverages excluding top shelf. The Lovell is our favorite for sure! The Well is redefining healthy eating in Downtown Austin and we are here for it. Each drink is made with fresh and local ingredients. The menu is also fully gluten-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free.


📍440 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

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Maie Day

Walk into the aesthetically pleasing and colorful restaurant on South Congress, Maie Day. We enjoyed literally every single bite and beverage that we tried and guarantee that you will too. The community chophouse now has a happy hour menu available Tuesday through Sunday from 3pm – 5pm. Enjoy $12 cocktails, $2 off of beer and wine by the glass, 1/2 priced bottles of wine, and snacks that are fan favorites.


📍1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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Higher Ground

We just checked out Higher Ground recently and they definitely have one of the best happy hours in downtown Austin. Happy Hour is between 4pm – 7pm on Tuesday through Friday! During this time they have $4 beers and $7 well drinks. They also offer $10 classics and half off of snacks and bottles of wine.

They also do $1 oysters on Tuesday evenings and $5 burgers on Wednesdays!


📍720 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701

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📷 RA Sushi Bar Restaurant


Everyone needs a go-to sushi spot, especially when happy hour is involved! RA Sushi is a snazzy Japanese chain with inventive sushi and innovative cocktails. Find incredible sushi and signature rolls. Japanese fusion cuisine is always great in a high-energy and fun environment, which is perfect for a happy hour out with your friends!

Happy hour at RA Sushi is Monday through Saturday from 3PM to 7PM and 10PM to close and Sunday from 3PM to close. Let’s grab some Pork Gyozas and Kirin Sake Bombs for a great Sunday-Funday!


📍117 W 4th St STE 300, Austin, TX 78701

📷 BarChi Sushi

BarChi Sushi

BarChi Sushi is a downtown Austin favorite, featuring fresh sushi and maki rolls as well as a variety of rare sashimi items. Plus, we love the stylish atmosphere and interior equipped with a LED-lighted raised dining area for special event dining as well as tall, secluded booths backed with creamy leather for a more intimate feel. Or if you want to see the chef in action, sit at the sushi counter!

For happy hour, stop in from 4PM to 7PM every Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays, happy hour lasts all day! During happy hours, you can get sushi rolls for as low as $5.50. Who can say no to that?


📍206 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

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📷 @peche_austin


Drink in style at Péché, Austin’s first absinthe bar featuring a selection of pre-Prohibition style cocktails, a curated wine list, and French comfort foods. Bringing the ethic and mystery of the old world to life, Péché is an absolute gem of downtown Austin and brings a New Orleans-esque vibe.

Happy hour is all night on Sunday and Monday and 4PM to 7PM every Tuesday through Friday. The deals include half off select food and $6 cocktails, so be sure to stop in for an affordable, delicious meal and incredible libations.


📍208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

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Comfort food and happy hour, could there be a better combo? Irene’s offers this duo in a classic American bar featuring southern comfort food and strong cocktails with a vintage aesthetic and warm environment. With foods like breakfast sandwiches, pulled chicken and avocado sandwiches, dirty shells and cheese, Irene’s famous strawberry cake, and kolaches, you really can’t go wrong with any menu item!

For happy hour, stop in Monday through Friday from 3PM to 6PM and find deals like free popcorn, $3 draft beers, $5 well drinks, and $4 frozens & wines. How about that weekday $15 lunch special from 11am-3pm? Soooo much yum!


📍506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

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📷 Polvos Austin


Polvo’s offers an upscale dining experience paired with traditional Mexican cuisine, making it a beloved spot in downtown Austin. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with dishes like migas plates, breakfast tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas, as well as drinks like domestic and imported beers, specialty coffees, Bloody Marys, and its beloved frozen margaritas.

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📍360 Nueces, Ste. #10, Austin, TX 78701

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TenTen has their happy hour every Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Indulge in half-priced signature cocktails, wine, sake, house spirits, and a special menu featuring house-favorites and hand rolls. Everything TenTen has to offer is to die for, so we know you’ll pick out something great!


📍501 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

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Roosevelt Room

Next time you are in the heart of downtown Austin’s historic Warehouse District, make sure to stop by the Roosevelt Room for their happy hour. Their happy hour cocktail menu consists of nine classics starting at $9, $2 off of glasses of wine and large fare food, $1 off of beer, small fare food, and sweets, and 20% off of bottles of still and sparkling wine. Gather your group of friends, family, or coworkers and get ready to cheers!


📍307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

📷 Wu Chow Austin

Wu Chow

At Wu Chow, happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5-6PM on the patio and cocktail area only. Try out their designated dishes such as the Chicken and Taro Eggrolls or Sichuan Spicy Wontons. Sip on the $5 cocktail of the day, enjoy $5 house red or white wine, and get $2 off of all beers and $5 fernet. There is plenty to enjoy for a good price at Wu Chow!


📍IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701

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Better Half

Try out Better Half Coffee & Cocktails reverse happy hour that is Tuesday through Friday’s from 3-6PM and Sunday’s from 4-10PM. You’ll get a variety of cheaper priced items such as $2.50 High Life, $6 sangria, $3 Carl Kölsch, and $6 cheeseburgers. On Sunday’s, you’ll get the price of happy hour plus $6 draft ‘tails starting at 9PM to close. You can’t miss out on this amazing happy hour opportunity!


📍406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

📷 Clark's Austin

Clark's Oyster Bar

For your next happy hour in Austin, make sure you head to the upscale-casual seafood spot with a beautiful marble-topped bar Clark’s Oyster Bar. Happy Hour begins Monday’s through Friday’s from 3-5PM. Visitors can also get half-off burgers and martini’s, fifty cents off oysters, and $5 oyster shooters. Satisfy your seafood needs at this can’t miss happy hour!


📍1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

📷 Swift's Attic

Swift's Attic

Indulge in Swift’s Attic’s happy hour in their stylish retro-chic hot spot located on Congress Avenue. On Monday through Friday’s from 4-5:30PM enjoy some happy hour snacks such as charred edamame, broccoli crunch salad, or mash ups. If you get thirsty while snaking on those delicious plate, try out their cocktails such as new fashioned, 1984, or a moscow or Kentucky mule. Can’t get much better than this!


📍315 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

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North Italia

Who doesn’t love a good happy hour at one of Austin’s favorites, North Italia? On Monday through Thursday’s from 3-6PM, enjoy half off bottles of wine excluding reserve wine in the bar, bites such as zucca chips, bruschetta, or Italian meatballs, cocktails, or a local beer for $5. This is one of our favorites and you’ll see why as well!


📍500 W 2nd St #120, Austin, TX 78701

More Stuff to Do in Downtown Austin

We hope you enjoy all your next happy hours in downtown Austin at these incredible spots! For more fun downtown things to do, be sure to also follow us on InstagramFacebook, and TikTok and tag us in your photos @StuffToDoInAustin!

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