It’s no secret that the best days end with a happy hour. Downtown Austin has many options to grab a drink with friends or colleagues after work or before a show or performance. Here are our picks for the best downtown happy hours in Austin. Check out our tips on getting around to take advantage of public transit. Tip your servers well, and enjoy!
Head to 206 Colorado Street for Bar Chi on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday from 3 to 7pm or anytime Sunday to enjoy specials on sushi and drinks. If you are a night owl, you may also want to know Bar Chi has a late night happy hour from 10pm until midnight on Thursday and 10pm until 1am on Friday and Saturday.
Casino El Camino
Not only can you find an incredible burger at Casino El Camino, but you can also take advantage of happy hour specials from 11:30am until 7pm every single day. Check out Austin’s favorite dive bar at 517 East 6th Street.
Cheer Up Charlies
Stroll down Cesar Chavez to Corinne between 3-6pm on the weekdays for $7 select wine and cocktails, $4 beers, half-off oysters, and $8 bites. Does it get any better?
Devil May Care
Devil May Care has a popular terrace at 500 West 6th Street where you can people watch and enjoy half-priced raw bar, cocktails, wine, and snacks. Pull up a seat Thursday from Saturday from 5:30 until 7pm and enjoy some fresh air and refreshing drinks.
Halcyon on West 4th Street has a happening happy hour! Stop by between 4pm and 8pm any weekday for $2 off Texas beer and liquors, $2 off spinach dip and hummus, and $5 house wines. There is also a reverse happy hour Sunday through Wednesday from 12am to close.
Lambert’s understands that Mondays are hard. That’s why they have happy hour all night Monday nights and from 5 to 7pm on Tuesdays through Sundays. During happy hour at 401 West 2nd Street, enjoy $3 off cocktails, draft beer, and wine by the glass.
Sit in the bar area Monday through Friday from 5 until 7pm at La Condesa to enjoy half off all drinks. Head to 400 West 2nd Street to take advantage of this discount.
Lavaca Street Bar
Enjoy $3.50 wells and $4.50 22 ounce select domestic mugs at Little Woodrows on West 6th Street daily from 3pm until 7pm. Also, on Fizzy Fridays, get specials on Bud Light Seltzers and Michelob Ultra Seltzlers.
Perche on West 4th is the one absinthe only bar in the city. Happy hour runs from 5pm-7pm Tuesdays through Fridays and all night Sunday and Monday. During happy hour, enjoy select $5 cocktails and half-off food marked with a * on the menu.
Stop by happy hour at the Roosevelt Room on West 5th Street all night Monday, from 4 until 7pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 3 until 7pm on Sunday evenings. For only $8, sample any of eight classic cocktails, and enjoy $2 off glasses of wine, and 20% off bottles of still and sparkling wine.
Monday through Friday from 5 – 6:30pm and weekends after 10:30pm, head to Tenten for $6 freshly-made hand rolls, charred edamame, chicken karage, pork gyoza, squash salad, short rib gyoza, and $12 hamachi carpaccio, king carb croquette and hamachi kama. You can also enjoy half-priced drinks at this downtown hot spot, located at 501 W. Sixth St.
If you go to The Tavern from Monday through Friday between 4 and 7pm, you can get $4 well drinks, Mexican beers, and draft beers. They also have $5 Tavern Margaritas, $7 cocktails, and $6 bites.
Enjoy Margarita Monday all day long at TRACE! They’re ready to make your Monday a little better with half-priced margs. Swing by TRACE at 200 Lavaca Street.
Wanderlust Wine Co.
Join Wanderlust Wine Co. on Wednesdays for 50% off tapped wine. Get your fill at Wine Wednesdays at 610 North IH 35.
Wu Chow Austin
Head to Wu Chow any night between Monday and Friday from 5-6pm. Sit in the cocktail area or the patio to enjoy $5 red or white wines, a $5 cocktail of the day, $8 specialty cocktails, $2 off beers, and food specials!
We hope you enjoy your time downtown! Drink responsibly, and stay safe.