Austin, it's your time to shine! Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is home to an array of unique attractions, world-class museums, the Longhorns, and more! There's no question why nearly a million people call Austin home. Between its vibrant art, culture, and restaurant scenes, there's an abundance of local favorites and hidden gems all over the city. From restaurants, to bars, pubs, lounges, cantinas, and everything in between–a happy hour is never far from reach. With the stress of every day life, happy hours are the perfect way to unwind and indulge without breaking the bank.
Well Austin, you're in luck. Checkle is your local happy hour finder that does all the work so you don't have to. We've searched high and low to find some of Austin's best happy hour spots for every single day of the week. Now, all that's left to do is enjoy! So without further ado, Checkle presents our list of the best Austin happy hours.
Monday: Happy Hour @ Anthem
Got a case of the Monday Blues? You're in luck because Anthem has just what you need! Anthem is a local favorite described as a Tex-Asian Pub for the people. Every week day, Anthem has happy hour specials from 3-6:30 p.m. (and all day Sunday)! Score $1 off draft beer & bombs, $3 Lonestar drafts, $5 wine, and $7 cocktails like margaritas, daiquiris, sangria, and more! Don't worry, we didn't forget about the food. Happy hour bites include $5 salted edamame, $5.50 spicy edamame, $7 chips & guac, $7 shishito pepper queso, $10 JFC popcorn chicken, and $12 yummy fries! With these Austin happy hour specials to look forward to, 5 o'clock is sure to come a little faster.
Tuesday: Happy Hour @ Kinda Tropical
Kinda Tropical is exactly the kind of spot you’ve been looking for. Full bar, food from morning to night, parking, and chill patios. Every weekday from 3-6 p.m., Kinda Tropical serves up happy hour specials featuring $7 food, $7 drinks, and $1 off beer! $7 food includes chips & queso, griddle burgers, and fried chicken sandwiches. $7 drinks include all frozen drinks, Mezcal Palomas, Model Planes, and Zombies. With food and drinks at only $7, Kinda Tropical is the perfect spot to hit up for after work dinner and drinks. Your wallet and stomach will thank you.
Wednesday: Social Hour @ The Peached Tortilla
Woo-hoo, it's time for a Hump Day treat! Making it half-way through the week is totally something worth celebrating. Luckily, the Peached Tortilla celebrates Social Hour daily from 5-6:30 p.m. This Southern-Asian Fusion Restaurant serves up select $5 beer, $6 wine, $7 cocktails, and food specials! Choose from $4 Kalua Pork Tacos, $4 Chinese BBQ Pork Tacos, $5 Blistered Shishito Peppers, $5 Charred Brussles, $5 Crispy Fries, $5 Kimchi Arancini Balls, or a $9 Social Burger! This beloved Austin happy hour is a one-stop-shop for after work dinner and drinks!
Thursday: Happy Hour @ Colleen's Kitchen
If you're looking for a way to unwind and enjoy dinner and drinks after work, we've got just the place. Colleen's Kitchen is a southern inspired neighborhood restaurant delivering refined, yet uncomplicated fare. Monday through Friday from 3-5:30 p.m., this Austin favorite serves up $5 snacks, $6 wine, and $7 cocktails for happy hour! $5 bites include: Deviled Egg, Fried Chicken Little Biscuit, Country Ham Little Biscuit, Fried Green Tomato Little Biscuit, Pimento Cheese, and Hush Puppies. Pair it with a $6 wine or $7 cocktail like daiquiris, mules, or palomas and enjoy your dinner happy hour style. Perfect for after-work drinks with coworkers, catching up with friends, or date night with that special someone!
Friday: Happy Hour @ Uncle Nicky's Italian Specialties
The day we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. You've worked hard all week, and now's your time to sit back and kickoff your weekend the right way. Our recommendation for your Friday Night spot is Uncle Nicky's happy hour! Daily from 2-5 p.m., you can score discounted bites like $4 Crispy Piadinas, $6 Uncle Nicky’s Meatballs, $7 Caprese, and $9 Chilled Poached Shrimp. You can even grab a $10 Cheese Plate and add a bottle of house red or white for only $15! If wine isn't your thing, they also offer $2 Miller Highlife Ponys, $2 Disco Lemonades, $3 Altstadt Lager Drafts, $7 Uncle Nicky’s Spritz, and $7 Aperol Spritz. If this isn't the perfect way to start your weekend, we don't know what is.
Saturday: Brunch Specials @ Gloria's Latin Cuisine
When we're brunching, we're in weekend mode! Saturday's forecast is in and it's calling for 100% chance of brunch with scattered mimosas. Located in the Domain, Gloria's Latin Cuisine offers a brunch menu every weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Cowboy Omlettes, Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Tacos, Tres Leches Waffles, and more! Don't worry... We didn't forget the cocktails. This Austin Brunch Spot also serves up 1/2 price bottles of sparkling wine and $5 cocktails includings Traditional Mimosas, Pomegranate Mimosas, Mango Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Micheladas! Did you hear that? There's $5 brunch cocktails calling your name!
Sunday: Brunch Specials @ El Chile Café y Cantina
But first, we brunch! Sip the Sunday Scaries away at El Chile Café y Cantina with a delicious brunch and cocktail specials that won't break the bank. Located near the UT Austin Campus, El Chile offers an eclectic selection of modern Mexican fare, along with fresh flavors familiar to Texas natives. Every weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., score $12 mimosa carafaes, $8 spiked cold brews, $7 bloody marys, $7 cantaloupe margaritas, and $5 Micheladas! With brunch cocktails like these paired with an array of El Chile's famous tex-mex entrees, it no question why this is one of Austin's beloved brunch spots. Grab your crew and enjoy these Sunday Fun Day specials that won't break the bank!
It's true what they say– All good things must come to an end. As sad as we are that this happy hour blog is over, the real happy hours will live on forever. We hope this list of Austin happy hours give you and your crew a couple new places to try out around town. Although happy hours are a great way to treat yourself, they're also a great way to reinvest in your community by supporting local businesses. Let us know if you have a local favorite that we missed! We definitley want to check it out. Until we meet again, Keep Austin Weird! Cheers!
— Ashley, Food Lover & Pun Enthusiast