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10 Killer Happy Hours in Austin

By Veronica Meewes | November 24, 2015 By Veronica Meewes  |  November 24, 2015

Is it just us or do happy hours these days seem to be getting shorter and less...well, happy? Luckily, some places still understand the merit of a solid happy hour and they continue to provide us low prices on food and drink through the week (and some even go the extra mile and make our weekends happier!) Here is a list of our 10 favorite happy-hour deals around town right now.

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  • Salty Sow

    From 4:30–6:30 PM every day (even weekends!), Salty Sow offers $2 off all signature sips, beer and wine and features a menu of $5 small plates, like their heavenly duck-fat fries, fluffy deviled eggs, honey-rosemary-dipped fried chicken with a biscuit and more.

    1917 Manor Rd.; 512-391-2337

  • The Peached Tortilla

    The Peached Tortilla's social hour actually runs for two awesome hours every day (5–7 PM!), offering $7 burgers, $3 tacos, $3 beers, $5 cocktails and a menu of other snacks for $5, like chicken karaage and charred Brussels sprouts.

    5520 Burnet Rd. #100; 512-330-4439

  • Roaring Fork

    The Roaring Fork's happy hour runs generously from 4–7 PM daily, featuring $5 wine by the glass, $3 draft beer and $4-off signature cocktails. Also enjoy specials on various plates, like the Big Ass Burger for just $10.

    Multiple locations

  • Uchi/Uchiko

    Usually, you can expect to drop a dime at a dinner at Uchi or Uchiko (and it will be well worth it)...but not during Sake Social Hour, which happens each day (even on weekends) from 5–6:30 PM. Find sushi rolls and small plates from their regular menu for just $4–$6, beer and sake for $3 and select glasses of wine for $7. Be sure to arrive a few minutes before 5 PM, as you can bet this special hour and a half deal fills up daily.

    Multiple locations

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    Isla

    Isla's happy hour runs all day on Monday and Tuesday, 4–7 PM Wednesday through Friday and 5–7 PM on Sunday. That allows plenty of time to take advantage of $6 cocktail specials and 25% off all appetizers and ceviche.

    208 W. Fourth St.; 512-322-9921

  • Parkside

    Even after all these years, Parkside's daily happy hour is one of the best in town. From 5–6:30 PM, enjoy half-off all liquor, cocktails, beer and bar food. Plus, on Martini Monday all signature martinis are just $5 all night long.

    301 E. Sixth St.; 512-474-9898

  • Contigo

    Contigo's happy hour runs Monday through Thursday from 5–7 PM for reduced-price bar snacks, $1 off draft beer and wine by the glass and $2 off signature cocktails. But that's not all! Each day also features its own special, such as $2 Austin beer on Drink Local Tuesdays and $1 fried chicken each Thursday.

    2027 Anchor Ln.; 512-614-2260

  • Juliet

    Enjoy $5 glasses of wine, $4 beers and $7 cocktails each day from 4–7 PM at Juliet, as well as discounted pizza, antipasti, cheese and charcuterie plates. This fall, there's also a featured Pinot Noir each week for $7 during happy hour. 

    1500 Barton Springs Rd.; 512-479-1800

  • TRIO at the Four Seasons

    At TRIO, happy hour (every day from 5–7 PM) brings 50% off wines by the glass (which means prices starting as low as $4.50) and $5 off plates on the regular bar menu, which has options from snapper ceviche to chicken-fried sweetbreads. Not only that, but guests can enjoy free garage parking in the middle of Downtown.

    98 San Jacinto Blvd.; 512-685-8300

  • Easy Tiger

    Downtown beer garden and bakery Easy Tiger offers happy hour through the week from 4–7 PM offering $3 draft beer, Tito's cocktails and Tiger's Blood cocktails (Aperol, Dimmi Liquore, muddled limes and Fireman's 4), as well as $3 sausage links and pretzels with beer cheese and $3 off Antonelli's cheese plates. 

    709 E. Sixth St.; 512-614-4972

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Salty Sow

American East Austin
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Roaring Fork

Downtown
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Roaring Fork

American North Austin
Food24 Decor24 Service23 Cost$40
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Uchi Restaurant

Japanese Bouldin Creek
Food29 Decor27 Service27 Cost$73
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Uchiko

Japanese Rosedale
Food28 Decor27 Service27 Cost$78
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Parkside

American Downtown
Food25 Decor23 Service23 Cost$37
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Contigo

American Mueller
Food23 Decor24 Service21 Cost$31
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Isla

Caribbean Warehouse District
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Juliet Ristorante

Italian Zilker
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TRIO Restaurant

New American Downtown
Food25 Decor24 Service24 Cost$80

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