Good For

Austin's Best Cheap Happy Hours

Scouting cheap happy hours in Austin? Look no further than these money saving spots where you can score half priced wine, discounted cocktails and cheap bar bites.

  • Uchiko
    • Japanese
    • Rosedale
    Food
    28
    Decor
    27
    Service
    27
    Cost
    $78

    The "sake social menu" is offered daily from 5 PM-6:30 PM with Asian drink offerings like takara nigori (unfiltered sake) and gekkeikan (hot sake) for $3 and sushi rolls for $6.  

  • The Backspace
    • Pizza
    • Downtown
    Food
    27
    Decor
    24
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $32

    Specializing in thin crust Neapolitan pies, this casual pizzeria has a super affordable happy hour M-F, 5 PM-6:30 PM. Get half off beer, wine, and the entire antipasti menu including dishes like house made mozzarella with tomato basil and balsamic ($3).   

  • Salty Sow
    • American
    • East Austin
    Food
    27
    Decor
    24
    Service
    25
    Cost
    $36

    This daily happy hour from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM offers a variety of drinks and bites, all under $6.  Signature sips (all $5) like the sparkling sangria, can be paired with you choice of taco, carnitas, pork belly or fried catfish, for just $5 apiece.    

  • Olive & June
    • Italian
    • Bryker Woods
    Food
    24
    Decor
    23
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $49

    This multilevel Italian has a delightful happy hour throughout the entire restaurant (patio included!) M-F, 5 PM-6:30 PM.  Nosh on half price appetizers, beer and liquor.  Or, stop in on Mezzo Mondays where you can score half off glasses of wine all night. 

  • Contigo
    • American
    • Mueller
    Food
    23
    Decor
    24
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $31

    Drink happy hour priced refreshments alfresco at this ranch inspired eatery Monday through Thursday, 5 PM-7 PM. A selection of craft cocktails are $6 and wine/drafts are a dollar off.

  • Firehouse Lounge & Hostel
    • Cocktail Bar
    • Downtown
    Atmo.
    21
    Decor
    22
    Service
    19
    Cost
    E

    Have a hankering for artisan cocktails but on a beer budget? Happy hour (5 PM-8 PM) at this swanky lounge offers a selection of handcrafted cocktails for $6.

  • Isla
    • Caribbean
    • Warehouse District
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    This downtown Cuban tiki-bar offers $6 tropical drinks and 25% off dishes like empanadas and fried oysters during happy hour.  Mondays and Tuesdays are especially happy, with all day happy hour prices.       

  • Licha's Cantina
    • Mexican
    • East Austin
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Every Tuesday-Friday, 4 PM-7 PM, take advantage of happy hour specials like $5 margaritas, palomas and authentic bites like quesadillas and huaraches. 

Recommended on Zagat