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Top 5 Happy Hours to Hit in Austin, Texas

Top 5 Happy Hours to Hit in Austin, Texas

If you’re going to live in Austin, Texas you have to take advantage of happy hour. With over 200 restaurants downtown alone, there are plenty of happy hours to take advantage of. We’ve crafted a brief list of some of the best happy hours and drink specials in Austin. Check them out below.


This Tex-Mex Austin, Texas original offers an incredible FREE nacho bar for their scrumptious happy hour. Every Monday-Thursday 4-7pm you can find locals chowing down on Chuy’s infamous nacho “car” full of beans, queso, and meat, in anyone of their Austin-area restaurants. In addition to their FREE nacho car, Chuy’s also offers drink specials such as $3.50 house margaritas, $6.50 Texas Martinis, and $2.25 Domestics.

Odd Duck

Every Wednesday from 5-8pm patrons can be found lining the wrap-around bar at Odd Duck waiting to cash-in on the restaurant’s incredible happy hour. Drink specials include 25% off bottles of wine and large-format beers, $1 off individual glasses of wine, along with well drinks, Moscow Mule’s, and frozen orange Marg’s. Check them out next hump day.


Recently updated, Crave is often called one of the best happy hours in downtown Austin, Texas. Every Monday-Friday Crave takes 50% off of every bar beverage you purchase for every bar menu item you order. The special runs from 4pm to 6:30pm.

Violet Crown Social Club
The Violet Crown Social Club is perfect for catching Happy Hour. Just a few blocks from downtown, Violet Crown offers their drink specials from 5 pm to 7pm Monday through Friday. Specials include $2.00 Lone Stars and High Life’s, $3.50 imports and craft beers, and $2.50 domestics and well drinks. Bonus: Via 313 is right outside so you can grab some of Austin’s best pizza while you’re at it.



Every Monday-Friday at Searsucker Chef Brain Malarkey offers patrons $5 house-made infusions, $5 house wines, and $3 draft beers along with crazy discounts on his tasty small plates such as duck-fat fries and beef tartar. Sunday’s you can score the same deal all night 5pm to close. Also, check out their Monday special which is a Texas-sized burger and a draft beer for $15.