Case of the Mondays
Best Monday happy hours in Austin: Top 10 steals to jump-start the week
Mondays. Every worry you pushed away for two-and-a-half glorious days is back in full effect. That’s why we did a little digging. Sunday funday is great, but true therapy happens when you can roundhouse kick your case of the Mondays in the face. The deals featured at the following bars and restaurants are doing it Lionel Richie-style — that is to say, all night long.
Mondays at Jeffrey’s is totally our jam. Half-price bar food and $2 off each cocktail, beer, and glass of wine make this one of our top picks. Don’t you dare skip the escargot or hamachi carpaccio (or that wagyu burger).
Martini Monday is totally a thing. All specialty martinis on Monday, open to close, are offered at the bargain price of $5 at Parkside. If you time it right, you can hit half-off liquor, cocktails, beer, and bar food until 6:30 pm.
Olive & June
Olive & June's Mezzo Mondays are molto buono. Half-off wines by the glass are offered all night. Settle down with a glass and contemplate the world. Double down by making it in time for the actual happy hour until 6:30 pm, which features half-off beer, cocktails, and antipasti.
The Old Fashioned is one of those drink that appeals to almost everyone while still being respectable. Whisler’s makes it too easy to get whiskey drunk on Monday nights with your choice of four different takes on an Old Fashioned for $6. Other cocktails are discounted to $6, as well, from 4 to 7 pm.
Hillside Farmacy is classin' up the joint with an all-night special that includes $5 bubbles and half-price East Coast oysters. Their actual happy hour runs from 3 to 7 pm every day so you can start early and stay late.
If you’re only at Taverna on Sunday, you’re missing out. On Monday, Taverna has $6 to $8 full-size pizzas, discounted Italian small plates, $2 mimosas and frozen bellinis, $3 wells, $4 house wine, and $3.50 beers. Taverna, mi amore!
A perfect place to whine about it. Get half-off select bottles on Monday from this Oltorf gem. Winebelly also has a delightful little happy hour menu with items like shishito peppers, Parmesan truffle fries, and beef carpaccio from 4 to 6 pm.
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
Deep-fried boudain, Frito pie, spicy deviled eggs, roasted green chili queso … these are all things you can get half-off at Lamberts Monday nights. Wash it down with booze discounted by $2.
Little Barrel and Brown
This South Congress Avenue spot has been hiding something: a super-stellar, all-day Sunday and Monday happy hour. Deals include half-priced wine bottles; $3 select beers; $5 glasses of wine and cocktails; and an ever-changing bar menu that offers mussels, po'boys, a daily flatbread, and duck confit sliders.
Bonus: Key Bar
Dear Tuesday, we’re sorry. All night Monday Key Bar serves $3 well drinks and Key Margaritas, $5 margarita shakers, $8 perfect margaritas, $2 to $3 drafts, and $7 to $10 pitchers. That's right. We said pitchers. Drink like you mean it, people.