Hot Happy Hours

Austin's best new happy hours for cheap drinks and eats

Austin's best new happy hours for cheap drinks and eats

Austin Motel Fine Foods cold fashioned cocktail
Sip a "cold fashioned" at Austin Motel's Fine Foods.  Photo courtesy of Austin Motel
Native Hostel fried chicken sandwich
Grab a $7 fried chicken sandwich at The Native. Photo by Charles Reagan
Eberly Cedar Tavern beer glass cheers
Enjoy beer, wine, cocktail, and food specials at Cedar Tavern. Photo by Julia Keim
Austin Motel Fine Foods cold fashioned cocktail
Native Hostel fried chicken sandwich
Eberly Cedar Tavern beer glass cheers

Happy hour is the best hour, so we've rounded up the hottest new happy hours and deals from Austin restaurants and bars, including a few brand-new spots. Here are nine sizzling summer happy hours to indulge in right now: 

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill
In the Boiler Room, Boiler Nine's sultry basement bar, happy hour is available Thursday through Saturday from 5-7 pm and includes $5 glasses of wine, cocktails, and draft beers. The Deck Nine Observatory Bar upstairs is also serving daily specials after 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Cedar Tavern
Eberly has unveiled a new lineup for happy hour at the Cedar Tavern bar. Enjoy $4 draft beers, $6 glasses of wine, and $7 cocktails, as well as new pizzas and other bar bites, Tuesday through Friday from 5-7 pm, all night Sunday, and Monday from 5 pm to close.

Fine Foods at Austin Motel
The recently revamped Austin Motel has a new bar, Fine Foods, located on the former Snack Bar patio. Sip a frozen old fashioned for $4.50 and get $1 off draft beers and well drinks Monday through Thursday from 3-6 pm. Hungry? Grab a bite from Jo's Burger Box.

Juliet Italian Kitchen
Juliet Ristorante recently reopened as Juliet Italian Kitchen, with a more casual vibe and "red-sauce" Italian fare. There's a new happy hour menu to enjoy on the gorgeous patio, featuring $5 draft beers, well drinks, wine, and "patio pounder" cocktails, available from 3-7 pm daily.

Mattie's, the new restaurant on the grounds of Austin's iconic Green Pastures, has a brand-new lawn happy hour. Running Tuesday through Saturday from 4-9 pm, there are deals on refreshing summer cocktails, like a $7 summer old fashioned, and bites, like a $5 grilled pimento cheese.

The Native
Austin's new hostel is also a hot new happy hour spot. The restaurant and bar at this east side hangout offers $3 domestic tall boys, $4 Like Oak HefeWeizens, $5 glasses of wine, and $6 Tito's Vodka mules, as well as deals on burgers and sandwiches every day from 3-6 pm.

Second Bar + Kitchen
Second Bar + Kitchen downtown launched its first happy hour a few months ago. Available Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm, get discounted cocktails ($5-7), draft beers ($1 off), snacks ($4-$16), and more. 

Uchiko's beloved Sake Social has been revamped. Have a $3 sake or Sapporo beer, and pair it with a wide variety of small bites, available daily from 5-6:30 pm.

Unit-D Pizzeria
Starting this week you can indulge in a new happy hour at Unit-D, available from 5-7 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All specials are $5 or less, including draft beers, house wine, several cocktails options, and new dishes like the bread and butter cauliflower topped with Salumeria Biellese coppa. Bonus: All pints are $2 on Monday from 5-10 pm.