Updated September, 2019
Boy do I love me a great happy hour! Especially when food + drinks are involved!
The hubs and I are always on the hunt for a great happy hour during the week because why would you want to spend double to eat just a few minutes later?
Below is a new feature you’ll start to see in some of my posts. You can interact with the map (if you’re a visual person like me wanting to see how close a particular venue is to your home, then you’re going to love this addition)!
Enter my favorite 5 East ATX Happy Hours right now:
Revelry Kitchen + Bar
I’ve been a big time fan of Revelry Kitchen + Bar since they opened! The environment is nice, bright and open, and the staff are super sweet and have been there from the beginning! I’m the Duchess of RKB on Yelp and when that actually happened, the bar manager, Kyle, ordered a crown for me through Favor!
They have Happy Hour all night on Mondays and Tues-Fri 4:00-7:00PM! Select glasses of wine are $2 off, $2 off House Cocktails, $1 off draft and $4 Wells, $3 Texas Cans, and $5 selected appetizers.
Their Chicken Lollipops are a must when you go for happy hour – they have some of the most creative flavors and right now, their Asian Garlic flavor is my go-to!
Address: 1410 E. 6th Street
Happy Hour: All night on Monday and Tuesday-Friday 4:00-7:00PM
Remember Takoba? Well, they closed for renovations and people thought it wasn’t coming back, but boy was everyone wrong! They reopened with Barzon first as their Mexican Cantina. The space is large and beautifully decorated. Love the vibe in there.
Most importantly, I heard the food was pretty outstanding, so we had to go in to check for ourselves.
I saw a frozen drink and NEEDED it stat and luckily it was on the happy hour menu. Get it anyway! The Guava Frozen is what I ordered and boy was it delicious. I gulped it down faster than most frozen drinks because it was THAT good – turns out it has mezcal, lemon, lime and guave puree in it and this girl typically doesn’t drink mezcal, but I finished this one clean!
We ordered the Esquites, Tacos de Hongos and the Sopes – all on happy hour at 1/2 off! Loved every bite of everything but especially the esquites. They were perfect in every way and the chips that come with it are top notch.
We’ll be back asap!
Address: 1411 E. 7th Street
Happy Hour: Weekdays 5:00-7:00PM and reverse happy hour 11:00-2:00AM
Also: See Best of East Austin Restaurants
I’ve celebrated many occasions at Grizzelda’s (bachelorette, birthday, anniversary, gal’s night) and they always tempt me into coming back for more. Perhaps it’s all the pretty fuscia colored everything, the wonderful service, or the super big hearts the owners have for the community, but I’m a loyal fan.
Have you had their Ceviche Mixto?! OMG, it’s craveable and a must if you go there (during or after happy hour)! Their Tostaditas picadillo beef from Jacoby’s Ranch are also one of my faves! Get yourself a FroMo for $6 — be careful because it’s so good and strong and you may want a second one but you’ll definitely feel it the next day 🙂 Wines are $2 off per glass as well – they always have the most amazing selection and Vinho Verde rosés!
Grizzelda’s happy hour runs Tues-Fri 5:00-7:00PM so definitely take advantage!
Address: 105 Tillery St.
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 5:00-7:00PM
Blue Dahlia Bistro
Blue Dahlia has a fantastic happy hour including many of our favorites at a heavy discount! Their happy hour runs M-F 3:00-6:30PM and includes this gorgeous meat and cheese board for $10! It comes with a selection of their fresh baked breads! My glass of wine was $5 and they have quite a few options (along with some draft beer).
They have a few of my favorite tartines (open-faced sandwiches) on happy hour as well. I typically order the Egg Salad tartine (because it has capers)!
Honestly, anything and everything I’ve eaten there always blows me away. If you want a place guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds, Blue Dahlia is all yours.
Address: 1115 E. 11th St.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00-6:30PM
Hank’s is the perfect addition to the Windsor Park neighborhood and might I mention that it is HUGE! I can’t wait until it cools off a bit so I can really enjoy the super long front patio that extends the length of the restaurant. They have shades all over now though so it at least keeps the sun from beating down your back in the late afternoon hours.
Their happy hour is epic – $3 off appetizers, $5 frozen (Frosé and Palomas) and tap cocktails, $5 tap wine and $1 off beer! They’ve got a large appetizer menu and you can easily make a combo of those your dinner!
Address: 5811 Berkman Dr.
Happy Hour: Everyday 3:00-6:30PM
I’ll be sure to update this as my list changes so stay tuned! Comment below if you have other epic happy hour recommendations for me.
*This post is not sponsored and all opinions and pictures are my own.