Where to Drink for Cheap During Happy Hour in ATX

By Bailey Whelton

From 6th Street to Rainey Street, Austin is well-known for the abundance of bars all throughout the city. Here are some of BLEND’s top Happy Hour spots to check out around Austin:

El Chile Café Y Cantina

1809 Manor Rd / Every Day 3-6:30pm

This restaurant has delicious margaritas ranging from Spicy Sandía that includes jalapeños for an added kick of spiciness to a Prickly Pear that is more on the sweeter side. If you aren’t feeling tequila that day they have plenty of other cocktails, beers and wine for you try.

Photo From: Community Impact Newspaper

Photo From: Community Impact Newspaper

The Peached Tortilla

5520 Burnet Rd / Every Day 5-7pm

Selling $5 beers, $6 wine and $6 cocktails this place knows how to throw a happy hour. Also throwing in $4 tacos and $5 snacks there are plenty of things to try out on this menu!

Clark’s Oyster Bar

1200 W 6th St / Every Day 3-6pm

For their happy hour Clark’s takes 50 cents off their oysters and has $5 martinis, oyster shooters, and beer. Don’t forget the mignonette sauce!


5811 Berkman Dr / Every Day 3-6:30pm, Late Night Happy Hour Fri & Sat 10pm-12am

One of the newer restaurants in Austin, this place keeps the happy hour going till midnight! With $5 frosé being one of the must-haves at this place, don’t forget to pair it with their delicious cheeseboard!

Photo From patch.com

Photo From patch.com

Cheer Up Charlie’s

900 Red River St / Every Day 4-6pm

$2 Tall boys and other drink specials are the perfect go-to here at this outdoor venue. With fall weather just around the corner Cheer Up Charlie’s is the perfect place to enjoy the cooler temperatures!


2115 S Lamar Blvd / Mon-Fri 2:30-5pm

If you’re in need of a boozy slushee Loro is the place to go! This Asian smokehouse also has Smoked Brisket Tostadas and Lemongrass Beef-Noodle Salad and other great treats to try on their happy hour menu!

Photo From: Texas Monthly

Photo From: Texas Monthly

Upstairs at Caroline

621 Congress Ave / Weekdays 4-7pm

With everyday being a different happy hour menu, there is always something new to try here! From $6 Ceviche to $5 Bad Life Choices, the range of food and drinks that you can grab here is huge!

Prohibition Creamery

1407 E 7th St / Tues-Fri 3-7pm

If you’re craving some ice cream, but also don’t want to miss out on those happy hour deals then look no further! Prohibition creamery is known for their alcohol infused ice cream and during happy hour, it’s buy 2 scoops get a topping for free!


4416 Burnet Rd / Every Day 5-7pm

Located in the Rosedale Area, this little bistro has a lot to offer in their happy hour deals! They have 20% off wine and $4 drafts, plus $1.50 off of their appetizers!

Photo From: the Business Journals

Photo From: the Business Journals

Dolce Vita

4222 Duval St / Mon-Sat 4pm- 6pm, Sunday 4pm-close

Besides the regular 50 cents off beer and cider and having wine by the glass for $6 for their happy hour, Dolce Vita also offers another great deal! They have “Happy Drinks” and “Happy Eats & Sweets” for you try try during happy hour.