What’s the best time of day? In Austin, it’s happy hour! After a long day of work or play, the best happy hour specials are only a short drive away. Socializing with friends and coworkers will bring a smile to your face and a tingle down to your toes when you try the best happy hour specials in Austin.

Kona Grill

You're kona be blown away by the $5 happy hour food menu at Austin's Kona Grill as well as the $5 happy hour drink specials each week. And if these aren’t enough, check out their $1 house margaritas, frozen or on the rocks. Or have a few $2 domestic draft beers or several $4 import and craft beers. Their happy hour menu includes a decadent coconut shrimp roll, spicy shrimp tempura, juicy cheeseburger slides, and crab crunch rolls.

La Condesa

Plan to stop by for the La Condesa's happy hour, a celebration of bold drinks flavors and spicy foods. La Condesa’s happy hour kicks off Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. in the bar area and features half-off all alcoholic beverages like their Mexican Sour or their signature Margarita La Condesa. You’ll also get a kick out of their discounted selection of sharable bar snacks like tacos, nachos, and quesadillas.

Odd Duck

Come for an out-of-the ordinary happy hour at the Odd Duck in Austin. Try their discounted signature drinks like Do You Carrot All? Try this carrot-vodka drink with cinnamon vanilla syrup or sip on Beetlejuice, a gin with smoked beet and lemon-basil simple. And cross the finish line with The Night Shift, a 12-yr. Aberfedy with rosemary-smoked honey and grapefruit bitters.

For a meal during happy hour, try their extraordinary menu items like succulent oven-roasted quail with oyster stuffing, grits, and cider glaze. Or for something equally tantalizing, sample their grilled fish tacos or fried quail sandwich. Happy hour is open at the Odd Duck Sunday through Thursday from 2:30– 6:30 p.m. Half-priced food specials are offered 5:30- 6:30 p.m.

Salty Sow

It's sweet and salty every day in Austin from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Salty Sow, which features Swine, Wine, and Beer in their popular brand tagline. Dive in for $2 discounts on all signature drinks, beer, and wine.

With margaritas named Curly, Wallow, and Classic Sow'rita, you'll be ready to pig out on any of their equally-delicious $5 finger foods. Their honey rosemary-dipped fried chicken includes a house biscuit, and you'll roll over in the mud for their famous duck fat fries.


Don't miss out on this happy hour special as it's one of Downtown Austin's finest. They have a delicious bar menu that's offered at half-price and includes oyster platters, calamari, crab fritters, steak tartare, french fries, and more. Parkside's happy hour also includes half-price beer and cocktails. Come in and enjoy this unbeatable happy hour on weekdays from 5-6:30 p.m. 

The Peached Tortilla 

Join this Souther-Asian inspired restaurant in Austin for their daily social hour from 5-7 p.m. They offer delicious $4 tacos including Chinese Barbeque Pork and Kalua Pork. The bar menu also offers a $7 burgers and $5 snacks such as crispy fries, charred Brussels, blistered shishito peppers, and kimchi arancini balls.

Last but not least, the drink specials are $5 beers, $6 wines, and $6 cocktails. With so many delicious options to choose from at an affordable price, this happy hour will be hard to turn down

With so many things to do in Austin, you'll want to dine where you can experience the best happy hour specials.

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