Austin's happy hour specials
I have seen a thread along these lines, but it was a little bit dated. I have been to Eddie V's (50 cent oysters and 1/2 price on select appetizers), McCormick and Schmicks ($2 burger, $4 mussels, etc.), Sullivans ($5 burger), and Roux ($8 for a dozen oysters, $6 for a lb. of mud bugs, etc.) for Happy Hour. All four are in their own right great deals. What other happy hours do people know of that are worth the effort?
from an ancient post:
One of the staffers at Moonshine provided me with a moment of [unintentional] hilarity on a cold winter night a couple years ago.
I was enjoying a cocktail on the patio,basking in the glow of a roaring fire the establishment had built on a big steel contraption.A gent was hunkered down a few inches from the flames sucking on a cigarette[one would assume to get the taste of their mediocre food off his palate]when a waitress walked up and said"put it out".
He looked at her "You got a bucket of water,that's a pretty big fire?".
Indeed the fire was large and filling the entire area with smoke."I'm talking about the cigarette".
The man and I looked at each other for a moment and just burst out laughing.No patrons were hardy enough to brave the frigid night save for us and here was some worker who'd left her appointed duties inside to venture out and issue proclamations on the behalf of some far off governmental agency.
The two had a bit of a standoff as he finished his smoke...the irony of her demand was of course completely lost on her as she stamped her way back to her forgotten tables.I wandered through the hardwood fire fueled smoky haze to streetside and chuckled along to my next stop.
Haven't been back to Moonshine since.Consorting with idiots and eating mediocre food are two of my least favorite things..
Hadn't seen this mentioned, Alamo Drafthouse downtown:
Happy Hour Shows: Monday thru Friday shows that begin between 5pm and 6pm are Happy Hour Shows! We'll have $2 Tecate and Lone Star, $3.99 frozen margaritas, $1 off wells, $2 small popcorn and discounted theater admission. The Alamo Ritz: your new happy hour bar.
Next door to Manuel's downtown is Cork & Co. Decided to visit... sign out front says extended hours 3pm to 9pm
Great wine selection, $5 for any of: Italian sparkling, French sparkling, Argentine White Blend, 2005 Chardonnay More Vineyards, 2007 Pinot Grigio Italian, 2007 Gewurztraminer, 2006 Cabernet, 2006 Pinor Noir, 2006 Spanish Mencia, 2005 Merlot, 2006 Zinfandel, 2006 Petite Syrah
Beers for $2: Coors light, Real Ale Rye, Real Fireman's 4, Real Brown, Lone Star, Real Pale
Beers for $2.50: Boddingtons pint can, Guinness pint cans, Negra Modelo, Blue Moon, Dos Equis, Becks
I can't vouch for most of these, but here are additional places to add to the list:
- 219 West (219 W 4th), tons of food and drink specials: M-F 5-9, Sat 5-8, and Sun 6-8
- Dona Emilias (101 San Jacinto), 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials: Sun-Fri 5-7
- Imperia (310 Colorado), 2-for-1 sushi: M-F 4-7, Sat-Sun 5:30-7
- Lambert's (401 W 2nd), $2 off bar food menu and drink discounts: M-F 5-7
- Malaga (208 West 4th Street), M-Sat 5-7
- Manuel's, 4-6 everyday
- Roaring Fork (701 Congress), bar menu and drink specials: 4:30-close everyday
- Sagra (1610 San Antonio), 1/2 off pizzas and $2 off all drinks: M-F 5-7
- Shoreline Grill (98 San Jacinto), 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials: Mon-Fri 5-7
- Taste Select Wines (202 Caesar Chavez), M-F 5-7 and Sun (w/live jazz) 5-8
- Trulucks (400 Colorado), 1/2 price selected appetizers and wine specials: M-F 4:30-7
Headed to McCormick & Schmick's last night for their 9-11 happy hour (which is evidently in addition to their afternoon happy hour). Didn't try the $2 burger, but had the $2 hummus (good), $4 fish tacos (pretty good), and $5 turkey sliders (so so). Food wasn't great, but pretty good, especially for the prices. Drinks however weren't cheap.
Here is my list of Happy Hours offering better than average food:
Aquarelle 5 Tu-Sat
Austin Land & Cattle 5 red eye burger
Castle Hill 5 Mon-Sat
Cipollina 330-530 Sat Sun Pizza
Clay Pit 4 Curried Veggies
Driskill 5 Tu-Th Perhaps the best value in Fine Food
Eddie V 430 M-F Sat Sun
Fonda San Miguel 5 M&Tu
Hut's 6 2 for 1 Burgers M&W, Meatloaf on Thursday
Jeffrey's 5 Sun-fri 9-1030
Kenichi 430 Sun-Fri Collar, tempura
Kyoto 6 M-Sat Sushi
Louies 106 4
Mansion on Judges Hill 4
Manuels 4 M-F Sat Sun Mole
McCormick and Schmick 4 Sun-Fri
Melting Pot 5 M-Sun snickers fondue
Mirabelle 530 Early Bird Special
Moonshine 330 -630 Garlic
Mother Egans 12-3 Fri Fish Chips
Roaring Fork 430 M-F Sat Sun Big Ass Burger, Jerky
Ruth's Chris 430 M-F Sat Sun Carpaccio,
Shoal Creek Saloon 3 M-Th 1/2 beef nachos
Shoreline 4 View
Sullivan's 530 Th & 5 Sun
Uchi 530 Shag Roll
Vin Bistro 5 Wed
Wink 5 Mon-Sat Foie Gras/truffles