It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Cocktails
Summer solstice has sparked the beginning of Hot Girl Season. As the self-proclaimed 6 God puts it, it’s time to wear less and go out more. Although happy hour is an all-year round occurrence it most hits different on packed porches and rooftops with a slight breeze embracing uncovered shoulders and gracefully sweeping through box braids. Outside of the regular go-to to spots for your weekly fix, here are over 40 places guaranteed to have you sending wyd texts with emoji eyes by 8 pm. As we know happy hour also isn’t limited to just cocktails or Fridays so I’ve ensured to give you options for throughout your week as well as food specials to accompany your rounds.
Bang For Your Buck
I like to have a snack or two or three if I’m going to happy hour esp if it’s right after work and won’t be going home any time soon. I try to choose places that have a variety of drinks as well as food to share and/or choices for a meal.
AL BIERNAT’S M-F; 3pm-7pm)
$2 off select cocktails, $1 off beer and 50% off bar menu.
BOWEN HOUSE (M-F; 4pm-7pm)
$5 cocktails and $6 wines. Food starting at $5
CBD PROVISIONS (M-Th 4pm-6pm)
Half-off cocktails and select food
CITY COUNCIL BAR AND RESTAURANT (M-F; 4pm-7pm)
Rotating specials with $4 wells and more. Tuesdays $3 margaritas and $12 Fajitas
CORRIENTES 348 (M-F; 4pm-6pm)
$8 cocktails. Bites starting at $4
HARLOWE (Tue-F; 11am-7pm)
$5 cocktails, frozens, and wines. From 4pm-7pm enjoy apps as well as their Harlowe burger for 50% off
FRANKIE’S (M-F; 11am-7pm. All day Tuesdays)
Choice of 15+ drinks starting at $4. Appetizer specials from 5-7
GUNG HO (M-F; 4pm-6pm)
$5 specialty cocktails and lite bites
PAUL MARTIN’S AMERICAN GRILL (Daily; 3pm-7pm)
$7-$9 classic cocktails. Burger and cocktail pairing for $15. Small plates starting at $7
SAINT ANN’S (M-F; 4pm - 7pm)
$6 wells, $6 apps, $6 house wines, $3 Domestic Beers , and $4 imported and craft beer
SLATER’S 50/50 (M-Thu 2pm-7pm; Fri 2pm-8pm)
$6 cocktails, $5 margarita flights and $3 frozens. $5 bites including their infamous sliders.
SUNDOWN AT GRANADA (M-F; 5pm-7pm)
$6 craft cocktails. Food starting at $7
SUSHI ZUSHI (Daily; 3pm-7pm)
$7 cocktails and $5 wines; Appetizers ans sushi starting at $4
TERILLI’S (Daily; 11am-7pm)
$6 cocktails, martini’s and wines. Bites starting at $4
THE HENRY (M-F; 4pm-6pm)
$6 cocktails and wines. Limited menu with food favorites $12 and under
Dress it Up & Make it Real For Me
With a bit more upscale atmosphere than the casual happy hour on a rooftop. Perfect for special occasions and possibly even a post-work happy hour date.
BULLION (M-F; 4pm-6:30pm)
$8 cocktails and $5 beer. Food starting at $2.50
CITY HALL BAR (Daily; 3pm-7 pm)
Cocktails, shareable plates and snacks starting at $5
DAKOTAS (M-F; 4pm-7pm)
$4 wells, beers, and house wines
FIVE SIXTY (M-Th; 5pm-7pm)
Seasonal specials. $4 off Izakaya Menu
FLORA STREET CAFE (M-F; 4pm-6pm)
$4 cocktails and various food specials.
FRENCH ROOM BAR (Tu-Th; 3pm-7pm)
$8 cocktails and $5 beers
GEMMA (Tu-Sun 10:30pm-1 am)
$6 specialty cocktails , $3 beers and $2 oysters.
MIRADOR (Fridays; 5pm-7pm)
Rotating menu of specialty cocktails and apps
NOBU (M-F; 5pm-7pm)
$9 cocktails and $8 wines; $10 sushi and appetizers
THE LIBRARY BAR (Sun-Thur 4pm-7pm)
Half-off cocktails wines
THE MANSION (M-F; 4pm-7pm)
$9 Cocktails and half-priced wines. Half-off bottles of Moet on Mondays.
TRULUCKS (M-F; 4:30pm-6:30pm)
Half-off cocktails, featured wine and select appetizers.
Ice Me Out
With Texas weather sometimes cold isn’t cold enough and frozen is the way to go. Although Gloria’s will always reign supreme to a number of people, these are also good options to have on your list.
BOLSA (M-F; 11am-7pm)
$5 cocktails, $5 wines and $5 beers.
CAMPUZANO MEXICAN FOOD (Sun-Thur; 4pm-Close)
$4 Margaritas and $4 wells
EL BOLERO (M-F; 4-6 PM)
$5 house margaritas
TAQUERIA LA VENTANA (M-F; 2pm-6pm)
$2 house margaritas and beers
TORTACO (M-F; 3pm-6pm)
$4 house margs, swirls, and wells.
Straight to The Point (or The Drink)
These specials are very direct. All about the drinks. From crafted cocktails to wines you can get both quality and quantity. Parliament is also a crowd favorite but these also stand tall for cocktail hour.
ABACUS (Friday; 5-7:30)
Half-off bar menu
BOULEVARDIER (M-F; 4:30pm-7pm)
$6 specialty cocktails
BOURBON & BANTER (M-F; 4pm-6pm)
Half off select cocktails
COOK HALL (M-Sat; 4pm-6pm)
$5 wells, wine and beer
GRAPEVINE BAR (Sun 8pm-close, M-Tue 3pm-2am, Wed-Sat 3pm-7pm)
$3.50 wells, $4 house wines and frozen cocktails.
HIDE (Daily; 5pm-7pm)
$6 to $7 cocktails
JETTISON (M-F; 5pm-7pm)
$8 and under rotating craft cocktail list
MEDDLESOME MOTH (M-F; 4pm-7pm)
$8 craft cocktails, $6 wines, and $4 beers
MERCAT BISTRO (M-F; 4pm-7pm)
$5 select wines and $2 Beers
MIDNIGHT RAMBLER (M-F; 5pm-8pm)
Discounted specialty cocktails.
TAVERNA (Sun-F; 4pm-7pm)
$5 cocktails, wines and beers
TINY VICTORIES (Tue-F; 4pm-6pm)
$6 cocktails, $5 wines and $3.50 beers