Great Happy Hours Around Zilker Park

Zilker Park offers an endless supply of things to see and do. And after a long day of swimming in Barton Springs Pool, playing frisbee with your pup, or visiting the Taniguchi Japanese Garden at Zilker Botanical Gardens, you will probably be in the mood for a little food and drink.

Luckily the area around the park offers some of the best spots for happy hour. Here’s a list of some of our favorites—from sushi and sake bombs to barbecue and $2 beers—there’s a little bit of everything in this hood.

Barton Springs Saloon

Daily Happy Hour: $3 well drinks until 7 p.m. every night, seven days a week.

Drink Specials: 
Sunday: $2 Vodka drinks all day (Bloody Mary’s, Screwdrivers, etc.)
Mondays: $2 Lone Star Longnecks, all day
Tuesdays: $2 Miller Hi Life Longnecks, all day
Wednesdays: $2 Lone Star Longnecks, all day

424 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
512-482-9673

House Wine

Daily Happy Hour: $7 glasses of wine from 3–6 p.m.

Drink Specials:
All Day Mondays: 10 select bottles for $20
All Day Tuesdays: ½ price Frose / $6 off Rose, still and sparkling
All Day and Night Wednesdays: $2 off glasses / $6 off bottles
Fridays, 4–7:30 p.m.: $2 off glasses / $6 off bottles
Sundays, while it lasts: ½ priced glasses, bottles opened Saturday

408 Josephine St,
Austin, TX 78704
512-322-5210

Juliet Italian Kitchen

Daily Happy Hour: 3–7 p.m.

Drink Specials:
$5 wine by the glass
$5 Austin sips (select cocktails)
$5 Draft Beers

Food Specials:
$9 meatballs (tomato gravy with burrata and garlic bread)
$6 Salmon Crudo (sliced scottish salmon with capers, almonds and lemon sauce)
$10 Grilled Octopus (smashed fried potatoes, lemon aioli and spicy agrodolce)
$8 Calamari (fried calamari, lemon wheels and hot peppers with marinara)

1500 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78704
512-479-1800

Baby Acapulco’s

Happy Hour: Monday 2 p.m.–Close, Tuesday – Friday 2–7 p.m.

Drink Specials:
$1 off beer bottled drafts
$6 House Mexican Martini
$1 Off Purple & Fruity Rita’s
$3 Shooters
$6 Rita Flights

Food Specials:
$5 Happy Bites Appetizers

1628 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, Texas 78704
512-474-8774

Chuy’s

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4–7 p.m.

Drink Specials:
House Ritas – $4.95
Grande House Ritas – $7.75
House Texas Martinis – $8.75
Domestic Beers – $3.25
Glass of Wine – $1.00 OFF
Bottle of Wine – $3.00 OFF

Food Specials:
FREE Fully-Loaded Nacho Car. Chips, salsa, queso, taco meat, and MORE!

1728 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78704
512-474-4452

Shady Grove

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4–7 p.m.

Drink Specials:
$2.75 domestic Beers
$3 Drafts
$4 Margaritas
$2 Cans of Beer

Food Specials:
½ off Queso and Green Chilli Fries

1624 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78704
512-474-9991

Gibson Street Bar

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4–7 p.m.

Drink Specials:
$3 Wells
$4 Select Liquors
$4 Local Drafts

Weekly Specials:
Tuesdays: Trivia with Geeks Who Drink from 8–10 p.m. (Free to Play)
Wednesdays : Steak Night 4–11 p.m. and $6 Moscow Mules after 7 p.m.
Thursdays : Select bottles of Bubbles Discounted All Night
Sundays : $1 Mimosas, $10 Mimosa Carafes and $5 Bloodies 11:30–3 p.m.

1109 S Lamar Blvd,
Austin, TX 78704
512-386-1345


El Alma

Happy Hour: Every Day 3–6 p.m.

Drink Specials:
$5 Jacked Sangria
$4 Beers
$6 Classic Margarita
$7 Margarita Chilanga

Food Specials:
Lunch, Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brunch, Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

1025 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78704
512-609-8923

Zax Restaurant & Bar

Happy Hour: Monday 4 p.m.–Close, Tuesday – Friday 4–6:30 p.m.

Daily Drink Specials:
$1 Off Draft Beers, wines by the glass and cocktails
½ Off Bottles of Wine
$3.50 Texas Craft Beers (Wednesday Only)

Food Specials:
$5 Plates – House Bruschetta, Grilled Polenta, Hummus w/ Flat Bread
$6 Plates – Zax Olive and Cheese Platter, Steak & Salmon Bruschetta (4 pieces)
$7 Plates – Mussels (Any Style), Grilled Shrimp, Fried Calamari
$8 Plates – Crab Cakes with Remoulade, Quesadillas, Pizza, Classic Burger

312 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78704
512-481-0100


Corner Bar

Happy Hour: Monday – Thursday 4–7 p.m., Friday – Saturday noon–7 p.m.

Drink Specials:
$1 Off Drafts
$2 Off House Cocktails
$4 Wells
$5 Wine
$3 Tullamore Dew Shot with any Beer

Daily Deals (In Addition to Happy Hour):
Monday – $1 Off Featured Pints
Tuesday – $5 All Texas Vodka and Local Craft Beer
Wednesday – $3.50 Jim Beam, $4.50 Jack Daniels, $5.50 Tullamore Dew
Thursday – $2 Off House Cocktails
Saturday – $6 Espolon Margaritas or Paloma, $4 Doss XX Pints/ $13 Pitchers
Sunday – $2 Mimosas/ $10 Carafes, $5 Bloody Mary Bar (noon–7 p.m.), $10 tab – Free barbecue (3 p.m., till sold out), $3 Bud Light/ $10 Pitchers

1901 South Lamar,
Austin, TX 78704
512-445-9500


Uchi

Happy Hour: Daily 5–6:30 p.m.

Drink Specials:
$3 Unfiltered Sake
$3 Hot Sake
$3 Sapporo (Premium and Light)
$7 Sangiovese
$7 Grenache Blend
$7 Chenin Blanc
$6 “Kara Kyuri” – Yuzu, Cucumber, Thai Chili, Sake

Food Specials:
$6 Select Hand Rolls (Yellowtail, Scallion, Salmon, Grilled Shishito, Onion)
$7 Salmon Leche de Tigre (Coconut Milk Ceviche, Tomato, Barbecue Chips)
$3 Chefs Choice Nigiri
$7.50 Tempura (Market Fish, Pickled Onion, Chili Ponzu)
$9 Sticky Rice Cakes (Thai Sausage, Citrus Crème Fraîche, Onion)
$4 Yuka Frites (Green Curry)
$7 Walu Walu (Oak-grilled Escolar, Candied Citrus, Yuzupon, Myoga)
$5.50 Foie Gunkan (Candied Quinoa, Fish Caramel, Shiso)

801 S Lamar Blvd,
Austin, TX 78704
512-916-4808