Austin is full of great bars and pubs. From laid back to velvet rope, you are sure to find tons of great places to drink and socialize in Austin, Texas. So the next time you're looking for some nightlife fun make sure you check out one or more of the many great bars and pugs in Austin, Texas.

The always delicious Hoover’s will be catering Icenhauer’s Friendsgiving feast, and The All Nights will be providing the music!

Guests are encouraged to bring a canned or dry good as a donation for the Capital Area Food Bank.

Their 2016 Dog’s of Icenhauer’s Calendar will be available for purchase for $20.00. ALL profits will be donated to Austin Pets Alive!

Doors open at 1 pm, food will be served from 1-3 pm and the All Nights will perform from 3-6 pm.

When: today, November 22nd

Time: 1 pm – 6 pm

83 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Corner Bar is having a Movember Party tonight! A portion of bar sales will be donated to The Movember Foundation as well as all proceeds from the raffle. Furthermore, Jameson will MATCH all money raised!

Come out and drink for great cause and join in on the raffle to win some awesome prizes.

Also remember that Corner Bar is dog friendly.

When: Today, November 13th

Time: 7 pm – midnight

Corner Bar
1901 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

Join dine for a 5th Quarter Cocktail Kickoff! Enjoy signature cocktails in their beautiful bar & lounge with a stellar view of Lady Bird Lake, bites including Pork Belly Sliders, signature pizzas and Baby Back Ribs by chefs David Garrido and Mario Medina, and raffle giveaways!

One ticket will buy you 2 drink tickets, chef-crafted bites and a raffle ticket with giveaways including 2 UT football tickets, a pre-football game dinner for 4 people at dine, or a Gameday Experience at dine for 10 people.

Free parking in the adjacent parking garage!

Tickets: $10

When: today, November 12th

Time: 5:30 pm

111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, Texas 78701

Whether you need to blow off a little steam after a hard day or you want a safe space to gossip about Becky from HR, the Happy Hour is always there for you. If you’ve been looking for a new spot to head to ‘round 5, we’ve got a few options that fit your style.

Black Sheep Lodge



If you would like your happy hour to have a side of every conceivable sports-ball-game on big screen TVs surrounding you, Black Sheep Lodge is your bar. While they don’t have an actual happy hour per say, their daily drink specials are some of the best in town.  Their menu contains several creative takes on American bar food like including crazy-good Smoked Chipotle Wings and Sweet Potato Fries with Curry Ketchup. One thing to love about this place is its sense of community. Don’t be surprised if smaller parties ask to join your table or you make a few new friends on White Trash Wednesday—making it a great place to try if you’re new to town.

Where: Black Sheep Lodge | 2108 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704
When’s Their Happy Hour: Sunday through Friday: 11am to 12am; Saturday: 11am to 1am
Daily Drink Specials | Food Menu





If escargot and French 75s are more your style, happy hour at Péché is definitely for you. From 4-7pm, Tuesday through Friday, you can enjoy select dishes and cocktails at half price. Chow down on Pommes Frites with House-Made Ketchup or warm up with a bowl of French Onion Soup. The happy hour cocktails are simple, but classic. The New York Sour will remind you that Allspice Dram is a thing, but you can never go wrong with an authentic Daiquiri or Sazerac.

Where: Péché | 208 W 4th Street – ATX – 78701
When’s Their Happy Hour: 4-7pm Tuesday through Friday –  All day Sunday & Monday
Drinks Menu | Food Menu






This rustic yet comfortable space offers 1/2 off artisan Pizzas and $3 Well Drinks, what more could you ask for in a happy hour? If you want to be a bit more sophisticated, they have $4 glasses of house wine and $8 house Negroni. You’ll also be pleased to know they offer complimentary fresh-baked focaccia with meats and cheeses when you order drinks.

Where: ITALIC | 123 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
When’s Their Happy Hour:  Monday – Friday 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Happy Hour Menu






The self-proclaimed “Austin’s original gastropub” offers half off all beers, liquor, and bar food Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30pm. This touch of class on the Dirty part of Sixth Street offers tasty options like lump crab fritters, fried green tomatoes with bacon & tomato jam and a never-fail fried egg sandwich. On Martini Mondays, specialty cocktails like the Parkside 79 and the Hey Girl are also half off. After a couple of those, you’ll be relaxed enough to take on the rest of the week with ease.

Where: Parkside | 301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
When’s Their Happy Hour:  5-6:30pm
Bar Menu





If you’re an oyster fanatic like me, you’ll die sampling the variety offered at Perla’s. Enjoy their variety of options flown in daily from oyster farms up and down the east coast at 50 cents off an oyster. While I prefer to pair my oysters with a cold beer such as a Real Ale Hans’ Pils, you can sip on any of the drinks on their bar menu with $2 off. Grab a seat on the shaded oak deck Monday through Friday, 3-6pm and catch the last lingering hours of sunlight we have this time of year.

Where: Perla’s | 1400 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704
When’s Their Happy Hour:  Monday-Friday, 3-6pm
Bar Menu | Food Menu


Drinks Lounge



If you’d rather your day end with a few games of pool, a hard cocktail, and plenty of low lighting, get over to Drinks Lounge on East Cesar Chavez. From 4-8pm daily, you can get one of their specialty cocktails like the Hollywood Derby or the Texas Mule for a mere $5. They also offer $1 off draft beers and wells for those of us that like to keep it simple. As far as food goes, even the staunches of carnivores will find something on Arlo’s vegan menu that will satisfy their after-work munchies.  Stop by on Tuesdays for free pool on their fancy new tables.

Where: Drinks Lounge | 2001 E Cesar Chavez Austin, Texas 78702
When’s Their Happy Hour: Daily, 4-8pm
Cocktail Menu | Food Menu



La Condesa



Courtney of Yelp User Siobhan N.

If you have not been, checking out La Condesa is a must for any food/drink enthusiast . They offer amazing modern/refined Mexican food in a cool contemporary atmosphere. Their happy hour is really where the party starts, with 1/2 off signature cocktails and margaritas you’ll be feeling glorious in no time. They also have happy hour appetizer specials available, just ask.

Where: La Condesa | 2nd Street District, 400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
When’s Their Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 5pm to 7pm
Cocktail Menu | Dinner Menu

Written By: Dani Barrow

Photography By: Holp Phtography

The original Rainey Street bar is making its revival today at it’s new location on the Eastside. Lustre Pearl was the first bar on Rainey and closed when the land was sold for apartments.


The original house was moved so that the house was not destroyed when construction started. Lustre Pearl fans will be excited to know that there are also plans in the works to open a second location at 94 Rainey Street.

Lustre Pearl
114 Linden Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Photo Credit: Lustre Pearl East Facebook Page

Looking for a Tuesday evening Happy Hour? Look no further. Eat East launched this summer and was such a hit with Austinites that it’s returning the first Tuesday of every month. The concept was launched out of an effort to encourage people to get out and try new places! Selected restaurants offer a drink and an appetizer in the $8 – $10 range.

EAT EAST participating restaurants:

The Hightower: 1209 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

La V: 1501 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Silo: 1300 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Gardner Austin: 1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Tamale House East: 1707 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Spartan Pizza: 1007 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Gelateria Gemelli: 1009 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Buenos Aires Café: 1201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Weather Up: 1808 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702

Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile: 3235 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702

Maggie Louise Confections: 1017 E 6th St, Austin, TX  78702

Sagra: 1050 E 11th St #100, Austin, TX 78702

Hillside Farmacy: 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Mettle: Govalle Shopping Center, 507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew: 500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702

WHEN: First Tuesday of every month (Nov. 3,Dec 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 1, Apr. 5)

Nothing says “Halloween” like carving pumpkins. Today Black Sheep Lodge is having their annual pumpkin carving contest and the winner will get set of Fun Fun Fun Fest tickets!

You can buy a pumpkin there for $5 or bring you own. They’ll provide carving tools and Halloween candy!

When: today, October 27th

Time: 7 pm

Black Sheep Lodge
2108 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704


For beer drinkers this week is absolute nirvana. Austin Beer Week is now in its sixth year and is bigger and better than ever.

This entire week is focused on celebrating beer.  There are more beer focused events than I can name.  Think taste tastings, pairings, beer drinking games, happy hours, beer education events, and basically all things beer.

The events run all day and many of them are pay as you go or free.  This week is unlike any other week in the Capitol City for beer lovers.

Everyone has different tastes and there are events located all over town.  Get the most out of your week by looking at the schedule to see what sounds good to you. You can check out the schedule here,

When: now – November 1st

 Austin, Texas




Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, home to the city’s widest selection of handmade sausages and craft beer, is celebrating Oktoberfest today through Sunday with special food, beer and live music. Nodding homage to the home country host of Oktoberfest, German beers – some local and some national draughts – will be featured to celebrate beer and sausage. The featured brewery of Oktoberfest is Live Oak Brewery. Traditional stein hoists, a smoke out, gun salutes and chicken shit bingo will also mark the occasion. No charge for admission.

Banger's Oktoberfest, 2014 DAY 1-1-194-1

The weather this weekend is going to be great for beer drinking and hanging out on their patio!


Thursday, October 15, 2015: Gun salute Oktoberfest Kick-Off at 5:00 p.m.; Live music plays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16, 2015: Live music plays from 5:00 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday, October 17, 2015: Live Oak (featured brewery) Smoke Out and Smoked Beer pairing; live music plays from 5:00 p.m. to midnight (30 minute breaks in between sets); stein hoist at approximately 3:00 p.m.;

Sunday, October 15, 2015: Live music, including Urban Achievers, plays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00; chicken shit bingo starts at 4:00 p.m. (tickets on sale at 3:00 p.m.), immediately followed by closing gun salute.

Banger's Oktoberfest, 2014 DAY 1-1-38-2

79 & 81 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701



Add happy hour at The Goodnight to your Austin Bucket List. They offer an excellent food menu, great cocktails, plus plenty of activities. If you get to enjoy all this during “halfy hour” when they have half-off all gaming, pizza and appetizers you really can’t lose!

The food at the Goodnight is way better than your typical “bar food.” The appetizer menu consists of something for every pallet, ranging from items like baked brie and shrimp & grits, to a chef’s board and hummus.

They offer eight well-maintained vintage bowling lanes, pool, Ping-Pong, shuffleboard, and board games. All the equipment is in great shape (rare for a place that serves alcohol).


Forget Happy Hour, check out Halfy Hour!

When: Weekdays

Time: 4:00 -6:30 pm

The Goodnight
2700 Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78757