Bars / Happy Hour Archives - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX
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.

In honor of National Tequila Day, we put together a list of the places you would most likely be able to find us celebrating this important holiday. Frozen or rocks, chile-salted rims, or no salt at all; here are our favorite spots in Austin for margaritas in 2018.

 

 

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12. Polvo’s

The cult favorite restaurant just opened its third location downtown at the base of the 360 building. All three restaurants offer the various margarita options that made them famous.

11. El Alma

When we want options, we go sit up on the roof at El Alma. Their drink menu offers ELEVEN types of margaritas.

10. Hula Hut

Because sometimes the ambiance of where you’re drinking your margarita is just as important as the taste. Nothing beats a Hula Hut margarita after a long day on the lake… or at the office.

9. Matt’s El Rancho

This South Austin institution pumps margs out by the hundred. Frozen, rocks, or premium, you can’t really go wrong here.

8. Vivo

We loved the original Vivo location on Manor road, but while the location has changed, their consistently delicious margaritas have not.

7. Fonda San Miguel

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Deemed the mecca of Mexican Food in Austin, they also have really great margaritas. Try the Silvercoin, Watermelon infused with Patron Silver, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice.

6. Trudy’s

We typically go all-in and just order Mexican Martinis (sans glass), but they offer swirls, dots, and other fun combos of frozen drinks as well.

5. Curra’s

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The most unique margarita in Austin can be found off Oltorf. The Avocado Margarita isn’t just a gimmick, it’s delicious as well.

4. Ranch 616

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The West 6th Street hotspot offers several margarita variations, but the true star of the show at 616 is the Ranch Water. A concentrated, boozy version of a margarita topped with Topo Chico.

3. Licha’s

Three words: $5 Happy Hour (four words?) Combier finished margaritas and hearty snacks for five bucks a pop.

2. Fresa’s 

Our biggest struggle is whether to order frozen or on the rocks, and then to drink them inside at the bar or outside on the patio.

1. La Condesa

Polls have been conducted, and the margs here typically finish top of class. If a $10 margarita is out of your acceptable price range, check them out for happy hour in their bar area M-F from 5-7pm.

Cover Photo by Melody Fury

 

Everything’s better with hot dogs, right? And we didn’t think these two movies could get any better. Get ready to enjoy a winter of your favorite 80s flicks and free hotdogs on Kitty Cohen’s patio! They have heaters and chimineas so don’t let the weather keep you away! Tonight it’s a classic double feature with The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

🎬 7 p.m.: The Breakfast Club
📽 9 p.m.: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
🌭 Free hot dogs!

When: Today, February 25th

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Location:
Kitty Cohen’s
2211 Webberville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78702

Looking for a cheap date night? The Austin Winery offers a bottle of either Euphoria, Rose or Work Horse, a cheese plate for 2, and a sweet treat for $30 even!

Whether you want to treat your significant other to a nice night, or need to catch up with a friend. 

No other discounts apply. 

When: today

Time: 4pm-10pm

Location:
The Austin Winery 
440 St Elmo Rd E, Ste A-1,
Austin, Texas 78745

It’s finally here: National Drink Wine Day! Not that we’ve been not drinking wine on the other days, but still—it will be more fun and official today. How will you be honoring this momentous holiday? We’ve got four words for you people: ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR!

Infinite Monkey Theorem be servin’ up $5 tap glasses + red cans, and $6 slushies.

When: Today, February 18th

Time: 2 – 8 p.m.

Location:
The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery
121 Pickle Rd #110
Austin, TX 78704

Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden just launched a new Happy Hour menu! 

The new  happy hour menu includes:

  • $3 snacks
  • $5 sausages
  • $4 beer
  • $5 wine specials

The menu includes boiled peanuts, their top-selling bratwurst and more as well as popular tap beers including Live Oak Pilz, Austin Beerworks Bloodwork Orange, a rotating special and house wines that pair perfectly.

When: Monday-Friday

Time: 4pm-6pm

Location:
Banger’s
79 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Sixty seven degrees and sunny in January? We’re looking at you Austin. Today just demands that you find a patio and enjoy this heavenly weather.

For those who are not participating in some version of “dry January,” Juliet Italian Kitchen offers half-priced bottles of wine all day on Tuesday!

When: Tuesdays

Time: 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Location:
Juliet Italian Kitchen
1500 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

 

We may not have that much of a winter in Austin, but we can party like they do Aspen. Every Tuesday in December, January, and February the San José is celebrating the Texas Winter Après Ski style. Enjoy ’80s tunes and wintery food and beverage specials. Après Ski outfits are totally encouraged but definitely not required.

When: Today, December 26th

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location:

Hotel San José
1316 S Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

It’s time to get a little more proactive about finding that special someone. At some point soon it may actually get a chilly in Austin, and that means you are going to need someone to cuddle up with by the fire pit. So tonight—ladies, bring a man, and men, bring a lady. You know, the one you love, but have already put in the friend zone. Hey, you aren’t going to date them, but their soulmate is out there somewhere!

When: Today, November 29th

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location:
W Austin Living Room Bar

Get your tickets here.

Via 313 has made Austin a better place by serving up the most amazing Detroit-style pizza, and now the sky has opened up and the angels are singing and they’ve announced that they are bringing us brunch pizza starting this Sunday at their Craft Pride location.

And not just that, Craft Pride has created a signature beer cocktail menu to compliment this deliciousness.

Here’s the list of cocktail/pizza pairings so you can ready your appetite for the big day:

The Bromance
Martin House Brewing Company True Love is the base for this mulled brew. Flavors of fall spice combine with a Raspberry sour ale to produce a sweet and sour treat. Dressed with a cranberry rim and garnished with an edible hibiscus leaf.

Pairs excellently with B.B.E: A Detroit Style French Toast Pizza

Cherry Lime Sour
Independence Brewing Co. Redbud Berliner-Weisse gives life to a cherry limeade made just for adults. Packed with real cherry and a bright lime flavor reminiscent of the drive-in treat. Garnished with a dried cherry wrapped in a fresh petite mint leaf

Pairs excellently with The Austinite: Cheese and Over-Medium Eggs are layered on a Hashbrown crust and crowned with a Salsa Verde.

Craft Chelada
A drink inspired by the Mexican Cerveza Preparada tradition. Our take is spicy, savory, and just a little sweet. Made with Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing Company and garnished with chile lime dusted salami and a Spanish olive.

Pairs excellently with Pepper Adams: Calabrese and Over-Medium Eggs on every slice and topped with Fresh Arugula and Shaved Parmesan.

When: Sundays starting October 2nd

Time: noon – 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Craft Pride
61 Rainey St
Austin, Texas 78701