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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.

Sometimes Mondays just demand Happy Hour. WuChow never fails. The food is delicious and you can definitely fill yourself up and call it dinner. They have a $5 cocktail of the day and $5 wine. Mondays definitely don’t have to suck!

You really cannot mess up ordering because it is all so amazing but here’s a look at my order.

  • Chicken & Taro Eggrolls
  • Basil Chicken Dumplings
  • Tenderbelly Pork Belly Bao
  • Spicy Sichuan Deep-Fried Chicken
  • Sichuan Spicy Wontons
  • ***Not on Happy Hour but I can’t go there without ordering are the Honey Prawns.

Here is a look at the Happy Hour menu (from our instagram story):

wuchow happy hour

When: Monday- Friday

Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.

500 W. 5th Street
Austin, Texas


Don’t have Happy Hour plans after work? Change that because it’s National Margarita Day! If there’s one things Austinites know it’s were to drink margaritas.

Check out our list of Best Places To Get A Margarita In Austin to see our favorite places to grab a cocktail.

But we didn’t stop there, here are more places around Austin to celebrate!

    1. Maudie’s
    2. Trudy’s
    3. TNT – Tacos & Tequila
    4. Hula Hut
    5. Nuevo Leon
    6. Polvos
    7. La Condesa
    8. Fonda San Miguel
    9. Pelons
    10. South Congress Cafe
    11. Guero’s Taco Bar
    12. El Chile Cafe y Cantina
    13. Vivo
    14. Curra’s Grill 
    15. Baby Acapulco
    16. Chuy’s
    17. The Cedar Door
    18. Jorge’s
    19. Ranch 616
    20. Z Tejas
    21. Matt’s El Rancho
    22. Texas Chili Parlor
    23. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
    24. Rio Rita Cafe y Cantina
    25. Key Bar
    26. The Oasis
    27. Abel’s On the Lake
    28. Little Woodrow’s
    29. Santa Rita Cantina
    30. Red’s Porch
    31. Sazon
    32. El Arroyo
    33. Threadgill’s
    34. Takoba
    35. El Alma
    36. Ski Shores
    37. Pelon’s
    38. Uncle Julio’s 
    39. The Goodnight
    40. Launderette
    41. Benji’s
    42. Jacoby’s
    43. Fixe
    44. Seasucker
    45. Corner Bar at The JW Marriott
    46. Icenhauer’s
    47. South Congress Hotel
    48. Gloria’s
    49. Juliet
    50. Freedman’s

Everyone’s favorite hour of the day just keeps getting better and better. Hopdoddy has relaunched their $5 Happy Hour and you need to add it to your list. It’s a serious deal on one of the best meals in town.

They have:

  • $5 Craft Drinks
  • $5 Wine
  • $5 Signature Sips
  • $5 Seasonal Burger
  • $5 All Fries

When: Monday – Friday

Time: 3:00-6:30 p.m.

Location: Austin locations below:


For the fifth year in a row, everybody’s favorite mustache-themed Austin bar will be judging the upper-lip decor of the city’s manliest men. Come one, come all and enter the Olympics of mustache competitions.

There are three big prizes: Best Stache, Best Beard, and Best Fake Stache. So groom like you’ve never groomed before and get downtown to win some cash!


When: Today, January 25th

Time: 8 p.m. – midnight

121 E 5th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Every Monday at Craft Pride is video game night! Show off your  skills and win gift cards, brewery swag, and gaming accessories. This is your chance to get all the glory and have a ton of fun while you’re at it.

When: Mondays

Time: Free play starts at 8:00 p.m. | Tournaments start at 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free to enter; 21+ only

Craft Pride
61 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Looking for new places to try this year? Ruth’s Chris’ Happy Hour is one of the best kept secrets. They have a phenomenal nine dollar happy hour that  you can easily make you’re dinner.

A few of our menu favorites include:

  • Prime Burger with Fries
  • Tenderloin Skewer Salad
  • Steak Sandwich with Fries
  • Seared Ahi Tuna
  • Spicy Shrimp

They also offer an array of $9 cocktails, wine and select $4 wine.

Not only is the food amazing, the service is top notch. They just renovated the restaurant. The bar area now has two TV’s and plenty of bar or lounge seating. Defiantly a place to check out.

Happy Hour runs Sunday – Friday 4:30-6:30pm.

Ruth’s Chris
107 W. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Austin officialy gets a new Chinese restaurant tonight, with the opening of Old Thousand, an eat-in/take-out Chinese brasserie and cocktail bar. The buzz from their preview nights has been exciting and the press release calls the menu an eclectic and inventive mix of flavors, ingredients and styles with modern interpretations of classic American-Chinese recipes. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect:

Starters include homemade pickles, pork and shrimp potstickers, pork ribs with honey black vinegar glaze, squid and shrimp shumai with flying fish roe and crispy garlic, and fried chicken feet. Hot offerings include an old g noodles with pork bone broth and egg noodles and nai nai chicken rice congee. Cool offerings include the tea leaf salad made with greens from HausBar Farms and the ooh baby I like it raw featuring yellowtail, charred grape, honey grape pickling juice, and garlic chive oil.

For mains, Old Thousand offers noodle and rice dishes including the dan dan noodles with shiitake puree, crispy mushrooms, and tofu and the brisket fried rice made with smoked brisket. House specials include the hot pot with pork belly, Chinese sausage, mushrooms, duck confit, and chili-soy; honey prawn with local honey and pecans; spicy fish in a black bean chili sauce, char siu Chinese barbecued pork with steamed buns; and the crispy noodle nest with shrimp, baby scallop, squid, crispy egg noodles, mushrooms, and baby bok choy.

Yum! Be one of the first in town to try this funky little neighborhood place.

When: Today, December 4th

Time: 5:00 p.m.

1000 E 11th St #150
Austin, Texas

Photo Credit: Kristen / Food Fash

After 12 years in the heart of downtown, the owners of the iconic Jackalope have decided to open a second location in Austin’s South Shore district. And hooray for us all, they are throwing a grand opening party for the ages!


The party on Saturday will have live screen-printing of limited edition Jackalope shirts, Austin Tattoo Co. onsite doing some live works of art, an interactive photo booth to document the occasion, Mr. Sparkle (a rare beer from Austin Beer Works that only unveils itself for the best of parties), DJ’s, dancing, free swag, and much more!

This new location has a  large parking lot, ample street parking, a large indoor space, and a beautiful patio to match—so it’s got everything basically. Whether you’re coming for a burger and beer, or to hang out and catch up with some friends, you will be happy and comfortable.


When: Saturday, November 19th

Time: 9 p.m. til close!

The Jackalope South Shore
523 Tinnin Ford Rd.
Austin, TX 78741



Every Monday at Craft Pride is video game night—and, guess what, November is Nintendo month! Show off your Wii skills and win gift cards, brewery swag, and gaming accessories. This is your chance to get all the glory and have a ton of fun while you’re at it.


When: Tonight, November 7th

Time: Free play starts at 8:00 p.m. | Tournaments start at 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free to enter; 21+ only

Craft Pride
61 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701



It’s humpday, so let’s go downtown and start the weekend waaaaay early. Stop by Italic this afternoon for a fabulous rustic Italian happy hour. Lots of goodies await you …

*$5 glasses of wine
*Free cheese tasting
*Four cheeses for $12
*Half-off pizzas

When: Today, November 2nd

Time: 3-6:30 p.m.

123 w. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701