Best Austin Happy Hours: East Austin

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best Austin happy hours: east Austin

This is the third part in my Best Austin Happy Hours series! If you’re looking for another part of town, check out these other posts:

Best Austin Happy Hours: Downtown
Best Austin Happy Hours: South Austin

Moving right along to quirky east Austin… I love this part of town for its eclectic assortment of every type of restaurant imaginable. East Austin offer’s some of Austin’s best BBQ, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, farm-to-table, breweries, gelaterias, bakeries…and way more! Here are a few of my personal favorite happy hours for food, deals, ambiance, and service.


Best Austin Happy Hours: East Austin

1. Salty Sow

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This tops my list because the food is so good, the happy hour happens every day (even weekends), and the prices are wicked awesome! Be sure to try the duck fat fries (order several for the table), truffled deviled eggs, and honey rosemary dipped fried chicken with homemade biscuits.

Happy Hour: daily, 4:30-6:30 pm
– $2 off all sips, beer, and wine
– $5 wine
– $4 craft drafts
– $5 tacos
– $5 plates
saltysow.com/austin/

2. L’oca D’oro

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Family-style Italian food that’s sourced locally and prepared beautifully. The happy hour is only at the bar and patio, but I love both of those areas in this gorgeous restaurant.

Happy Hour: daily, 5-6:30 pm, bar and patio only
– 50% off snacks
– 50% off bar cocktails
– 50% .5 liters of wine
locadoroaustin.com

3. Whislers

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Find some of Austin’s best cocktails at Whislers, and then head outside to Thai-kun food truck (from the East Side King team) for some spicy food if you get hungry!

Happy Hour: Mon-Fr 4-7 pm, Sat-Sun 2-5 pm
– $7-9 cocktails
whislersatx.com

4. Monger’s Market + Kitchen

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One of the best happy hours if you just want to EAT all the foods! Monger’s offers a bunch of small plates for $6. It’s a great place to share food with friends!

Happy Hour: Tue-Fri 4-6 pm
– $6 snacks
– $6 raw bar snacks
– $1 off oysters
– $1 off draft beer
– $5 house sangria, bubbles, red, and white
– $2 off sangria carafe
mongersaustin.com

5. Launderette

Best Austin happy hours in east Austin

If Monger’s is a great happy hour to eat, then Launderette is your place to imbibe! 50% off beer, cocktails, and wine every weekday!

happy hour: Mon-Fri, 5-6 pm
– 50% beer
– 50% cocktails
– 50% off wine
launderetteaustin.com

6. Il Brutto

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Enjoy half off the entire drink menu at this pretty E 6th Italian restaurant. Their sprawling patio is one of my favorite places in east Austin.

Happy hour: mon-fri, 5-7 pm
– half off the full drink menu
ilbruttoaustin.com

7. Yuyo

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If you’ve never experienced Peruvian food, Yuyo’s happy hour is a great place to try! Order the yuca croquettes, pork bao buns, and crispy calamari with yuca fries.

Happy hour: The-Sun, 4:30-6:30 pm
– discount plates ($5-8)
– $5 rotating wine
– $3 Lonestar Tallboy
– $3.50 Kirin Ichiban
– $4.50 ABW Pearl Snap or Fire Eagle
yuyoaustin.com

8. Contigo

Best Austin happy hours in east Austin

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Ahh, I love this place! It feels like you’re hanging out at a very classy, trendy, clean Texas ranch. The restaurant is all outdoors (although some of it is covered), making it perfect for the mild Austin spring and fall.

Happy hour: Mon-Thur, 5-7 pm
– $1 off bar snacks
– other discounted snacks
– $1 off draft beer
– $2 off signature cocktails
– $1 off wine by the glass
– other discounted cocktails
– impressive daily specials: see the full list here
contigotexas.com

9. Jacoby’s

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Perfect way to unwind after a long work day? Indulging in comforting southern food at this ranch-to-table restaurant. The all-night happy hour on Tuesday ensures you’ll be able to stay late enough to watch the sun set over the Colorado River.

happy hour: Tuesday all night, Wed-Fri until 7 pm
– $5 snacks
– 50% off select bottles of wine
– half off select cocktails
– $1 off draft beer
jacobysaustin.com

10. Hillside Farmacy

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Let chef Sonya Coté’s food WOW you….at 50% off!

Happy hour: Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm
– 50% off snacks
– $12 burger and malt vinegar fries
– 50% off beer
– $2 off bubbly cocktails
– $2 off classic cocktails
hillsidefarmacy.com

11. Unit D Pizzeria

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Unit D has some of the best pizza in town….but they don’t put that on their happy hour. Show up early to dinner, enjoy some discounted drinks at the bar, and then be sure to stay and nosh on a couple pizzas, too!

Happy hour: Mon-Fri, 5-7 pm
– $5 select wines by the glass
– $5 beer drafts
– $5 featured cocktails
– 50% off wine bottle of the week
– $5 (or less) snacks
unitdpizzeria.com

Also see: the ultimate guide to austin breakfast tacos
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