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11 happy hours to cool you down this summer

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It may be a hot summer but it can’t stop you from keeping cool at your favorite happy hour.


Here are some of Austin’s finest happy hour deals.

DRINK at Fareground | 111 Congress Ave.

This modern food hall-style eatery has six restaurants, two bars to choose from and happy hour on weekdays at DRINK. Drinks start at $4, with a wide selection of $5 beers, $6 cocktails and $7 wines.

Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday

Garage | 503 Colorado St.

Bougie, semi-underground speakeasy Garage is known for its hard-to-find location and retro interior. During happy hour, you can get some of its signature secret cocktails for just $6.

Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

House Wine | 408 Josephine St.

A self-proclaimed “unpretentious” wine bar, House Wine says it sources its bottles from small batch and boutique vineyards from around the world. Though you can get $2 off glasses or $6 bottles daily, House Wine has unique happy hour specials for each day of the week.

Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. daily, all day Wednesday

Irene’s | 506 West Ave.

Stopping for a quick drink during happy hour at popular brunch bar Irene’s will get you a free bag of popcorn! This aviator-esque bar offers $3 draft beers, $4 well drinks, $5 frozen cocktails or wine glasses and $6 snacks during happy hour.

Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Lou’s | 1900 E Cesar Chavez St. and 1608 Barton Springs Rd.

This roadside micro-chain eatery is a cozy place to stop for a burger and brew on a warm summer night. On weekdays you can get half off its classic burger, Lone Star brews and sangria—plus wine bottles on Tuesdays!

Happy Hour: 3-5 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Monday-Friday

Péché | 208 W 4th St.

This downtown absinthe bar will also keep you well-fed with its French-inspired cuisine if you show up at the right time. The almost daily happy hour offers $6 drinks and half-off certain dishes.

Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, all night Sunday and Monday

Salty Sow | 1917 Manor Rd.

Head to Salty Sow for some New American food in the Cherrywood neighborhood. For two hours every day, you can get $2 off cocktails and beer, $24 select wine bottles and $6 by the glass, $4-6 appetizers and $7 honey rosemary fried chicken.

Happy Hour: 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily

Second Bar + Kitchen | 3121 Palm Way

Located inside the North Austin Archer Hotel, happy hour at Second Bar + Kitchen has big yields with $5 cocktails, wine glasses and beers; $4.50-$7 appetizers and discounted pizzas.

Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday

Sour Duck Market | 1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

You can get 20% off your entire order during happy hour at Sour Duck Market. You read that right—20% off three days of the week.

Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

Stagger Lee | 87 Rainey St.

This Rainey Street favorite bar slings $3 domestic beers, $3 wells and $5 frozen margaritas or wine by the glass every day of the week.

Happy Hour: 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday

Uncle Nicky's | 4222 Duval St.

Get your happy hour on early at Uncle Nicky’s Italian Bistro every day from 2-5 p.m.—$2-3 beers, $5 glasses of wine, $6 spritzes, $2 disco lemonade shots or a $25 wine and cheese plate.

Happy Hour: 2-5 p.m. daily

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