What’s better than a nice happy hour during the work week? I’ll wait. I’ve been slowly putting together this “best happy hour” list for a few months now; doing happy-hour “research” meet-ups here and there(*wink wink). If only I was getting paid for this research…But that’s a story for another day. With many bars and restaurants opening everyday, I sometimes get overwhelmed when asked where the best happy hour in town is.
As Super bowl approaches, I’d suggest making yourself a set schedule. There’ll be lots of people in town, meaning more traffic than we already have. I’ll be introducing “Eat with the locals” in the coming weeks, a guide for those coming into town and all of you Houston foodies. Where to have drinks, lunch, dinner and brunch in Houston. These lists have been curated by me, with a little help from some of my fellow foodies. You can say I made this list for everyone, but really I made it for myself…Cheers!
Availability: 11a-7p, everyday
You can’t go wrong with a $6 everything menu(select wine, cocktails & bites), especially with a menu featuring their peach Bellini and the South African wings. Ooh boy, you can’t miss this one!
Availability: 3p-7p, weekday
Enjoy $7 bar bites, and $6 wine and sangria at the bar.Make sure you get me an order or two of Churros before you leave!
Availability: 3-7p, everyday
If you haven’t been to Anejo’s happy hour you are missing out! The party is on their patio and features $5 margaritas, $3 beers, $4 spirits and $4-$8 bar bites. Disclaimer: The drinks are strong!
Availability: 3p-7p & 10p til close, Monday thru Saturday & 3p-11p on Sunday
You probably already knew this, but in case you didn’t this is one of the hottest happy hours in town. Don’t believe me, go see for yourself! You can enjoy select sushi and appetizers from $3.49-$8.99 and drink specials from $3-$11.
Availability: 3p-6:30p, weekdays
If you haven’t made your way down to Hopdoddy for a taste of their amazing burgers, take a break from traffic during the weekday and get $2 off their burgers and select drinks.
Availability: 4p-7p, weekdays
Get a taste of Thai cuisine with $5 appetizers & select wine and cocktails
Availability: 2p-6p, Monday thru Saturday
This whiskey bar stocks the largest selection of whiskey in Texas. Their happy hour features multiple $5 cocktails and half off draft beers.
EL BIG BAD
Availability: 4p-7p, everyday
Large infused tequila bar, with over 70 infusions, cocktails and delicious bites for $5. Right in the middle of the fun in Downtown Houston.
Availability: All day everyday
I’m so late and you’re probably gonna look at me crazy, but I finally visited this restaurant and OMG! What? Happy hour all day at the bar, with $5 dollar cocktails and sake, $4 dollar wine and great appetizer specials. Be sure to sit down for food after, it’ll be one of the most fun experiences, promise!
HAROLD’S RESTAURANT & TAPROOM
Availability: 11a-7p Tues.-Fri. & 3p-5p Sat.(Restaurant drinks specials), 4p-7p Tue-Fri.(Restaurant food specials), Light bites & drink specials 3p-7p Tue.-Fri.(Taproom).
Availability: 5p-6:30p, everyday
Uchi has the “Sake Social,” offering discounted pricing on their sake and wine($3-$7) and small plates and rolls($3-$8).
Availability: 4p-7p, every day
You’ll love their $7 hand-shaken cocktails and wines-by-the glass, as well as their $1 half shell oysters.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse is the place to be on Thursdays for live music and great happy hour deals. All night they feature $7 martinis, select wines and bar bites.
Availability: 4p-8p Tue-Fri, Sun-Mon Open til 11p
This vibrant Montrose bar offers $5 wines, $4 beers & cocktails, with bites like their pulled pork sliders and beef empanada going for $5. If you can’t make up your mind on what drink to get, order their frozen mojita-Oh Yeah!