Dollar Deals in Houston

Enough with the strip club jokes--those bills are for the dollar deals in Houston. That's right, there is food and drink all around this city that will only set you back $1. It's not just tacos and sliders that get discounted to a buck either, but martinis and mimosas too. So scrounge up a fiver and spend it on something worth a lot more.

Updated: July 28, 2010

Dollar Deals in Houston: Food and Drinks

Branch Water Tavern

510 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

One of the sexiest, coolest places to see and be seen during happy hour also happens to be a good place to save a few dollars. Reuben sliders and oysters on the half shell are $1 and for a few bucks extra, order crispy stuffed olives and the daily whiskey beverage too.

Ruggles Grill

903 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Take the edge off on Tuesday nights with $1 organic vodka martinis. (And while it's not a buck, we also recommend the pork chop.)


2600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006

There's something about being in a classy, highly-rated restaurant that makes us feel content--even better when the place is offering dollar deals. During happy hour from 4pm-7pm Monday through Friday, Reef offers shrimp shooters and sliders for only $1.

Miyako Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

6345 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

During happy hour between 5-7pm Monday through Friday, sixteen types of sushi are $1 (and there are more for only a quarter extra). Two bucks gets you an Asahi or Kirin as well, but expect to get here early if you have any hopes of getting a table.

Saint Dane's Bar & Grille

502 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77006

This popular Midtown sports bar has a food deal every day of the week and Tuesdays means dollar tacos from 11am-11pm. There's a lot to choose from too--beef, chicken, shrimp or fish on a corn or flour tortilla.

Christian's Tailgate Bar-Grill

2000 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002

Beer at Christian's is pretty much always a good deal at $4 or less for choice drafts, but wait for Monday and Wednesday nights to buy your friends a few rounds--when domestic drafts are only $1.

Rudyard's British Pub

2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77006

What can happen at a dingy Montrose dive bar late Sunday night when the tallboys and kamikazes are only $1? Dare to find out.

Two Rows Grill & Brewery

2400 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005

Dollar beers at Two Rows have long been a Wednesday night tradition in Rice Village--to the point where drinkers are packed elbow to elbow, sloshing their plastic cups of brew on your shoes.

Antidote Coffee

729 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007

This independent coffee house in the Heights has happy hour Monday through Friday from 4pm-7pm when a double espresso goes for $1.

The Maple Leaf Pub

514 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77006

Hockey fans flock here for reasonably priced beer and whatever camaraderie they can find over the great sport of Canada. Mimosas are the Sunday dollar deal.

Rainbow Lodge

2011 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

While Sunday brunch at Rainbow Lodge is not a particular bargain, they're throwing us a bone by offering 99 cent mimosas and champagne until 3pm to go with our admittedly extravagant order of cast iron seared red snapper and side of white corn griddle cakes.


600 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Monday nights at Cecil's are always a party. Industry peeps, hipsters and the generally rowdy crowd in for $1 Lone Stars and trouble-making.