by nicolec763964483 - 188 Reviews - 58 List
New bars and restaurants are popping up all over Austin, and the city's drinkers and diners reap the benefits. To entice guests, these new Austin spots offer phenomenal deals on food and drinks. Use our list to navigate the best bar and restaurant deals in Austin. (Photo: Watermelon Thump Martini courtesy of Ashley Fric).
Updated: August 29, 2011
This cozy Barton Springs spot is the perfect place to chill out with a glass of wine. The converted house has seating areas set up in its respective rooms and on an inviting front lawn outfitted with charming cafe tables and chairs. Stop by on Sundays when glasses of wine from bottles opened the night before are half off.
Hotel bars provide a perfect perch for prime people-watching in a swank setting. Usually you have to pay a premium for those views, but the W Hotel Austin offers a break with its S.I.P. (Social Interactive Playground) happy hour from 3pm to 6:30pm daily. For $5, indulge in drinks made with local liquors such as Dripping Springs Vodka, Z Tequila and Treaty Oak Rum, or sip on red, white and sparkling wines while enjoying $5 appetizers. It's a prime setting without the premium price tag.
Usually you don't associate the Four Seasons--known for its legendary service and steep price tag--with a bargain. Now you don't have to sacrifice fancy for frugality. Enjoy half-off appetizers and wines by the glass Monday through Saturday in the hotel's wine bar. Then, make your way up to the lounge and keep the cocktail hours going with a happy hour offering 50 percent off Texas-inspired cocktails, beers and wines by the glass from 7pm to 9pm.
Sink your teeth into savory Gulf shrimp, hickory smoked salmon, crab cakes and more at happy hour, offered daily from 4pm to 7pm at both the downtown and Arboretum locations of this American restaurant with a Southwestern flair. The deal gets even sweeter when you can pair these enticing food offerings with the Famous Frozen Margarita for just $5.
Austinites love to wrap up their Sunday Fundays with sushi, but sushi can cost a pretty penny. Not so on Sundays at this West Sixth Street sushi staple. Show up at 5pm and enjoy sushi, specialty rolls, sake and more at discount prices until close.
There's a reason that this dining gem, which moved its digs from the South Congress area to downtown, has been around for almost a decade. Don't let the word barbecue fool you--there's more to Lambert's than its 'cue. Indulge in half-priced menu items including oak grilled hangar steak, house-made charcuterie and Gulf oysters at the bar daily from 5pm to 7pm and all night on Monday.
When the hour arises to be happy (a.k.a. happy hour) there's no better place to indulge than at this Rainey Street District bar equipped with hula hoops, ping-pong tables and drink specials sure to induce delight. Stay, play, drink cheap beer and save on specialty cocktails from 4pm to 7pm weekdays.