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Dylan McEwan

15 of Houston’s Best Happy Hours

When 5 p.m. comes calling, here’s where to unwind with special-priced drinks and bites

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Chivos’ happy hour invites guests to drink and dine at a deal.
| Dylan McEwan

After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than bellying up to the bar for cheap booze and snacks during happy hour. Everyone has their favorite haunt, but Houston is replete with excellent happy hours, which means that it’s time to branch out.

This list has been updated to include happy hour deals from restaurants and bars, including the Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Uchiko, and the Ready Room.

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Local Table

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With four locations around town, Local Table serves as a convenient happy hour destination between work and home. On weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests can quench their thirst with budget-friendly booze, including $5 craft beers on tap, $5 wells, $6 wines by the glass, and $7 frosé.

Monkey's Tail

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This lively Lindale Park hangout offers happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays during which boozy cocktails like the Oaxacan Old Fashioned and frozen margs are discounted to $6, and beer and wines are $1 off. With two open-air patios, there is plenty of space to lounge around and kill time after work. 

Happy hour gets going mid-day at Loro, the buzzy new Asian smokehouse and patio recently opened in the Heights. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, guests can expect $5 cocktails, boozy slushies, and wine and sake on tap, plus the famous Loro cheeseburger is discounted to $9.

a person holding Loro burger that is bursting with beef patty, brisket, cheese, lettuce and thick-sliced pickles.
Topped with Muenster cheese and brisket jam, Loro’s smoky cheeseburger is a steal during the smokehouse’s happy hour.
Sarah Yoakley (Say My Name PR)

On a nice weather day, the open-air patio at Chivos in the Heights offers great solace after the workday, and happy hour specials make it all the more appealing. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, rocks and frozen margaritas are $7, Dox Equis beers are $5, and bottles of wine are half off. 

Eight Row Flint

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Classics like frozen margaritas, mules, and palomas are discounted to $6.50 at Eight Row Flint’s weekday happy hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The expansive wraparound patio is fitted with fans for those extra humid days, and the onsite food truck slings Tex-Mex plates like nachos, fajitas, and tamales. 

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

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From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all-day Sunday, this new sushi spot in MKT promises $8 cocktails, $6 margaritas, deals on dozens of rolls and sake, plus starters like charred edamame, ranging from $3 to $5. Try the Lion King roll, a combination of crab mix, cucumber, avocado, spicy salmon, scallion, eel sauce, and chili aioli, or choose from their vegan maki selection. The Cowgirl, a pickle vegan tempura with sriracha-fried onion rings, barbecue paper, vegan mayo, and tonkatsu sauce, will not disappoint.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette-Memorial

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Liberty Kitchen’s Royale Hour actually spans three hours, and comes around daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at its Memorial and River Oaks locations. Beer, wine, and sake are discounted to $7 and less, while light bites like kobe beef sliders, salmon sashimi, and chargrilled oysters are under $10.

The Ready Room

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Before catching a live musical performance at this swanky cocktail lounge, kick off the experience with $5 Old Fashioneds, $6 espresso martinis, $3 beers, and expertly-made cocktails, like the $6 Victory Girl — a combination of tequila, Aperol, chartreuse, pineapple, and lime. Happy hour is held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and live shows begin at 8:30 p.m. with a $5 cover on Thursdays, and at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover on Fridays and Saturdays.

Daily Gather

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CITYCENTRE’s Daily Gather begins happy hour at 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with a substantial menu of bites and booze, plus combinations like the butcher burger and beer special for $15. Wines by the glass are $6, while bottles are $25, and house cocktails like the hibiscus Collins and Italian spritz are $9. But thoughtfully prepared mocktails, like the $5 cucumber refresher, may have you skipping liquor altogether.

The smoky sister restaurant of Uchi, Uchiko offers a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with deals on delectable bites like the tender gyutoro maki, made with a 72-hour braised short rib, a refreshing cucumber sunomono, grilled shishito peppers, plus $5 glasses of sake and Sapporo and half-off bottles of glasses of sparkling wine. Don’t be afraid to dine at the bar, where the bartenders give exceptional service and suggestions.

Happy hour at Hugo’s is a solid way to get a sampling of the acclaimed restaurant’s bites and beverages. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, house favorites like the Hugo Rita, chicken taquitos, and ceviche are just $8. And taco specials aren’t limited to Tuesdays — find fish, carnitas, and steak tacos for $6 or less.

Ouzo Bay

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No need to wait until Monday for happy hour — at Ouzo Bay, the fun begins on Sunday. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday, the River Oaks District hot spot offers swoon-worthy cocktails for $7 and belly-filling eats like the lamb gyro for $8 to kick back with under the canopied patio.

Doris Metropolitan

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As if the buzzy vibe around the bar at Doris Metropolitan during happy hour isn’t reason enough to venture in, getting a taste of the decadent Doris burger, which is only available Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., surely is. The handheld, built on a black Brioche bun, is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, and it is served with truffle fries for $16. Pair with a signature cocktail or glass of wine — there are plenty under $10.

Nobu Houston

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While the omakase menu at Nobu runs a cool $125 to $175 for a multi-course experience, the daily Tanoshi Hour is the most cost-effective way to partake in this hotspot. Stop in from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily to indulge in items like yellowtail sashimi, black cod lettuce wraps, and sea bass tacos for $12. Tanoshi Hour also features specialty cocktails like the tequila-fueled Rue, and beers and sparkling wine ranging from $4 to $9.

Tucked quietly in a residential neighborhood, this Montrose hangout is a hidden happy hour gem. There are food and drink specials from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, including beers for $4, well drinks for $6, and red, white, and bubbly wines for $8. Snacks like the marinated chicken skewers, smoked wings, and deviled eggs are $8 or less. Insider tip: Visit on a Wednesday, and enjoy happy hour pricing on beer and wine all evening.

Oyster lovers can snag $1 Prestige oysters during happy hour, along with discounted small plates, beer, and wines by the glass. Sip a dirty martini at the luxe wraparound bar, and enjoy people-watching on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Gratify

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Gratify’s scenery social hour is available on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the bar, lounge, and picturesque wraparound patio with views of Rice Village. Fun snack plates like deviled eggs and pigs in the blanket are discounted to $14, while select bottles of white wine, red wine and rosé are just $25.

Local Table

With four locations around town, Local Table serves as a convenient happy hour destination between work and home. On weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests can quench their thirst with budget-friendly booze, including $5 craft beers on tap, $5 wells, $6 wines by the glass, and $7 frosé.

Monkey's Tail

This lively Lindale Park hangout offers happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays during which boozy cocktails like the Oaxacan Old Fashioned and frozen margs are discounted to $6, and beer and wines are $1 off. With two open-air patios, there is plenty of space to lounge around and kill time after work. 

Loro

Happy hour gets going mid-day at Loro, the buzzy new Asian smokehouse and patio recently opened in the Heights. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, guests can expect $5 cocktails, boozy slushies, and wine and sake on tap, plus the famous Loro cheeseburger is discounted to $9.

a person holding Loro burger that is bursting with beef patty, brisket, cheese, lettuce and thick-sliced pickles.
Topped with Muenster cheese and brisket jam, Loro’s smoky cheeseburger is a steal during the smokehouse’s happy hour.
Sarah Yoakley (Say My Name PR)

Chivos

On a nice weather day, the open-air patio at Chivos in the Heights offers great solace after the workday, and happy hour specials make it all the more appealing. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, rocks and frozen margaritas are $7, Dox Equis beers are $5, and bottles of wine are half off. 

Eight Row Flint

Classics like frozen margaritas, mules, and palomas are discounted to $6.50 at Eight Row Flint’s weekday happy hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The expansive wraparound patio is fitted with fans for those extra humid days, and the onsite food truck slings Tex-Mex plates like nachos, fajitas, and tamales. 

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all-day Sunday, this new sushi spot in MKT promises $8 cocktails, $6 margaritas, deals on dozens of rolls and sake, plus starters like charred edamame, ranging from $3 to $5. Try the Lion King roll, a combination of crab mix, cucumber, avocado, spicy salmon, scallion, eel sauce, and chili aioli, or choose from their vegan maki selection. The Cowgirl, a pickle vegan tempura with sriracha-fried onion rings, barbecue paper, vegan mayo, and tonkatsu sauce, will not disappoint.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette-Memorial

Liberty Kitchen’s Royale Hour actually spans three hours, and comes around daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at its Memorial and River Oaks locations. Beer, wine, and sake are discounted to $7 and less, while light bites like kobe beef sliders, salmon sashimi, and chargrilled oysters are under $10.

The Ready Room

Before catching a live musical performance at this swanky cocktail lounge, kick off the experience with $5 Old Fashioneds, $6 espresso martinis, $3 beers, and expertly-made cocktails, like the $6 Victory Girl — a combination of tequila, Aperol, chartreuse, pineapple, and lime. Happy hour is held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and live shows begin at 8:30 p.m. with a $5 cover on Thursdays, and at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover on Fridays and Saturdays.

Daily Gather

CITYCENTRE’s Daily Gather begins happy hour at 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with a substantial menu of bites and booze, plus combinations like the butcher burger and beer special for $15. Wines by the glass are $6, while bottles are $25, and house cocktails like the hibiscus Collins and Italian spritz are $9. But thoughtfully prepared mocktails, like the $5 cucumber refresher, may have you skipping liquor altogether.

Uchiko

The smoky sister restaurant of Uchi, Uchiko offers a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with deals on delectable bites like the tender gyutoro maki, made with a 72-hour braised short rib, a refreshing cucumber sunomono, grilled shishito peppers, plus $5 glasses of sake and Sapporo and half-off bottles of glasses of sparkling wine. Don’t be afraid to dine at the bar, where the bartenders give exceptional service and suggestions.

Hugo's

Happy hour at Hugo’s is a solid way to get a sampling of the acclaimed restaurant’s bites and beverages. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, house favorites like the Hugo Rita, chicken taquitos, and ceviche are just $8. And taco specials aren’t limited to Tuesdays — find fish, carnitas, and steak tacos for $6 or less.

Ouzo Bay

No need to wait until Monday for happy hour — at Ouzo Bay, the fun begins on Sunday. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday, the River Oaks District hot spot offers swoon-worthy cocktails for $7 and belly-filling eats like the lamb gyro for $8 to kick back with under the canopied patio.

Doris Metropolitan

As if the buzzy vibe around the bar at Doris Metropolitan during happy hour isn’t reason enough to venture in, getting a taste of the decadent Doris burger, which is only available Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., surely is. The handheld, built on a black Brioche bun, is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, and it is served with truffle fries for $16. Pair with a signature cocktail or glass of wine — there are plenty under $10.

Nobu Houston

While the omakase menu at Nobu runs a cool $125 to $175 for a multi-course experience, the daily Tanoshi Hour is the most cost-effective way to partake in this hotspot. Stop in from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily to indulge in items like yellowtail sashimi, black cod lettuce wraps, and sea bass tacos for $12. Tanoshi Hour also features specialty cocktails like the tequila-fueled Rue, and beers and sparkling wine ranging from $4 to $9.

93 Til

Tucked quietly in a residential neighborhood, this Montrose hangout is a hidden happy hour gem. There are food and drink specials from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, including beers for $4, well drinks for $6, and red, white, and bubbly wines for $8. Snacks like the marinated chicken skewers, smoked wings, and deviled eggs are $8 or less. Insider tip: Visit on a Wednesday, and enjoy happy hour pricing on beer and wine all evening.

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Eunice

Oyster lovers can snag $1 Prestige oysters during happy hour, along with discounted small plates, beer, and wines by the glass. Sip a dirty martini at the luxe wraparound bar, and enjoy people-watching on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Gratify

Gratify’s scenery social hour is available on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the bar, lounge, and picturesque wraparound patio with views of Rice Village. Fun snack plates like deviled eggs and pigs in the blanket are discounted to $14, while select bottles of white wine, red wine and rosé are just $25.

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