After a brief but icy winter, warm weather has finally returned to Houston which means patio season is officially in full swing. According to Eater’s expert al fresco enthusiasts, there’s no better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than hanging on a patio during happy hour, so check out one of these 12 spots to combine sun and killer specials.Read More
Where to Enjoy Happy Hour on a Patio in Houston
Space City’s best outdoor drinking destinations
1. Edison & Patton
Edison & Patton serves up 11 craft cocktails for $6 during happy hour. Spend an enchanting night under the twinkling patio lights imbibing the Fish House Punch with cognac, peach liqueur, and rum.
Happy hour: daily 4:00 to 7:00, and Friday through Saturday, 11:00 to close. Specials: $6 cocktails, $5 house wine, $3 rotating local beer
NettBar caters to every energy level with options for lounging and playing. Picnic tables, wooden Adirondacks, and tree stump chairs are available to kick back, or get active with ping pong, bocce ball, corn hole, and other games. Located near the train tracks, NettBar navigates the noise by offering $2 shots every time a train passes.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 8:00. Specials: $5 frozens, drafts, wine, and wells. Popcorn is always free
3. FM Kitchen and Bar
Listen to live music, watch a ballgame, or snap a selfie in front of FM’s new Instagram-worthy Altuve mural. The eatery’s $5 tap-tails include a margarita and a watermelon mule, plus burgers and chicken sandwiches are always under $6.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 3 to 7; Saturday, 11 to 6; Sunday, 6 to close. Specials: $5 cocktails on tap, wine, and wells, $1 off beer and specialty cocktails
At 3,600 square feet, Batanga boasts a brick patio that is quite possibly Downtown’s largest. Sip $5 sangria and dine on $2 tacos under the scenic clock and bell tower.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 7:00. Specials: $6 flatbreads, $5 mojitos, sangrias, and wines, $2 tacos
5. Piggy's Kitchen & Bar
Piggy’s pup-friendly backyard is full of rustic Southern charm. Grab one of the mint-colored picnic tables under the palm trees and strands of fairy lights for a perfect outdoor oasis. The $6 fall-off-the-bone confit wings served on blue porcelain plates, paired with a $3 Texas draft is an unbeatable deal.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 7:00. Specials: $5 cocktails, $3 Texas drafts, $6 bites
6. La Grange
La Grange has a plethora of outdoor options including a first floor courtyard and a wraparound rooftop patio overlooking Montrose. Sit high or low snacking on a trio of salsas and swigging a fresh lime juice margarita.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 7:00. Specials: $5 rocks or frozen margaritas, $4 wines, $3 drafts
7. Holman Draft Hall
Holman Draft Hall has a whopping 100 beers on tap in their sprawling industrial space. Spread out on a velvet couch or kick back in one of the wooden swings. Select drafts are only $3 during happy hour while frozen cocktails made by Wooster’s Garden are half-off.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 6:00. Specials: $3 drafts, half-off wine and frozen cocktails.
8. Night Heron
Night Heron’s spacious two-part deck is perfect for spending afternoons after work. Sip a $5 salty dog, margarita, old fashioned, or if the weather is a little too warm, enjoy a frosty frosé under the fans. Sop up the alcohol with the addictive fried curry spiced potatoes doused with a little bit of Night Heron’s house ketchup.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 2:00 to 6:00. Specials: $6 wine, $5 cocktails, $3 beer
9. Axelrad Beer Garden
Enjoy swaying in a hammock under the neon tree in Axelrad’s beer garden with an icy cocktail in hand. The bar has shelves of board games, live music on the weekends, and movie nights on Mondays for some extra diversion. If hunger strikes, head to adjacent Luigi’s pizza for a bite.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, noon to 7:00. Special: $3 beer of the day, $4 wells, $5 frozens. Fun fact, all tabs are discounted 5% when diners bike, ride-share, or use public transit to get to the bar.
10. Brooklyn Athletic Club
B.A.C’s isn’t just a name, it offers a variety of athletic options including giant Jenga, ping pong, croquet, bocce ball, and corn hole, or less active bar-goers can simply watch a game on one of the many TVs under the covered patio. During happy hour, score street tacos, nachos, wings, or mac & cheese for $7.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 7:00, Tuesday all night. Specials: $7 cocktails and grub, $5 spirits and wine
Head to Hungry’s Upstairs bar for a picturesque evening under the oaks. Frosés, old fashioneds, grapefruit spritz, bellinis, mojitos, and a host of other drinks perfectly suited to warmer weather are all $6 during happy hour.
Happy hour: Monday through Friday, 4:00 - 7:00. Specials: $4 Texas drafts, $5 select wines, $6 specialty cocktails
Beaver’s cabin decor, fire pits, and backyard Airstream trailer will make diners want to pack a bag for summer camp and stay for a while. Beaver tails (shrimp, bacon, and cheese stuffed jalapeños) are $6 during happy hour while wine and cocktails are $5.
When: Monday through Friday, 2:00 to 7:00. Specials: $6 bits, $5 featured cocktails, wines, draft of the day, $3 domestic and local beer