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Where to Enjoy Happy Hour on a Patio in Houston

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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.

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1. Edison & Patton

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4203 Edison St
Houston, TX 77009
(281) 501-3780
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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

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2. NettBar

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4504 Nett St
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 991-8610
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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

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3. FM Kitchen and Bar

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1112 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 804-6006
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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

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4. Batanga

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908 Congress Ave
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-9500
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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

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5. Piggy's Kitchen & Bar

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3412 W Lamar St
Houston, TX 77019
(281) 849-9606
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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

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6. La Grange

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2517 Ralph St
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 962-4745
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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

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7. Holman Draft Hall

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820 Holman St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 533-9392
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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.

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8. Night Heron

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1601 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 527-8010
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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

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9. Axelrad Beer Garden

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1517 Alabama St
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 597-8800
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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

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601 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 527-4440
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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

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11. Hungry's

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2356 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 523-8652
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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

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12. Beaver's

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6025 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 714-4111
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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

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1. Edison & Patton

4203 Edison St, Houston, TX 77009
Edison & Patton/Facebook

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

4203 Edison St
Houston, TX 77009

2. NettBar

4504 Nett St, Houston, TX 77007
Nettbar/Yelp

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

4504 Nett St
Houston, TX 77007

3. FM Kitchen and Bar

1112 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
FM Kitchen and Bar/Facebook

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

1112 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

4. Batanga

908 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Batanga/Facebook

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

908 Congress Ave
Houston, TX 77002

5. Piggy's Kitchen & Bar

3412 W Lamar St, Houston, TX 77019
Piggy's Kitchen & Bar/Facebook

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

3412 W Lamar St
Houston, TX 77019

6. La Grange

2517 Ralph St, Houston, TX 77006
La Grange/Facebook

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

2517 Ralph St
Houston, TX 77006

7. Holman Draft Hall

820 Holman St, Houston, TX 77002
Holman Draft Hall/Facebook

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.

820 Holman St
Houston, TX 77002

8. Night Heron

1601 W Main St, Houston, TX 77006
Night Heron/Facebook

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

1601 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006

9. Axelrad Beer Garden

1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004

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.

1517 Alabama St
Houston, TX 77004

10. Brooklyn Athletic Club

601 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
Brooklyn Athletic Club/Facebook

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

601 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

11. Hungry's

2356 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005
Hungry's/Facebook

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

2356 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005

12. Beaver's

6025 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Beaver's/Facebook

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

6025 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

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