June Is Sizzling — But So Are These Summer Happy Hours

June Is Sizzling — But So Are These Summer Happy Hours

Home Run Dugout (photo by Alex Montoya)

THE HEAT IS on, Houston. But fortunately for all of us, so are some of the year's best happy-hour deals. Spotted: ice-cold margs, live music, and dollar oysters. Read on for deets!

Arnaldo Richards' Picos

Picos' Paloma

Happy hour at this Mexican-food classic is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 3-6pm on Wednesdays through Fridays. Snag tacos al pastor for $12, and cocktails like a shaker margarita or refreshing Paloma for $8. Beers are just $4!


Fried and roasted oysters at Bludorn (photo by Duc Hoang)

For an hour on weekdays (4-5pm, Mon.-Thurs.), 10 of the fine-dining trendsetter's perfectly crafted cocktails are only $10.

East River 9

Street tacos at Riverhouse

The East End golf course (also with driving range, putting green and pickle ball!) is hosting a summer music series on Friday and Saturday nights through August. From 7-9pm at East River 9's Riverhouse restaurant, enjoy free live music on the outdoor terrace, a perfect spot to also partake in newly appointed culinary director AJ Junnarkar's expanded menu of American classics.


At this Upper Kirby Cajun spot, happy hour is every day! From 3-6pm, all bevs are 30 percent off, and Gulf oysters are $1.50 a pop. Tack on additional bar snacks priced at $8 each.

Georgia James

Georgia James rooftop (photo by Michael Anthony)

Happy hour with a view? Yes, please! Georgia James' rooftop bar is the place to be, with $12 summer cocktails (the Summertime Spritz has gin, elderflower and sparkling rosé) and brand-new bar bites like French onion sliders. Snag these deals and more daily from 5-10pm.

Home Run Dugout

Batting bay at Home Run Dugout (photo by Alex Montoya)

Think Top Golf, but with baseball — and add a sprawling patio, amazing food and a whiffle ball field — and you have Home Run Dugout. The Katy sports-bar-and-more has a new happy hour, available Mon.-Fri. from 3-6pm. Score discounted cocktails (honey-vanilla old fashioned, anyone?), $4 draft beers and cheap bar bites. Or come for live music from 7-11pm on weekends!

Los Tios

Kick off the week with a great deal at all locations of this Tex-Mex fave — including the brand-new one in West U! The house marg is just $5 all day on Mondays this summer.


Lulu's (photo by Matt Johns)

This Italian resto in River Oaks has become a neighborhood go-to — and for good reason. The Bottles & Boards happy-hour special delivers a half-price bottle of bubbles and a $20 charcuterie board, and is now available from 3-6pm on the daily.

NoPo Café

Now through July 31, Berg Hospitality's NoPo Café serves a three-course dinner for just $40 per person. Add wine pairings for another $40 — it's still a steal!


Pizza bianco (photo by Michael Anthony)

Another perfect pairing: Ostia's Pizza & Bubbles deal on Sunday (5-9pm). Chef Travis McShane offers a rotating menu of pies and 25 percent off bubbly by the glass or bottle.


Japanese Old Fashioned at Tobiuo (photo by Kimberly Park)

Kill the hottest part of the day at this Katy sushi spot, with a daily happy hour from 2-5pm that includes $8 cocktails, $5 off nigiri and sashimi sets, half-price cold tastings — and, on Wednesdays, half off all bottles of wine.

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