Put that Extra Hour of Daylight to Good Use: The Best Happy Hours Now!
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME has arrived and the patios are calling! Here are 12 of our favorite spots for a gently priced sip and nosh to celebrate the season.
Betsy's at Evelyn's Park
Grab a roomy picnic table under the trees at this cute Bellaire café in Evelyn’s Park. Weekday happy hour proffers $5 wine and craft beer, buckets of beer, and $20 cheese boards with a bottle of house wine. Proprietor Adair Concepts also features outdoor grill nights, movies on the lawn, and pop-up events.
Eight Row Flint
The Salty Dog at Eight Row Flint (photo by Mikah Danae)
Choose either patio — in the Heights, or the new EaDo location — for weekday happy hour with $5-$7 drinks (great cocktails!) and cheap but delicious tacos. Other great deals inclue $6 Sonoro dogs, watermelon salad or homemade chips and salsa.
Eloise Nichols All Day Café
Eloise Nichols' margarita (photo by Alex Montoya)
Come hungry and thirsty for weekday happy hour until 6pm at this freshened-up corner for discounted cocktails, wines, beers, $5 burgers and a variety of appetizers.
The tucked-away patio at Eunice surrounded by verdant trees and greenery rivals the charm of its interior space. Stop by during weekday happy hour for an $8 glass of wine (or two) while taking in the natural elements and quelling your late-day hunger with discounted oysters, chef’s choice bar bites and more.
It happens every year like clockwork. Mixologist maven and author Alba Huerta is rolling out her new spring menu mid-March. Hard to imagine anything finer than the Bee’s Knees or the Aviation, but expect fresh cocktail inventions and surprise bites.
Whiskey flight at Loch Bar
Catch al fresco social hour under Loch Bar’s breezy canopy landscaped with lush greenery. The classic seafood tavern in the River Oaks District features one of the area’s largest raw bar and seafood menus, along with local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, and one of Texas’ most expansive whiskey lists. Start with an oyster shooter and move on to moules frites, buttermilk hushpuppies, Cajun cauliflower, deviled eggs or a Loch burger. Steals!
Kirby Ice House
This is the spot to watch a game, hang with friends, or bring along man’s best furry friend for outdoor fun. Look for specials every night of the week including Wednesday Steak Nights with up to $3 off select Texas beers and Texas whiskeys; and Thursday Ladies Night with discounted house glass wines, bottled wines, and frozens.
It's officially patio season at Marmo! The restaurant's large, shaded patio lined with a collection of planters is a welcoming spot for happy hour Sunday through Friday, until 6pm. Along with the refreshing libations come East Coast Oysters ($2) with Calabrian chili mignonette, Tuscan fried chicken ($7) with artichokes, lemon, and garlic aioli, and rib-sticking veal Bolognese ($7). Deals galore!
This sleek and spacious Japanese house in the Galleria is a great stop before dinner — or the rodeo — for daily Tanoshi hour from 5-7pm. Snack on luscious creations like nori caviar tacos, yellowtail jalapeno, black cod butter lettuce, and much more.
Wine and bruschetta at Postino (photo by Gilbert Photography)
Lined with bright yellow umbrellas and misters for summer heat, Postino has patios in different pockets all around Houston. Pair your alfresco experience with the wine bar’s signature bruschetta boards, “snacky things” like crispy cauliflower, and a glass or a bottle of wine from the easy-to-navigate menu. Happy hour until 5pm daily, inside or out!
The Annie Café & Bar
The Annie terrace (photo by Jenn Duncan)
Happy hour runs Tuesday through Friday with specials on cocktails, bottles of wine, sangria, and bar bites. Tasty treats like Texas pimento cheese, crab dip, The Annie nachos, and chicken flautas await.
Uchiko (photo by Logan Crable)
The sexy little sister to Uchi sports a weekday happy hour that is a must. Running weekdays until 6pm, anticipate discounts on nigiri, hot and cold tastings, makimono, and specialty cocktails. Bubbles are half-off menu price. Cheers to that!