It’s Friday, and we know it’s the weekend and you’re itching to get through the last few hours of work. Ya’ll are probably racing through rush hour traffic to get to the closest bar with a great happy hour to wash away all your stress from your week! Nothing beats a cold beer, live music, and good eats after a long week– ATX style!
We’re really digging the South Lamar (also known as SoLa for short) area and all the awesome happy hours that it has for Austinites. South Lamar is located in the South Central part of Austin, also known as the 78704. Most restaurants and bars on this street are super laid back, relaxing, and even allow you to bring your dog to kick it with you.
Our favorite happy hour is at the cool and casual– Red’s Porch. With views of the Greenbelt on their upper deck, and plenty of space for you and your coworkers to throw back brews at, this is the perfect place to decompress from a week of stress. Their happy hour is from 4pm-11pm and their food specials are from 4pm-7pm. Some of our favorite appetizers include the Red’s Chili Cheese Fries and the Red’s Queso (YUM!). The Red’s strawberry margaritas are so refreshing along with their seasonal draft beers.
LAVACA STREET BAR
Another one of our favorite places on SoLa, is the new Lavaca Street Bar! Searching for cheap Happy Hour drinks and a chill place to watch football games? Look no further. Monday through Friday from 4pm-7pm they have $3 Tall Boys, Wells, and Domestic Bottles! We also love the food they have here, which includes delicious seafood options! Turf n’ Surf Po Boy’s are our jam along with seafood baskets, nachos, and wings! This is also right beside the infamous Honky Tonk dancehall Broken Spoke where Willie Nelson sometimes pops in unannounced. Talk about keepin’ it Texan!
BLACK SHEEP LODGE
Black Sheep Lodge is another awesome spot on SoLa that is always super packed because of its amazing weekly drink specials! On Wednesday’s, they do $1 Lone Star and PBR Tallboys, Schlitz, and Pearl…say what?! If you’re not into beer, they also have $4 Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka drinks. Their burgers are some of the best in Texas (the Black Sheep Burger is a must have!) They also have vegan and vegetarian options if you’re looking for something on the lighter side.
ONE-2-ONE and SAXON PUB
If you’re looking for some music to jive to, check out One-2-One and Saxon Pub! Both of these bars feature local Austin musicians (which is what Austin is all about)! Saxon Pub has free Happy Hour shows Monday through Friday, where you can catch some awesome live music from talented artists all over!