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Friday always means good things for most of us– the start of the weekend, winding down from work and maybe getting together with friends for a drink to catch up from our busy workweek. That’s why we wanted to share some good places to go for happy hour around Austin. Even if it doesn’t happen to be Friday, the deals all over town will make any day seem like the weekend is near.

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J. Blacks

Due to the great specials during happy hour, J Black’s is a very popular place for after-work drinks and snacks. Happy hour is from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and all day on Sundays.

During happy hour, patrons receive $1 off all drinks and 25 percent off bottles of wine. They also offer half price on certain sharing plates of food.

El Arroyo

Happy hour is every weekday from 2–7 p.m. and provides discounted margaritas and beer. The restaurant also has daily drink specials, such as $1 Tecates all day Monday and $1 margaritas on Tuesday and Thursday from 2–6 p.m.

Abels on the Lake

Every Friday at 4pm is a great time to grab some tasty seafood appetizers with your Deep Eddy Vodka happy hour drinks and starters, including .50 cent oysters and $5 dollar appetizers along with Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails for $3.50 and all real ale drafts for $3.50 as well.


This sushi and asian kitchen does things a little differently. They have a reverse happy hour from 9pm to close every night with $3 dollar sake bombs, $5 dollar house martinis and $5 dollar large sake along with discounted lounge menu items.

So grab a friend and have drink for happy hour, its the perfect way to unwind.