Austin Young Professionals Cut Loose: Where to Find the Best Happy Hour

Once it’s quitting time, you can loosen your tie, take off your jacket, and enjoy a nice adult beverage as a reward for a long day of work. If you’re a young professional living in the Austin area, then you’re in luck. The city is home to some of the best happy hours in the state!

Opal Divine’s

Opal Divine’s can be found in the convenient location of 6th Street, attracting patrons as a hybrid pub-style restaurant with great food and an even better happy hour. If you happen to be a fan of scotch, this is the place for you. The pub has a serious scotch selection with several dozen beers on tap.

Happy hour attracts happy drinkers in droves from 4 to 7 PM Monday through Friday, where handmade margaritas are $3 and bar appetizers are 50% off. Guests can also cash in on daily drink specials, while enjoying a number of fun pub activities, like trivia night, scotch tastings, and live music.

The Ginger Man

The Ginger Man is another popular Austin hangout that is well known for its happy hour with $3 Texas draft beers every Tuesday after 5 PM. On any other night of the week, guests can sit back and sip on a long list of beers with regular rotation. The bar even makes beer blends available, and patrons are encouraged to create their own custom mixes!

And don’t forget about the various specials every other day of the week. Restaurant workers will appreciate the much-needed SIN (aka Service Industry Night) each Sunday, where happy hour prices are available all day long.


Wink is a fun Austin restaurant that has been a staple of the community for years. You’ll find it sitting right behind a dry cleaner’s located off of Lamar and 11th. Next to the formal dining area is a welcoming wine bar with an extensive wine list that includes tastings and wine flights for added variety.

And, of course, from 5 to 7 PM each day in the wine bar, you can also take advantage of half-price appetizers with delicious selections like mac and cheese with truffles, creamy chicken liver pâté, and brie burger sliders.

If you don’t know where to begin for happy hour after work, start at the top of this list and work your way down.So that you don’t have to worry about finding a designated driver, make sure to rent a limo or town car in advance to take you home after a few post-work drinks.