Located on Barton Springs, this is one of our go-to's for when we're feelin' Mexican food (aka all the time!) Their rooftop patio is oh-so-cute and on a nice day, we could sit up there for hours. So when it comes to the happiest of hours, El Alma is spot on! Their Jacked Sangria is killer, but sometimes a Classic Margarita on the rocks is all you need. We live in Texas, so anytime queso is on the menu, it's also in our mouths. But we don't discriminate when it comes to apps - we also love their Jalapeños Picosos & their Ceviche!
Feel festive everyday from 3-6pm, where they have drinks ranging from $4-7 and awesome appetizer specials!
Another South Austin haunt, Opa is perfect any time of the day. We like going for coffee in the morning or early afternoon, but we love going for happy hour! They have a great wine selection and their sangria is so good - not too sweet! And they feature live local music pretty often which is always a plus in our book. We like to get a pitcher of sangria along with some apps and enjoy their quaint outdoor patio with our pups! Bites-wise, Greek is obviously the way to go here - order their tzatziki & hummus plates for sure, but you really can't go wrong with their pizza either.
Stop in and yiamas (cheers!) with your crew everyday from 3-7pm and all day on Sunday! Their HH features 1/2 off glass of wine, $4 sangria, $3.50 mimosas, $1 off beer, $15 pitchers of sangria and 20% bottles of vino!
Hotel San José
The always trendy and favorite local spot, Hotel San José, is located in the heart of South Congress and at the top of our list. HSJ is one of our favorite spots because happy hour is offered every day. Yep, every day! Hotel San José is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the oh so touristy South Congress. The lounge resides in the middle of the earthy, yet modern bungalows, and is just funky enough to be one of the best Austin staples! We like to sit back and relax by the pool with a refreshing summer shandy or a glass of frosé (frosé all day), especially during the summer months. If you're hungry from all the shopping on SoCo (guilty as charged), you'll absolutely love the cheese plate!
Meet us in the courtyard every day from noon to 5 pm! San José offers $1 off beer, 1/2 off wine by the bottle, and $5 off the bread, olive, and cheese plate!