by MeredithDeliso - 349 Reviews - 13 List
There's nothing better than a good drink or meal--other than that same drink or meal for less, of course. Whether it's a Houston happy hour special, or just a great bar and restaurant deal all the time, we've got you covered for when you really don't want to splurge. Except, of course, on that extra drink. (Photo: Marquis II)
Updated: August 29, 2011
There's always a huge happy hour crowd at this Midtown spot--for good reason. The bar lets you get more for less every night of the week, whether it's the $3.25 mimosas, frozen margaritas and micheladas on Sundays, Giant Mug Night on Thursdays (that's $4 domestic drafts), or, our personal favorite, Big Ass Beers on Tuesdays, where you can get a 23-ounce Guinness, cider or Boddington's for $2 to $4. Bottoms up!
It's no fiction--this pub is another popular post-work spot, and it's great if you want some deals on grub in addition to drinks. Get your week started with 99 cent sliders on Mondays, then 32-ounce Tuesdays, where you can get a 16-ounce steak and 16-ounce draft for--that's right--$16. Though we're also big fans of the weekday happy hours from 4pm to 8pm, where you can get $6 domestic pitchers for $6. At that price, first round's on us!
This food store is outside the Beltway, but thanks to its all-you-can-eat brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, it's hard to pass up. For $12.50 from 8am to 3pm, you can stock up on items from the omelet station and salad bar and a rotating menu of organic, locally sourced meats that changes every week.
This is for all you cheap dates--and we mean that in the best way possible. For a low-key night that's not short on taste, this Greenway spot delivers. Mondays are Martini and Panini night (cute), where you can get $10 for both and $5 for refills of either. For winos, Tuesdays feature half off on select bottles of wine, though you might want to think twice before ordering a second bottle on a school night.
Don't let the name fool you--this newish Heights gastro lounge is a nod to the elegance of Howard Hughes? heyday, but without the rich prices. Case in point: on Thursdays and Fridays, you can take advantage of the bar's Prohibition Hour (well, it's really three hours, from 4pm to 7pm), where libation and appetizers are $5 each.