A guide to Happy Hour Outdoors

Many bars and restaurants in Austin/Lakeline, Cedar Park and Leander offer outdoor patios for patrons to enjoy happy hour during months with warmer temperatures. Here is a list of locally owned businesses that have outdoor seating and offer happy hour specials.

1. Bellini's Texas Grill

12800 W. Parmer Lane, Cedar Park
Mon.-Tue. 4-9:30 p.m., Wed.-Thu. 4-7 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 2-6 p.m.

Happy hour patrons can sit indoors in the bar or restaurant area, or outside on the covered patio. The menu includes half-price appetizers (dine-in), $4 craft beers and $2.50 domestic beers, and $1 off house and white wine. The bar offers more than 25 beers on tap and craft beers, including ales, ambers, pilsners, IPAs and porters. Domestic beers as well as beer flights are also offered. At least nine different martinis are on the menu, and specialty cocktails include the Signature Frozen Peach Bellini, made with vodka, peach schnapps, sparkling wine and peach puree. Happy hour includes $1 off all frozen bellinis.

2. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

700 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. B-204, Cedar Park
Mon., Wed.-Fri. 3-7 p.m.; Tue. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Reverse happy hour: Sun.-Thu. 8-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 9-11 p.m.

Happy hours on all weekdays include discounted beverages, such as house margaritas for $4 and draft beers for $4.50 as well as $1 discounts on cocktails. Appetizers cost between $5 and $7. The same discounts apply during an all-day happy hour on Tuesdays. A separate all-day happy hour on Wednesdays includes only half-price discounts on wine bottles. During “Sunday Funday,” the bar offers Mexican martinis for $5, house frozen margaritas for $3.50 and Mexican beers for $2. Guests can dine or drink on the restaurant’s outdoor deck, which features covered tables, cooling fans and live music performances that start between 6:30 or 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays.

3. Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria

14900 Avery Ranch Blvd., Ste. C-700, Austin
Sun.-Sat. 3-7 p.m.

Daily happy hours includes a selection of draft beers and well drinks for $2.50, premium draft beers for $3.50, margaritas for $3 and house wines for $4. Guests can receive discounts, such as $1 off premium cocktails. The happy hour menu includes half-price Buffalo wings and appetizers. On Wednesdays from open to close, guests can purchase featured wine bottles for half price.

4. Cedro Ristorante Pizzeria

14028 N. US 183, Ste. 210, Austin
Tue.-Sun. 4:30-6 p.m., Mon. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Cedro’s shaded patio can accommodate about 30 patrons. Happy hour appetizers are $5 and include housemade pasta, thin crust pizzas, beef carpaccio, Caesar salad, salmon tartare and mussles. The restaurant offers $1 draft beers, and mimosas for $3 (single) and $18 (all-you-can-drink).

5. Dog House Drinkery & Dog Park

3800 CR 175, Leander
Tue.-Thu. 3-7 p.m.

Pet owners can bring their dogs and sit indoors or outdoors. Happy hour specials include various discounts on beer and wine.

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6. Foxhole Culinary Tavern

13995 N. Hwy 183, Austin
Mon. 3 p.m.-midnight, Tue.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. Reverse happy hour: Fri.-Sat. 10 p.m.-midnight

Referred to in-house as “social hour,” drink and food specials, include $2 discounts on glasses of wine, $1 off beers and $2 spirit cocktails. Happy hour eats include Tavern Tacos, which are made with diner’s protein choice, such as pulled pork, cornmeal, blackened catfish, grilled steak or rock shrimp. Weekend social hour specialty cocktails include $4 Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails, and mimosa flights with a variety of juice choices. The bacon bloody mary is made with bacon, lime, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces and olives. Diners and drinkers can enjoy happy hour on the covered patio, which includes outdoor fans, or indoors at the bar or regular dining area.

7. Freda's Seafood Grille

10903 Pecan Park Blvd., Austin
Mon.-Sun. 4-7 p.m., Thu. 4-10 p.m.

Patrons may choose sun or shade on Freda’s partially covered patio, which can accommodate about 60 people. On Wednesdays, select bottles of wine are offered half price and on Thursdays, Freda’s offers happy hour all night. Well drinks are $4, and specials margaritas are $4 (frozen) and $5 (on the rocks). Martinis are $6 to $8, depending on the flavor, such as the mango Cosmopolitan, lemon drop, cosmopolitan or the Mexican Martini. To order from the happy hour menu, diners must sit either outside on the patio or inside at the bar.

8. Fuzzyís Taco Shop

401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. A-108, Cedar Park
Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m.

During happy hours, guests can purchase beers for $1.50 and receive $1 discounts on margaritas. The restaurant has a covered outdoor patio and offers daily specials, including free chips and queso during Friday happy hours.

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9. Gino's Italian Restaurant

1525 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Mon.-Thu. 5-7 p.m., Fri. 4:30-7 p.m.

Specials include draft beers for $2 or $2.50 and house wines, such as chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvingnon, are $3. Italian appetizers are $3.50 to $4.50 and include calamari, toasted ravioli, fried mushrooms, fried cheese and bruschetta. The restaurant’s uncovered patio has four tables.

10. Kai Sushi

1805 US 183, Ste. 400, Leander
Mon.-Fri. 4-6:30 p.m., Sat. noon-4 p.m.

Guests can dine or drink on the restaurant’s patio, which is usually partly shaded by the building. During happy hours, drink discounts include house hot sake for $3 (5-ounce drink) or $5 (9-ounce drink) as well as $3 house wines. Appetizer discounts include sushi for $1.50, California or tuna rolls for $4 and Mikey rolls for $7.

11. The League Kitchen & Tavern

10526 W. Parmer Lane, Austin
Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m.

During happy hour, some appetizers are available for half price. The restaurant offers $2 off 22-ounce beers and glasses of wine as well as $1 off cocktails. Guests can use the restaurant’s patio, which holds at least 70 people and includes three TV screens.

12. Lone Star Grille and Bubba's Backyard

Higher Ground Bar and Lounge
1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park
Mon. 4-10 p.m., Tue.-Fri. 4-7 p.m. (Lone Star Grille and Bubba’s Backyard);
Thu.-Sat. 6-8 p.m. (Higher Ground Bar and Lounge)

Lone Star Grille and Bubba’s Backyard offers a shaded outdoor courtyard with wood fire pits and an outdoor stage for live events. Weekday happy hours at Lone Star Grille include domestic drafts for $2.75 and appetizers for $5. On Tuesdays, margaritas cost $2. Higher Ground Bar and Lounge offers happy hour discounts of 20 percent off each menu item. At both locations, happy hour prices include specialty $1 discounts on cocktails and house wine for $4 a glass.

13. La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant

651 N. Old US 183, Ste. 310, Leander
Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m.

Patrons can choose to sit inside in the restaurant area, at the bar or outside on the restaurant’s large outdoor patio. During happy hour, the restaurant offers $5 large house margaritas and $2 beer. Small house margaritas are $3.

14. Maggioreís

1420 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Mon.-Fri. 2-7 p.m. and  Mon.-Fri. 10-11 p.m.

In addition to weekday specials on beers, martinis, margaritas and food, Maggiore’s happy hour has discounts on beers and wine. The sports bar atmosphere provides seating for 50 to 60 patrons outdoors on the covered patio, which was remodeled this year and now has outdoor fans and TVs for sports games. Pints of beer and tall boys 24-ounce beers are $2, and house wine is $3. Well cocktails are $3 and large margaritas are $6. Maggiores offers a $2 discount on pitchers and $1 discount on large beers.

15. Serranos

1900 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
Mon.-Sun. 3-6:30 p.m.

Patrons can drink and dine inside the bar or restaurant or choose to take a seat on the restaurant’s indoor/outdoor patio. The patio is partly covered and includes a full bar as well as six TV screens. Happy hour beverages include margaritas for $4 (regular) or $5.50 (large) as well as house red wines, house white wines and premium drinks for $4. Patrons enjoy $2 discounts on specialty and house drinks, and $1 discounts on beer. Select appetizers, such as queso and guacamole, are discounted by $2.

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16. Snow Pea

14028 N. US 183, Ste. 170, Austin
Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m

At Asian fusion restaurant Snow Pea, patrons can choose three sushi rolls for $20 during happy hour. The bar offers $1 discount on beer and wine as well as $2 specialty cocktails. Snow Pea’s side uncovered patio often receives shade.

17. Sunset Bar & Grill

2011 Little Elm Trail, Ste. 100, Cedar Park
Sun.-Mon. 2-7 p.m., Reverse happy hour: Sun. midnight-2 a.m.

Happy hour specials include $2.25 domestic draft beers, and other beers are between $3 and $5. Daily specials include various discounts, such as Service Industry Night on Mondays, which offers 20 percent off tabs for service industry workers, such as cooks and servers; and Texas Liquor Night on Thursdays, which offers state-produced beverages between $3.50 and $4. The bar’s patio is pet-friendly and partially covered and is equipped with with heaters, mist fans and a projection screen for sports events.

18. TopSpin Karaoke & Wing Bar

1851 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 106, Cedar Park
Mon.-Sun. 4-7 p.m.

Daily happy hours include most well liquors, signature chili tequila shots and draft beers for $3 and three beers—Bud Lite, Miller Lite and Ziegenbock—for $2. On Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., women can receive drink discounts, such as Mexican martinis and house wines for $3. Certain appetizers, during all happy hours are discounted by $2, such as queso chicken avocado wraps and blackened chicken burgers. Karaoke begins at 9 p.m. each day, and music is audible in the bar’s wraparound outdoor patio.

19. Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro

1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. T-140, Cedar Park
Mon., Wed.-Fri. 3-7 p.m.,  Tue. 3 p.m.-close

The restaurant’s happy hour menu includes sushi rolls, appetizers and drinks, such as hot sake and select wines and beers. Well cocktails are $6. Specialty cocktails are $6.50 and $7 and include saketinis, martinis, margaritas and other mixed drinks. Appetizers include coconut prawns, seven-spice shrimp and edamame. The patio can seat about 16 people.

20. Whitestone Brewery

601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park
Mon.-Wed. 3-6 p.m.

The craft brewery opened in January and offers six locally made beers with $1 discounts off all pints. Whitestone offers “Hoppy Monday” discounts of $2 for all India pale ales all day on Mondays. On “To-Go Tuesdays,” customers receive all-day discounts of 25 percent for all growlers, which are 64-ounce refillable glass or stainless steel containers, and crowlers, which are 32-ounce aluminum cans. The brewery’s 1,500-square-foot covered outdoor patio is pet-friendly and family-friendly, offering games such as cornhole and giant Jenga. The brewery does not sell food, but customers can order from nearby restaurants or from various food trucks, which are available every weekday after 5 p.m. and all day long on weekends.

21. Z'Tejas

10525 W. Parmer Lane, Austin
Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 3-5 p.m.

Happy hours include $3 appetizers and lower beverage prices, such as a selection of six house margaritas, each for $5. House wines are $5, domestic beers are $3.50. Craft or imported beers are $4.50. An outdoor patio includes shaded tables with heat lamps, a corner fireplace and cooling fans.

This list is not comprehensive.

Happy Hour Outdoors Guide

By Lyndsey Taylor
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lyndsey began working as a reporter for the Northwest Austin edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2012. During her time as a reporter, she has covered Round Rock ISD, health care in the Austin metro area and Austin Community College. She was promoted to editor of the Cedar Park| Leander edition in 2015 and covers city and education news, including Leander ISD.


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