Top 12 Happy Hour spots in Houston

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HOUSTON – Here are the Top 12 Happy Hour spots in Houston, according to Good Taste.

PHOTOS: Top 12 Houston Happy Hour Spots

Listed in alphabetical order:

  • B&B Butchers & Restaurant
    Catch their Booze & Bites Social Hour Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. The Carpet Bagger Pizza is a happy hour hit at B&B Butcher's!  This zesty pie is dotted with bacon, filet tip, fried oyster, blue cheese and drizzled with a tangy buffalo sauce.
  • Brasserie du Parc
    Monday-Friday 3-6pm
    Inexpensive and delicious! For under $20, you can grab a glass of wine and a dish of succulent mussels that will make you smile with every bite.
  • Café Annie
    Happy Hour- 4pm-10pm Mon-Thurs, 4pm-10:30pm Friday’s and 5pm-10:30pmIf you happen to be in the Galleria area, be sure to pop in to Café Annie for some Bar Annie Nachos – Fresh tortilla chips topped with red chile beef, guacamole and refried black beans.
  • Caracol
    Happy Hour Monday – Friday, 3 to 6:30 pm. Order the Ostiones Asados and end your work day with a smile. 
  • Doris Metropolitan
    Sun-Friday 5-6:30pm. You’ll want to try the Tuna Tartare, it’s a refreshing dish of high-quality tuna folded with a ginger emulsion, tobiko, radish, avocado and soy pearls.  
  • The Grove
    Monday-Friday from 4-7pm. Go for the avocado toast, piled high with labne, black lentils, tomato, radish, rooftop basil, za'atar and Aleppo. This heavenly appetizer and a glass of wine will only set you back $10.
  • Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room
    This Heights eatery hosts Happy Hour every Tuesday-Friday; drinks are on happy hour from 11am-6:30pm and the bites menu is available from 4-6:30pm.  New on the menu this month, Chef Kathy’s Fabulous $7 Flatbreads!  Try one sheeted with slices of prosciutto, figs, ricotta, lemon zest and honey, or with roasted garlic, bresaola, arugula and Parmigiano Reggiano. I say both are a winner!
  • Le Colonial
    Le Colonial hosts Social hour upstairs every day from 5-7pm offering $8 bar bites along with select cocktails and wines. Draft beers $5. I recommend the Cha Gio, a plate of delicate crispy rice paper rolls of shrimp, pork & Asian mushrooms laced with fresh mint and cilantro served with a chili lime dipping sauce.
  • Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar
    For our friends in The Woodlands, I recommend Nicks’ Fish Dive & Oyster Bar on The Woodlands Waterway.   Every Monday guests flock to Nick’s for ½ off bottles of wine (all day), 50¢ Gulf Oysters and $24 a dozen East Coast Oysters from 3-6pm. I suggest you make a reservation, they do fill up fast!
  • Pondicheri
    Happy Hour weekdays 5-7p. $5 draughts, $8 cocktails and $9 wines by the glass. You’ll be sorry if you don’t try “The Slumdog”- it’s a pumpkin bun with pickled mayo, peanut chutney and a chickpea dog topped with cucumber pickles.
  • The Rainbow Lodge
    This charming cabin is one of Houston’s best restaurants, and a special treat for guests looking for a relaxing happy hour.  Happy Hour is Tuesday – Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. (the restaurant is closed on Mondays). If you’re looking for comfort, try the Quail Bites, they’re served with white cheddar organic grits and bourbon bacon gravy.
  • Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
    Nothing screams happy hour like tacos and margaritas!  Head to Sylvia’s for happy hour at one of their two locations. Monday all day; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 4-7 pm; Thursday 11 am to 7 pm.