In our Where to Happy Hour series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods for the very best libations.
Lying 20 miles southwest of Downtown, this family-friendly suburb is one of the most affluent and rapidly growing cities in the state. As such, there is plenty to do, including some pretty awesome happy hour offerings.
Where to Happy Hour in Sugar Land
- Bacon Bros. Public House – Sips and swine are the name of the game at this popping public house. Quench your thirst with $1.50 Lone Stars, $3 wells and $2-off glasses of wine; then pig out on $3 to $6 bites like a pimento cheese jar with bacon jam, pulled pork grilled cheese, and a cheese dog with Carolina hash. Feeling even cheesier? Tack on a Houston Dairymaids cheese board for $10. Tuesday to Friday 4pm to 7pm. Click here for directions.
- Churrascos – Hit the vibrant bar and patio to indulge in Latin American shared plates and bites ($4.95 to $6.95) alongside cocktails like ‘ritas, mojitos, and caipirinhas ($5.95 by the glass and $19.95 for sangria carafes), and wines ($5.95 by the glass, $29.95 by the bottle). Eats include ahi tuna ceviche, smoked queso fondue, fish tacos, pork cubanos, and flaky beef and roast chicken empanadas. Daily 4pm to 7pm and all-day Thursday (bar and patio only). Click here for directions.
- Japaneiro’s Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill – Mixing Japanese and Latin flavors with flare, this hotspot draws a steady crowd, especially during its stellar happy hour. That’s when sake bombs, pomegranate ‘ritas, Titos and Crown Royal, and a selection of wines can be had for $5, draft and domestic brews are just $3, and you can munch on bites including $1-off nigiri; $3 edamame, yucca chips, and fried plantain; $5 spicy salmon rolls, beef and seafood empanadas, tostadas, mashed potato tempura balls, and steamed shrimp dumplings; and $7 spicy escolar, chicken lettuce wraps, and specialty rolls like the Austin Hippie, with spicy tuna, jalapeño, avocado, and cream cheese. Daily 3pm to 6pm. Click here for directions.
- Jupiter Pizza & Waffles – It’s not all about pizzas and waffles at this Town Square hangout, there’s plenty of happy hour deliciousness to be had, too. Get $3 local drafts, $4 to $5 mimosas, $5 select wines by the glass and $6 meaty marys, plus $3 to $8 eats, from sweet and savory waffle flights to mini pizzas, chicken-fried bacon and loaded sweet potato fries. Tuesday through Thursday 3pm to 7pm. Click here for directions.
- Mosset New American Grill – This jazzy restaurant and wine bar packs a swarm of professionals looking to unwind after work. Shared plates are $7 to $10 (with the exception of a cheese board which runs from $10 to $15), with bites including bbq pork lollipops, veggie flatbread, house burgers topped with brie and caramelized onions, and lemon pepper shrimp. Wash it all down with $5 house wines by the glass, $2-off all other wines and 10%-off bottles. Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 7pm. Click here for directions.
- The Rouxpour – With a laissez-faire vibe, lively atmosphere and killer patio, this Town Square haunt is a little taste of New Orleans. At happy hour, slurp oysters-on-the-half-shell ($4.50/six and $8.50/dozen); get messy with eats like sausage and crab debris, hangover fries, fried green tomatoes, and spicy Louisiana boudin ($6.99 to $8.99); and wash it all down with bottles and drafts ($3.25 to $4), pitchers ($12 to $14), small pitchers ($6.75 to $8), martinis ($7), wells ($5), and wines ($5.25 to $6). Monday through Friday 3pm to 7pm. Click here for directions.
- Other great options – Go for a sushi and sake happy hour at Azuma on the Lake; get a happy hour morsel of the day plus $6 juleps, ‘ritas and mules at The Ginger Mule Tonics & Meals; and look out for special pint nights at Guru Burgers & Crepes and pint, tap and trivia nights at Flying Saucer.