Where to Happy Hour in Pearland & Friendswood

Photo courtesy of Killen's Steakhouse

In our Where to Happy Hour series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods for the very best libations.

Named after pear trees abundant in the area in the 1890s, Pearland is the third largest city in the Houston MSA; while the neighboring area of Friendswood is a small town that grows more enticing by the day. The residential ‘hoods both offer both a friendly, suburban vibe; and they both offer the chance to imbibe on the cheap.

Note: For the purposes of this list, Pearland is roughly defined by this map and Friendswood by this map.

Where to Happy Hour in Pearland & Friendswood

  • BB’s Cafe – The Pearland location of this Tex-Orleans standby rocks daily specials and a Voodoo Halfhour worth checking out. Get half-off apps including cream cheese and jalapeño-studded pollo bullets, homemade hushpuppies, and Tex Cajun fries smothered in roast beef, gravy, and chile con queso. Hurricanes and house wines are half-off, select bottles are $2, and wells and Abitas pints can be had for $3. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6:30pm. Click here for directions.
  • Grazia Italian Kitchen Pearland – Happy hour at this Italian kitchen with a Southern kiss means you can enjoy $5 to $9 bar bites like brisket meatball sliders, fried calamari, and Australian lamb lollipops with risotto. Wash it down with $5 martinis-your-way, $7 vodka infusions and house cocktails, $5 house wines, and $2.50 to $4 brews. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6:30pm. Click here for directions.
  • Killen’s Steakhouse  Chef Ronnie Killen’s firstborn powerhouse offers solid steakhouse classics, excellent wines, and good times. Those times are especially good during happy hour, when expertly crafted cocktails—everything from French 75s and Sazeracs to Texas peach mojitos, are just $8; and upscale bar bites—think crab cakes, wagyu skewers, brisket chili nachos, and tamarind-glazed pork belly burnt ends—can be had on the cheap. Monday and Tuesday 3:30pm to close; Wednesday through Friday 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Click here for directions.
  • King’s Biergarten – Scratchmade is the name of the game at this festive German biergarten, and every feast is fit for a king. Hit it for happy hour, when you can dig in to $4.90 to $8.90 bites—think schnitzel fingers with fries, garlic-butter pretzel bites, and slow-smoked chicken wings drizzled with buffalo sauce—alongside $1 off half-liters, $2 off full liter drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, $4 house wines, and $4 to $7 signature cocktails. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm. Click here for directions.
  • Other great options – Get Euro-inspired New American bites and classy cocktails at Brasserie 1895; sip margaritas alongside chips and guac at Emma’s Mex Grill; and unwind with happy hour six days a week at Sakura Japanese Restaurant.
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Brooke Viggiano is a food and lifestyle writer residing in Houston. When she's not contributing to publications like 365 Things to Do in Houston, Thrillist Houston and the Houston Press, she's on the hunt for the coolest happenings in the city. You can follow her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .