Where to Happy Hour in Sugar Land

Photo courtesy of The Rouxpour - Sugar Land

In our Where to Happy Hour series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods for the very best libations. Originally published in 2017, we are now refreshing, updating, and adding to this series, including new neighborhoods and destinations.

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.

Note: For the purposes of this list, Sugar Land is defined by the area covered in this map.

Where to Happy Hour in Sugar Land

  • Japaneiro’s Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill Mixing Japanese and Latin flavors with flare, this hotspot draws a steady crowd, especially during happy hour, when drinks range from $3 draft beers and $5 wines to $8 prickly pear mojitos. Pair your drinks with sushi rolls, sweet potato tempura fries, and seafood empanadas. Daily 3pm to 6pm. Click here for directions.
  • Jupiter Pizza & WafflesIt’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.
  • 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 ($8 per six and $14 per dozen); dig into bites from crab fingers and Cajun deviled eggs to boudin balls and muffaletta sliders ($8 to $9); and wash it all down with $1-off beers, $5 wines by the glass and select cocktails, and $6 martinis. Monday through Friday 3pm to 7pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm. Click here for directions.
  • Vino & Vinyl – Enjoy wine and good times at this wine bar, lounge and record shop. With a West Coast driven list, happy hour features a selection of $5 wines, brews, and bistro bites, from fried risotto and lemon pepper shrimp to chicken dumplings and pork belly bites. Adding to the atmosphere are vinyl tunes and local art. Click here for directions.

More Great Happy Hour Options in Sugar Land

Go for a sushi and sake happy hour at Azuma on the Lake; hit The Sugar Refinery for grubs and grogs; get happy hour sips and bites at JINYA Ramen Bar; and look out for specials like pint nights at Guru Burgers & Crepes, daily specials at Big Ben Tavern, steak night and beer-and-shot happy hour at Scholars and Scoundrels, and pint, tap, and trivia nights at Flying Saucer.

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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 .