In our Where to Happy Hour series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods for the very best libations.
It may be tiny, but EaDo—or East Downtown—has affectionately been called the “Art & Soul of the City.”
Home to the old Chinatown (before it moved to its bigger digs), the once warehouse-heavy no man’s land is slowly transforming into the city’s next haute neighborhood. As such, it offers some seriously fun happy hour options.
Note: For the purposes of this list, EaDo is defined by this map.
Where to Happy Hour in EaDo
Around the Corner
Join the laid-back crowd at beautifully restored bungalow and patio Around the Corner.
Enjoy skyline views and a lineup of weekday specials, including Wednesday All-Day Happy Hour with $2 off all shareables, draft beers, cocktails, and glasses of wine; Thursday Steak Night with $24 ribeye and $20 bottles of wine; and Friday Tacos & Tequila specials.
The EaDo outpost of local watering hole Little Woody’s offers 35 beers on tap, plenty of televisions for game day, bar games from cornhole and arcade games to giant Connect Four and Jenga, and weekday happy hour with $3 Select Drafts, $4 Wells, and $5 Select Liquors, plus $3 Coors Banquet all day every day.
Other specials include Texas Mondays, Tall Beer Tuesdays, Steak Night Wednesdays, and Throw-Bock Thursdays featuring specials on Shiner buckets.
Happy Hour available Monday through Friday from open to 7pm.
If sipping cheap drinks, perusing comic books, and roughing your friends up in a game of Mario Kart is your idea of a good time (and it should be), this hole-in-the-wall drinkery is the place for you.
Don’t miss the bar’s special events from Nerdy Night Markets to grilling sessions, which you can follow along with on its Facebook.
Happy Hour available Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm.
From Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching comes this colossal sports bar and gaming complex Pitch 25, which rocks a beer garden, flat screens broadcasting all kinds of games, and fun stuff like an indoor soccer pitch, axe throwing, and in-house leagues.
There’s also 100 beers on tap, fish bowls, and pub grub from smoked wings and hangover burgers to housemade pretzels and loaded fries.
Hit it at happy hour to ball out on a budget.
Happy Hour available Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm.
Super cool self-serve wine bar Roots should be your go-to EaDo spot for happy hour food and wine.
Split social hour bites like Wagyu Beef Tartare with homemade sourdough and Patatas Bravas with manchego fondue and tomato chorizo marmalade while you sip through 15%-off wines.
Happy Hour available Wednesday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm.
More Great Happy Hours in EaDo
Hit the taproom, yard, and food truck at 8th Wonder Brewery; check out the happenings at chic cocktailery Chapman & Kirby; bring the pup to the patio at East End Backyard; pair happy hour drinks with smoked meat at J-Bar-M Barbecue; grab burgers and cheap happy hour beers at Rodeo Goat; get rooftop skyline views and weeknight specials like Steak & Saxophone Wednesdays at Sunset Rooftop; pop into all-day cafe Tout Suite to enjoy cupcakes and macaron with happy hour bevies; and enjoy on-tap cocktails and take a ride on the Ferris wheel at Truck Yard.
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