The 5 Best Happy Hours in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest

We don't know what's nicer. Cottonwood's bar or the giant outdoor patio.
We don't know what's nicer. Cottonwood's bar or the giant outdoor patio.
Photo by Troy Fields

If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced wine to dives with cheap beer and burgers, we've got it all. See the complete list at the end of this post

This week, we're moving we're moving just outside the loop to the neighborhoods of Garden Oaks and Oak Forest.

Note: For purposes of this post, Garden Oaks / Oak Forest is defined as north of Loop 610, east of Highway 290, south of Tidwell and west of Shepherd.

Honorable Mention: Free wine tastings at Plonk Beer & Wine Bistro (follow them on Facebook for updates).

Cottonwood, 3422 N Shepherd Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. + daily specials

Unwind with $1 off drafts and house wines by the glass as you sit out on Houston's chillest (and biggest) patio. Look out for food specials -- like a $10 fried fish sandwich or the burger of the day with a giant pile of fries -- on Facebook or Twitter.

Wakefield Crowbar, 954 Wakefield Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. + daily specials

Outdoor sand volleyball courts and a solid selection of bar eats make this happy hour a winner. Get $3 domestics and $1 off appetizers like stuffed jalapenos, fried pickles, and pineapple habanero hot wings during happy hour; or go for their awesome daily specials. On Tuesdays, $3 select TX drafts and $15 rib eyes with sides will hit the spot; as will the $15 bottles of house wine and $6 Hawaiian sangria on Wednesday's trivia night.

Come to Petrol for an excellent selection of hard-to-score brews.
Come to Petrol for an excellent selection of hard-to-score brews.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

Petrol Station, 985 Wakefield Tuesday through Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. + daily

Houston's oldest craft beer bar remains one of the city's finest. Head here for specials like fried chicken and $3 regular pints, beer breakfasts, $9.99 burger, fries and pint dinners, and more. Follow them on Facebook to see what kind of awesomeness they've got going on.

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