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 -- since many of these fell outside the scope of our neighboring lists -- we're moving on to the bars and resto's around Highland Village.
Honorable Mention: $8 happy hour pizzas at Capone's, which is moving to a new location in Upper Kirby soon (the last day in current location is November 29).
Frank's American Revival, 3736 Westheimer Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The White Star Bar at this refined American eatery offers $3 drafts and bottles, $6 wines by the glass, $5 well drinks, and $7 classic martinis, Manhattans and seasonal specialty cocktails during their weekday happy hour. Sip on a French 75 while you feast on stellar $4 to $8 bar snacks, including fully dressed short rib sliders, blue cheese waffle chips, and crispy okra with buttermilk dip.
Kiran's, 4100 Westheimer Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Unwind with a few $6 glasses of wine or $3 beers and a cigar out on this modern-Indian spot's veranda. Small plates, including Kingfisher-beer-battered calamari, lamb sliders, and goat-cheese-stuffed naan are just $4 to $6.
Up Restaurant, 3995 Westheimer Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
How about happy hour with a view? Head to this to stunning third story restaurant to nosh on $9 upscale takes on classic bar bites -- including lobster beignets, short rib flatbread, and duck lettuce wraps -- alongside $3 beers, $6 cocktails, and $8 wines by the glass as you take in Houston's picturesque cityscape.
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Seasons 52, 4410 Westheimer Monday through Friday 4 to 6:30 p.m.
This fresh, seasonally-inspired eatery's "Sunset Seasons" happy hour features $5 small plates and select beers, cocktails, and wines by the glass for just $4 to $8 a pop. You can indulge in caramelized grilled scallops, chicken yakitori, and heirloom tomato crostini alongside a cucumber basil smash without feeling the guilt, as there is nothing more than 475 calories on the entire menu (including dinner plates).
RA Sushi, 3908 Westheimer Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Reverse happy hour Monday through Thursday 10 p.m. to midnight; Sunday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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There's a whole lotta happy hour at this swanky sushi spot, where you can get solid selection of sushi and Japanese small plates for around $3 to $9 alongside $3.75 to $8 drinks, including hot sakes, Japanese imported brews, and specialty cocktails. Munch on yellowtail nigiri, pork gyoza, and a crab and spicy tuna "Viva Las Vegas" roll as you take down a couple of sake bombs. It is happy hour after all.
See our other 5 Best Happy Hour Lists: 5 Best Happy Hours in Montrose 5 Best Happy Hours in Washington Corridor 5 Best Happy Hours in Downtown 5 Best Happy Hours in Midtown 5 Best Happy Hours in the Galleria 5 Best Happy Hours in The Heights 5 Best Happy Hours in Upper Kirby 5 Best Happy Hours in Greenway Plaza 5 Best Happy Hours in Shady Acres 5 Best Happy Hours in Shady Acres 5 Best Happy Hours Near the Museum District 5 Best Happy Hours in the East End 5 Best Happy Hours in Rice Village 5 Best Happy Hours in River Oaks
For our guide to the best cheap lunch spots by neighborhood, see here.
For our guide to the best brunch spots by neighborhood, see here.