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The 5 Best Happy Hours in the Galleria

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 on to the bar and restaurant packed 'hood around the Galleria.

Note: For purposes of this list, the Galleria is defined as anything west of Loop 610, south of Woodway, east of South Voss/Hillcroft and north of Richmond Avenue.

Honorable Mention: Craft cocktails and small plates at RDG Bar + Annie, fresh and bold Peruvian flavors at Latin Bites, and 7 for $7 at Table on Post Oak.

Ciao Bello Monday through Friday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

All you really need to know is that you can munch on some of the best pizza in town FOR FREE during this classic restaurant's happy hour. Just sit at the bar, sip on discounted wines, craft beer, and cocktails and see what kind of Tony Vallone specialty pies are being served up.

Caracol Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 'til 5 p.m.

This Latin seafood restaurant's ostiones asados (heavenly hwood-grilled, chipotle-butter-smothered Gulf oysters) are what dreams are made of. The best part? Alllllll oysters are half-off during happy hour, meaning you can get these babies for just 7 bucks. You'll also find a selection of $7 small plates -- including housemade chicharrones, crab croquettes, and tuna tostada -- alongside $6 house wines, sangria, margaritas, and mojitos and $4 Mexican beers. Not too shabby.

Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cocktail hour in this seafood restaurant's dark, moody lounge features live music and a selection of half-price cocktails, wines and appetizers. Sipping on Belvedere martinis or double-oaked bourbon Manhattans alongside hot and crunchy shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, and smoked salmon flatbread never tasted so good.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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