Bar Beat

The 5 Best Happy Hours in Upper Kirby

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The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This cozy pub is like a little piece of Britain right here in Houston. Come for $4 to $7 bar snacks -- including a heaping plate of masala-drenched lamb keema poutine and pork sausage rolls dolloped with English mustard. Wash it all down with a $5 pint ($3 for a half), $5 single spirit cocktail, or $5 glass of wine ($20 for a bottle).

Kata Robata Monday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sundays noon to 5 p.m.

Hit this stellar sushi joint's happy hour for a taste of their inventive bites, rolls, and cocktails on a dime. Sushi and appetizers -- like kobe beef tacos, spicy salmon rolls, pork belly buns, and duck gyoza --- run just $4 to $9; while drink specials include a selection of half-priced Asahi drafts, wines and sake flights alongside discounted cocktails, depending on the day of the week.

Pondicheri Daily 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Soul food takes on a new meaning at this modern Indian eatery, where you can enjoy daily specials -- like Tuesday's yogurt-masala fried chicken for two ($25) and Wednesday's burger and a pint night ($14) -- alongside happy hour priced drinks, including $5 wine, $5 house cocktails, and $1 off craft brews. Street snacks like Texas shrimp chaat, saag paneer samosas, and house-made lentil dumplings may not be on the happy hour menu, but at around $7 or $8 a pop, they make the perfect mates for your discounted drinks.

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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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