From extended happy hours and Friday brunches to tap takeovers and gift card bonuses, take a break from the shopping and take advantage of these local Black Friday specials (Friday, November 23):
Ambrosia, 2003 Lexington
Seek refuge from Black Friday crowds at this cozy Pan-Asian gem, where you’ll find happy hour specials from 5 p.m. to close. Pair craft cocktails, sake, wine and beer with fragrant chicken karaage a l'orange, ribeye tataki, tom yum shishitos, salmon crudo and more, all priced from $5 to $8.
Bernie's Burger Bus, 5407 Bellaire, 2643 Commercial Center, 2200 Yale
All day at all locations during Black Friday, Bernie’s is offering one free kids meal with purchase of a regular burger and fries.
Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial
Wine enthusiasts can look forward to Bistro Provence's Black Friday wine bin, where wines offered as pairings on Thursday will be offered as bargains during Friday's dinner service — think bottles of Domaine Montrose Olivier Coste Sauvignon Blanc Languedoc 2017 for $16; and the Double Gold Medal Class Champion from Rodeo Uncorked, the Domaine Mongestine Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rose 2017, for $25. The wines will be offered as long as they last and diners can also purchase available bottles unopened to take home. Blackboard specials will also be available. Note: the restaurant will be closed for lunch.
Dish Society, 5740 San Felipe, 12525 Memorial, 23501 Cinco Ranch
All three Dish Society locations will offer a special Friday brunch from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by regular happy hour and dinner service.
Fig & Olive, 5115 Westheimer
The French Rivieran-inspired eatery will open early to accommodate the Black Friday crowds and will begin serving its signature brunch menu beginning at 9 am.
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 705 Main
Houston Flying Saucer will host Brashpocalypse beginning at 4:20 p.m. and running all night long. Hit the party to find every Brash stout in one place, with a total of 12 Brash Brewing Company taps, $3 Brash Ghosts and a Brash-curated play list all afternoon.
Goode Company Restaurants, multiple locations
Now through to Monday, December 31, Goode Company restaurant locations will be selling gift cards for the holidays. Every guest that makes a minimum gift card purchase of $100 in restaurant will receive a $20 bonus gift card (“Reward Card”) that’s valid from January 1 through February 28 2019.
Holler Brewing Co., 2206 Edwards
Black Friday is made for Beer and Donuts, at least, that's what Holler Brewing Co. and Morningstar believe. The brewery will be opening early (10 a.m.) and popping the proverbial cork on a few very special kegs while Morningstar will be on hand serving donuts, coffee and biscuit sandwiches for your nourishment and pleasure. Pay $20 (tax included) and you'll get a Holler For Houston / Holler for Beer Teku glass and a pour of each barrel-aged beer. Morningstar will also be selling a tailored doughnut pairing.
HS Green, 5092 Richmond
HS Green will be having a special this Friday and Saturday, offering happy hour bottles of wine for $10.
Molina’s Cantina, 3801 Bellaire, 7901 Westheimer
Made with 100-percent agave tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice, Molina’s Margaritas will be available for $6 all day.
Ooh La La, 23920 Westheimer, 770 West Sam Houston Parkway North
The sweet shop will offer 25 percent off all single serving baked goods (limit one per customer) all day at its Cinco Ranch and Town & Country locations (the Park Row bakery will be closed).
Peli Peli, 5085 Westheimer, 110 Vintage Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch
Receive a bonus $25 gift card for every $75 gift card purchase at Peli Peli fine-dining locations (Galleria, Vintage Park, Cinco Ranch) from Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 30. Gift cards can also be purchased online.
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Postino Wine Cafe, 642 Yale
The popular wine café will offer a $40 bonus gift card for every $100 of Postino gift cards purchased on Black Friday. The offer is good both in store and online, and for both physical and virtual gift cards. The $40 bonus card expires March 31, 2019.
Tacodeli, 1902 Washington
Tacodeli will be offering all day breakfast on Black Friday, with adjusted hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tobiuo, 23501 Cinco Ranch
Swing by this Katy sushi and Japanese spot for celebratory $1 pours of hot sake, preferably alongside plates of hon maguro nigiri, salmon belly carpaccio and succulent galbi short ribs.