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The 10 hottest restaurant happy hour deals in Houston: Eat well cheap while drinking up

The 10 hottest restaurant happy hour deals in Houston: Eat well cheap while drinking up

Eddie V's Prime Seafood, crab cake, seafood, January 2013
The bites At Eddie V's include $1 Louisiana Oysters, $11 jumbo lump crabcakes and $6 lobster and shrimp bisque.   Eddie V's Prime Seafood/Facebook
Sorrel Urban Bistro, bar
Sorrel Urban Bistro on West Alabama near Shepherd has two happy hours, a regular and a reverse.  Photo by Shannon O'Hara/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
OKRA, Marcy de Luna, Bottoms Up
Drink for a good cause at OKRA Charity Saloon as 100 percent of the bar’s proceeds are donated to a different Houston-based organization or social cause each month. Photo by Joel Luks
Pappasito's Cantina, The Wave, cocktail, drink
The Wave at Pappasito's Cantina Pappasito's Cantina/Facebook
Benjy's in the Village, restaurant, crowd
Happy Hour at Benjy’s on Washington Avenue and Benjy’s in Rice Village (shown) is every day from 4 to 7 p.m.  Benjy's in the Village/Facebook
Eddie V's Prime Seafood, crab cake, seafood, January 2013
Sorrel Urban Bistro, bar
OKRA, Marcy de Luna, Bottoms Up
Pappasito's Cantina, The Wave, cocktail, drink
Benjy's in the Village, restaurant, crowd

Cold one day, hot the next. No matter what the Houston weather brings our way, stay warm, or cool down, this January with these 10 Happy Hour deals.

CAFE GINGER
Happy Hour at Cafe Ginger in the River Oaks Shopping Center is Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sushi prices span from $8.95 to $16.95.

On the menu: The Tiger Eye Roll with smoked salmon and cream cheese and the Boston Roll with lobster, asparagus and black caviar. Wash it all down with $6 sake, $3 select beers or $5 glasses of house wine.

PAPPASITO'S CANTINA
With several locations in Houston including near Reliant Stadium, Richmond at Kirby, Richmond at Hillcroft, and I-10 at Federal, you can satisfy your margarita fix during Happy Hour at Pappasito's weekdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m. with $6.95 Grand Gold Margaritas, Pappasito's Signature Margarita for $4.95, The Wave for $6.95, or the Original Margarita for $4.95.

Beer is also a deal priced between $3.95 and $4.25. For $7 and under, munch on fare like chicken quesadillas, baja shrimp tacos, queso blanco, or fried zucchini sticks.

LIBERTY KITCHEN
Liberty Kitchen in the Heights (a second location is already under construction and due to open on San Felipe near River Oaks later this year) offers Happy Hour drink deals Mondays through Fridays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. On special: $4 draft and bottles, $6 mixed drinks, $7 glasses of wine.

Specialty drinks like The George made with Tito's, muddled blackberries, house-made syrup, and soda are $6. Liberty Kitchen offers a daily "Lite Menu" from 2:30 to 5 p.m. which features dishes like the Creole Crab Gumbo, ceviche and Chesapeake Crab Balls for $10 and under.

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

OKRA CHARITY SALOON
Okra Charity Saloon downtown has recently announced a Happy Hour menu available daily from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Drink for a good cause as 100 percent of the bar’s proceeds are donated to a different Houston-based organization or social cause each month. The drink specials include $3 wells and beer, $5 wine and half-price cocktails.

While there’s no specific happy hour deal for food, the normal prices on the bites won't break the bank. For $4, you can get an order of waffle fries and for $9 you can choose from several panini's like the Grand Prize made with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, basil and vinaigrette, or the Poison Girl with arugula, avocado, tomato and Sriracha mayo.

KATA ROBATA
Indoors or outside on the heated patio, stay warm with Kata Robata's Happy Hour deals.

Mondays through Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., enjoy discounted prices on food items like the $6 vegetable tempura, $7 Kobe Beef Tacos, $5 California Roll, and $6 Spicy Salmon Roll. Beverage wise, your choices include specialty cocktails for $11 and under, flavored sake for $6, hot sake for $4, 12 ounce imported beer for $3, Asahi drafts for $5, and house wines by the glass for $6.

If that’s not enough to quench your thirst, Kata also offers daily drink specials: Mondays and Tuesdays get Asahi drafts for $3.50. It’s half price sake flights on Wednesdays. Thursdays feature 50 percent off select wines by the glass. Fridays you can order an Asahi 1000 ml can for half price. And on Saturdays, Kata’s signature cocktails are just $5.

BENJY's
Happy Hour at Benjy’s on Washington Avenue and Benjy’s in Rice Village runs every day from 4 to 7 p.m. Both locations offer the same drink deals: Cocktails like Benjy’s Mojito and the Blood Orange Margarita are $6 each, wines by the glass are $5, select beers are yours for $2.50, mixed drinks are $5, and signature martinis are $6.

The food menu, however, varies slightly although both locales feature a price break on specialty pizzas, pork potstickers and salmon sashimi.

EDDIE V'S
Happy Hour in the “V” Lounge at Eddie V’s at both CityCentre and West Ave is available nightly 4 to 7 p.m. The bites include $1 Louisiana Oysters, $11 jumbo lump crab cakes and $6 lobster and shrimp bisque. The $5 drinks include cocktails like the Lemon Drop, Cosmopolitan and Classic Martini and select wines by the glass.

PUT IT IN REVERSE

SORREL URBAN BISTRO
Sorrel Urban Bistro on West Alabama near Shepherd has two happy hours, a regular and a reverse. The first is Tuesdays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. The latter is Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 to 11 p.m. During these time frames, premium drinks are $5 and so are select glasses of wine. Ale drafts like Fireman's 4 are $3 and domestic beer bottles are $2.

Eight bucks will get you one of several dishes on the menu such as fried risotto balls, brisket sliders and featured flatbread pizzas.

CRISP
Located near The Heights and Garden Oaks, Crisp offers Happy Hour drink prices Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Receive $2 off any wine by the glass as well as select craft draft beers.

Mondays from 3 to 11 p.m., order any specialty pizza and get a second pizza half off. On "Tasty Tuesday" from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., order any specialty pizza and get 25 percent off any bottle of wine. Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., get a flight of four different five ounce craft brews for $6.

A SMOKING GOOD TIME

MASON JAR
Weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mason Jar in Memorial near Campbell Road, it's 75 cents off all alcohol (premium, well, beer, wine). Order at the bar and take advantage of specially priced appetizers like onion rings for $4.99, spinach artichoke dip for $7 and buffalo chicken tenders for $7.

Smokers rejoice: The Mason Jar is located in Hedwig Village and not the City of Houston. Puff away.

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