Some of Houston's finest restaurants serve up a mighty fine deal during happy hour, including the five new spots below. Spend the day working away, and then enjoy discounted fare and a price break on drinks, and be home by 7 pm.
The beverage menu at Helen Greek Food and Wine is something to brag about. The quaint Rice Village eatery, with classic and modern Greek fare, boasts the city's first-ever all-Hellenic wine list.
Sample the goods for a bargain during happy hour (Tuesday-Sunday; 3-6 pm), which features seven rotating wines by the glass ($6 each). Moreover, the discount also applies to a roster of bites (priced at $7) including Greek poutine (fries topped with gyro meat and feta) and lamb cigars (lamb rolled with oregano, potato, olives and tomato).
Drink prices drop during happy hour (weekdays; 4-7 pm) at the swank downtown bar with dark wood, leather chairs and a spacious balcony with a view of the city. Enjoy offers $2 off bottled beer and $3 off draft beers, wines by the glass and cocktails like a classic Moscow mule or Mexican Standoff (made with tequila, guanabana tropical fruit nectar, agave and fresh lime).
Sit at the bar at the Woodlands-area restaurant, which serves up European fare with Mediterranean accents, and enjoy top-quality offerings for a steal during happy hour (weekdays from 4-7 pm; Monday-Thursday from 9-10 pm; Friday from 10-11 pm). Imbibe $3 beers, $4 wines by the glass and half-off cocktails like the must-try Dragon’s Breath (a mix of bourbon, elderflower liqueur, orange-flavored liqueur and cane syrup with cherry wood smoked ice). Soak it all up with specially priced eats from a salami board ($17) to pizza ($6-$10), thin-crust and cooked to a crisp in a wood-fired oven.
Feel right at home at this charming downtown bar and restaurant. During happy hour, enjoy a price break on Southern comfort fare (think: deviled eggs ($3.50 each), fried green tomatoes ($3.50) and brisket sliders ($6)), plus wines by the glass (half-price), southern draft beers ($2 off) and two signature moonshines: Peachy Keen (peach corn whiskey, vermouth and fresh grapefruit juice) and Strawberry Moon (strawberry infused moonshine mixed with lemonade, fresh cream of coconut, mint leaves, turbinado syrup and fresh lime juice) priced at $5 each.
Offerings on the bar menu at Bramble (Monday-Saturday; drink at 4 pm and foods at 5 pm) ensure you won't go hungry — thanks to the rotating selection of eats such as an 8-ounce house burger ($12), an all-beef hot dog (with spicy tomato and okra relish; $8) and pork ribs (glazed in caramel of whey and plums; $13) and a jar of housemade pickles ($3) — or thirsty with $2 off beers, cocktails and small-production wines by the glass.