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The 10 hottest happy hour deals in Houston: Making drinking and eating cheap an art form

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Katsuya, interior, lips
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Kung Fu Saloon
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Cuchara, restaurant, August 2012
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Katsuya, interior, lips
Kung Fu Saloon
Cuchara, restaurant, August 2012

Good happy hours with deals on both drinks and food are hard to find, but we've got 10 hot new picks for you. Get your drink and food on with these specials.

Kiran's
Happy hour at Kiran's Restaurant & Bar near Highland Village runs Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. Small plates such as calamari and kebabs are $6 each.

Select beer goes for $3, select glasses of wine and cocktails like the Fresh Pineapple Martini are $6. With cooler temps here, grab a table on the veranda.

Eighteenth Bar
The fare on the happy hour menu at Eighteenth Bar near West University is ample enough that you won’t need dinner. Available Monday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at this sexy speakeasy: chimichurri chicken panini and brie grilled cheese sandwiches for five bucks each, well drinks for $4, house wines and craft beers for $5 and domestic beers for $3.

From classics to creative, all cocktails are $7.

The Blue Fish
Both locations of The Blue Fish, Bayou Place downtown and Washington Avenue, offer discounted prices during happy hour. The deals are good at Bayou Place weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and at Washington Avenue every day from 5 to 7 p.m.

The menu is fairly large and with prices ranging from $2 to $5; you can eat, drink and be merry for cheap. At the $2 price point: vegetable tempura, crispy spring roll, Kirin Ichiban draft beer and house sake. For only a dollar more, order a spicy salmon roll, crab potstickers or house wines. For $5, order the spicy salmon tartar on crispy rice or braised short ribs.

Katsuya
Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays at the swank Katsuya  at West Ave and also from 11:30 a.m. until close on Sundays. Grab a seat in the lounge and catch the Houston Texans game (many of the players actually like to hang out here during the week) on one of the flat screen televisions.

Featured bites include pork-belly sliders, spicy tuna rolls and honey chipotle shrimp for $9 and under. Save on libations, too, with $7 specialty cocktails and premium spirits, $5 select beers and $6 select wines.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Stop by one of Fleming's three locations — Town & Country, The Woodlands and River Oaks — and check out the "5 For $6 'Til 7" happy hour menu which includes five cocktails, five wines by the glass and five appetizers.

Each selection is priced at $6 and served at the bar from 5 to 7 p.m. Don't miss out on the $6 prime burger with cheese and bacon.

Kung Fu Saloon
The 357 food happy hour menu at Kung Fu Saloon on Washington Avenue is available Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. On the $3 menu: Steak fries and onion rings. For $5: Lettuce wraps, cheese sticks and Asian Chicken Salad. For $7: Specialty sandwiches like the Chicken Teriyaki, Club and the Philly.

Happy hour drink specials — $4 wells, $3 domestics, $2 off everything else — are available Monday through Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and all day Sunday.

Cuchara
The newly opened Cuchara in Montrose has introduced a happy hour menu that offers charalitos (deep fried lake fish), chicharrones (crunchy pork rinds) and Mousse de aguacate (avocado mousse) for $5 apiece. Wines by the glass are $5.

The happy hour food selection changes every few weeks. Happy hour runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the bar from 5 to 7 p.m.

Harvest Organic Grille
Located near Tanglewood, Harvest Organic Grille features drink and food specials Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. During that timeframe you can get an order of baked wings for $8.99, chicken tacos for $9.99 or ceviche for $10.99. There's also a 1-2-3 drink deal with $1 off select beer, $2 off organic wines by the glass and $3 off handcrafted cocktails.

Frank's Houston
Frank's Chop House near River Oaks has changed management and names. Now officially Frank's Americana (signage will change in early November), with the new moniker comes a new happy hour deal. Try the short rib sliders for $8, angus mini-burgers for $7 or crispy okra for $5. Beer is $3, house wines by the glass are $6 and cocktails are $5 to $7. Happy hour is weekdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sullivan's Steakhouse
Hit the bar at Sullivan's Steakhouse in the Galleria Thursdays and Sundays (only) from 4:30 to 11 p.m  where for $7 you can enjoy the house-made blue cheese chips, ahi tuna tacos, select flatbreads, filet mignon tips and more. Signature drinks such as the Knockout Martini made with Svedka Clementine Vodka infused with fresh Hawaiian gold pineapples and the CEO Martini with Finlandia vodka with blue cheese stuffed olives are also included on the $7 menu — along with glasses of wine.

Let us know . . . what are some of your favorite happy spots?

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