Right across the street from the edge of UT campus is what is considered “The Drag”, and they have a few dive bars that are not overrun by UT students. There are also a handful of cool bars that surround the 40 acres. Campus is close enough to Hyde Park the crowd isn’t a totally frat party. There are few bars on the upper east side of town close to campus that are popular destinations for the older UT staff and crowd.
The Hole in the Wall
The Hole in the Wall is a legendary venue in Austin. Located just across the street from the original taping spot for Austin City Limits and where KUTX still broadcasts, this is a bar that books incredible live music, if they know you, you’re family, and if they don’t, they’ll treat you like you are anyways. They are committed to the community of local musicians and the regulars that show up daily.. Founded in 1974, the Hole in the Wall boasts hosting new acts in their early days like Bob Schneider, Shakey Graves and Spoon to legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan rocking out with Bill Carter and the Blame until 3AM, this hot spot is a must visit for any music history lover.
A popular soccer bar and hang out for 30 something crowd. It’s located just East of Campus. It was one of our favorite spots for a a while. Good beer selection and a nice clean classy joint.
The Original Pluckers
The Pluckers that started it all is still on the Drag of UT Campus. A place worth checking out if your looking for some wings and beers.
A fun local sports bar that has been around for a long time. 2021 was 50 years in business. Burgers, Beer, and UT Football! they dont’ have any happy hour specials per say, but thier prices on good bar food are very affordable.
Cain and Abel”s
Large outdoor area, lots of beer on tap. They have daily food and drink happy hour specials. Dogs are welcome
Crown and Anchor Pub
It’s open 365 days a year until 2:00 am. with a generous happy hour setup with daily specials all seven days, and happy hour on draft beer from 2-7. Dogs are welcome, there is plenty of seating, and a few pools tables to top it off.
Daily Happy Hours
Monday Happy Hour
$5 Pitchers (Bud Light, Miller, Coors) Southwest Wrap $7.95 – Cain and Abel”s
Tex-Mex Beer Night – $3.50 Cans + $4.50 Pints + $15.00 Pitchers – Crown and Anchor Pub
Tuesday Happy Hour
Cheeseburger $7.95 | $1 Domestic bottles – Cain and Abel”s
Deschutes & Zilker – $3.50 Cans + $4.50 Pints + $15.00 Pitchers – Crown and Anchor Pub
Wednesday Happy Hour
Fish Tacos $7.95 | $2 House rocks margaritas – Cain and Abel”s
Independence – $3.50 Cans + $4.50 Pints + $15.00 Pitchers – Crown and Anchor Pub
Thursday Happy Hour
Crispy Chicken Salad $7.95 | $7 Texas Teas, $3 Texas pints – Cain and Abel”s
Select Colorado Beers – $3.50 Cans + $4.50 Pints + $15.00 Pitchers – Crown and Anchor Pub
Friday Happy Hour
Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich $7.95 | $2.50 White Trash Cans – Cain and Abel”s
Real Ale – #3.50 Cans + $4.50 Pints + $15.00 Pitchers – Crown and Anchor Pub
Saturday Happy Hour
Austin Beerworks & 512 – $3.50 Cans + $4.50 Pints + $15.00 Pitchers – Crown and Anchor Pub
Sunday Happy Hour
Chicken Fried Steak $7.95 Deep Eddy, Tito’s, and other drinks are $2.50 Cain and Abel”s
Happy Hour All Day! Guinness $4.50 Pints! $3.50 Most Craft Cans! – Crown and Anchor Pub