Monday to Friday 4:30-6:30p
Sunday all night
House wines $5
Small plates $4-7
Hip, cool, airy, modern and young
Searsucker Austin is one of four Searsuckers (the others are in Del Mar, Vegas and San Diego), all by Chef Brian Malarkey. The Austin location is hip and modern, almost giving off a warehouse-y farm-y vibe, with industrial decor, rope chandeliers and animal-themed art throughout. The happy hour itself offers a number of delicious cocktails that feature rotating, house-infused liquors, including both cucumber and beet gin, blueberry whiskey and strawberry jalapeno tequila. The beach body (blueberry whiskey, pomegranate, lemon and agave) is fruity and tangy, while the snake in the grass (cucumber gin, mint, lime and soda) is perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day. The word on the street is that the beet gin isn’t beet-y enough, but is still worth a try. The drinks are the star of this happy hour, but many of the small plates boast generous portions and are tasty. The artichoke hearts, gruyere and tomato is a baked dip that is perfect for sharing, and comes with toasted baguette. The duck fat fries is one of the most-loved menu items on Yelp reviews, and is good, but I thought a bit too salty. If you’re looking for a happy hour with a chill vibe, lots of seating, and cheap, specialty cocktails, Searsucker is your place.
415 Colorado St
Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30p and Sunday all night