The Quick & Dirty
$4 Cocktail of the Day
$6-$8 Specialty cocktails
$5 Select wines by the glass
$2 Mickey’s & Miller Lites
Draught pints at “shorty prices”
$4-$10 select bites (with more than half the items $6 or less)
The after-work crowd; mostly dominated by the XY variety but not too heavy on the testosterone.
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Although often overlooked in the “best of” happy hour lists I’ve seen floating around the interwebs, Swift’s Attic should be considered a serious contender for one of the top happy hours in all of Austin. Don’t trust me on this, go see for yourself.
Follow the path upstairs and you’ll discover an inviting bar with a handful of stools, and a lounge with plenty of seats and tables. You’ll also find plenty of other happy hour patrons, so if you’re coming in any sort of a group [think 3 or more] you’ll want to be sure to get there early to secure your spot. Otherwise you’ll risk the biggest happy hour faux pas of all time – having to go elsewhere because they’re out of space.
Swift’s has a happy hour not to be missed. The unique combination of high quality and low prices makes their deals some of the best around. The food items are creative and on point. Think edamame garnished with crystalized salt and Pop Rocks [circa your childhood, Pop Rocks]. Or the surprisingly simply prepared squid fries accompanied by a charred lemon half.
The portions are fairly generous, so it’s unlikely you’ll leave hungry or unsatisfied. You’ll also find a $4 cocktail of the day that will not disappoint – we were graced with a Kentucky Mule [which is so on trend right now, btw]. There’s also a solid selection of $6-$8 cocktails for anyone not tickled by the daily special. Not into liquor? Beer and wine are on discount as well. And for the carnivores out there, Monday night is Burger Night – an event that HAS topped some of those internet “best” lists. So get it scheduled, and we’ll see you there.
Drink well, drink cheap
Monday – Wednesday: Until Midnight
Thursday – Saturday: Until 1am