Rainey Street Happy Hours

November 22, 2022/2 minutes reading

Stagger Lee, 87 Rainey St.

Monday - Friday 4-7 pm

Tucked into the historic heart of Rainey Street, we introduce to you, The Stagger Lee. Local crafts and global favorites live and breathe throughout the casks, kegs, and bottles of the bar, along with an adventurous array of cocktails. Inspired by the classic Lloyd Price song “Stagger Lee” (covered by such luminary musicians as Woody Guthrie, Taj Mahal, The Grateful Dead, Duke Elllington, Cab Calloway, James Brown, The Clash and Bob Dylan), this little haven of happiness is the perfect spot for your quick drink, slow brew, your night out, or your friendly party. Don’t forget to appease your belly with barbecue, delicately smoked and served deliciously by Metcalf's on-site.

The exterior of the Stagger Lee Bar.

Icenhauers, 83 Rainey St

Monday & Tuesday 4-9pm | Wednesday & Thursday 4-7pm

East of downtown's mayhem and just west of I-35's hipster hangouts, Icenhauer's Rainey Street location is an ideal middle ground that draws a lively yet sophisticated crowd whose tastes range from craft beer to thoughtful cocktails.Originally built in 1895 as a traditional "wing and gable" house, it remained a family residence until 2009. Over the years, it was owned by several different families and, unfortunately, had fallen into severe disrepair. Like several other homes on the block, Icenhauers has a new purpose and the house is full of life.

The Icenhauers Bar on a sunny day.

Bangers, 79 Rainey St

Monday through Friday 4-6pm

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden offers one of the Lone Star state’s widest and most innovative offerings of handcrafted sausages and craft beers. Opened in July of 2012 in the heart of Austin’s Rainey Street entertainment district, Banger’s offers more than 100 exclusively craft beers on tap. The food menu offers an array of exotic, traditional and vegetarian sausages, creative plays on comfort food favorites and a Southern style, big band brunch every Sunday. The beer hall and beer garden seats approximately 350 at communal tables and regularly feature live music from local acts.

A huge crowd having a great time a Bangers

Lucille, 77 Rainey St

Everyday 5-7pm

Lucille is a charming bar with a large shaded, dog-friendly patio; They’re located in the heart of Austin on Rainey Street with two full-service bars, one inside and one out. The patio features classic outdoor games, shade, and hammocks for your relaxing pleasure. They specialize in serving local Texas beers on tap and unique drinks made with fresh fruits and local handcrafted liquors. The vibe might be what lures you in, but the delicious drinks and friendly staff will convince you to stay a while.

A nice summer evening with people enjoying Lucille's patio.

Half Step, 75 1/2 Rainey St

Monday - Friday 4-7pm | Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm

Half Step has been recognized as one of the best bars in the USA according to esquire. It really feels homey here. The Craftsman-era building has a front porch with landscaping, a living-room style interior, and a backyard with a banister and seating, making it the perfect place to chill and enjoy a cocktail with friends new & old. You’ll find regulars hanging out back in the shade provided by the trees, or on the front porch. Depending on the day, live country music or events like hot dog eating contests may draw a party crowd.The cocktails here are simple, which fits perfectly with the laid-back atmosphere. The bartenders treat the bar as if they live here, and they've become known for their true southern hospitality.

Pockets of people at tables enjoying the Half Step vibes.