400 Colorado, Austin, 78701, 512/482-9000
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 5pm-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-11pm; Sun., 5pm-9pm
The noise level and the prices are both steep here, but you'll enjoy aged beef, fresh seafood, and great salads in an elegant setting.
- 2013: Critics Best Happy Hour Lounge Act (TIE: Mike Miller at Truluck's; Margaret Wright at Skylark Lounge)
You'll find fine dining in a supper-club atmosphere, with live music almost every night. Eddie V's specializes in fresh seafood, oysters, and prime beef. Try the Lemon Drop during happy hour.
301 E. Fifth, 512/472-1860
This casual eatery offers Cajun pho, po-boys, crabs, oysters, shrimp and chicken wings.
2525 W. Anderson Ln. #132 (Northcross Mall), 512/243-5599
Boasts simple surf and turf in a bistro setting with a full oyster bar, amazing mac and cheese, and great desserts. Stop by for dinner and the late-night scene or a quick prowl through the half-price bar menu at happy hour.
301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898