Waco’s Best Happy Hours


If our recent Mom’s Night Out Fiesta was any indication, one thing’s for sure: mamas need a break every now and then! Whether you need a place to catch up with your mom tribe, sneak in a quick date with the hubby, or just “wine” down after a long day at work, Waco’s got some fantastic happy hours around town. These are just a few of the best.

From Pinewood’s cozy everybody-knows-your-name vibe, to Slow Rise’s kid-friendly patio (because sometimes you just quite escape them), these spots let you feel at ease from the second you through the door.

  • Pinewood Pub: Weekdays, 4-6p, 15% off all pints; Thursdays, all day, $1 off all beers
  • Slow Rise: Mon-Thur, 3-5p, $2 off all beers
  • Klassy Glass: Monday, 4-10p, $5 glasses of wine; Tuesday, 4-10p, $10 off all bottles of wine; Wednesday, 11a-10p, $6 off bottles, $1.50 off glasses of wine, $1 off beer; Thursday, 11a-10p, $1 off beer; Friday, 11a-7p, $6 off bottles, $1.50 off glasses of wine, $1 off beer
  • Milo: Thur-Sun (seasonally), 3-5p, select menu of $3 beers, $6 cocktails, $7 glasses of wine, food specials

Of course, nothing pairs better with an ice cold marg than some chips + queso. If you’re feeling somewhere between “dinner can wait” and “feed me NOW,” you might want to check out these happy hours that have great deals on drinks AND bites:

  • Barnetts: Tues-Fri, 4-7p, $5 appetizers, $4 pints, mules, and margaritas
  • Chuy’s: Mon-Fri, 4-7p, FREE nacho car; $5 house ‘ritas, $3.25 domestics, $1 off glass of wine

Let’s be honest. Sometimes all we’re really looking for from happy hour is a good deal. No shame. Grab you a cheap drink from one of these spots, because nothing tastes better than money saved!

  • El Paso Mexican Grill: Sun-Thur, all day, $2.99 regular size margs (mango, strawberry, and lime)
  • Casa de Castillo: Mon-Thur, 3-6:30p, $3.25 margs + daily specials (like $4 tequila shots to accompany your Taco Tuesday, and $2.50 glasses of wine on Wednesdays); Sat + Sun, 10a-3p, $3.25 Bloody Marys and mimosas
  • Backyard Bar Stage & Grill: Mon-Fri, 4-7p, half-price apps, $3 domestics, wells, and pickle shots + daily specials; Sat, 11a-6p, $2 mimosas; Sun, all day, $2.50 wells, $3 domestics, $2 mimosas (until 6p)
  • Coach’s Smoke: Mon-Fri, 2-7p, $3 domestic drafts, wells, margaritas, and fireball

Cheers to you, mama!