From shareable bites and margaritas to steak and sangria and just about everything in between, there are plenty of options when it comes to meeting up for a happy hour in The Woodlands. One happy hour hot spot is Hughes Landing, located along Lake Woodlands. The area has restaurants and shopping along with plenty of outdoor space. Most of the restaurants in the area have a beautiful lakefront view and there are often bands playing in the shared outdoor space, which is known to locals as the band shell, or at various restaurant patios. We have rounded up the happy hour locations at Hughes Landing, but make sure to check with each restaurant for specific daily specials, as those are often changing.
Local Pour is an upscale tavern with a menu focused on local fare. There is a large variety of draft and bottle beer, wine, and classic cocktails using local ingredients. Enjoy their daily Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m., where they have $1 off select wine by the glass and draft beer as well as $4 wells. You can share warm pretzels with cheese fondue or the popular chicken diablos, which are bite-sized pieces of chicken wrapped in bacon. Stick around until 9 p.m. on select nights, when Local Pour features live music!
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House has the freshest crab direct from their own fisheries. Happy Hour or Cocktail Hour is held Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy half-price cocktails, featured wines, and selections from the Cocktail Hour menu including Boneless Braised Short Rib, Calamari, Tuna Tartare Tower, Prime Meatballs, and more. Live entertainment occurs from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly.
ESCALANTE'S FINE TEX MEX & TEQUILA
Escalante's is known for making a great margarita from scratch. During daily Happy Hour from 3 to 6:30 p.m., Margaritas are $5 for the house and $7 for premium. Each margarita begins with quality tequila and fresh-squeezed lime - meaning absolutely no powders or mixes. For sharing, they have food bites appetizers with samples of tacos, tamales, and nachos.
FOGO DE CHAO
Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse offers an impressive view of Lake Woodlands and is a great place to meet up with friends or colleagues. Bar Fogo offers limited Happy Hour drink specials all day, every day, with discounted bar bites and small plates available Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m at the patio or bar area only. One of their most well-known cocktail options is the Caipirinha, which happens to be Brazil's national cocktail and is only $8 at Bar Fogo. Another favorite is the Picanha Burger, full of flavor, it includes chimichurri aioli and fresh picanha that is ground in-house on a brioche bun, with a serving of crispy parmesan polenta fries - all for only $8! Wines, beers, and other Happy Hour bites like Braised Beef Rib or Spiced Chicken Sliders, Brazilian Empanadas, or Hearts of Palm & Spinach Dip range from $4 to $8 each.
DEL FRISCO'S GRILLE
Del Frisco's offers weekday Happy Hour specials each Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. for guests dining at their bar and patio areas. Drink specials start at $7 and Happy Hour bites beginning at $8. Local favorites are the Cheesesteak Eggrolls the Ahi Tacos and of course their signature cocktail, The VIP. The VIP includes pineapple-infused Svedka Clementine Vodka and is the perfect cocktail on a warm day!
If you would like to make your trip to Hughes Landing or Restaurant Row an overnight date night or girls trip, the Embassy Suites By Hilton is located within walking distance of each of the restaurants listed.
The Woodlands Waterway Trolley's route connects Hughes Landing to The Woodlands Waterway, Market Street, and other popular Town Center destinations. To make your ride a little easier, the Ride Systems App can be downloaded for free in the Apple (IOS) or Google Play (Android) store. After installation, select “Woodlands Township” from the menu to begin use. The app will provide you with trolley information including estimated arrival times, location, stop information, nearby attractions, service alerts, and more.
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