To pick up on the theme of Austin’s best happy hours, it would be wrong to put off mentioning my favorite, Taco’s and Tequila (otherwise known as TNT) any longer. This restaurant puts a twist on everything it does. The interior is adorned with tequila on draft in the bar, and if those aren’t what you’re hankering for, the metal shelf hanging above the bar is stocked with over 130 premium tequilas. TNT also has two continuous projectors and a DJ set up in the bar to keep you entertained if your company es cojo. It also offers a trendy menu with flights of tequila, and my favorite, flights of queso.
But not only is TNT a great spot to entertain, but it is also a cheap-eat. It’s happy hour has terrific deals on wells, margaritas, mojitos, sangria, mimosas, bloody mary’s, and glasses of wine. What’s more is it’s build-your-own-taco-bar from 4-6:30 with your choice of filling from picadillo, brisket, verde chicken, or black bean for only $1.50!! I am somewhat of a regular here and go almost every Monday, as it is all day. As you can see, I loaded my taco with a tomatillo sauce and other garnishes up at the taco bar.
TNT also features one tequila every month, with March’s being Milagro. Every Thursday, custom-made cocktails made with Milagro or any other of it’s 130 premium tequilas will be crafted by the mixologists for TNT’s weekly Tequila Underground. It also offers guacamole prepared table-side on a trendy looking cart. I have yet to try it, as I already get a free appetizer, queso, for living in the building TNT is located in. Ironically, I have also yet to be there for brunch, which made it to Thrillist’s top 40 best boozy brunch deals in Austin. I will definitely be checking that out soon.
Where do you go for happy hour? Comment below!