Houston happy hour menus prove that everything is bigger in Texas. Outside of the Lone Star State, you may discover a world where happy hour is a time—maybe an hour or two at most—of only cheap drinks. No food, no shared plates, nada. Venture out at your own risk.
Stone's Throw is the latest bar to roll out a food menu in addition to its already popular progressive happy hour menu. The bar invites guests to enjoy happy hour every day beginning at 4 p.m., with all cocktails priced at $4. Each hour, the price increases by a dollar until they reach $7 at 7 p.m. Weekdays also boast daily specials such as half off glasses of wine on Monday and punch bowl specials on Wednesday.
The Baked Apple Mule is a warming addition to the Stone's Throw cocktail menu. Made with spiced rum, apple liqueur, apple bitters and ginger beer, it is definitely a mule you can cozy up with—and it's discounted during happy hour. Known for their ever-changing menu of seasonal punches, this season's flavor of the month is comprised of Campari, sweet vermouth, gin, grenadine, orange juice, orange bitters and Prosecco.
The small but mighty food menu created from chef Matthew Park includes hearty shared plates and bar bites. Notable shared selections include two different cheese plates: the Heart of Texas is nothing but Texas cheeses, while the Made in the USA features curds from Utah, Wisconsin, California and New York. Both are served with salami, prosciutto, nuts, seasonal jam and fruit.
In keeping with a theme of finger foods, other snackable items include pickled veggies like house-cured asparagus and peppers. But for those hoping to indulge, the homemade, salted pretzel with mustard and cheese or one of the crispy flatbreads are an obvious choice. Happy hour (or hours), indeed.