April 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Ranch: 710 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 465-2016
The Ranch, located on West Sixth St. in downtown Austin, has Happy Hour going on all day on Sundays. While The Ranch is definitely one of my favorite spots to hit up on Thursday and Saturday nights, I would not recommend this venue for Happy Hour. This place has a really chill atmosphere at night so one would assume that it is a good place to go to on Sundays to watch sports, with their many small flat screen TV’s surrounding the bar as well as a big screen TV on the wall closer to the outdoor deck. Nevertheless, the thing The Ranch is missing is people! The bar was practically empty today, minus one couple that was eating lunch. If employees at The Ranch could maybe promote their Happy Hour a little better I think it would really impact their turn out.
As far as the menu goes, the deals aren’t that great. The first thing that turned me off from The Ranch’s Happy Hour today, besides the fact that there was nobody there, was when I asked the bartender for a menu of their Happy Hour options, he told me that they did not have one. So in terms of the prices for the drinks, here is what he told me: It is basically $1 off everything. Anheuser-Busch beverages are $3, Well Liquors are $4 and Call Drinks are $5.
The atmosphere is lacking, the prices aren’t so great for Happy Hour, and it doesn’t really seem like they are so organized based on the fact that they did not have a menu to even show me. In addition, their website has been under construction for about two weeks now, which can really hurt business because information about the bar is not easily accessible even through a simple Google search. The only thing you can really determine when looking up the bar on Google is their address and telephone number. Overall, I’d have to give this Happy Hour a thumbs-down.