- Korean Wings and a Hot Joy Daquiri
Name: Hot Joy
Background: Part of the Empty Stomach group, Hot Joy opened in Southtown off of S. Alamo after launching as a pop-up inside The Monterey. The restaurant-bar concept is about to celebrate their fourth anniversary this weekend, where they will bring back food and drink favorites.
Happy Hour: The happy hour deals at Hot Joy are insane. There are four different cocktails that patrons can choose from all priced at $4. You can also enjoy a glass of wine for $3 or beer called the Montucky “cold snack” for $2. If you’re hungry, the bar offers steamed buns for $1 apiece, in addition to their full food menu (no discount on menu items, though). Don’t forget about Wing Wednesdays, when you can get a bowl of wings for $6.
Patrons: The guests that venture into Hot Joy seem to vary. Like most of Southtown, there are locals to the neighborhood that stop by for a quick bite to eat before heading home. Then there a few industry folk that come in for a quick shot and a bun before heading off to their shift at a neighboring establishment. On Wednesdays the crowd during happy hour is a more robust, inviting individuals and couples that are looking to score half-off wings.
- The Hot Joy Daquiri
Erin Winch writes about boozin' in the Alamo City on her blog Drinking In SA. Follow her on Instagram at @drinking.in.sa for more.