The Butterfly Bar is widely hailed as serving some of the best cocktail mixes in town. Get seated on their large outdoor patio and sip on an exotic list of cocktails prepared by friendly and experienced bartenders. It also has an impressive wine and beer collection. The light snacks and the yummy cheesecakes make for good accompaniments with drinks. All in all, this intimate space meets high standards, while also having reasonably priced drinks.
Great food, awesome brews and a fantastic vibe sums up Banger's in short. For the long form, this beer garden on historic Rainey Street offers quality pints as well as artisanal farm-to-table food. With an endless list of refreshing beers that accompany the comfort food on its menu, Banger's is easily one of the most popular joints iin Austin. Additionally, the outdoor beer garden with long tables is reminiscent of those in Munich and when the weather is right, its a great place to take one or two of Banger's 30 or so housemade sausages alongside a frosty pint.
Handlebar, a rooftop bar in Downtown Austin, is a popular hangout place that is known for its offbeat theme and an overall fun setting. This bar is full of quirky one liners, posters and photos praising mustaches. The entire theme seems to revolve around moustaches as you can try different types of mustache and get your photos clicked at the photo booth in here. The drinks menu here is diverse with wide range of craft beer, whiskeys and cocktails to choose from. Riding the rocking horse or seesawing on the terrace with your friend after downing few drinks in here is fun and a must try. You can also challenge your friend to a game of jenga or simply enjoy the breathtaking view from the rooftop.
Easily mistaken for just another house on the block, come to Lustre Pearl to grab a cold beer, hang out with a large group of friends, and catch a live music show. As the story goes, the old house was bought for an aspiring singer named Lustre, who wound up in Austin and converted the house into a bar cum live music venue. The house has been gutted to make room for a bar and a jukebox, but most of the patrons grab a drink and head into the backyard, where you'll find an eclectic collection of chairs and makeshift tables, hula hoops, and a ping pong table. The house also comes equipped with its own taco truck. Laid-back, fun, and brimming with local flair, Lustre Pearl is the perfect place for a casual night out.
Those who are familiar with the several different cuisines that come from India, would know that Goan cuisine, from the Indian state of Goa, has a strong fan following across the globe. Downtown Austin is home to an eatery that offers delicious Goan food. Featured on the popular TV show, Eat St., G'Raj Mahal, located on Red River Street is easy to spot as the rustic wooden gazebo outside a food truck. Serving generous proportions of spicy, flavorsome and delicious Indian food, it makes for a great place to dine. Don't miss the vindaloo or the sorpotel. Kebabs, tandoor and other vegetarian preparations are also on offer here.
A lively atmosphere and friendly crowd make for a fun evening at the Black Sheep Lodge, whether you're here to catch a game or simply hang out with friends. A popular local institution, the bar offers a varied list of wines, cocktails and no less than 26 beers on tap. The food menu offers starters and light bites like sandwiches and hot dogs. Burgers at the Black Sheep deserve a special mention and should not be missed. With a large number of screens occupying every corner of the space, you'll never miss any sporting action. The outdoor patio is a popular hangout when there's no game in progress. Check website for more.
If you want to experience the local flavors of Texas with a few innovative twists, Corner is the place to come to. Spend a relaxing summer evening at their patio bar catching up with a friend over some delicious Tex-Mex tacos and zippy cocktails. Come in for a hearty lunch or dinner which consists of delicious Texan specialties starting from the homemade zucchini cornbread to the Jumbo Lump Crab and Crawfish Stack. The lively environment and the modern decor creates a perfect ambiance for a get-together, whether it is with friends, for business or for a casual date.
Located in the heart of downtown, Azul boasts of being the tallest hotel rooftop bar and lounge in Austin offering mesmerizing views of the city skyline. In addition to the pool, the venue features cabanas, fire-pits and serves innovative cocktails. It is an ideal place to enjoy a hot sunny day by the pool side, relaxing with a glass of craft cocktail. By night, the place transforms into a Lounge and is an ideal place to chill out in the company of friends. On the food menu they serve a light fare and drinks can be enjoyed with bar food and bites.
Tiniest Bar in Texas is by far the smallest bar in Austin. Being tiny is what makes it special. The important thing is that it has all sorts of beverages to offer, whether it's liquor for adults or soft drinks for kids. This bar has two outdoor seating area where people can just relax and enjoy their drinks. Like most bars, people here too are quite laid back. Moreover, it's a dog-friendly bar too. A plasma screen right in the middle of the bar so that people can cheer their favorite teams. That's not it, Guitar hero being the latest entries at this bar has gained more popularity. They also have live music to offer played by the local bands. Doesn't sound tiny anymore now, does it?
Known best for their selection of craft beers, Pelóns offers a great range of Tex-Mex cuisine. Located on Red River, flanked by popular eateries and businesses on both sides, it traces its history to 1931 when it was first established. Here you can choose from local favorites like smothered chicken fajitas, nachos, huevos rancheros, everything on the menu is certifiably awesome. Don't forget to couple your delicious meal with their famous margarita; they're major crowd-pullers, especially during happy hours.