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.
Posse East is a friendly sports bar located on the fringes of Hyde Park, adjacent to the University of Texas at Austin, making it a popular favorite among tourists and students alike. Established in 1971, Posse East offers patrons a casual space where they can drink beer and feast on food while hanging out with friends. The menu features delicious tacos, burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. Airing of popular sports, open mic and trivia nights, fills this place up with energy and keeps it entertaining for their guests.
Lounge at the bar with a group of friends, shoot some pool or play some video games at Shangri-La. Umbrella drinks, jukebox tunes, and an array of beers on tap make for an interesting mix of local patrons. The outdoor area features plenty of tables and the popular Royale with Cheese food truck can be found serving late night grub. With different events throughout the month, there is always something going on down here! Call or see the website for more information.
Pinthouse Pizza is a popular favorite in Rosedale. Opened by five Austin locals with a shared passion for craft beer, this laid-back restaurant offers some of the best brews with artisan pizza. Select from their list of ales and IPAs sourced from homegrown and up-and-coming breweries and enjoy a pint or two on their picnic benches out at the patio.
Drinks Lounge is a local pub with highly popular happy hours. It is the place to go if you are looking for dancing and lots of booze at inexpensive prices. While the DJ and live music nights are occasional, you can enjoy playing pool and having pictures taken at the photo booth. Every Monday, test your knowledge at the Trivia Nights, and exercise your vocal chords during karaoke sessions on the last Sunday of each month. If you head here on a Tuesday, you can play pool for free. This bar also has VIP booths for those who desire greater privacy. Food is ordered from a local food truck whose menu includes a few vegan dishes. So head here with a large group of friends and have the time of your life.
Chuggin' Monkey is not a monkey-themed bar, but one can go crazy and have all the fun possible at this bar and nightclub. Having a two-level courtyard out, people have ample of room to escape from the crowd and relax or watch a game on the television screens available out there. Hot-looking staff, great music provided by the DJ, and drink specials are pretty good too and so is the crowd. Do drop by, well at least once.