A bit off the beaten path, Draught House Pub & Brewery provides welcome relief from downtown's Sixth Street. The European pub atmosphere and exhaustive selection of imported drafts make this bar a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The seating is excellent, with high-backed wooden seats and very thick wooden tables. Come visit on Wednesday for pitcher night with free pizza or on Saturday with free bratwurst.
Mohawk is a unique nightclub in Austin. Its aim is to bring independent and upcoming acts — local and otherwise — through its doors. Fostering an inclusive community of artists, Mohawk welcomes musicians from a wide variety of genres and styles. It's hard to stand out in a town so inundated with music clubs as Austin, but with its fresh acts, tasty drinks and friendly crowd vibe, Mohawk shows how it's done.
Besides its great name, this bar is a fabulous place to grab a beer. Casino El Camino also features one of the largest burgers this side of the Mississippi. The jukebox is always crammed with your favorite rock 'n' roll hits, and the staff is very friendly. The lighting inside is subdued, and patrons enjoy the outdoor patio featuring its own birdbath.
Operational for over a decade, Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon has earned the reputation for being the city's country-music stop. It's not your usual nightclub with thumping music; but is a great place for drinks and good music. It hosts live musical performances every Thursday- Billy Dee & Redd Volkaert, Justin Treviño and Dale Watson have kept this place alive on several occasions. So stop by for a memorable night at this simple place, which not surprisingly, has a cult following.
Hopdoddy is a restaurant specializing in high quality burgers and beers, located in South Austin. Hopdoddy features fresh ground beef burgers daily available with classic as well as new and inventive topping combinations, like the Terlingua burger, which is topped with Chile con Carne, corn fritos and a generous dollop of cheddar, or the Janis Joplin burger, which is a hemp seed veggie pattie with avocado, sunflower sprouts and cheddar, again. For those who want to be a little more health conscious, they have salad bowls available with all their different types of patties (beef, buffalo, tuna, turkey or veggie). In addition to the solid foods, they also offer delicious milkshakes, available with various types of liquor to spike them with, and a good selection of craft beers.
This little Japanese spot is famous for its delicious and creative sushi rolls. Customer favorites include the "ex-girlfriend" roll with crab, avocado, and spicy tuna, and the "say my name" roll with jalapeno, scallop, tuna, and cream cheese. On top of their sushi, Tomodachi also serves a variety of Japanese-food staples like gyoza, tempura, and tonkatsu, among other things. The restaurant also boasts a sake and soju menu so impressive its warrants a visit by itself. Pair a bottle of sake with any of the food on the Tomodachi menu, and you won't regret seeking out this eatery.
This is an intimate outdoor venue with a pleasant courtyard feel. Live jazz music is played nightly to a sophisticated crowd. The martinis are a definite must, and there is also an excellent cigar selection to choose from inside. This is a great place to sit under the oak trees and enjoy the breeze while watching some of Austin's best dancers dance up front. Better yet, why not join in?
An iconic cocktail bar and rooftop lounge, located in the heart of the bustling metropolis of Austin, Texas, is a famous tourist attraction as well owing to its huge historical significance. Built in 1902 as a wholesale grocery store initially, the building was later on transformed into a major nightlife spot. This historical pub features the main floor restaurant and cocktail bar, a tap room and the roof top lounge. The exposed brick and wooden interiors of the tap room ensure the vintage appeal of this pub is retained. The cocktail bar on the first-level main hall serves a wide range of in-house handcrafted cocktails, such as Blackberry Collins, Market Whiskey Sour, Winter Cosmo and Butter Pecan Manhattan.
This local favorite doesn't disappoint even the hungriest cowboy. Southwest favorites offered in huge portions are served with a bevy of libations to boot. Think saloon atmosphere with bistro fare but don't be fooled, the food packs a big punch. Try the green Chile mac and cheese or their ever-so-juicy 22oz bone-in ribeye, to make you remember why you love Texas cooking. Locals can't get enough of the oven baked kettle of green Chile pork stew. The mood here is just as lively as the food, thanks to tasty drinks like the Roaring margaritas and other specials.
Little Woodrow's has a beautiful extended patio with a firepit, it is perfect for a night with friends or for a romantic date night. It is a nice place to grab a drink, you have a variety of draft beers to select from and they also house a full bar. There is everything to suit your taste as well as your mood. The interiors are also spacious enough to accommodate larger groups, and they house a number of television, so if you wish to catch a good game in the company of a good beer, head to Little Woodrow's. The bar prices are a bit high but the perfect ambiance and generous pours will make sure you are happily high!
Located in the historic downtown Driskill Hotel, at the center of the entertainment district, Driskill Bar boasts of some of the finest drinks in Austin. Its chic, rather lavish interiors set the first good impression, with its exquisitely carpeted floors, dim-lighting and elegantly upholstered furniture. The drink choices are plentiful, including the selection of wine. Best known for its innovative cocktails, the bartenders signatures concoctions like as the Barton Springs, Spyglass and The Batini, are not-to-be-missed. The cigar selection is quite adequate for those who care to indulge in life's little pleasures. Whether you are looking for top quality scotch, champagne, or maybe just a little mixed drink to soften the day, the bartender can satisfy your need. Add extraordinary happy hours and great live music to the existing excitement and you have a bar that you simply can't miss.
When walking down the Nueces Street, it is hard to miss the colorful and well-lit bar, Cat’s Pajamas. This tiki-style neighborhood bar offers a tropical getaway right in the heart of Austin. While the downstairs comprises a regular bar, the party truly begins on the rooftop. With a tropical-themed bar and cool novelties, such as jet skis and swings to sit on, it is not surprising how patrons head straight to the rooftop. In a welcome change from closed, stuffy bars, this spacious and airy bar offers mesmerizing views of Downtown Austin, while you enjoy a chilled, creamy piña colada. Soak in the tropical vibes and bring in a fun evening here at the Cat’s Pajamas.