This venue, south of the river, is a throwback to the 1950s. Roots rock and country reign supreme in this bar, where one can often find men in leather jackets and classic Cadillacs out front. With live music nightly, tributes to Elvis, and celebrations of Hank William's birthday, this place is great for dancing, drinking and kicking back on the high stools. Happy hours feature some of Austin's favorite songwriters. The venue has broadened its range of live music to include occasional indie rock.
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.
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.
Elysium Nightclub plays some of the best music to dance to that you could ask for. Whether it's '80s, goth, Euro dance or underground retro, it's all played to make you move like you've never moved before. One of the best entertainment venues in Austin, this nightclub will rock your world all night. The warehouse building that the club is located in is hundreds of years old, making for a unique atmosphere.
Whip In has Indian-infused breakfast items available until 2 p.m., perfect for late risers. Naan (Indian flatbread), scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of chutney (a spiced, Indian condiment) makes up the breakfast naan (cilantro chutney is rather appetizing). As if that wasn't enough, they also have an impressive beer selection on tap, a vegan/vegetarian grocery aisle, a wine and beer area, and a tobacconist with Indian candles & incense.
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.
Set in a functional parking garage is this speakeasy vibe, cocktail bar called Garage. Look out for a large sign that screams cocktails and is nestled in a dimly-lit parking lot and you will have found the bar. This is a great place to enjoy inventive and perfectly crafted cocktails in an intimate and cozy setting. Make sure to eat a hearty meal before you visit this bar as they so not serve any food!
Complimentary live music and 7 televisions are waiting for you here at Shiner's Saloon, located on the second floor of this building. This bar is a great place to grab drinks with friends while soaking in the Texas atmosphere. Food is also served here until 2a. Call or see the website for more information.
One of the classiest bars on Sixth Street, this long, narrow bar lets you sit and gaze at passers-by or fellow patrons. The lighting is extremely attractive, generating a genuine New York feel. You will enjoy sitting in one of the high-arched cushioned booths and catching glances of fellow patrons from the mirrored walls. The bar has an excellent music selection. If it is not too busy, play a round of pool or head upstairs to the dance floor.
Friends, perhaps it may not be based on the hit TV show "Friends", but it is one of Austin's most fun bars to be at. It's mainly for the young adults, college crowd et al. Moreover, Austin's greatest local rock and blues bands play quite often to get the crowd going. And that's not it, in-house DJ brings in the beat as it only gets better. Special drinks at great prices with a decent staff. So, if you have friends and want to have a great time, get 'em along.
This bar is located in the West Sixth Street area, which is a bit more upscale than the rest of the area. During the week, you can go grab a drink and relax with friends, but if you're into being around a bigger crowd, then perhaps you would consider going on a Saturday night, since weekends are known for being busy. The Ranch is open seven days a week for your convenience, offering great table service. Their dress code is usually casual or dressy, since sandals or tennis shoes are rarely spotted inside. Prices tend to be a little high, especially during a weekend night, when a good drink can easily cost you about USD14.
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.