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.
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.
Rated as one of the top restaurants in Texas, Uchi is one such place where you won’t regret taking your love to a romantic dinner under the gorgeous setup amid the dimly lit lanterns. Located in Austin, this award-winning restaurant offers a memorable dining experience that combines impeccable craftsmanship with innovative techniques. The menu at Uchi showcases an exquisite selection of sushi, sashimi, and hot dishes, each meticulously prepared with the freshest ingredients. The menu at Uchi showcases an exquisite selection of sushi, sashimi, and hot dishes, each meticulously prepared with the freshest ingredients. From the delicate and artistic presentation to the explosion of flavors with each bite, Uchi delivers a culinary journey that delights the senses. As for the selection of sakes, it is wise to come in for the daily Sake Social to sample small bites and sakes that pair perfectly.
With its menu of Italian bistro cuisine and charming interior, Enoteca Vespaio offers a less expensive but still fresh and high-quality alternative to Vespaio, its sister restaurant next door. Enoteca boasts offerings like the panini stuffed with housemade mozzarella cheese and roasted tomatoes, flat-crust pizzas, and rich portions of pasta. Fresh ingredients are in abundance. The dessert case at the entrance offers a glimpse at their tarts, cookies, and cannoli. Sunday brunch offers a selection of egg dishes and sweet breakfasts like pancakes and freshly made bread. The interior is small but welcoming, and the outdoor patio at Enoteca Vespaio allows diners to gaze at passers-by strolling down South Congress.
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.
Milonga Room is a tiny space bar located in the Buenos Aires Cafe, an Argentine-inspired restaurant, and bar. Head to the bar after work or on the weekends to tease your taste buds with the creative cocktails which are well-made by the bartender or wine from the collection. Indulge in bar snacks like tapas that consists of olives, cheese, and picada or other Argentine traditional appetizers. From time to time while sipping on beverages enjoy the live stage performances by various local artists.
King Bee offers a psychedelic combination of classic cocktails, delicious pizzas, heady live music and dancing. Popular bands are invited to play retro and new gigs in a variety of genres, while patrons take to the dance floor. Since the dance area is not as large as at clubs, it is better to head here on weekdays when the bar is less crowded. Sip cocktails like Gin and Jam, Frozen Moscow Mule, and the lesser known Chi Chi Rodriguez, a blend of Puerto Rican rum, pineapple juice and Coconut-Horchata blend. You can also enjoy a variety of red and white wines from Spain, France, Germany, Washington and California. Some cocktails like Bee's Knees are served with elaborate garnishes, in this case a large orchid.