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.
The Firehouse Lounge, tucked away behind a bookcase in the Firehouse Hostel, offers traditionally made drinks, meat and cheese platters, a welcoming ambiance, and a selection of fine live music. Their handmade, top-notch beverages are made with just the freshest ingredients by professionally educated and highly skilled employees who are here to give you an all-around first-rate beverage service. Elevate your evening scene and come enjoy what the Firehouse has to offer.
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.
Whitestone Brewery is a popular local brewery and brewpub that serves some delicious and ingenuous brews. On offer are a variety of core brews as well as a number of seasonal and guest brews that are full of individuality and incredible flavors, making for exceptional flights. Step in, sample a few brews, and if you fancy, take away a growler or two of your favorites. The ambiance is friendly and casual and the taproom also frequently hosts local and private events and functions.
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.
Salty Sow is a trendy local bar and restaurant featuring a casual yet chic atmosphere, relaxed yet lively vibe and a menu characterized by an eye towards sustainable, fresh, locally sourced produce. The eatery and bar features two individual dining areas suitable for a quieter evening out with conversation over drinks or a more lively space perfect for groups. Popular favorites on the menu include the triple-duck fat fries, Loch Duart salmon rillette, fried smashed potatoes, milk-braised pork shoulder and butterscotch bundino. A daily happy hour menu is available everyday between 4.30pm to 6.30 pm. A well-curated drinks menu featuring wines, craft cocktails and draft beers provides the perfect accompaniment to the meal. Sample signature drinks like the Miss Piggy or stick to classics like the Blood Orange Margarita; whatever you choose, the bartenders here know what they're doing, and the drinks can pack quite a punch. For reservations, events and group gatherings, contact the restaurant.
The Wheel is a neighborhood bar that focuses on its friendly service and laid-back vibe that patrons here will experience. Bicycle themed decor and photographs adorn the walls of this bar, where you can ride up on your bicycle and get it serviced as well. The bar menu of The Wheel offers a selection of locally crafted beers on tap, a number inventive cocktails and a whisky of the day that starts at USD4. While they do not serve food here, the bar has collaborated with Austin Daily Press, which serves hot bar snacks and sandwiches to your table. If the interiors of the bar are too dimly lit for you, take a seat outside in their beer garden and enjoy the sound of the quirky beer-tap water fountain.
Located on the second level of a multi-level parking garage, Small Victory is a charming yet fashionable cocktail bar. With high-top tables and stool seats, the interior decoration seems appealing. The setting is elegant and tastefully done, with soft lighting that creates a peaceful environment and superb 90s pop music that uplifts your mood. The knowledgeable and accommodating bartenders will alter any beverage to your preferences. Look no farther than Small Victory if you want creative drinks in a moody and romantic environment.