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.
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.
The gay-friendly Cheer Up Charlie's is a friendly neighborhood bar that serves only vegan food and a delicious range of wines and beer to match. Live music is the real draw at this intimate venue which beckons to all sorts who assemble here to enjoy music's universal language. Concerts are free and theme parties abound in plenty so make sure to check on those.
The Iron Bear is a lively bar and club in downtown Austin that is geared towards the gay community. Here is a great example of a fun-loving establishment that is genuinely friendly and open to all. At least, so long as you're 21 years of age or older. The drinks are inexpensive and the bartenders are friendly. There's a DJ that plays the latest music and there is room enough to dance on the dance floor.
Located inside the W Hotel, this is not your typical bar. The Living Room is made up of four separate areas where patrons can indulge in nibbles, drinks, and a relaxing atmosphere. Plush, comfy chairs abound in the Living Room, making it the perfect place to settle in for the evening or just enjoy a quick drink. One of Austin's celebrity hot-spots, you never know who you'll see sipping a drink at the Living Room. Stick around later in the evening for the fabulous happy hour or to catch the in-house DJ spinning an awesome set.
Whether it's for an evening of drinks or a satisfying meal, Trace is a sophisticated eatery that is worth returning to time and again. Located at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, this restaurant is a great place to dine even if you're not staying at the W hotel. Trace's chefs provide guests with masterful cuisine concoctions that are sure to leave you wanting more. What's surprising is that all foods are seasonal and organic fare that originated from the farms around Austin. But these well-trained chefs aren't constricted by the lack of food options, instead, their creativity shines through.
The Roosevelt Room is a 1920s style cocktail bar and entertainment venue where you can treat yourself to delicious handcrafted concoctions like the Westside Story which is a blend of vodka, cucumber, mint, lemon, orgeat and peychaud or the White Tuxedo prepared with gin, dry sherry, grapefruit bitters and salted olive oil. You can also opt for their signature cocktail De Rigueur. Packed to the brim with a young, hippy crowd, The Roosevelt Room is the ideal place to go to, if you want to have a lively evening out, meet new people or listen to eclectic live music as you sip tantalizing cocktails. The wonderful atmosphere at this place is sure to lift the spirits of anyone who walks in.
Summit is a hip and happening nightclub located in downtown Austin. This rooftop bar is a trendy spot that provides revelers with enviable views of the Austin skyline. Those who love to dance won't be disappointed, as the club is known to host a number of DJ nights from time to time and acts such as Konflict, Savi, Markus Schulz and Felix Cartal have graced this club. The drinks list consists of some fun cocktails that will have you grooving in no time. Check website for the latest list of performers.
Oilcan Harry's is a gay bar which has been in business for many years. The ambiance is very relaxing, with high chairs, comfy couches and more. The staff is one of the best aspects of this night spot. OUT Magazine has named Oilcan Harry's one of the "50 Greatest Gay Bars in the World." They have great music with a huge dance floor, where all the people have fun dancing to the sounds churned by the DJ.
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.
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.