We have a ton of options when it comes to bars in Austin. Whether you’re looking for craft cocktails, local brews, or wine – there’s plenty of spots to satisfy your thirst. Here are the best spots to enjoy a craft cocktail!
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SOUTH LAMAR: BACKBEAT Backbeat is Austin’s newest cocktail bar on South Lamar with two distinctive spaces including a cocktail lounge and a rooftop patio with stunning views. Driven by bold flavors, Backbeat remixes classic cocktails with playfully imaginative and unexpected ingredients. Additionally, the bar serves delicious bites, wine, cider and beer, including six craft brews on tap and a rotating Champagne program. I loved their oysters, beets salad, and pork meatballs! 1300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
NORTH AUSTIN: 77 DEGREES
Hang out on 77 Degrees rooftop bar and sip on exotic rum drinks at Domain NORTHSIDE. Be sure to take a swing on their swinging chair!
11500 E Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758, 77-degrees.com
WEST 6TH: GREEN LIGHT SOCIAL
Skip dirty 6th street and head to West 6th for Green Light Social’s rooftop bar serving up an innovative craft cocktail and beer program.
720 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, greenlightsocial.com
This hidden bar serves up craft cocktails in a mid-century inspired space inside a parking garage from 5pm until 2am.
503 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701, garagetx.com
EAST AUSTIN: WHISLER’S
Housed in a historic Austin building turned updated, eccentric speakeasy, Whisler’s serves handcrafted classic and signature cocktails in the open main bar and outdoor patio. Whisler’s also boasts the Mezcalería Tobalá, a cozy upstairs Oaxacan-style mezcal bar and intimate private-function space.
1816 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, whislersatx.com
DOWNTOWN: THE TOWNSEND
This upscale cocktail bar and restaurant is located steps from the Texas Capitol building at 718 Congress Avenue in Austin. Housed in the 3,400 square foot landmark Townsend-Thompson Building, The Townsend offers a delicious menu of small plates and craft cocktails.
718 Congress Ave #100, Austin, TX 78701, thetownsendaustin.com
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