Food & Drink

Your guide to Negroni Week

Published On 06/05/2014 Published On 06/05/2014
Anastacia Uriegas
Freedmen's
Searsucker
East Side Showroom
W Austin
The Bonneville
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1. Freedmen's 2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705 (Utwest Campus)

This is not your average barbecue joint. Freedman's has a patio and outdoor beer garden that offers a variety of brews on tap as well as a retro soda shop-inspired cocktail list. If you're not a fan of the throwbacks, the $3 tacos, tamales and whiskey of the month happy hour should entice you. Check out this vintage-y, saloon style spot near UT for rollicking night out on the town.

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2. Searsucker Austin 415 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (Warehouse District)

A steakhouse from San Diego's Chef Brian Malarkey (of Top Chef and The Taste), Searsucker'll have you sucking on bone marrow and gnawing on Tomahawk ribeyes.

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3. East Side Showroom 1100 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

A vintage-style, pre-WWII era bar with a European feel, classic 'tails, and a butt-kickin' blue cheese burger.

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4. The W Hotel 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 (2nd St District)

Just a few blocks from the mansion where another famous W rested his head as governor, the W's Austin branch has helped define the downtown 2nd St District, serving as a magnet for more youthful out-of-towners. Their WET Bar offers poolside sips and its Living Room Bar and TRACE has a menu that is updated frequently with new cocktails.

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5. Bonneville 202 W Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

The husband/wife Boston expats behind Bonneville are dishing serious eats and twists on classic cocktails in a succulent-festooned, whitewashed brick space that's so lakeside, it's worth a fantastic voyage.