Food & Drink

Austin’s 10 Cheapest Bars to Drink In

Published On 07/09/2015 Published On 07/09/2015
Black Sheep Lodge
Dallas Nightclub
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Liberty Tavern
Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen
Mugshots
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TnT Tacos and Tequila
 
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1. Black Sheep Lodge 2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

South Lamar's mistiest patio is a venerable HQ for sports fans, with all the games shown on their armada of flatscreens and accompanied by Sunday specials like a $3 sangria or Bloody.

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2. Dallas Nightclub 7113 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757 (Allandale)

Named for Dallas, in Austin, and one of very few places running drink specials on Saturday nights. Until 10 pm, some drinks will only cost you $3.00.

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3. Draught House Pub & Brewery 4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756 (Rosedale)

The Draught House has 45yrs of pint-pouring under its belt and even dishes out free brats on Saturdays.

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4. Liberty Tavern 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Living in Downtown can be expensive, and Liberty Tavern understands that. Your 787101-78706 zip code ID can get you half price drinks at the Downtown watering hole on Tuesday nights.

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5. Lucky Robot 1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

The SoCo Zen is now a higher-tech Japanese concept in which each table's equipped with an iPad for ordering sushi rolls like the R2D2 (grilled hangar steak, green onions, avocado, crispy shallot, sesame, yuzu miso sauce), upgraded entrees like a 24hr-marinated Karaage Chicken, and drinks from a full bar boasting 10+ rice wines creatively mixed in concoctions like the Japanese Devil's Tail: habanero-infused sake served in a hollowed cucumber, thus making it very difficult for you to keep your cool.

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6. Mugshots 407 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

A downtown dive bar with crazy drink specials, screenings of TV shows, pool, foosball, and a patio. Plus, on Fridays, they open early at 5p for $2 cheeseburgers & chips and $4 pitchers of Lone Star.

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7. Shakespeare's Pub 314 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Dirty 6th)

With specials like $5 liquor pitcher Thursdays and $2 Long Islands and karaoke Tuesdays, Shakespeare's will set you up to star in your own tragic comedy.

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8. The Side Bar 602 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

The Side Bar is a wonderful product of a classic dive bar formula: cheap, strong drinks + friendly bar staff + great jukebox + pool (+ sometimes Roombas are the ones playing pool).

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9. TNT Tacos and Tequila 507 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703 (Central West)

From a group that's been helming SW'ern joints for 20+ years, this pine-floored firewatering hole serves a short list of grilled-to-order tortilla fillers and a long list of tequilas, either along an open kitchen counter, in booths, or at community tables and a concrete bar top lorded over by a rebar liquor cage, giving a worms-eye view of Anejo the Giant vs. the Ultimate Wabo-rior.

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10. Barfly's 5420 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)

Founded in 2001, Barfly's is a dive bar with some of the cheapest drinks in all of Austin.