1. drink.well.207 E 53rd St, Austin
2. Midnight Cowboy313 E 6th St, Austin
3. East Side Showroom1100 E 6th St, Austin
4. Peche208 W 4th St, Austin
5. Bar Congress200 Congress Ave, Austin
6. Whisler's1816 East 6th St, Austin
7. The Lobby Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Austin98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin
8. Weather Up1808 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin
This American gastropub specializes in craft cocktails and fresh ingredients. Although drink.well lives up to its name, boasting over 75 different whiskeys and a whole menu section devoted to tiki cocktails, their food does not suffer in spite of the imbibing. Try the Spicy Kimchi Reuben and wash it down with a homemade twinkie. Yes, they change flavors weekly.
Once part of Austin's red light district, The Midnight Cowboy, pays tribute to its former brothel glory as a reservation only, "buzz in" cocktail lair, where clients are encouraged to flirt with staff as long as they abide by house rules.
A vintage-style, pre-WWII era bar with a European feel, classic 'tails, and a butt-kickin' blue cheese burger.
Consciously attempting to recreate the European art of mixology that was largely lost in America as a result of Prohibition, Peche is a genuine cocktail paradise, and it's the only place in Austin that you can experience absinthe "in its true form".
The bar counterpart to Second Kitchen, Bar Congress' craft cocktails use only pure, artisan ingredients in their signature drinks, which accompany an extensive collection of wines and sakes. The bar also serves an array of small plates, snacks, and entrees that are specifically tailored to house spirits.
A bar where the bartenders will ask you simple questions and mix you a bespoke drink based off of your answers.
With great views of Lady Bird Lake, the Lobby Lounge at the ATX iteration of the classy hotel chain is a great place to take in live music and enjoy some creative cocktails -- including the Batini, the official cocktail of Austin.
Weather Up's wide selection of cocktails are categorized by their respective spirit, allowing for a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style experience. A large, outdoor garden area makes this the perfect place to imbibe when the weather's looking...well you get it.