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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.
From a pair of nightlife vets formerly tied to Beauty Bar and the ND, this shanty-chic, NOLA-style spot is situated inside a refurnished 1886 Rainey St home adorned with votive-candle-lit nude B&Ws of Storyville women-of-the-night.
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".
This American gastropub specializes in craft cocktails with fresh ingredients, boasting more than 75 different whiskeys and a whole section of the menu devoted to tiki cocktails. Though imbibing is the main event here, the food does not suffer because of it. You'll want to check out the homemade twinkies that change flavors weekly.