There are two kinds of weird: the kind Austin's very into preserving, and the kind that involves people who don't like tequila. Or maybe those people aren't weird, they're just terrible. In any event, raise a glass to the good kind of weirdness at these five agave hotspots.

400 Rabbits Bar
Tequila Bona Fides: Why choose one of their 27+ tequilas when you can get a menage a trois-quila via flights served with seasonal sangrita at the ready.
Quick Bite: Chili Lime and Cerveza nuts are just $3.

Sully's Side Bar
Tequila Bona Fides: Wet (whet?) your whistle with a blended Spicy Mango Side Shot, then get familiar with 26+ teq selections (including several on tap).
Quick Bite: Smokin' Jalapenos, stuffed with pollo tinga and wrapped in applewood smoked bacon.

TNT Tacos and Tequila
Tequila Bona Fides: Over 110 premiums, 13 ultra-premiums, and 11 extra-ultra-premium tequilas. They've got tequila on tap too, which makes any hard liquor premium.
Quick Bite: $2.50 farm-fresh breakfast tacos at any hour.

El Monumento
Tequila Bona Fides: It's a battle of the machines when they bust out their smoking gun to make mesquite-smoked tequila shots, and a Japanese shaved-ice machine to create a margarita sno-cone.
Quick Bite: Go healthy with sauteed kale and sweet potato, or don't, with chocolate sauced churros.

Tequila Bona Fides: 24 brands, and the best way to take 'em's in a Banderita ("little flag") -- a tequila, fresh lime juice and house sangrita shooter.
Quick Bite: The open-faced bolillo topped with refrieds, roasted poblano and melted jack.

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1. 400 Rabbits Bar 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739 (South Austin)

Named after an Aztec legend in which the god of agave birthed hundreds of hares who suckled her 400 tequila-filled teats (Spring Break, woo!), 400's a lounge with a candelabra chandelier, cushy black leather booths, and a green velvet ceiling, attached to the new Slaughter Ln Drafthouse, which is not to be confused with the Warrant or Winger Ln Drafthouse.

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2. Sully's Side Bar 300 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (Warehouse District)

Adjacent to Sullivan's Steakhouse, Sully's sports blonde wood and a marble bar, and serves up tacos and tequila made from recipes the chef learned from his grandmother growing up in Juarez.

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3. 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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4. El Monumento 205 W 2nd St, Georgetown, TX 78626

You'll try El Monumento for the experience - a dining pavilion, an open kitchen, an interior courtyard, and a terrace overlooking the Blue Hole lagoon are enough to draw anyone looking for a lunch spot with a view - but you'll come back for the home-style Mexican fare and delicious cocktails.

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5. Takoba 1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

The owners of Takoba know what they're doing with Mexican food -- they grew up in a rural area in central Mexico before relocating to Austin. They're dedicated to fresh, local ingredients and the menu reflects this philosophy, offering a great selection of standard favorites like quesadillas and more authentic, lesser-known dishes like a traditional Mexican pork stew. Best of all may be the outdoor patio-cum-sandbox that's filled with multicolored lounge chairs.



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