These days, venues don’t feel the need to let you know if they do (or don’t) have air conditioning. But the world wasn’t always graced with such luxury, and when Austin’s Tavern -- founded in 1933 -- had an air-cooling system installed, it was so important that The Tavern enshrined “Air Conditioned” in the neon sign that welcomes you to this half-timbered, Tudor haunt. Though it’s rumored to have once been a speakeasy and brothel, today The Tavern is -- perhaps less excitingly -- a local favorite sports bar and hangout spot. The menu of bar fare faves includes appetizers, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, and entrees, and we recommend that you try the “Amazing White Wings,” in which the chicken is wrapped with bacon and jalapenos and tossed in wing sauce, the Longhorn Philly Sandwich with thinly sliced rib-eye on a Tavern hoagie, or the steak tacos.
At this Arsenal-crazed neighborhood sports bar, you can get your fill of classic chicken wings tossed up in sauces like Buffalo, sweet Thai chili, fiery ghost pepper, and more. Or you can check out their Tavern White Wings, which are an insanely delicious (not to mention insanely caloric) bacon-wrapped and jalapeno-stuffed boneless version. Diet starts tomorrow, right?
How to order: Stop by for first come, first served seating or call 512-320-8377 for takeout.