Higher Ground

Austin
Social Club
Available for Reservations

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Opened in 2021, the spiritually themed restaurant, bar, and lounge morphs into a massive party once patrons have lined their stomachs and caught up. You have here a multitude of levels to sing “Hallelujah” on (not the Leonard Cohen song, but rather the Weather Girls/Ginger Spice one) including the downstairs bar adorned with cathedral-like stained glass windows, the upstairs dance floor with church-organ repurposed to DJ booth, and the gothic outdoor patio. Cocktails are themed to the seven deadly sins because they say that the best way to warn off spirits is to drink them.

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For those whose allegiance to Sunday Funday reaches monastic-like levels, you can find your ideal fellowship at Downtown’s Higher Ground. The sanctuary-with-a-twist vibe greets you the moment you walk through the door—the downstairs bar is resplendent with stained glass windows, religious icons, and wooden archways sourced from around the world. Head upstairs to find not only a second bar and adorable outdoor patio perfect for nighttime drinks once it cools down, but also a full-on old-school church organ repurposed into a DJ-booth for late-night dance floor worship sessions. And what would a religious-themed bar be without some sinful cocktails? Higher Ground takes this concept literally. Their speciality drinks are named after the infamous seven deadly, including Lust, a crowd-pleasing berry-infused mix of tequila, mezcal, and Absinthe.

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