In Austin, Texas, there is only one destination to go to find the best bars in the city: Sixth Street. This historic district sits in the heart of downtown Austin, and it features great bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, and more. The motto of the city is “Keep Austin Weird,” so don’t expect to find your typical dive bar here. In a city filled with fun and unique locations to grab a drink, this is our list of the best bars in Austin.
Midnight Cowboy is not only one of the most unique bars in Austin, but it might be one of the most unique bars period! Enjoy a high end, handcrafted cocktail in this speakeasy-style bar. Despite the strong drinks and the friendly staff, they have a strict set of politeness rules. Don’t come here and expect to get rowdy, as quiet conversations are required. This is the perfect place to step out of the liveliness of Austin and truly enjoy a night out. Reservations are recommended, as space inside is limited.
In a city full of great bars, Firehouse Lounge stands out as one of the best. Here, they specialize in quality crafted cocktails without any of the pretenses. Their menu is full of classic cocktails given a modern twist. In addition to the amazing drinks, it is also a wonderful live music venue. Enjoy music from jazz to a live DJ in this cozy setting. Firehouse Lounge features a hot food menu on Wednesdays through Sundays until 11pm, and happy hour pricing every day from open until 8pm. Seating here is first come, first serve, so be sure you don’t miss out on the great Firehouse Lounge!
Arguably the only thing better than a great cocktail is a delicious meal to go with it. At Parkside you can get both! This gastropub one of the first restaurants in Austin to feature a farm to table concept and the seasonal food menu is sure to delight. In addition to the fine dining on the restaurant side of Parkside, you can also venture over to the bar side and enjoy a strong cocktail and a bar menu that perfectly pairs with your drink.
Easy Tiger is one part bakery and artisan sandwich shop and one part beer garden. Here, they specialize in craft beers—especially rare bottles—and whiskey. In fact, come to Easy Tiger on “Whiskey Wednesdays” to enjoy any whiskey specialty cocktail for only $5! Be sure to order a charcuterie board to go along with your brew or cocktail to get the full Easy Tiger experience. Learn more about other great bars when you call to book one of our fantastic Austin homes for rent!