clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Roosevelt Room
Roosevelt Room
Roosevelt Room/Facebook

22 Austin Hot Spots for the Perfect Girls Night Out

A little something for every occasion

View as Map
Roosevelt Room
| Roosevelt Room/Facebook

A night out with the girls is a sacred ritual anywhere, but in an eclectic city like Austin, the options are varied, whether it's for a bachelorette party or just a fun time with friends. Whether you like to get dolled up and dance (The Living Room), enjoy a meal where the food is as amazing as the decor (Jacoby’s), leisurely drinks with sweets (Prohibition Creamery), or just sing at the top of your lungs while making new friends (The Highball), you can cobble together an itinerary with a little something for everyone.

Eater included spots with pretty settings for great photo opportunities, serving delicious drinks and, most importantly, clean bathrooms. The map presents the following destinations in order from low-key to turnt. For more ideas, there are Austin's best and new cocktail bars, plus happy hours.

If your favorite spot missing below, let Eater know through the tipline, comments, or over on the forum.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
If you book a reservation through an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Grizzelda's

Copy Link

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
From the tropical wallpaper with pink details to the charming patio, this highly Instagrammable new Mexican spot is a good choice for getting together over margaritas and guacamole.

Elizabeth St. Café

Copy Link

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
A neighborhood Vietnamese cafe and boulangerie on South First, Elizabeth Street offers comforting pho, tempting French pastries, and creative flavors of boozy punch for sharing.

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

Copy Link

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
For high-end rustic charm, head to the stunningly gorgeous Jacoby’s. After taking in the river views and cooing over the resident bunnies, sit on the covered patio and enjoy ranch-to-table Southern favorites like deviled eggs, mac n’ cheese and one hell of a burger.

Josephine House

Copy Link

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
An adorable house in Clarksville (with lots of white and marble for the photos), the elegant atmosphere here is ideal for celebrating with champagne cocktails and housemade pastries.

Juliet Italian Kitchen

Copy Link

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
The curated wines and well-crafted cocktails (try the Italian mule) have a beautiful backdrop with the ivy-covered patio at Juliet. It's also great for larger parties.

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
Reserve early to taste the highly lauded prix fixe menu inside shabby-chic Lenoir, or simply enjoy a glass and nibbles in the outdoor wine garden.

Olive & June

Copy Link

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
Whether you dine in the crisp, white interior or on the shaded patio at Olive & June, your party will enjoy the flavorful pasta and Italian-focused drink menu.

Nightcap

Copy Link

Type: Relaxed
Not ready to head home after dinner? Pop over to Nightcap for cheeky cocktails, inventive desserts and, if you get hungry again, late night snacks.

Prohibition Creamery

Copy Link

Type: Relaxed
Ice cream and booze — what more could you want? This underrated destination close to other east side revelries serves great cocktails (try the caramelized pear daiquiri), scoops and boozy treats (adult milkshakes and spiked ice cream) in an old-school parlor setting. Great happy hour, too.

Rio Rita

Copy Link

Type: Relaxed
In its new location on 12th Street, Rio Rita keeps the same chill, eclectic vibe. Mismatched vintage furniture, infused cocktails and an outdoor patio make for a relaxed night. Bonus: Rio Rita is often home to fundraisers for nonprofits like SafePlace and ACLU.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Ritz

Copy Link

Type: Medium Chill
Your friendly downtown movie theater has lots of events for a fun night out with the girls. Check the calendar for events like Ladies of the ‘80s Dance Party, boy band sing-alongs, and Princess Bride quote-alongs.

Craft Pride

Copy Link

Type: Medium Chill
Who doesn't love beer and pizza? Get your beer nerd on with 54 drafts of Texas craft brews that pair nicely with the super-cheesy offerings from Via 313. Everything is best enjoyed on the twinkle-lit patio outside.

Geraldine's

Copy Link

Type: Medium Chill
High above Rainey Street, this bar/restaurant/live music venue is a high-class place to get a little rowdy. There’s something beautiful everywhere you look: the view, the brass furnishings, or the art on your plate.

The Highball

Copy Link

Type: Medium Chill
Home to zany events from karaoke to swing dancing, there’s generally fun to be had at the Highball.

Icenhauer's

Copy Link

Type: Medium Chill
The comfy couches inside Icenhauer’s provide an intimate place to catch up, while the patio out back buzzes at night. The infused liquors here make for interesting cocktails, like The Kelly with strawberry-infused Deep Eddy Lemon, champagne and fresh blueberries.

Kitty Cohen's

Copy Link

Type: Medium Chill
This ‘70s-themed bar with a lounge feel and inviting pool area serves classic cocktails over on the east side.

The Roosevelt Room

Copy Link

Type: Medium Chill
Cocktails are elevated to an art form at this bar in the Warehouse District. In addition to perfectly-crafted drinks, the large booths and a satisfying menu of snacks ensure an enjoyable evening.

Whisler's

Copy Link

Type: Medium Chill
East Austin's take on craft cocktails is also home to the popular Thai Kun food truck. For a little education on spirits, explore the upstairs mezcalería.

Cheer Up Charlie's

Copy Link

Type: Let Loose
Indoor and outdoor stage setups, cocktails made with organic juices, a pretty awesome vegan food truck, and a welcoming atmosphere attracts all sorts to this space in the Red River district.

Greenlight Social

Copy Link

Type: Let Loose
This hopping patio bar is the newest and hottest installation on the more upscale part of West Sixth, with a strong cocktail list, and high energy.

Highland Lounge

Copy Link

Type: Let Loose
Dance the night away at this Ibiza-inspired gay bar in the Warehouse District with pulsating music and friendly bartenders.

W Hotel Living Room

Copy Link

Type: Let Loose
Grab a couch by the fireplace and get ready for some excellent people-watching while the DJs spin throwback and underground favorites. Cocktails are creative and strong.

Grizzelda's

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
From the tropical wallpaper with pink details to the charming patio, this highly Instagrammable new Mexican spot is a good choice for getting together over margaritas and guacamole.

Elizabeth St. Café

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
A neighborhood Vietnamese cafe and boulangerie on South First, Elizabeth Street offers comforting pho, tempting French pastries, and creative flavors of boozy punch for sharing.

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
For high-end rustic charm, head to the stunningly gorgeous Jacoby’s. After taking in the river views and cooing over the resident bunnies, sit on the covered patio and enjoy ranch-to-table Southern favorites like deviled eggs, mac n’ cheese and one hell of a burger.

Josephine House

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
An adorable house in Clarksville (with lots of white and marble for the photos), the elegant atmosphere here is ideal for celebrating with champagne cocktails and housemade pastries.

Juliet Italian Kitchen

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
The curated wines and well-crafted cocktails (try the Italian mule) have a beautiful backdrop with the ivy-covered patio at Juliet. It's also great for larger parties.

Lenoir

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
Reserve early to taste the highly lauded prix fixe menu inside shabby-chic Lenoir, or simply enjoy a glass and nibbles in the outdoor wine garden.

Olive & June

Type: More of a dinner sort of thing (closes well before midnight)
Whether you dine in the crisp, white interior or on the shaded patio at Olive & June, your party will enjoy the flavorful pasta and Italian-focused drink menu.