Bars are important to Austin, where drinking is a time-honored ritual. The city overflows with bars, so it’s important to pay respect to the city’s essential cocktail bars, where well-crafted drinks come first.
Here are the best bars that hold the craft of the cocktail in utmost respect, where bartenders pay dedicated attention to building excellent drinks. There is the longtime classy spot the Driskill, knowledgeable bars including Roosevelt Room, the need-to-know space of Small Victory, and welcoming neighborhood spot Nickel City, among others. Sit back, sip, and enjoy.
While, yes, a majority of these cocktail bars are found in/near downtown Austin, the city has way more drinking options. Navigate newer bar offerings with the cocktail heatmap, versatile bars for every drink preference, iconic dive bars, great restaurant bars, and speakeasies. Those looking to go the nonalcoholic route are covered with this map.Read More