Luckily, takeout cocktails are now permanently legal in Austin, allowing people to enjoy expertly mixed drinks in their own homes or outdoor settings. Local bars and restaurants have really stepped up their games to create the best to-go cocktails right now. This means sublime offerings from downtown bar the Roosevelt Room, unpretentious drinks from North Loop bar the Tigress, easygoing takes from favorite neighborhood bar Nickel City, to funky crowlers from Rainey Street spot Little Brother.
Keep in mind that, in accordance with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission guidelines, purchases of sealed mixed drinks and cocktail kits must be accompanied by food.
As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Follow the business’s rules, be sure to wear a mask, and tip well.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More