Avoid fussy cocktail bars and opt for a watering hole with no pretenses or airs: a dive bar, where the only goal is to embrace a less polished atmosphere with drinks and beer neon.
Austin is full of such bars, which excel at keeping it truly weird: dark watering holes with cheap beer and shots, wild characters, and weird atmosphere. With that, here is Eater's guide to the city's iconic dive bars, like Donn Depot’s train station, chicken shit bingo at Little Longhorn Saloon, the Christmas-forever vibe at Lala’s Little Nugget, and others.
Is a favorite dive missing from this round-up? Hit up the tipline or the comments.
With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.Read More