Cocktails are great and all, but sometimes the making of a drink takes a little too long. For the impatient to imbibe, there’s a solution: quick and easy draft cocktails, where the drinks are pre-made and batched in kegs. This update to the best draft cocktails found in Austin includes The Townsend and Isla. If we’re missing any bar programs with draft cocktails, let us know on the tipline or in the comments below.Read More
Explore Austin’s Quick and Amazing Draft Cocktails
Fast and easy drinks on taps.
1. The Townsend
The Townsend debuted its new draft system this week with Eater's exclusive cocktail Toronto Buck. There will be a single draft cocktail offered at all time.
2. Second Bar + Kitchen
The Green River, concocted by Jason Stevens, is a refreshing vodka-based drink, livened by basil, grapefruit oil, green chartreuse, and lime juice. This thirst-quencher is a top seller at Second.
3. Half Step
Chris Bostick’s draft margarita is simple enough with Tequila Ocho Plata, fresh lime juice, orange curacao, and a touch of sugar. Then there’s the carbonated Ginger Paloma with tequila, grapefruit, ginger syrup, lime juice, and Jarritos Toronja.
Draft tiki is possible with Isla’s Zombie, which is still so strong, there’s a limit of two per person.
5. Swift's Attic
Swift’s draft cocktail is The Negroni, Please, is the sweeter and more viscous version of its Italian cousin, made with honey bourbon, sweet vermouth, Campari, and rhubarb bitters.
6. Odd Duck
Odd Duck's team even brews its own ginger beer for the no-nonsense cucumber Moscow Mule.
7. Sawyer & Co.
There are three draft cocktails on deck at the diner, including the Hurricane, made with white, dark & black rum, tart passionfruit, tropical tea and lime juice and the traditional Pimm's Cup. The third is the Lafayette Fixe with mole.
8. Wonderland Austin
Austin, TX 78702
The house cocktails over at Wonderland are all on draft, which makes sense since Stevens also oversees the bar program. The three draft drinks includes a take on the Pimm’s Cup and the Hitchhike with pickled peaches.