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7 Mint Juleps to Drink in Austin Right Now

For Derby Day and beyond

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Spring is made for mint juleps, perfect for outdoor sipping. Mix up muddled mint, sugar, bourbon, serve it up in that elegant silver cup, and it’s good to go. It doesn't hurt that it pairs well with Derby Day on Saturday, May 4, either.

Austin's mint julep options include traditional drinks at Mattie’s at Green Pastures, a brandy one from Roosevelt Room, a non-alcoholic iteration from Houndstooth Coffee, and others.

Keeping with the julep theme, here is Eater’s updated Derby Day guide. For other specific drink needs, check out Austin’s best margaritas, as well as the city’s cocktail heatmap, essential bars, and iconic drinks.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Drink.Well

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207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 614-6683
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Ask the North Loop bar to make you a mint julep for no regrets.

A julep from Drink.Well
A julep from Drink.Well
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2. Houndstooth Coffee

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4200 N Lamar Blvd #120
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 531-9417
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For a non-boozy iteration, the Austin coffee shop will start offering its coffee julep starting on Derby Day on Saturday, May 4 through Labor Day on Monday, September 2 at all of its locations. The drink is made with cold-brew coffee concentrate, club soda, simple syrup, and crushed ice, topped with mint.

Houndstooth’s coffee julep
Houndstooth’s coffee julep
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3. The Butterfly Bar

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2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 478-5282
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Butterfly Bar’s patio-perfect citrus-y julep mixes up the cocktail with lemon.

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Butterfly Bar
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4. Small Victory

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108 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

For a solid mint julep, seek out the classic downtown bar.

Small Victory
Small Victory
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5. The Roosevelt Room

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307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

Take a cocktail history lesson at the Roosevelt Room with the brandy julep found under the Early Years category.

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The brandy julep at Roosevelt Room
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6. Seven Grand

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405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 520-4582
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The whiskey bar can whip up a mint julep with any bottle from its international library of whiskeys and bourbons.

Seven Grand’s julep
Seven Grand’s julep
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7. Mattie's at Green Pastures

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811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-1888
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The classic restaurant features its equally-as-classic Green Pastures Julep, made with bourbon and peach rooibos brandy.

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1. Drink.Well

207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
A julep from Drink.Well
A julep from Drink.Well
Drink.Well/Facebook

Ask the North Loop bar to make you a mint julep for no regrets.

207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

2. Houndstooth Coffee

4200 N Lamar Blvd #120, Austin, TX 78756
Houndstooth’s coffee julep
Houndstooth’s coffee julep
Houndstooth [Official]

For a non-boozy iteration, the Austin coffee shop will start offering its coffee julep starting on Derby Day on Saturday, May 4 through Labor Day on Monday, September 2 at all of its locations. The drink is made with cold-brew coffee concentrate, club soda, simple syrup, and crushed ice, topped with mint.

4200 N Lamar Blvd #120
Austin, TX 78756

3. The Butterfly Bar

2307 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Butterfly Bar
Butterfly Bar
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Butterfly Bar’s patio-perfect citrus-y julep mixes up the cocktail with lemon.

2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

4. Small Victory

108 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
Small Victory
Small Victory
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

For a solid mint julep, seek out the classic downtown bar.

108 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

5. The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
The brandy julep at Roosevelt Room
The brandy julep at Roosevelt Room
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Take a cocktail history lesson at the Roosevelt Room with the brandy julep found under the Early Years category.

307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Seven Grand

405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
Seven Grand’s julep
Seven Grand’s julep
Seven Grand/Facebook

The whiskey bar can whip up a mint julep with any bottle from its international library of whiskeys and bourbons.

405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Mattie's at Green Pastures

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704
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The classic restaurant features its equally-as-classic Green Pastures Julep, made with bourbon and peach rooibos brandy.

811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704

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