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Hot Drinks for a Cold Weekend, February '14

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The weater is cold and terrible again. Somehow it's going to be seventy degrees tomorrow, but it will probably get cold and terrible at least once more before we get through this brief, confusing non-hot time. Local oracle the El Arroyo sign reminds us that summer is coming, so embrace the opporunity to enjoy hot booze while you can. Behold an updated hot drink map below.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Tigress

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100 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 600-3232
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Pam at The Tigress always has patrons' backs in cold weather. She's serve up rum hot toddies, Irish Coffees, and other warmer-uppers.

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207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 614-6683
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This craft-focused 'neighborhood pub' also keeps North Loop warm with their hot drinks. They have a mean hot toddy on the menu at the moment.

3. Contigo Austin

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2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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Contigo has created an entire toddy menu. They also installed a tent this year, which makes their outdoor-focused restaurant a bit more winter-friendly. The tent has a fire pit, too.

4. Weather Up

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1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
These East Austin craft cocktail specialists have been serving hot drinks like their Scotch 'Em all winter.

5. East Side Showroom

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1100 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 467-4280
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Austin's craft cocktail institution has a toddy so hot they light it on fire. Ingredients include "house made marmalade, cognac, bourbon & rum."

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6. El Chile

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1816 South 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 457-9900
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El Chile reliably serves up hot drinks during chilly weather. Recently they featured a pineapple-habanero toddy.

7. NO VA Kitchen & Bar

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87 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 382-5651
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NO VA's bar manger Tacy Rowland has crafted a toddy menu as well, including one offering made with hard-to-find Hendrick's Quinetum gin.

8. Rio Rita

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1308 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 478-3934
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This laid-back East 6th bar not only has lots of indoor seating and a cozy vibe, they also feature several hot drinks made with their house-infused liquors.

9. Snack Bar

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1224 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-2626
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This South Congress mainstay offers a hot cider sake, which sounds delicious and/or insane.

10. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
The most delightfully-named drink on their cocktail list is undoubtedly the Coffee Draaank. Tonight is the night to drank it.

11. The Hightower

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1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
This new East 7th restaurant has been offering a brandy chai toddy on cold nights.

12. Spiderhouse Ballroom

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2906 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705
Spiderhouse serves up a hot and boozy cider in the winter months, and their menu of Austinized comfort favorites is a good bet for tonight as well.

13. Buzz Mill Coffee

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1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 912-9221
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Coffee + one of their house-infused liquors = a winter treat

14. Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

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218 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-9637
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Halcyon has plenty of boozy options for warm drinks as well as DIY smores to accompany them.

1. The Tigress

100 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Pam at The Tigress always has patrons' backs in cold weather. She's serve up rum hot toddies, Irish Coffees, and other warmer-uppers.
100 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

2. drink.well.

207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
This craft-focused 'neighborhood pub' also keeps North Loop warm with their hot drinks. They have a mean hot toddy on the menu at the moment.
207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

3. Contigo Austin

2027 Anchor Ln., Austin, TX 78723
Contigo has created an entire toddy menu. They also installed a tent this year, which makes their outdoor-focused restaurant a bit more winter-friendly. The tent has a fire pit, too.
2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723

4. Weather Up

1808 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
These East Austin craft cocktail specialists have been serving hot drinks like their Scotch 'Em all winter.
1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

5. East Side Showroom

1100 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Austin's craft cocktail institution has a toddy so hot they light it on fire. Ingredients include "house made marmalade, cognac, bourbon & rum."

[Photo: ESSR/Facebook]

1100 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

6. El Chile

1816 South 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
El Chile reliably serves up hot drinks during chilly weather. Recently they featured a pineapple-habanero toddy.
1816 South 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

7. NO VA Kitchen & Bar

87 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
NO VA's bar manger Tacy Rowland has crafted a toddy menu as well, including one offering made with hard-to-find Hendrick's Quinetum gin.
87 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Rio Rita

1308 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
This laid-back East 6th bar not only has lots of indoor seating and a cozy vibe, they also feature several hot drinks made with their house-infused liquors.
1308 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Snack Bar

1224 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
This South Congress mainstay offers a hot cider sake, which sounds delicious and/or insane.
1224 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

10. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
The most delightfully-named drink on their cocktail list is undoubtedly the Coffee Draaank. Tonight is the night to drank it.
1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

11. The Hightower

1209 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
This new East 7th restaurant has been offering a brandy chai toddy on cold nights.
1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

12. Spiderhouse Ballroom

2906 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705
Spiderhouse serves up a hot and boozy cider in the winter months, and their menu of Austinized comfort favorites is a good bet for tonight as well.
2906 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705

13. Buzz Mill Coffee

1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741
Coffee + one of their house-infused liquors = a winter treat
1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

14. Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

218 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Halcyon has plenty of boozy options for warm drinks as well as DIY smores to accompany them.
218 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

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