Drinks & Nightlife in Austin

Where local Airbnb hosts say to go sip on a good cocktail or dance the night away. Enjoy!

Locals’ favorite places

1. The Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave
319local recommendations
Lauri says “You really need to catch a show at The Continental Club. The granddaddy of all local music venues, ...” ·
2. The White Horse
500 Comal St
246local recommendations
Jennifer says “Where hipsters and cowboy culture collide. Live music every night. Every Saturday at 7pm they offer ...” ·
3. The ABGB
1305 W Oltorf St
168local recommendations
Kiki says “Spacious and friendly brewpub, with plenty of acreage inside, and twice as much outside. We love it ...” ·
4. Whisler's
1816 E 6th St
164local recommendations
Julie says “Top notch craft cocktails in an iconic old building that used to be my dad's hang-out when he used t...” ·
5. ACL Live at The Moody Theater
310 W Willie Nelson Blvd
136local recommendations
Johnny says “One of our favorite music venue. Every seat is great in this place. If you're lucky you could score ...” ·
6. Haymaker
2310 Manor Rd
135local recommendations
Nicky says “Always a busy and warm crowd, great sandwiches, huge selection of local beers on draft, amazing drin...” ·
7. Saxon Pub
1320 S Lamar Blvd
120local recommendations
Michael says “Most of Austin's legendary old-school music venues have now gone the way of the do-do, but the Saxon...” ·
8. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St
119local recommendations
Albert & Meg
Albert & Meg says “Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden is, bar and music venue to the Rainey Street. Banger's offers a...” ·
9. Weather Up
1808 E Cesar Chavez St
103local recommendations
Amy says “Craft cocktails with hand-carved ice star in a vintage setting & backyard at this NYC offshoot.” ·
10. Caffe Medici
1101 W Lynn St
105local recommendations
Josh says “This is one of my favorite coffee shops in Austin. It is set in a small house and it has a nice cozy...” ·
11. drink.well.
207 E 53rd St
83local recommendations
Kamil says “Wonderful cocktails! Often a contender in Austin's annual cocktail competition drink well has a cra...” ·
12. The Highball
1120 S Lamar Blvd
87local recommendations
Jaime says “A fun, electic place. Adjacent to the Alamo Drafthouse, it features live music and other fun events ...” ·
13. Gibson Street Bar
1109 S Lamar Blvd
86local recommendations
Aaron says “Great bar on South Lamar, good indoor spaces and covered outdoor spaces. Good place before or after...” ·
14. Stay Gold
1910 E Cesar Chavez
86local recommendations
Erin says “Great cocktails and live music right behind our house! Also with Toaster (grilled cheese food truck ...” ·
15. Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave
80local recommendations
Nathan says “Do you like Jazz? If the answer is yes you absolutely must go here while you are in town. If the an...” ·
16. School House Pub
2207 Manor Rd
77local recommendations
Grace Marie
Grace Marie says “I'm a teacher, so naturally I flock to schoolhouses - esp if they serve beer and amazing treats. Thi...” ·
17. The Liberty
1618 E 6th St
74local recommendations
Molly & Brad
Molly & Brad says “Great east side dive bar. Beer garden in back includes one of Paul Qui's Eastside King food trailers...” ·
18. Mohawk Austin
912 Red River St
73local recommendations
Sue says “Cool small venue to catch some great live entertainment. No food, dive bar atmosphere with a really ...” ·
19. Kuneho
1600 E 6th St
73local recommendations
Shelley says “New restaurant by my FAVORITE Austin chef, Paul Qui, winner of Top Chef in 2012. This is upscale (fo...” ·
20. Draught House Pub & Brewery
4112 Medical Pkwy
71local recommendations
Sarah says “Just a few blocks away- craft brews with wonderful outdoor area. Different food truck on site every ...” ·
21. Shangri-La
1016 E 6th St
67local recommendations
Mari And Danny
Mari And Danny says “An expansive dog-friendly patio & jukebox tunes highlight this lively dive bar-meets-beer garden. Th...” ·
22. C-Boy's Heart & Soul
2008 S Congress Ave
70local recommendations
Karisa says “This falls within the Bar and Music Venue category. My favorite bar on South Congress, BY FAR. You...” ·
23. Moontower Saloon
10212 Manchaca Rd
74local recommendations
Kayla says “I love this place! They have great music, good drinks, and sand volleyball courts. They also have 2 ...” ·
24. The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX
2307 Manor Rd
67local recommendations
Justin&Becca says “This place is great, they have a full bar, an outdoor area with free live music most nights. The ab...” ·
25. Black Star Co-op
7020 Easy Wind Dr
66local recommendations
Elizabeth & Mike
Elizabeth & Mike says “The first brewpub co-op in the world! Try out their delicious beers and tasty eats in a casual, rela...” ·
26. Barbarella
615 Red River St
64local recommendations
Tiffany says “Best place for dancing hands down. Young crowd but the music is usually really fun, like 70s or 80s ...” ·
27. Winebelly
519 W Oltorf St
63local recommendations
Dede says “A FAVORITE: A favorite easy-evening haunt of ours. Good wine list and good menu of small plates and ...” ·
28. Gourmands
2316 Webberville Rd
102local recommendations
Jason says “Neighborhood pub. My personal favorite place to eat/drink, off the beaten path. Get a half sandwic...” ·
29. Mean Eyed Cat
1621 W 5th St
62local recommendations
Suzanne says “I enjoy going to the Mean Eyed Cat for happy hour because it is more of a locals spot, and the patio...” ·
30. Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River St
60local recommendations
Robin And Ashley
Robin And Ashley says “Cheer Up Charlie's is our favorite bar/hang-out/music venue. It's queer owned and very queer-positi...” ·