Best Bars in Austin

Locals’ favorite places

1. 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 ...” ·
2. 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 ...” ·
3. 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...” ·
4. Haymaker
2310 Manor Rd
135local recommendations
Christopher says “They bill themselves as "a hipster sports bar". So yeah, it's more of an "East Side" sports bar... ...” ·
5. Saxon Pub
1320 S Lamar Blvd
120local recommendations
Lisa says “Austin landmark music venue. Music just about every night from 6pm - 2am. Blues, country and Americ...” ·
6. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St
119local recommendations
Jason says “100 craft beers on tap. ATX's largest selection of sausage. Big outdoor eating area. Mon-Bring your ...” ·
7. Weather Up
1808 E Cesar Chavez St
103local recommendations
Sue says “Hand crafted cocktails with specialty bar food. I mean these guys really are artists when it comes t...” ·
8. Caffe Medici
1101 W Lynn St
105local recommendations
Stan says “One of our favorites for coffee and run by very cool neighborhood family. Coffee is excellent, baris...” ·
9. drink.well.
207 E 53rd St
83local recommendations
Gary says “Award-winning neighborhood cocktail bar and restaurant located in Austin’s eclectic North Loop distr...” ·
10. The Highball
1120 S Lamar Blvd
87local recommendations
Marjorie says “RETURNING SOON! Vintage-themed live music lounge / dance hall! Big band, jazz, blues, swing, soul, l...” ·
11. Gibson Street Bar
1109 S Lamar Blvd
86local recommendations
Rachel says “Great pub with decent selection of beer/wine plus full bar. They sport weekly theme nights (ie triv...” ·
12. Stay Gold
1910 E Cesar Chavez
86local recommendations
Chandler says “A+ Hipster bar with live-music stage and a rockabilly attitude. Craft cocktails, beer, fancy grilled...” ·
13. Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave
80local recommendations
David says “Great jazz club hosting some of the best jazz acts around the world. It must be good, because I cau...” ·
14. 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...” ·
15. The Liberty
1618 E 6th St
74local recommendations
Olivia says “Yeah, this place is technically a bar, and a lil further, but it's got the best brussel-sprout dish ...” ·
16. Mohawk Austin
912 Red River St
73local recommendations
Lisa says “If you're into Indie music, check out this venue. It's one of those places I'll go to even if I've n...” ·
17. Kuneho
1600 E 6th St
73local recommendations
Niki & Veronica
Niki & Veronica says “Top Chef winner Paul Qui's fine dining restaurant. Super creative and amazingly delicious dishes her...” ·
18. Draught House Pub & Brewery
4112 Medical Pkwy
71local recommendations
David says “Another brewpub with in-house and guest taps. One of the oldest brewpubs in Austin. Different food t...” ·
19. Shangri-La
1016 E 6th St
67local recommendations
Jeff says “Generally my favorite SXSW spot. Just about everything east of I-35 is unofficial SXSW, meaning no b...” ·
20. C-Boy's Heart & Soul
2008 S Congress Ave
70local recommendations
Dan says “Thursday Happy Hour is free with Paul Oscher who used to play with Muddy Waters. Great Happy Hour mu...” ·
21. Moontower Saloon
10212 Manchaca Rd
74local recommendations
"We" Are Linda And Brandon
"We" Are Linda And Brandon says “Moontower Saloon is very close to our house. It is a great bar situated on a large lot. It feature...” ·
22. The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX
2307 Manor Rd
67local recommendations
Amanda says “Butterfly Bar is attached to the Vortex. Show up early for a show, snag a themed cocktail and sit ou...” ·
23. Barbarella
615 Red River St
64local recommendations
Niki & Veronica
Niki & Veronica says “My favorite place to dance. It's a dance club for people that aren't normally into dance clubs. Lots...” ·
24. Winebelly
519 W Oltorf St
63local recommendations
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley says “Winebelly Tapas & Vino is a local bar-restaurant in South Austin that serves good wine, tapas-style ...” ·
25. Gourmands
2316 Webberville Rd
102local recommendations
Ryan says “Great local bar with excellent food. Their sandwiches and broccoli cheese soup in a bread bowl are a...” ·
26. Mean Eyed Cat
1621 W 5th St
62local recommendations
Heather says “Great local dive bar. Beer & wine only and really only beer b/cif you're a real wine drinker this is...” ·
27. Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River St
60local recommendations
Jt says “Live music... funky eclectic vibe. Nobody judges your weirdness here... So, in keeping with the "Kee...” ·
28. Crow Bar
3116 S Congress Ave
54local recommendations
Tony says “Neighborhood dive bar. A little nicer than the nearby 04 Lounge, Nice outdoor area. Decent beer sele...” ·
29. Workhorse Bar
51local recommendations
Kelley says “This is Nate's favorite bar on North Loop. Really good bar food and great beer selection. Cool peopl...” ·
30. Halcyon
218 W 4th St
49local recommendations
Aaron says “Coffee and a full bar. Sandwiches, S'Mores and Irish Coffees keep you smiling while you observe the ...” ·