Think of a drinking town, and the city of Austin immediately comes to mind. We excel at day drinking, happy hours and inventive craft cocktails, just as much as we love our beer and wine bars and the incredible bartenders keeping us hydrated. Time Out Austin is honored to once again celebrate the people and places that make up our phenomenal drinking scene with our 2018 Bar Awards, consulting industry experts to build an all-star lineup of finalists and winners. Stay tuned for our 2018 Bar Awards nominees—and for May 22, when we'll be announcing this year's winners.
Time Out Austin's Bar Awards 2018
Raise a glass to Austin's best cocktail bars, dive bars and craft beer joints with Time Out Austin's Bar Awards
Get to know Austin's best bars
Meet the finalists of Time Out Austin's 2018 Bar Awards
Cheers to the bars and bar teams that keep us hydrated.
The best cocktail bars in Austin
From dive bars to swanky rooftop lounges, here are some of the watering holes defining our city’s modern bar landscape.
The best whiskey bars in Austin
What makes a great whiskey bar? Is it about carrying the finest, most expensive whiskey available? Or is it more important to offer spirits that are accessible...
15 must-try cocktails in Austin
Consider this your ultimate cocktail checklist.
Austin's essential wine bars
Find red and white and everything in between at these excellent wine spots.
The best rooftop bars for outdoor drinking
These outstanding rooftop bars will have you enjoying al fresco drinking almost every night of the week.
A guide to the best craft beer in Austin
Cheers to Austin's much-improved beer boom.
The best tequila and mescal bars
Shots, shots, shots! Or, you know, a really great margarita.
Austin's best dive bars
These bars deliver on dark, grungy settings and affordable drinks.
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The winners of the 2017 Time Out Austin Bar Awards
Raise a glass to the watering holes that make Austin buzz—these are the winners of the 2017 Time Out Austin Bar Awards
Check out photos from our Bar Awards bash
We honored Austin's top bar talent at our 2017 Bar Awards.
Meet the finalists of Time Out Austin's 2017 Bar Awards
Cheers to the very best in Austin's bar scene.
Meet the panelists of Time Out Austin's 2017 Bar Awards
Learn about the industry panelists who helped us curate this year's nominees and categories.
Learn to make these three-ingredient cocktails
Channel your inner bartender with these three simple cocktails.
Cocktails inspired by Austin
Of course we have a Willie Nelson cocktail.
Twenty of the most spectacular rooftop bars in the world
Get your camera ready.
Explore bar tricks and trends
Check out videos of top U.S. bartenders surveying the country’s bar scene.
Try these 7 over-the-top cocktails
These drinks are so extra.
Austin's most wonderful and weird themed bars
There's something special about a great themed bar.
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