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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

Photograph: Courtesy The Roosevelt Room

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.

Get to know Austin's best bars

Meet the finalists of Time Out Austin's 2018 Bar Awards
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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
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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
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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 to everyone's palate (and wallet)? In Austin, you can find it all, from killer well whiskey at one of Austin's best dive bars to $125-a-pour whiskey at fancy cocktail bars to Japanese whiskey paired with the best Japanese food in town. The next time you're on the hunt for outstanding brown liquor, head to these Austin whiskey bars that are stocking the best bottles in the city.

15 must-try cocktails in Austin
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15 must-try cocktails in Austin

Consider this your ultimate cocktail checklist.

Austin's essential wine bars
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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
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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
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A guide to the best craft beer in Austin

Cheers to Austin's much-improved beer boom.

The best tequila and mescal bars
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The best tequila and mescal bars

Shots, shots, shots! Or, you know, a really great margarita. 

Austin's best dive bars
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Austin's best dive bars

These bars deliver on dark, grungy settings and affordable drinks. 

The best Austin pubs
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The best Austin pubs

Raise a pint at these beer-focused watering holes.

Revisit Time Out Austin's Bar Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 Time Out Austin Bar Awards
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Cocktails inspired by Austin
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Cocktails inspired by Austin

Of course we have a Willie Nelson cocktail.

Twenty of the most spectacular rooftop bars in the world
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Twenty of the most spectacular rooftop bars in the world

Get your camera ready.

Try these 7 over-the-top cocktails
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Try these 7 over-the-top cocktails

These drinks are so extra.

Austin's most wonderful and weird themed bars
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Austin's most wonderful and weird themed bars

There's something special about a great themed bar.

Time Out Bar Awards across the world

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London

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