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.
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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.