Native is an experiential hostel situated in a historic 1890s railroad hotel and adjoining mid-century warehouse just East of downtown. Within its limestone walls, the spot offers 12 suites, an intimate parlor lounge and cafe, bar and kitchen serving craft cocktails, and a menu with classics like French toast and huevos rancheros. Why is Native our top pick for singles? For starters, it has one of the most attractive crowds in Austin. And with diverse programming like DJ nights, poetry slams, and tarot readings, the hostel, bar and restaurant is a great space to go solo or with a group. The moody vibe of the decor, plush couches for lounging, a solid cocktail list, and bar snacks make Native an ideal place to chat up cuties.
If apps aren’t your thing, why waste time swiping when you can meet someone IRL at one of these hip Austin bars for singles? Whether you’re in town alone and hoping to recruit a couple of travel buddies, or you’re in search of a long-time lover, Austin has plenty of fish—known for some of the most friendly and open-minded folk in the entire state, you’re in good company.
From downtown’s trendy hotel bars to sultry speakeasies or mood-lit dive bars all across the city, the options are endless for singles of all ages looking to mix and mingle. To give you a head start, we’ve narrowed down the most friendly, social spots in town where you’re likely to bump into someone new. And while you’re here, why not take it another step? If you hit it off, make it a proper date at one of Austin’s most romantic restaurants—cheers, lovers.
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