Welcome to the Time Out DRINK List, our handpicked list of the best bars in Austin this year. Sure, there are plenty of things to do in Austin that don’t involve drinking, but once you discover all of Austin's best watering holes—well, why do anything else? After all, Austin is a certified bar-loving city and there's a bar for everyone, whether you're strolling downtown neighborhoods like 6th Street and the Warehouse District or headed to hot spots on Rainey Street. Hidden bars in parking garages, elegant speakeasies dripping in class, and dive bars with statues of mythical animals or Christmas lights are just a sampling of the best bars in Austin. While most of the bars on this list carry a great selection of wine and Texas crafts beers, many provide a mix of classic cocktails, impressive selections of mezcal or whiskey, and some take it to the next level with creative cocktails that are true works of art. We say "cheers" to it all.
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