Austin's popular marriage of coffee and beer has found its newest coupling at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden in South Austin, a spacious bar with one of the city's best patios. The Irish coffee uses locally sourced coffee brew with Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey, brown sugar and cream, and can be ordered hot or cold—which comes in handy during Austin's sporadic spring weather.
If you think the best Irish coffee in Austin is only worth ordering on St. Patrick's Day, you'd be sorely mistaken. Whether you're starting off your morning at one of Austin's best pubs (we're not judging) or looking for a nightcap at the city's top cocktail bars, the boozy, caffeinated drink is always a crowd pleaser—when it's done well. Here are some of our favorite spots to order an Irish coffee, from sports bars to cafés with killer patios.