This all-day drinking den is a chameleon for any occasion. Inside, design-forward interiors create a sophisticated setting (perfect for a glass of wine), while outside is more relaxed (unwind with friends on big comfy sofa or swing chairs). Obviously with cocktails and coffee in its name, you have to try their frothy Espresso Martini; made with Dripping Springs vodka, Bailey’s Irish cream and espresso—it’s the best way to kick start the day, and hailed as the best in Austin; or how about the Magic Water (less water…more tequila and mezcal!) for an afternoon refresher. Happy hour specials are extra joyous, especially on Mondays when they run all day.
The best way to beat the heat in Austin? A cool and refreshing cocktail. Though Austin’s traditionally been a college town where booze flows like water, now that the population of graduates and grown-ups has ballooned things have gotten a lot more exciting on the palate. You could even say that right now we’re experiencing a long-awaited food and drink renaissance. The cuisine is getting more diverse, the new openings more acclaimed, and the bar scene, well, it’s overflowing. From casual dive bars and hotel lobby bars to happening rooftop lounges and hidden speakeasies, here are some of the excellent craft and classic cocktail bars defining our city’s modern bar landscape.
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