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Despite being a college town where booze flows like water, Austin was once a cocktail desert, where cinnamon whiskey, watermelon pucker and Long Island iced teas were the norm. But thanks to a much-needed food and drink renaissance in Austin, classic cocktail culture has been resurrected—for proof, look no further than the stellar libations found in this city. From casual dive bars to swanky rooftop lounges, here are some of the excellent craft and classic cocktail bars defining our city’s modern bar landscape.