The bar scene in Austin, TX runs the gamut of nightlife possibilities. Few cities offer eclectic live music saloons and New Orleans-style party bars like this Texas hippie town. In fact, we would venture to say that if you can’t find something fun in Austin, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve never actually had fun. Read on to learn more about some of the great bars in Austin, TX.
One of Austin’s most offbeat and culinary adventurous bars is Easy Tiger. Located on heartbeat of the city’s nightlife, the storied 6th St. district, Easy Tiger is a bakeshop by day and a majestic beer garden by night. The bar is also nestled next to a canal, covered in twinkle lights and if that’s not enough, how about a really fun ping pong table in the middle of its extensive outdoor seating. The ideal time to go to Easy Tiger is really anytime because in addition to the substantial patio, the bar has cozy indoor seating.
Another fantastic bar located on nearby 5th St., is the Yellow Jacket Social Club. The menu features Cuban-inspired small plates and elegantly curated Charcuterie. The bar’s rustic décor includes old saloon-themed pieces like swinging doors and reclaimed steel. No visit to the Austin nightlife scene is complete without diving into the city’s legendary live music scene. Some of the very best live music bars include Skylark on Airport Blvd. and the Roost on Wells Branch Parkway.
If you’re looking for a relaxing, laid back evening filled with carefully crafted cocktails, try Bar Congress on Congress Avenue. The intimate cocktail lounge makes most of their mixers in house and the head bartenders will cook up just about anything on request. An equally magnificent cocktail bar is the East Side Show Room on 6th St.. In addition to their excellent happy hour deals, signature cocktails and multi-cultural menu, the East Side Show Room also features vibrant nightly concerts.
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