Best Watering Holes in and Around Austin

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Austin’s bar and nightlife scene is unique and hard to beat. With its Sixth Street area, often referred to as Dirty Sixth Street, Austin is filled to the brim with awesome bar selections (located on or around Sixth street and beyond). Here are some of the best watering holes Austin has to offer.

 

Ego’s Lounge

510 South Congress Avenue

 

Who doesn’t love a good dive bar? At Ego’s the classics reign supreme; think: karaoke and pool. Karaoke is free every night, well into the night (9 p.m. until 2 a.m.) and the drinks are strong but inexpensive. It is the quintessential dive bar that’s stood the test of time.

 

Kitty Cohen’s

2211 Webberville Road

 

At Kitty Cohen’s the patio is the focal point and the amazing cocktails are a lucky bonus. With a beautiful outdoor space dotted with umbrellas, small pools and plants, the inviting space calls for great cocktails and an even better time.

 

Whisler’s

1816 E Sixth Street

 

Live music is an Austin staple and delicious, handcrafted cocktails are a Whisler’s staple. The diverse space offers a varied palate of flavors. From Thai-Kun food offerings to many mezcal choices, your adventurous side is bound to come out at Whisler’s.

 

Half Step

75 ½ Rainey Street

 

If a tasty, well-made cocktail is what you crave then Half Step is where you should go. The space itself is cozy, which only adds to the flavorful and satisfying experience.

 

The Jackalope

404 E Sixth Street and 1523 Tinnin Ford Road
You would be hard pressed to find a quirkier spot than The Jackalope. Set in a dive bar space and atmosphere, The Jackalope touts weekly specials alongside its famous burger and pizza offerings. People love it so much The Jackalope team had to open up a second location. Be sure to double check which specials are at which locations!

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