1624 W 5th St
Every Thursday night starting at 7, El Arroyo has $1 margaritas (frozen or on the rocks). Head over there to start to your weekend off with a bang!
Deep Eddy Cabaret
2315 Lake Austin Blvd
This bar has been open since the 1930s! A local dive in the truest form, with pool tables, indoor Christmas lights and an old school jukebox. We even met a guy who'd been coming here for 40 years!
The Chicago House
607 Trinity St
Semi secret side room called Vinyl is a good place to catch some niche style DJs.
Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River St
Taste the rainbow (of delicious specialty drinks) at Cheer Up Charlie's. My go-to is the Cheer Up twist on the margarita--the lime & kale Gingerita. If it's green, it must be good for you, right?
Warehouse Saloon and Billiards
509 E Ben White Blvd
Lots of pool tables, foosball, TVs, and seating. Half price pool on Sundays - $4.20 an hour! Also great industry deals just bring your pay stub.
2700 W Anderson Ln
The goodnight is an awesome go to entertainment venue. Full bar, awesome menu (not your typical bar food), bowling, pool and more. An adult playground if you will! Great for company outings too.
720 Brazos St
CU29 houses the most eccentric cocktail menu I've ever seen. They are very unique, and crafted for taste buds of all kinds. This is the perfect spot for after dinner drinks downtown.
The Ginger Man
301 Lavaca St
This beer pub is a laid back gem in the Warehouse District. Stop in for affordable pints and a revolving selection. Over 80 beers on tap!
Violet Crown Social Club
1111 E 6th St
Cheap drinks and cute, bearded guys. Two wins in my book.
The Butterfly Bar
2307 Manor Rd
Even thought this is the theatre bar at the Vortex, it is so much more than that. I would go out of my way to have a drink here, even if I wasn't seeing a play. Fancy cocktails, live music, and a cat!
900 E 7th St
Good wine, tasty hummus and a killer view of downtown Austin. Perfect patio for early drinks. The staff is very knowledgable and the wine flights can be very educational!
121 E 5th St
Mustaches, drinks and a rooftop patio, what more could you want from a Friday night? I highly recommend checking this place out.. **Ladies (the bar tending eye candy ain't too bad either)
61 Rainey St
20+ craft beers on draft with an emphasis on local brews. Pizza in the back makes this a good place for a weeknight chill sesh with friends.
510 S Congress Ave
Tucked away in a parking lot off of South Congress, dive bar Ego's has the most feel-good, friendly karaoke scene in Austin. Get in early on weekends. The small bar fills up quickly.
319 Colorado St
Enjoying great cocktails and dancing to 90's hip hop music. Perfect for the adult professional who wants to avoid Dirty 6th.
The Aristocrat Lounge
6507 Burnet Rd
This used to be The Poodle Lounge. Same crowd and live music. North Burnet. Cheap drinks with a relaxed ambiance.
340 E 2nd St
Hip progressive space with stylized decor. Great drinks and the venue and lighting lends heavily to socializing. A must visit!
2700 W Anderson Ln
Look at this awesome Cosmopolitan. Order the encrusted shrimp and live!
1413 Webberville Rd
This place is definitely a hidden gem. There's always really good live music and a little food table in the back - usually beans, rice & chips. It's a really laid back place and fun to go on Fridays
213 W 4th St
Look at that wall! Need I say more? Some of the friendliest bar staff on 4th.
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