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GOT AUSTIN: Our Favorite Nightspots

Favorite Nightspots: Late Eats

Here are a few of our favorite spots to grab some late night bites in Austin.

Arlo’s  |  Open till 2am

Food trailer outside Cheer Up Charlie’s for vegan tacos, burgers and beer.

900 Red River  |  512.840.1600

Baton Creole  |  Open till 2am on weekends

Quirky hot-pink food trailer doling Southern Louisiana-style street eats amid picnic tables.

1016 E 6th Street  |  512.986.3834

Casino El Camino  |  Open till 2am

No-frills bar and grill with huge burgers, a patio and jukebox that caters to music nerds.

517 E 6th Street  |  512.469.9330

Easy Tiger  |  Open till 2am on weekends

Hip hangout with both a bakery/cafe and a creekside beer garden serving yummy snacks.

709 E 6th Street  |  512.614.4972

Irene’s |  Open till 2am on weekends

This classic restaurant offers comfort food and cocktails among vintage accents.

506 West Avenue  |  512.298.0853

Justine’s Brasserie |  Open till 2am

Chic little bungalow offering steaks, snails and cocktails in a cozy atmosphere.

4710 E 5th Street  |  512.385.2900

More Home Slice  |  Open till 3am on weekends

The takeout and slice operation of this iconic Austin pizzeria.

1415 S Congress Avenue  |  512.444.7437

Nightcap  |  Open till 12am

This central restaurant offers new American–style cuisine in a candlelit bungalow.

1401 W 6th Street  |  512.628.0144

Péché  |  Open till 2am

Enjoy french comfort food and craft cocktails in a New Orleans-esque space.

208 W 4th Street  |  512.494.4011

Texas Chili Parlor  |  Open till 2am

An Austin institution that has been serving up bowls of comforting chili since 1976.

1409 Lavaca Street |  512.472.2828

Velvet Taco  |  Open till 4am on weekends

This funky late night mini-chain offers globally-inspired tacos and cocktails.

11501 Rock Rose Avenue  |  512.704.8226

Via 313 Pizza  |  Open till 11pm on weekends

Local pizzeria chain known for its square, Detroit-style pies and inventive toppings.

3016 Guadalupe Street  |  512.358.6193

Favorite Nightspots: Late Drinks

From rooftop lounges to secret bars, grab a craft cocktail at one of these late night drinking spots.

Firehouse Lounge

Located in Austin’s oldest standing fire station, this speakeasy is hidden behind a bookshelf in the Firehouse Hostel’s lobby. Just slide the bookcase from left to right and you’re in.

605 Brazos Street  |  512.212.4244


An unassuming bar crafting inventive cocktails in a hip space within a parking garage. Once in the parking garage, keep following the path upwards until you stumble upon the entrance of the bar.

503 Colorado Street  |  512.369.3490

Here Nor There

A semi-private craft cocktail lounge. To get in just download the Here Nor There app and tap “Request New Reservation”, then use the emailed code to gain access through their gated alleyway entrance.

612 Brazos Street

Midnight Cowboy

An intimate reservations-only lounge known for its hip speakeasy vibe and old-school cocktail menu. Be sure to make a reservation in advance online and ring the Harry Craddock buzzer for entry.

313 E 6th Street  |  512.843.2715

Red-Headed Stepchild

Enjoy classic cocktails and house creations in this quirky space with an unmarked entrance. To gain access many people recommend going to HandleBar and asking the bartenders for the keycode.

119 E 5th Street

Small Victory

A very cool, very reliable craft cocktail bar for your downtown drinking needs. Look out for the small red ‘V’ decal on the glass door, hit the buzzer then walk up the winding staircase.

108 E 7th Street

The Driskill Bar  |  The Driskill Hotel

Enjoy specialty cocktails, updated bar bites and local musicians in their plush Texas-themed lounge.

604 Brazos Street  |  512.391.7107

Geraldine’s  |  Hotel Van Zandt

Located on Rainey Street, this roof-top bar features well-curated cocktails, shareable plates and live music acts.

605 Davis Street  |  512.476.4755

San José Lounge  |  Hotel San José

Enjoy a cocktail, cheese plate and music in their chic courtyard lounge, a gathering place for both locals and visitors.

1316 S Congress Avenue  |  512.852.2350

Lobby Bar  |  South Congress Hotel

A gathering place for travelers and neighbors alike, the Lobby Bar offers handcrafted cocktails, coffee service and a tasty snack menu.

1603 S Congress Avenue  |  512.920.6405

P6  |  The Line Austin

This former rooftop parking garage has been transformed into an intimate cocktail experience overlooking the lake, the Austin skyline and down Congress Avenue.

111 E Cesar Chavez Street  |  512.478.9611

Rules and Regs  |  Fairmont Austin

Head up to the 7th floor of the Fairmont to enjoy a cocktail and some bites at Rules and Reg’s rooftop bar overlooking Austin’s cityscape.

101 Red River Street  |  512.717.4844

Favorite Nightspots: Late Fun

Looking for a little fun on the town? Below are a few ways to enjoy Austin at night.

Broken Spoke

The place to go if you want to Texas two-step. This dance hall is internationally known as an authentic honky-tonk with live music & boot-scootin’.

3201 S Lamar Boulevard  |  512.442.6189

Chicken Sh** Bingo

It is exactly what it sounds like. Join in on this Sunday tradition at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon with drinking and country music.

5434 Burnet Road  |  512.524.1291

The Escape Game Austin

A live 60-minute adventure featuring 6 rooms with themes ranging from gold rush to a prison break.

405 Red River Street  |  512.643.0043

Esther’s Follies

Have a laugh at this modern-day vaudeville theatre featuring magic, singing, dancing and sketches on current events.

525 E 6th Street  |  512.320.0553

The Highball

Music. Karaoke. Drinks. It’s like nothing else in Austin with its dance floor, patio, and themed karaoke rooms, the Highball is a one stop party shop.

1120 S Lamar Boulevard  |  512.383.8309

Kung Fu Saloon

The perfect festive spot for arcade games, casual handheld fare and a full bar featuring sake bombs.

11501 Rock Rose Avenue #140  |  512.719.3808

Peter Pan Mini-Golf

Operating since 1946, this cash-only family attraction features a variety of characters and obstacles on two 18-hole courses.

1207 Barton Springs Road  |  512.472.1033

Pinballz Arcade

A family-friendly arcade experience with an assortment of classic and new arcade gameplay. Don’t forget it’s also BYOB!

8940 Research Boulevard  |  512.420.8458

Punch Bowl Social

Enjoy a night out with friends with non-stop entertainment in karaoke, bowling and games while sipping on some cocktails.

11310 Domain Drive  |  512.368.9070

Spin Austin

SPIN has perfected the formula for fun gatherings: unlimited ping-pong balls, good food and great drinks.

213 W 5th Street  |  512.351.7110

Upstairs At Caroline

It’s all fun and games at this premier urban backyard that features draft cocktails, tacos, TVs and bar games.

621 Congress Avenue  |  512.982.6766

The White Horse

Live country music is served up in this hip, upbeat, sprawling East Austin honky-tonk.

500 Comal Street  |  512.553.675