With the Holidays being in full swing, I thought it would be fun to share my list of favorite places to grab a cocktail in Austin. Whether you are entertaining guests or want to go out and try something new, here’s a list of my must try favorites:
Located in a parking garage with minimal signage, Garage Bar is a cozy, dimly lit spot perfect for an after dinner drink with that special someone. It’s intimate and they usually have a band playing live jazz music on the weekends. My favorite drink to get is the Indian Paintbrush. It’s the perfect blend of vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice, rosemary syrup, bitters and fresh rosemary (pictured above).
Fixe has a fun bar as well as an eclectic Southern menu. I love ordering the Fixe 75 and biscuits with home made preserves. It’s conveniently located at the corner of 5th and Nueces so you can walk over to nearby spots when you are through.
Reminiscent of a chic Manhattan bar, Vox Table is tucked away in Lamar Union directly across from the Alamo Drafthouse. Stop by this innovative bar for drinks before or after catching a movie at the Drafthouse. My favorite drink to get here is the Danny Trejo. Made with tequila, lillet blanc, lemon, grapefruit, and smoked pineapple ginger shrub, this is my favorite cocktail in all of Austin! To go along with your drinks, order the smoked hamachi pipette’s. The presentation is innovative and the coconut soy vinaigrette dressing that is served with these is to die for!