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Guide

All The Austin Bars And Breweries That Have Reopened, For Now

A running list of bars in Austin that have reopened.

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Updated September 24th, 2020

Back in June, Governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars closed following a surge of COVID-19 cases. Since then, many breweries have been allowed to reopen. And starting in late August, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) approved emergency rule changes that allowed bars to apply for food and beverage certificates and then reopen. Essentially, bars need to serve food in a large capacity, so get ready to order a $5 bag of chips or be asked to buy some chicken wings.

Meanwhile, restaurants remain open - see our patio guide and our outdoor Happy Hour guide for the best options. For more takeout and delivery options, check out our guide to alcohol delivery and takeout, our guide to cocktails to-go, and the Ultimate Austin Delivery & Takeout Guide.

As always, before heading out, it’s best to check online or call ahead first.

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North

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

$$$$ 10615 Metric Blvd

The brewery 4th Tap has reopened its taproom with limited hours and capacity. They’ve also launched a new beer garden. They encourage people to use their new reservation system, and they also have contactless ordering and payment. Additionally, they continue to offer curbside beer to-go.

Raphael Brion

Adelbert's Brewery

$$$$ 2314 Rutland Dr #100

The microbrewery Adelbert’s Brewery has reopened its taproom and outdoor patio.

Raphael Brion

Austin Beerworks

$$$$ 3009 Industrial Ter

The patio at the North Austin brewery Austin Beerworks is open.

Barking Armadillo Brewing

$$$$ 507 River Bend Dr

Georgetown brewery Barking Armadillo’s patio and taproom are open, with Takavron tacos at the ready.

BB Rover's Cafe & Pub

$$$$ 12636 Research Blvd Ste B101

The dining room and patio at the north Austin bar and restaurant, B.B. Rover’s, is open.

B.D. Riley's Irish Pub at Mueller

$$$$ 1905 Aldrich St.

BD Riley’s Irish Pub in Mueller is open to the public.

The Bon Aire

$$$$ 9070 Research Blvd. #101

The Bon Aire, the self-described “Austin bar with a Midwest influence,” is back open, including their patio.

Celis Brewery

$$$$ 10001 Metric Blvd

The taproom at Celis Brewing is back open.

Circle Brewing Company

$$$$ 2340 W Braker Ln

Circle Brewing Co has limited seating inside and on their patio. There’s also the newish Gulf Coast-inspired food truck Huckleberry parked outside.

Hopsquad Brewing Co.

$$$$ 2307 Kramer Ln

The north Austin brewery Hopsquad has opened their taproom patio with limited seating.

Rentsch Brewery

$$$$ 2500 NE Inner Loop

Rentsch Brewery in Georgetown has opened their patio to customers.

Shenanigans

$$$$ 13233 Pond Springs Rd

The North Austin bar Shenanigan’s Nightclub has opened their doors, and they’re doing events like trivia and karaoke again.

Shooters

$$$$ 11416 N FM 620

Both locations of the billiards/sports bar Shooters - North Austin and Cedar Park - have reopened their indoor spaces and patios.

Turnstile Coffee, Beer and Spirits

$$$$ 10025 Burnet Rd

The coffeeshop/bar Turnstile by the Domain has reopened, with Shishman Mediterranean Grill serving lunch and dinner.

Whitestone Brewery

$$$$ 601 E Whitestone Blvd Ste 500 Bldg 5

Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park has opened their tap room and patio at a limited capacity.

Central

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

$$$$ 7020 Easy Wind Dr

Black Star Co-op is back open, including their side patio.

The Brewtorium

$$$$ 6015 Dillard Cir

The Central Austin brewery/restaurant The Brewtorium has opened their huge indoor space and their their beer garden to the public.

Draught House Pub & Brewery

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$$$$ 4112 Medical Pkwy

Draught House has opened their patio and food trailer.

Dogwood Austin

$$$$ 715 W 6th St

The Dogwood has opened both their West Sixth and their Rock Rose locations.

Easy Tiger Linc

$$$$
$$$$ 6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd

Easy Tiger Linc, the beer garden/restaurant in Highland, is opened back up.

Hold Out Brewing

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$$$$ 1208 W 4th St

Hold Out Brewing, the brewery owned by and next to Better Half Bar, is open for reservations on their outside patio.

Long Play Lounge

$$$$ 704 W St Johns Ave

Long Play Lounge, the Highland bar with a patio, is back open. They’re now sporting a new menu of Korean dishes, including a pizza.

Posse East

$$$$ 2900 Duval St

The campus sports bar/restaurant Posse East has opened their patio to guests.

Rustic Tap

$$$$ 613 W 6th St

The West 6th Street bar and music venue The Rustic Tap is open.

Texas Sake Tasting Room

$$$$ 1206 W 43rd St

Texas Sake Company is open with limited seating in their new taproom.

Downtown

The Alibi

$$$$ 96 Rainey St

The Rainey Street bar The Alibi is open, with food from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.

The Blind Pig Pub

$$$$ 317 E 6th St

Popular multi-level Dirty Sixth bar The Blind Pig is open.

Bungalow

$$$$ 92 Rainey St

Bungalow, the bar on Rainey Street probably best known for the “I hate you so much” wall, is back open with its large backyard.

Idle Hands

$$$$ 85 Rainey St

The new bar/restaurant Idle Hands, with a Havana/tropical bent on Rainey Street, is open.

The Iron Bear

$$$$ 301 West 6th Street

The LGBT-friendly hangout Iron Bear downtown is open, and they’ve opened their kitchen as well to dine-in and takeout. Masks are required for entry.

The Jackalope

$$$$ 404 E 6th St

Dirty Sixth bar The Jackalope is open.

Lost Lei

$$$$ 117 W 4th St

Downtown tiki bar The Lost Lei is open.

San Jac Saloon

$$$$ 300 E 6th St

The East 6th live country music venue/bar San Jac Saloon is back open.

Shakespeare's Pub

$$$$ 314 E 6th St

Popular Dirty Sixth bar Shakespeare’s Pub is open.

Shiner's Saloon

$$$$ 422 Congress Ave Ste D

Shiner’s Saloon, the downtown bar and live music venue, is back open.

West

12 Fox Beer Co.

$$$$ 4700 W Fitzhugh Rd

12 Fox Beer Co. in Dripping Springs and their huge patio is open. They have rotating food trucks.

Beerburg Brewing Company

$$$$ 13476 Fitzhugh Rd

The spacious and shaded beer garden at Beerburg Brewing is back open.

The taphouse and patio at Bell Springs Brewery in Dripping Springs is open, and they also offer a guided inside beer tasting.

Acopon Brewing Company

$$$$ 211 W Mercer St

The English-focused brewery, Acopon Brewing, in Dripping Springs is open with a new menu of empanadas and cheeseburgers.

Jester King Brewery

$$$$ 13005 Fitzhugh Rd

Jester King has come back from a brief dine-in hiatus stronger than ever, with brand new picnic grounds, hiking trails, and multiple stations to fill up on their ever-changing selection of wild-fermented farmhouse ales. Right now, spots are available by reservation only.

Vista Brewing

$$$$ 13551 W FM 150

Vista Brewing in Driftwood has opened their spacious beer garden.

East

Batch Craft Beer And Kolaches

$$$$ 3220 Manor Rd

Batch, the craft beer bar and coffee shop with kolaches, has opened its beer garden.

The Butterfly Bar

$$$$ 2307 Manor Rd

The outdoor seating at The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex on Manor Road is open.

Central Machine Works

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$$$$ 4824 E Cesar Chavez St

The East Side brewery Central Machine Works is open, including their very spacious patio. They are taking reservations.

Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

$$$$ 2316 Webberville Rd

Gourmand’s has opened up their patio.

Haymaker

$$$$ 2310 Manor Rd

East Side sports bar Haymaker opened its dining room and outdoor patio.

Hotel Vegas / Volstead Lounge

$$$$ 1500 E 6th St

Hotel Vegas has reopened its enormous patio, plus you can get burritos now. Breakfast burritos on the weekend even.

Kitty Cohen's

$$$$ 2211 Webberville Rd

The East Side bar Kitty Cohen’s, with their big patio, is back open. The food truck Bonsai Bowl is now there serving Japanese-inspired rice bowls.

Nicolai McCrary

Lazarus Brewing Company

$$$$
$$$$ 1902 E 6th St

The patio at East Side brewery Lazarus Brewing Company is open to the public. There’s a full menu of tacos, tortas, and more.

The Liberty

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$$$$ 1618 1/2 E 6th St

The East 6th St dive bar The Libery has reopened, including its spacious backyard.

Kinda Tropical

$$$$ 3501 E 7th St

Kinda Tropical on the East Side has opened their patio with limited seating.

The Lucky Duck

$$$$ 1300 E 6th St

The Lucky Duck, the dog-friendly bar with a large patio on East 6th, has reopened its doors.

Lustre Pearl

$$$$ 94 Rainey St

Rainey Street bar Lustre Pearl has opened their patio and their interior.

Nickel City

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$$$$ 1133 E 11th St

The East Side bar Nickel City has reopened. They’re also offering curbside pickup.

Oddwood Ales

$$$$ 3108 Manor Rd

The East Austin bar Oddwood Ales has reopened with limited seating on its patio. The pizza’s good, you should order it.

Revelry Kitchen + Bar

$$$$ 1410 E 6th St

Both locations of Revelry (on E 6th and on North Lamar) are open for food and drinks, but will only be offering seating on their patio.

School House Pub

$$$$ 2207 Manor Rd

The dining room and patio are open at a limited capacity at School House Pub on Manor Road.

Whisler's

$$$$ 1816 E 6th St

Popular East Side cocktail bar Whisler’s is back open with patio service. The food truck Golden Tiger is there for you with fried chicken sandwiches.

Yellow Jacket Social Club

$$$$
$$$$ 1700 E 5th St.

The East Side bar, Yellow Jacket Social Club, has reopened its patio. They’re serving their full menu, including frozen drinks and brunch.

Zilker Brewing Co.

$$$$ 1701 E 6th St

The East 6th brewery Zilker Brewing Co. has reopened it patio.

South

The ABGB

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$$$$ 1305 W Oltorf St

ABGB, the South Austin warehouse/beer garden with lots of draught options and a solid food menu, is open. There’s also live music several nights of the week.

The Austin Winery

$$$$ 440 E. ST ELMO RD A1

The Austin Winery has reopened and they’re taking reservations for tastings.

Black Sheep Lodge

$$$$ 2108 S Lamar Blvd

Black Sheep Lodge is back open, including its spacious patio.

Bouldin Acres

$$$$ 2027 S Lamar Blvd

Down on the corner of South Lamar and Oltorf, Bouldin Acres, the beer garden with food trucks that’s basically an adult amusement park, is open.

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

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$$$$ 121 Pickle Rd

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden has opened their patio to guests.

The Far Out Lounge & Stage

$$$$ 8504 S Congress Ave

The huge outdoor music venue/bar Far Out Lounge is back open.

Golden Goose

$$$$ 2034 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Golden Goose, the cocktail bar on South Lamar, is back open.

Independence Brewing Co.

$$$$ 3913 Todd Ln #607

Independence Brewing Co. is back open with a brand-new taproom patio.

Last Chance Bar & Dancehall

$$$$ 12013 West, US-290

The live music venue Last Chance Bar and Dancehall is now open.

The Little Darlin'

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$$$$ 6507 Circle S Rd

The Little Darlin’, the bar/restaurant with the huge outdoor patio, has reopened for dine-in service. The indoor space has limited seating.

Live Oak Brewing Company

$$$$ 1615 Crozier Ln

Live Oak has reopened its beer garden and disc golf course. Place your orders at a table by the entrance.

Moontower Saloon

$$$$ 10212 Manchaca Rd

Moontower Saloon opened their patio to the public. The volleyball courts are open as well.

Nicolai McCrary

Radio Coffee & Beer

$$$$
$$$$ 4208 Manchaca Rd

Radio has opened up their front yard and greenhouse for limited outdoor seating.

Roughhouse Brewing

$$$$ 612 Oakwood Loop

Roughhouse Brewing out in San Marcos has reopened its enormous outdoor space.

St. Elmo Brewing Company

$$$$ 440 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste G-2

The patio at St Elmo Brewing Company is open.

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