18 "Drinking Good Cocktails" restaurants in Austin.
Gelateria Gemelli is a small gelateria and coffee shop on the East Side with a wide selection of amari.
Plaza Colombian Coffee is part coffee shop, part tiki bar, and part Colombian restaurant in a large, indoor/outdoor space on South Congress.
Central Machine Works is a massive beer hall, brewery, and live music venue in East Austin.
Kalimotxo is the downtown Spanish-inspired bar serving pintxos from the people behind Emmer & Rye.
Las Perlas downtown is one of the best places to drink a whole bunch of mezcal.
Domo Alley-Gato on the East Side is from the Ramen Tatsu-ya team, serves great cocktails, and has a food truck out back, right by their cat shrine.
Little Brother is a tiny spot on Rainey with just a few bar stools - head here for a cocktail or a coffee depending on the time of day.
ATX Cocina downtown has one of the longest tequila and mezcal lists in the city and serves some great Mexican food.
Ah Sing Den is a cocktail bar on East Sixth that’s named after a famous London opium den. Come here for cocktails, or to eat Asian bar food until 2am.
In addition to actually good Mexican food, Licha’s on East Sixth has a great patio and solid drinks.
Drink.Well. is an excellent bar in North Loop, and it’s even greater during happy hour.
Despite being located in a unimpressive office building, Small Victory is actually a very cool, very reliable bar for your downtown drinking needs.
Roosevelt Room is where you go for excellent, low-key cocktails downtown.
Rio Rita is a no-frills bar on East 12th with excellent (and cheap) cocktails and a great patio.