32 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Austin.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Loro is an Asian smokehouse from the teams behind Franklin Barbecue and Uchi. And yes, it’s exactly as great as you’d expect.
Justine’s in Govalle has a fun bar scene with attractive people and tasty French food.
When you haven't seen an ocean in a while but can't quite afford a vacation, Last Straw has you covered with beach vibes and tiki drinks.
The more casual of the two spots in the new LINE Hotel, Dean’s One Trick Pony has shuffleboard and bar food.
Bring a friend or a date to Bar Peached in Clarksville and they’ll be impressed by the food, bright interior, and affordable prices.
Vino Vino is, unsurprisingly, great for a glass of wine, especially since the Hyde Park spot is never too crowded and has a casual, comfortable feel.
Aviary Wine and Kitchen on South Lamar is the perfect spot to bring a first date, or catch up with a friend over a glass of wine and small plates.
House Wine in South Austin is one of our favorite spots to drink wine and since it’s really an old house, it’s a comfortable and casual space.
Sour Duck Market is an all-day spot in East Austin that’s great for a group with a large patio and a menu of shareable dishes.
La Holly is a low-key mezcal and tequila bar further down East 6th with a big backyard and food trucks.
Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
Hopfields is a French-ish spot in North Campus with a great beer selection and one of our favorite burgers in Austin.
The Peached Tortilla on North Burnet serves everything from tacos to burgers to pork buns, and has one of the best Happy Hours in North Austin.
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.
Yuyo is a great spot on Manor to eat Peruvian cebiche and drink some pisco sours on their large patio.