Sure, Hopscotch might function partially as a pre-dinner waiting area for Elementary on South Lamar. But drinks like refreshing cucumber-and-snap-pea martinis and tart passion fruit daiquiris make this natural wine bar/cocktail spot worth a visit of its own, particularly during Austin’s never-ending summer. The bites mostly consist of tinned fish and snack boards—grab whatever bread and cheese comes with the sweet and tangy tomato honey, then work your way through the small menu of cocktails, or just have the bartender whip something up. And because this is technically a natural wine bar, there’s also a small list of wines by the glass, and a much bigger list of wines by the bottle (or to take home).
photo credit: Chad Wadsworth