Tongue-Cut Sparrow is permanently closed
photo credit: Julie Soefer
Wander through a nondescript door in the back of the always crowded Pastry War mezcal bar, head upstairs, and you’ll find Tongue-Cut Sparrow. The small, dimly-lit Downtown cocktail bar only holds about 25 people, and is a good place to either impress a date or prove to your Austin friends that Houston doesn’t suck. The drinks are great, and given the limited number of guests allowed in at a time, you can also order one without having to push or yell. Reservations are encouraged, but half of the room is reserved for walk-ins if you get tired of fighting for drinks downstairs.