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Monday, March 1, 2010

Where to Wet your Whistle in Austin, TX



Welcome to Austin, SXSWers!  If you're looking for places to wet you whistle, try some interesting cocktails, taste some regional brews, or sip on some wine, you've come to the right place.  The variables that I used to choose bars to include on this list includes variety in selection, atmosphere, and location.  These are places that I might frequent to enjoy a quality wine, beer, or cocktail.  Here's a Twitter list of Beer, Wine, and Cocktails tweeters to follow.
 
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Downtown Area
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Gingerman Pub 301 Lavaca St Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-8801 gingermanpub.com - Most taps you'll find in Austin and Dog Friendly @austingingerman
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Opal Divine's Freehouse 700 West 6th Street  Austin, TX 78701  (512) 477-3308 opaldivines.com/ - Dog friendly @opaldivines
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BD Riley's 204 East 6th Street  Austin, TX 78701-3626   (512) 494-1335  bdrileys.com
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Fado's Irish Pub 214 W 4th St  Austin, TX 78701  (512) 457-0172  www.fadoirishpub.com/austin  Dog Friendly @FadoAustin

Wine

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Max's Wine Dive 207 San Jacinto Boulevard   Austin, TX 78701   (512) 904-0105   maxswinedive.com/ - Dog Friendly @after_midnight
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Trio at the Four Seasons 98 San Jacinto Boulevard   Austin, TX 78701   (512) 685-8300   fourseasons.com/austin/dining @FSaustin
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Mulberry   360 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 320-0297  mulberryaustin.com  Dog Friendly @mulberryaustin

Cocktails

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Frank Restaurant   407 Colorado Street  Austin, TX 78701-2918   (512) 494-6894  hotdogscoldbeer.com @hotdogscoldbeer
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La Condesa 400-A W 2nd Street  Austin, TX 78701  (512) 499-0300  lacondesaaustin.com @lacondesaaustin
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Peche 208 W 4th St. Austin, Texas  512.495.9669 pecheaustin.com @peche_austin


Walkable from Downtown, but put on some comfy shoes. It'll be a 20-30 minute walk.
Beer

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Zax's Pints and Plates 312 Barton Springs Road  Austin, TX 78704-1213  (512) 481-0100  zaxaustin.com - Dog Friendly @zaxaustin
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Dog & Duck Pub 406 West 17th Street  Austin, TX 78701-1207  (512) 479-0598 dogandduckpub.com Dog Friendly @dogandduckpub
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Uncle Billy's 1530 Barton Springs Road  Austin, TX 78704-1013  (512) 476-0100  unclebillysaustin.com Dog Friendly @unclebillys

Cocktails

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Paggi House  200 Lee Barton Dr  Austin, TX 78704  (512) 473-3700  paggihouse.com Dog Friendly @paggihouse
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The Good Knight  1300 East 6th Street  Austin, TX 78702-3371  (512) 628-1250  thegoodknight.net  @thegoodknight
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East Side Showroom 1100 East 6th Street  Austin, TX 78702-3211  (512) 467-4280  eastsideshowroom.com/html

Wine

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House Wine  408 Josephine Street  Austin, TX 78704 (512) 322-5210  housewineaustin.com Dog Friendly @housewine
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Uncorked Tasting Room 900 East 7th Street   Austin, TX 78702-3217  (512) 524-2809   uncorkedtastingroom.com Dog Friendly @uncorkedaustin


South Austin
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Whip In Convenience Store  1950 South I H 35 Austin, TX 78704-3628 (512) 442-5337 whipin.com @whipin
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Opal Divine's Penn Field  3601 S Congress Ave  Austin, TX 78704-7250  (512) 707-0237 opaldivines.com Dog Friendly @opaldivines
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Black Sheep Lodge  2108 South Lamar Boulevard  Austin, TX 78704-4993  (512) 707-2744  blacksheeplodge.com Dog Friendly @blacksheeplodge
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The HighBall  1142 South Lamar Boulevard  Austin, TX 78704  (512) 383-8309  thehighball.com @highballaustin


Just a week bit North Austin
Beer
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Draught House Pub and Brewery 4112 Medical Parkway Austin, TX 78756-3715   (512) 452-6258  draughthouse.com  Dog Friendly @draughthouse
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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 815 West 47th Street  Austin, TX 78751-2360  (512) 454-8200  beerknurd.com Dog Friendly @flyingsauceraus
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Alamo Drafthouse Village  2700 West Anderson Lane   Austin, TX 78757    (512) 452-7521  drafthouse.com  @drafthouse

Wine
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Vino Vino 4119 Guadalupe Street  Austin, TX 78751  (512) 465-9282  vinovinotx.com
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Wink  1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E   Austin, TX 78703  (512) 482-8868 http://www.winkrestaurant.com/

Cocktails

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FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar 2905 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX 78705  (512) 474-2908  finoaustin.com @fino_austin


Far out North, South, East, or West!
Beer

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Opal Divine's Marina  12709 North Mopac  Austin, TX 78727  (512) 733-5353  opaldivines.com/marina/inde.. Dog Friendly @opaldivines
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North By Northwest Restaurant  10010 North Capital of Texas Highway   Austin, TX 78759-5837   (512) 231-8157   nxnwbrew.com Dog Friendly @nxnwbrew
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Red Shed Tavern 8504 Congress Avenue South  Austin, TX 78745  (512) 280-4899  redshedtavern.com

Wine

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Fion Wine Pub, Bee Cave 11715 Farm to Market 2244, Austin, TX 78738  (512) 263-7988  wildwoodwineandspirits.com Dog Friendly @fionwine
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The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen  6317 Bee Caves Rd  Austin, TX 78746 (512) 327-8822 http://grovewinebar.com/ Dog Friendly @grovewinebar






3 comments:

  1. This is so useful! I'm not lucky enough to go to SXSW but will be road-tripping through Austin this summer and everyone has told me to try Uncle Billy's BBQ. The Gingerman sounds worth a visit, too!

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  2. Both places are pretty awesome!

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  3. Great list of restaurants. Some I haven't heard of, will have to give it a try.

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