Beer Garden in Downtown

Easy Tiger

The one bar on Dirty 6th that all locals love? Easy Tiger, an inside-outside beer garden overlooking Waller Creek. The place welcomes all comers with an upbeat communal vibe. Craft beers are listed on the chalkboard…
Bar in Downtown

Craft Pride

If it ain't brewed in Texas, then it ain't on tap at this dark and cozy bar, which bursts with Lone Star pride. Yep, from the All Call kolsch to the Yellow Rose IPA, all 54 craft beers served here are produced in Te…
Club in Downtown

Oilcan Harry's

Oh, yes, there’s dancing. And oh, yes, it’s packed. (And how are you supposed to dance with all those people in there?) As much as the girls wish it were a mixed crowd, this scene is all about the boys. Sweaty ones.
Lounge in Downtown


Hidden inside a parking garage, this cozy, dimly lit lounge draws a hip but not overly precious Austin crowd who give high marks to the first-rate cocktails, handsomely designed space and novel location.
Bar in Downtown

Casino El Camino

With a legendary jukebox and even better burgers, this is the spot for serious drinking and late-night carousing. If it's too dark inside, head for the back patio.
Coffee in Downtown

Hideout Coffee House & Theatre

Despite its downtown location, it has a near-campus vibe and damn fine brews.