14004 Owen Tech Blvd., Austin, TX, US, 78728
- Phone: (512) 828-7272
- Fax: (512) 670-9480
Within the downtown drinking dichotomy of upscale sleek versus casually informal, Whiskey Bar makes its scene in the middle of the road, striking a happy medium between the two schools of thought by way of an interior that's darkly handsome and an atmosphere that's refreshingly easygoing. On Thursday evenings, such easygoingness descends into happy anarchy when the sudden availability of dollar wells brings in hordes of youngish, post-collegiate types, (including customers from the adjacent nightclubs who pop in for a cheap drink before returning), with customers slowly migrating into the back area for one of the most terribly retro dance scenes to be found in Austin.
Defining the dance scene in Austin, Republic Live is where Fridays and Saturdays see famed DJs spin up a storm, much to the delight of patrons. A VIP room upstairs works for those who prefer a private space to catch up on some conversation and enjoy aerial views of the dance floor. The drinks are fairly priced and bartenders do a good job with mixing cocktails. All in all, Republic Live has much going for it and is well worth a visit. Call for details on events.
Element Nightclub may seem like a regular nightclub, but the trendy ambiance and the amazing lighting gives it that boost to stand out from other nightclubs. Cheap drinks to start off with, great crowd—hot girls and hunky guys. The dance floor may get a little stuffy, but that's what you can expect from a decent nightclub. If you want to have fun with a group of friends, this is place is good enough for the same.
This is a New York-style lounge bar with loud music and a hot singles crowd. The raised platform at the bar lets you survey the crowd while staying out of the mix. The music is played from a jukebox by the patrons, but on certain days you will catch a DJ spinning, too. If you decide to stay late, the bar turns itself into a dance hall. This place opens daily at 8p.
Rainbow Cattle Company is a cowboy-themed bar to say the least. With classy wooden furnitures, this place certainly makes you feel you're in Texas, as you'll see quite a few wearing cowboy hats, big buckles, leather pants et al. And yes, it is a gay bar, but you'll see few women around too. Good staff and they are quite quick with their service. Not to mention the drinks available at cheap prices. Music and dancing is just a part and parcel at this bar.
The Madison is located on Austin's 5th Street, and is a gathering place for college students. The atmosphere is lively and the place is spacious, with a second-floor full bar. Little lounge areas are scattered here and there, and a nice balcony overlooks the space from the second floor. Top hits are usually played on weekends, with some Latin music played from time to time. Looking to have a fun night out? Come and join the crowd that's here on weekend nights.
Located in the Warehouse District, this bar offers a game of blackjack or pool while you enjoy your drinks or, if those are not your games, mosey on over and play a relaxed game of shuffle board. If you can, grab a table by the windows, they offer some of the best views in the house and a great perch from which people-watch. Happy hour is observed from 4p to 7p, Monday through Friday.
Cuba Libre is a fine restaurant and lounge where North Americans get a taste the Cuban cuisine. A mouth-watering menu is available which will make your taste buds come alive. Known for the variety in the selection of rum, this place serves delicious mojitos. The Cuban ambiance and the ever so friendly staff adds to the specialty of this restaurant.
A surreal and mystical space that charms with its eclectic interiors and warm welcoming lighting, The Phoenix is a nightclub that provides a fusion of beautiful people and entertainment. The evenings are revved up with special theme nights that provide an invigorating vivacity. Feeling blue and looking for a night out that allows you to let loose and spell relaxation, then this is the place that permits you just that. For further information, log on to their website or call on the numbers mentioned.
This is an intimate outdoor venue with a pleasant courtyard feel. Live jazz music is played nightly to a sophisticated crowd. The martinis are a definite must, and there is also an excellent cigar selection to choose from inside. This is a great place to sit under the oak trees and enjoy the breeze while watching some of Austin's best dancers dance up front. Better yet, why not join in?