2138 Water Street, Gonzales, TX, US, 78629
- Phone: (830) 672-1888
- Fax: (830) 672-1884
Bars & Cafes
With chef Benjamin Nathan at the helm, the Belmont seeks to transport you back in time to the Las Vegas and Palm Springs of the 1960's. Looking around, you might expect to see the Rat Pack as you sense the nostalgia of the elegant leather and soft lighting while being entertained with music of the era. The menu offers a wide range of American culinary options including cedar planked salmon and grilled asparagus as well as shrimp and grits. For the lighter appetite, try one of their unique salads like the arugula, pear and goat cheese salad or iceberg wedge salad. All in all, this place has achieved what it set out to become, an upscale classic American restaurant and bar.
Maiko, a part sushi/part martini restaurant helps break the stereotype of the rigid Japanese sushi chef. The lounge and bar at Maiko serves fusion cocktails like the Sake and Wasabi Martinis and the menu is no less. Prepared by chef Fumi, it's an amalgamation of eastern precision for the western palette. The decor at Maiko reflects this cross cultural harmony equally well; also the occasional DJ spinning grooves, something you won't find at a sushi bar talks of it. Perfect for an evening for two or for an after office drink with your pals.
District 301 provides an off-the-wall place for people to come and have drinks. Connected to Betsy's Bar, you can come and go from each place to experience a change in scenery. Call for more information.
Betsy's Bar, one of Austin's most frequently visited bar has a very kitschy look to it. With drinks available at decent prices, the bar tends to have this romantic feel to it. Hence you will see a lot of couples showing up at this place. With trendiness oozing out, this bar never really gets crowded, which is ironic because this bar is frequently visited. The music too is typical for a bar atmosphere. decent place to enjoy your drink.
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.
Hudson on Fifth is located in Downtown Austin. This bar features an outdoor patio area, a popular fixture during the spring and summer months. The large, modern bar is a great option for a night out, and also for private events.
Townhouse, located in Downtown Austin, is the place to go for adventurous and delicious cocktails. Townhouse fills its cocktails with all kinds of liquor infusions, like honeycomb or saffron infused gin, sugarcane-infused rum, or huckleberry-infused bourbon. These infusions make their way into all kinds of classic and new combination. Townhouse also hosts various events throughout the year, so if you're in the mood for new intoxicating flavors in Downtown Austin, check out Townhouse.
This very Texan bar is located in Downtown Austin. Rebels features an outdoor patio area, making it very popular in the hot summer months, as well as a large dance floor which is popular all year round. Rebels multiple TVs makes it a great option for watching your team or the big fight in lively surroundings. Rebels often puts on special events, theme nights and live music as well.
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 remodeled Jean Luc's Bistro is now the Athenian Grill. Serving lunch (cafeteria style, ordering a la carte will take longer) and dinner, the restaurant has everything one would expect of a Greek grill. The mezze platter is well populated, with dolmades, spanakopita and tiropita and the lamb preparations are always a good choice. The entrées come with bread and salad. It does not have much to offer in terms of a wine list, apart from the Makedonikos Tsantali. The Athenian Grill serves an assortment of desserts. For those unsure, look around you. As they say, when in Austin, do as the Athenians .