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9 Snazzy Austin Speakeasies

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Speakeasies are growing in popularity despite their secretive nature, and Austin has plenty to explore. Even though they can be exclusive, we’ve got some tea on the hotspots and some tips on how to get into them. Shh!

Join in with the coolest locals and check out these Austin speakeasies for a one-of-a-kind night. Don’t worry, we’ll keep it a secret if you can!

From the street, this spot looks like a run-down shop with a plain “Floppy Disk Repair” sign marking the entrance. But when you get inside after acquiring the secret door code, you’ll find a vibrant cocktail bar, equipped with eclectic decor like taxidermy, Oujia boards, swings, and a neon sign reading “mmm… your hair smells pretty.”

Trust us, the effort to get inside is worth it!

๐Ÿ—“MONโ€“SUN | 4PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ“119 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

If you’re not actively searching for this relaxed, intimate spot, you’ll definitely miss it. Garage is an unassuming bar in a hip, midcentury-inspired space. When you’re on Colorado Street, look for a parking garage directly south of Dirty Sixth, and follow the entryway until you reach the door. Cocktails marks the spot!

๐Ÿ—“TUEโ€“THUR | 5PMโ€“12AM

๐Ÿ—“FRIโ€“SAT | 5PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ—“SUNโ€”MON | CLOSED

๐Ÿ“503 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

This is one of our new favorite speakeasies in Austin. The drinks are absolutely unreal, there wasn’t a single one that we didn’t like. We aren’t sure we can even pick a favorite! This is Austin’s newest cocktail venue,ย erupts as a paradise lost, offering up some of the finest boutiqueย cocktails and liquors available. Chris is a previous bartender over at Here Nor There and he is now able to share his speakeasy vision through Eden. Keep an eye out for the red light in the alleyway, sneaky!

Reservations must be made!

๐Ÿ“214 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

Here Nor There has an exclusive feel, as guests have to make a reservation on an app to get in, or become a member for an annual fee. However, the experience is completely worth it! This stylish bar features an eclectic design and globally-inspired cocktails that are brought to you by servers.

With some of the best drinks in town and a vibrant atmosphere, it easily makes the list as one of our favorite Austin speakeasies.ย 

๐Ÿ—“SUNโ€“WEDย | 5PMโ€“12AM

๐Ÿ—“THURโ€“SAT | 5PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ“612 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Tucked beneath Buenos Aires Cafe, Milonga Room is a 1920s-themed speakeasy serving as an intimate, exclusive environment for Austinites. Be sure to book a reservation in order to get in, then enjoy the vintage aesthetic and Latin American-influenced cocktails and amaros!

๐Ÿ—“FRI-SAT | 5PMโ€“CLOSE

๐Ÿ“1201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Located above Mi Madre’s Restaurant, near Cherrywood Coffee, is Techno Mezcaleria & Agave Bar, a speakeasy setting with a fantastic outdoor patio. This spot features Mezcal and Agave cocktails with bold flavors like pineapple, pickled grape, sage, and chili, with an old Western vibe.ย 

๐Ÿ—“WEDโ€“FRI | 5PMโ€“12AM

๐Ÿ—“SAT | 5PMโ€“1AM

๐Ÿ—“SUN | 4PMโ€“11PM

๐Ÿ—“MONโ€“TUES | CLOSED

๐Ÿ“2201 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

One of Austin’s most well-known and oldest speakeasies is Midnight Cowboy, a spot with a hip vibe and old-school cocktail menu. But you can’t just walk into this incredible experience.

Make sure to book a reservation a couple weeks in advance and be prepared to jump through a few hoops to get in. Something this good can’t come too easy, right?

๐Ÿ—“MON | CLOSED

๐Ÿ—“TUES & WED | 6PMโ€“11:30PM

๐Ÿ—“THURSโ€“SAT | 6PMโ€“11:45PM

๐Ÿ—“SUN | 6PMโ€“10:30PM

๐Ÿ“313 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

This speakeasy is located on the ground floor of Firehouse Hostel and requires you to slide a bookshelf to the side to access it. Once you’re inside Firehouse Lounge, you’ll find a cozy lounge with a sleek interior and old-world charm, eclectic live music, and incredible craft cocktails with local ingredients!

๐Ÿ—“WEDโ€“THUR | 5PMโ€“1AM

๐Ÿ—“FRIโ€“SAT | 5PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ—“SUN | 5PMโ€“1AM

๐Ÿ—“MONโ€“TUE | CLOSED

๐Ÿ“605 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Start your weekend on a high note! This legendary South Congress club is a must-visit for local Austinites and visitors. Known as “the granddaddy of live music venues,” the Continental Club features rock, country, jazz, and blues acts in a retro atmosphere.

It has established a worldwide reputation and features both local and national acts! Be sure to grab a picture in front of the iconic neon sign above the entrance!

๐Ÿ—“MON | 6PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ—“TUESโ€“FRI | 4PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ—“SAT | 2PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ—“SUN | 2PMโ€“1:30AM

๐Ÿ—“TUESโ€“FRI | 4PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ“1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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