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Stuff to Do Picks: Our Favorite Cocktails in Austin and Where to Find Them

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Hitting y’all with the best cocktails in town. The Stuff to Do in Austin team is always out and about exploring the city and trying new food and drink joints, but there’s a couple of fun spots we frequently visit because they’re just that good! Check out our guide to the best cocktails in Austin, literally our go-to favorites.

Each team member has a special one that you are sure to fall in love with as well.

Head on over to the intimate and experimental Devil May Care in Downtown Austin! Mina’s favorite cocktail is the Rose Fizz, and it’s made with Sloeberry Gin, Plymouth Gin, rose water, pomegranate, lemon, and egg white.

🗓 Thursday | 5PM–12AM
🗓 Friday–Saturday | 5PM–1PM
🗓 Sunday | 11AM–8PM

📍 500 W 6th St Suite 100, Austin, TX 78701

If you’re looking for the cutest, basement-level patio, then you should make a res for Bar Peached in Downtown Austin. They also have a sister location called Peached Tortilla on Burnet Road! Poonam’s go-to cocktail is the Margarita De Peached, spicy marg for short–it’s made with habanero-Thai basil infused hornitos tequila, lime, and orange liqueur.

🗓 Tuesday–Wednesday | 5PM–9PM
🗓 Thursday–Saturday | 5PM–10PM
🗓 Sunday | 11AM–2:30PM | 5PM–9PM

📍1315 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

It’s probably the most popular bar and patio on East 6th, so if you haven’t been to Whisler’s, why? Evan’s favorite cocktail to indulge is the Hornet’s Nest, made with gin, honey, lemon, and red bell pepper. They even sell their some of their cocktails in cans. 

🗓 Monday–Friday | 4PM–2AM
🗓 Saturday–Sunday | 2PM–2AM

📍1816 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Calling all matcha lovers! You can get matcha in cocktail form at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden on the Southside. Mallorie’s go-to cocktail is their Frozen Matcha Painkiller, and it’s made with Match Green Tea, pineapple, coconut milk, and OJ. Mallorie recommends you add in gin to make it even more delicious.

🗓 Sunday–Wednesday | 8AM–11PM
🗓 Thursday–Saturday | 8AM–12AM

📍 121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Corinne is one of the newer restaurants to pop up in the Downtown area, and we’re so glad they are here! Kristen’s favorite cocktail quickly became the Spring Time Mule, and it’s made with Wheatley Vodka, ginger beer, apricot liqueur, and lime juice.

🗓 Monday–Friday| 11AM–11PM
🗓 Saturday–Sunday | 9AM–11PM

📍 304 E Cesar Chavez St Unit 100, Austin, TX 78701

You’re going to need to check out our speakeasy blog to find out exactly how you can get into Midnight Cowboy in Downtown! When you do, get Ariana’s go-to cocktail, Chai Bella. The bar is so secretive that we can’t even tell you what’s in it!

🗓 Thursday | 6PM–12AM
🗓 Friday–Saturday | 5PM–12AM
🗓 Sunday | 6PM–12AM

📍 313 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

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Poonam Patel

Poonam Patel

Poonam is a City Manager 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 InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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