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The Best Espresso Martinis in Austin

  • March 19, 2023
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Gather around y’all! We’re giving you the low down on the best espresso martinis in Austin!

Are you looking for a way to satisfy your adult coffee craving? Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of some of the latest (and greatest) spots to grab an espresso martini in Austin. Whether you’re keeping it casual on the East Side of Austin or wanting to go pinky’s up in the Domain, we’ve collected all the bars across the city with the best espresso martini recipes.

📷 Photo Credit: Paul Martin's Austin Grill

1. Paul Martin's Austin Grill

First up is Paul Martin’s Austin Grill in the Domain. If you’re in the mood for a steak while you’re in North Austin, chances are you’ll end up here, but it’s also quite common just to pop in for a cocktail or two. To secure your spot, make a reservation ahead of time on their website and once you have that espresso martini in hand, we highly recommend pairing your after-dinner drink with their Warm Butter Cake for dessert. Who doesn’t love a warm cake topped with vanilla ice cream after all?

Hours & Location

Daily 11 AM-10 PM

Happy Hour: Sun-Thurs 3-6 PM, Fri & Sat 2-5 PM

📍3120 Palm Way, Suite 130 Austin, TX 78758

📷 Photo Credit: The Lucky Duck

2. The Lucky Duck

The Lucky Duck is a great place to kick back and shake off some workweek stress. Their signature espresso martini is made with nothing but the best top-shelf liquors and it’s not uncommon to find live music to pair perfectly with that cocktail. As you already know, Austin’s food truck scene is pretty important to our up and coming city which is why Lucky Duck has a taco truck in their own backyard for customers looking for a good bite while you sip.

Hours & Location

Mon – Thurs. | 6 PM–2 AM
Friday | 4 PM – 2 AM
Sat. – Sun. | 12 PM – 2 AM

📍 1300 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

📷 Photo Credit: Justine's Brasserie

3. Justine's Brasserie

All dressed up with no place to go? Not anymore! Your stilettos and fitted suits are more than welcome at Justine’s! This high-end french brasserie is located just west of downtown in the Clarkesville neighborhood of Austin. If you’re budgeting this may be a spot to save up for, but if you’re willing to drop a bit of cash, this is your spot! Make sure you’re looking for a little bit of a wake up because unlike most mixes, Justine’s espresso martini calls for real espresso!

Hours & Location

Open 6 PM – 11 PM
Closed on Tuesdays

📍4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

📷 Photo Credit: Codependent Cocktails + Coffee

4. Codependent Cocktails + Coffee

What’s better than a fancy coffee? A spiked fancy coffee, also known as an espresso martini. Located in Downtown Austin, Codependent Cocktails + Coffee has all kinds of beverages nailed down with their espresso martini being a crowd favorite. It’s also a great place to work and network all day with other young professionals in Austin. If you’re not the work-from-cafe type, it’s also a great place to transition to after work drinks! Try giving their cocktail called “The Codependent” a try if you’re willing to try their spin on a coffee flavored cocktail made with tequila.

Hours & Location

Mon. – Wed. | 8 AM – 11 PM
Thur. – Fri. | 8 AM – 2 AM
Saturday | 9 AM – 2 AM
Sunday | 9 AM – 9 PM

📍 301 West Ave Suite 110, Austin, TX 78701

Espresso Martinis in Austin at the Roosevelt Room
📷 Photo Credit: @TheRooseveltRoom

5. The Roosevelt Room

The Roosevelt Room does not take cocktail mixing lightly. Their espresso martini not only come with some unique flavors like macadamia liquor but also a bit of a history lesson. Just take a look at their website to figure out where and when these cocktails were curated. This espresso martini in particular dates back to London in the late 1980s. Looking for some more lessons? Sign up for some of their bartending classes on their website taught directly out of their downtown Austin location. Oh! And did we mention they have their full cocktail list available for pickup AND delivery?

Hours & Location

Mon. – Wed. 4 pm – 12 am
Thur. – Sat. 4 pm – 2 am
Sunday 3 pm – 12 am

📍307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

📷 Photo Credit: Red Ash

6. Red Ash

Italian food is a bit of a rarity in our city full of tacos and barbecue. For that reason, Red Ash is always packed, and even getting a reservation is hard. We hope you’re a planner because you’ll most likely be making your reservation about 2 months in advance for this high scale Italian restaurant located in Downtown Austin. This is all the more reason to make sure you take full advantage of the menu and order their espresso martini to conclude your meal (Okay, fine. Order a tiramisu, too).

Hours & Location

Open Daily 5 PM – 10 PM

📍 Colorado Tower, 303 Colorado St #200, Austin, TX 78701

📷 Photo Credit: Eden Cocktail Bar

7. Eden Cocktail Bar

While this isn’t your spot for a lively ladies’ night, this is definitely the place to feel like you’re part of an exclusive few. Visit Eden Cocktail Bar on East 6th Street in Downtown Austin for an intimate date night with dim candle lighting. While you’re there, try Kristen’s favorite espresso martini in the city. However, rather than ordering your average espresso martini, order what’s called “Water of Life.” It has bourbon, demerara, salted caramel, filtered coffee, and chocolate cream to top it off.

Hours & Location

Sun. – Wed. | 6 PM – 12 AM
Thursday | 6 PM – 1 AM
Fri. – Sat. | 6 PM – 2 AM

📍 214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Devil May Care in Austin
📷 Photo Credit: @stufftodoinaustin

8. Devil May Care

The underground lounge awaits your presence. With late night libations and entertainment, this spot offers a seductive experience unlike any other. Devil May Care is located at the corner of 6th and San Antonio Street in Downtown Austin and while you’re there, you have to try the espresso martini it’s amazing. Whether you’re visiting just for the espresso martini (we won’t judge you), try out the Mediterranean-inspired menus, fine wines and craft cocktails.

Hours & Location

Sun. – Tues. | CLOSED
Wed. | 5:30 PM – 10 PM
Thur. | 5:30 PM – 12 AM
Fri. – Sat. | 5:30 PM – 2 AM

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

📷 Photo Credit: @stufftodoinaustin

9. The Treasury at Shangri-La

You do not want to miss out on this semi-secret bank-themed bar located behind Shangri-La. If you’re looking for a smaller and more intimate vibe, The Treasury Speakeasy is the place to be! All you have to do is follow the green lights around the back of Shangri-La, press the call button and wait to be let in. Although this speakeasy has no food, located upstairs is a food trailer where you can bring down some White-Castle inspired burgers and enjoy a fun, unconventional pairing with a couple of espresso martinis! Be sure to stop by their happy hour which is from 6-8PM and start your night off on a good note!

Hours & Location

Sun. & Tues. – Thurs. | 6 PM – 12 AM
Fri. – Sat. | 6 PM – 1 AM

📍 1016 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

People drinking espresso martinis in Austin at Halcyon
📷 Photo Credit: Halcyon

10. Halcyon

Halcyon is a coffeehouse by day, bar and lounge by night where you can sit back, relax and find your inner carefree, untroubled, prosperous self. This versatile spot has brunch, live music, spacious spots to get work done, meet up with friends, or even just have the day to yourself so no matter what your reason is for making a trip here, you’ll leave with a new favorite spot in Austin. Something that we recommend you try is the chocolate espresso martini of course!

Hours & Location

Check Locations for Hours

📍 Multiple Locations

📷 Photo Credit: @stufftodoinaustin

12. Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

It doesn’t get more Austin than this unique coffee and beer garden spot. Created by an Austinite, Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden is a nationally recognized wildlife habitat that provides shelter, water, and food sources for a variety of creatures. You definitely get a true feeling of the Austin culture and heritage as there are local art, music, purveyors, and community everywhere you look. There are so many beverage options from coffee to wine, but we recommend you try the Nitro Espresso Cocktail a.k.a the Cosmic Espresso Martini made with Nitro on tap!

Hours & Location

Sun. – Wed. | 8 AM – 11 PM
Thurs. – Sat. | 8 AM – 12 AM

📍121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge
📷 Photo Credit: @endless_brunch

13. Honey Moon Spirit Lounge

Tucked away on 34th street, Honey Moon Spirit Lounge is a cozy restaurant full of wonderful surprises. Enjoy the espresso martini with house infused vanilla vodka under the dazzling front deck illuminated with crystal chandeliers and flickering candles or inside where you’ll get a whimsical French vintage vibe. Everything about this spot is Instagrammable so pull up a stool and indulge in either some brunch, dinner, deserts, or drinks!

Hours & Location

Tues. – Thurs. | 4 PM – 10 PM
Fri. – Sat. | 4 PM – 11 PM
Sun. | 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

📍624 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705

Espresso martinis at Electric Shuffle in Austin
📷 Photo Credit: @endless_brunch

14. Electric Shuffle

Next to Rainey St. sits the vibiest bar in Austin – Electric Shuffle.  Sip on caramel espresso martinis while playing epic games of high-tech shuffle board with your friends. You’ll love capturing Instagram photos in their colorful modern, industrial spot. On the weekends, brunch turns into a party with a delicious brunch menu and an awesome DJ. Whether you’re going for happy hour or brunch, your group is definitely going to have a good time.

Hours & Location

Mon. – Thurs. | 11 AM – 12 AM
Friday | 11 AM – 2 AM
Saturday | 10 AM – 2 AM
Sunday | 10 AM – 2 AM

📍91 Red River St STE 102, Austin, TX 78701

Idle Hands
📷 Photo Credit: @stufftodoinaustin

15. Idle Hands

If you’re bouncing around on Rainey, and need a pick me up, Idle Hands is your move. This little oasis is inspired by the Caribbean. Grab a seat on the front patio with your friends with the best people watching views on Rainey. Also, don’t forget to order a smash burger from the food truck onsite – NADC.

Hours & Location

Mon. – Wed. | 5 PM – 12 AM
Thurs. | 2 PM – 12 AM
Fri. | 12 AM – 2 AM
Sat. | 11 AM – 2 AM
Sun. | 11 AM – 12 AM

📍85 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

📷 Photo Credit: @TheBeezKneez

16. The Beez Knees

It’s always a good time at Granny’s! Right next to Cat’s Pajamas on West 6 is the knick-knack filled low key Beez Kneez. It’s one of the most uniquely decorated bars in Austin. It looks like your Grandma’s basement bar in the 90s with floral wallpaper, ancient TVs, and more. There are so many great photo ops! And, they make a great espresso martini!

Hours & Location

Mon. – Thurs. | 6 PM – 2 AM
Fri. | 5 PM – 2 AM
Sat – Sun. | 3 PM – 2 AM

📍610 Nueces St Suite 100, Austin, TX 78701

📷 Photo Credit: @GibsonStreetBar

17. Gibson St. Bar

Gibson Street Bar is known for their incredible holiday pop up bars, but did you know they have a delicious espresso martini? The next time you’re on South Lamar, you can’t miss the chance to try it! It’s walking distance from Zilker Park and Barton Springs. On top of the yummy espresso martinis, they have a great list of seasonal cocktails, craft beers, and more.

Hours & Location

Mon. – Thurs. | 4 PM – 2 AM
Fri. – Sun. | 4 PM – 2 AM

📍1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

📷 Photo Credit: @eatdrinkanthem

18. Anthem

Sip espresso martinis in a beautiful eclectic restaurant while enjoying delicious fare that’s a combination of Latin, Asian, and Texas influences. Anthem is gorgeous bar on Rainey with an amazing menu. It features incredible entrees and shareable like the Pupu Party Platter that features Brisket Rangoons, Shishito Pepper Queso, Salted Charred Edamame, JFC Honey Sriracha Popcorn Chicken, and Miso Mac Daddy. This explosion of flavor has us salivating! Anthem is located on Rainey, so this is the spot to go to get the party started!

Hours & Location

Mon. – Wed. | 12 PM – 10 PM
Thurs. | 12 PM – 11 PM
Fri. | 12 PM – 12 AM
Sat. | 11 AM – 12 AM
Sun. | 11 AM – 10 PM

📍91 Rainey Street, STE 120, Austin,  TX 78701

📷 Photo Credit: @endless_brunch

19. Half Step

Half Step is one of the best cocktail bars on Rainey, so you know that their espresso martini is good! Their moody lounge is the perfect place to meet up with some friends and sip some cocktails while watching live music. They always have a great band inside. Their outdoor patio is also spacious and fun with another outdoor bar. We love grabbing cocktails and stopping by the onsite food truck, Little Lucy’s, for some fresh donuts!

Hours & Location

Mon. – Thurs. | 4 PM – 2 AM
Thurs. – Sun | 2 PM – 2 AM

📍75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

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