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The Best Walkable Bars Near UT Austin

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One of the best parts about the University of Texas is its location. Being in downtown Austin has so many perks, including its proximity to incredible bars, restaurants, things to do, coffee shops, and more! We love when we don’t even have to hop in a car to go somewhere, so we have picked out some of our favorite walkable bars near UT.

Next time you’re in need of happy hour, a place to watch the big game, or a casual hangout spot with friends, check out these walkable bars near UT! 

Just north of campus on San Jacinto Boulevard is one of our favorite walkable bars near UT. Crown & Anchor Pub has served the Hyde Park/University neighborhood since 1987 and is a consistent bar of choice for students and those in the neighborhood. With a big beer selection, daily happy hour from 2PM-7PM, pub fare, and a dog-friendly patio, you can’t go wrong with this choice!

MON-SUN | 11AM-2AM

📍2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Looking for a casual spot to watch the game or enjoy open-mic nights? Posse East is a great pick! This spirited sports bar is located at the edge of Hyde Park on Duval Street, making it the perfect place for happy hour or a tailgate destination. 

MON-SUN | 11AM-11PM

📍2900 Duval St, Austin, TX 78705

As the host of some of our favorite food trucks near campus, Spider House really offers the best of both worlds. Try the Arlos Curbside and Lick it Up trucks, while enjoying a drink from their full bar and a live music performance, DJ, or comedy act. 

MON-SUN | 10AM-12AM

📍2906 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

If you’re looking for local, authentic craft beer, Growler USA has you covered. With over 100 taps exclusively from American craft breweries, this hotspot will not let you down. Plus, Growler USA also offers draught wine, ciders, hard and soft root beers, cold-pressed coffee, and other hand-crafted beverages.

MON-THU | 3PM–10PM
FRI-SAT | 11AM–11PM
SUN | 11AM–10PM

📍609 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705

This West campus gem features pool tables, darts, and TVs along with draft beers and a full bar, making it the perfect spot for a casual weekend hangout while the game is on. Mockingbird Saloon, formerly The Local, is an intimate pub and a must for UT students and others in the area.

MON-SUN | 2PM-2AM

📍2610 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Located in the Moxy Austin-University Hotel, Bar Moxy is a more upscale option. Order a signature cocktail and enjoy it with friends in the spacious, cozy lobby or the open-air backyard next to the fire pits. Since it’s right off campus, the location is convenient for a post-class break! While you’re at it, be sure to also grab a taco from Zombie Taco, the hotel’s 24/7 food truck-inspired taco counter. 

MON-WED | 2PM-12AM
THU | 2PM–2AM
FRI-SAT | 11AM–2AM

📍552 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

As one of Austin’s oldest live music venues, The Hole in the Wall has made a name for itself and is definitely one of the best walkable bars near UT. With live music every night from 7PM-close, two stages, a beer garden, and a pinball arcade, you’ll quickly fall in love with this Hole in the Wall bar!

MON-SUN | 3PM-2AM

📍2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

More Stuff to Do in Austin

We’re excited for you to try out these walkable bars near UT and find a new go-to! For more stuff to do around Austin, make sure to download the UNATION app, and be sure to follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitter, and Facebook. Subscribe above if you want our new guides to go straight to your inbox.

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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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