Taste the toasty aromas of your favorite whiskies when you visit any one of our recommendations. Falling in step with our microbrew fame, Austin is home to a plethora of joints that specialize in whiskey. Find your next favorite spot that might be right in your neighborhood for a classic whiskey drink, like a smooth whiskey sour, a heartwarming Manhattan, or twist on the Negroni: a Boulevardier. Make a date at any one of the best whiskey bars in Austin for your next drink.
Right in the heart of downtown Austin, Gibson Street Bar is just south of the river walking distance from Barton Springs and Zilker Park. Offering 16 craft beers and more cocktail concoctions you can imagine, Gibson is a spot to grab one of your favorite whiskey cocktails. They’re known for holiday decorating and a great rotation of seasonal cocktails. As one of our top whiskey bars, you have to drop in and try their Toronto Sour.
📍1109 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704
Taste a true Austin original whiskey up close and personal when you visit the Still Whiskey Distillery. Located in South Austin, nearby Spokesman Coffee (also a must-try!) Still Whiskey is “music in a bottle” inspired by the musicians that inhabit and pass through our city. Tasting notes are comprised of cinnamon, brown butter, almonds, with a tropical, toffee, and baking spice finish… but you’ll have to try it for yourself. One of the best whiskey bars curating their whiskey in-house; it doesn’t get much better than that!
📍440 E. St. Elmo Rd. Unit F Austin, TX 78745
Just a half-hour away from Austin, Dripping Springs is home to one of the best whiskey bars. Treaty Oaks is a celebrated distillery offering tasting classes, tours, and workshops all in the realm of whiskey. Learn the heritage of whiskey and its different selections. Learn how to craft the perfect old fashion cocktail in your own bar space at home for entertaining. Book a tour today to check out their ranch and enjoy a glass for us!
📍16604 Fitzhugh Rd. Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Right in the heart of downtown Austin’s Warehouse District, DuMont’s Down Low is one of those intimate whiskey bars that make you feel like you’re in a mysterious film noir. Plush couches with cocktail tables in the center let you gather and converse closely among rows of whisky barrels. Try a classic bee’s knee’s cocktail for a true whiskey bourbon drink made right.
📍214 W. 4th St. Suite B. Austin, TX 78701
If you’re looking for a toasty whiskey cocktail and live music to accompany it, then you’ve got to stop by Seven Grand right in the heart of Austin’s financial district. Seven Grand showcases an enormous library of whiskies, rye whiskey, scotch, and bourbons. Play a game of pool, engage in lively conversation, enjoy the music, and stay awhile. You can also join the Whiskey Society; a membership program that allows further exploration of this treasured spirit.
📍405 E. 7th St. Austin, TX 78701
When you step into Whisler’s unassuming brick side entrance, it feels like you’ve been transported into a castle. Gorgeous hints of rustic, gothic architecture encompass the walls with funky decorative additions. Grab a table inside, lit by candlelight, for a delicious Manhattan or old fashion cocktail. One of the best whiskey bars right in the heart of East Sixth, catch live music and food trucks out on the patio regularly!
📍1816 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78702
If you find yourself in North Austin looking for a classic Irish pub specializing in whiskey varieties, stop by Jack & Ginger’s for a pint or a cocktail. When the weather’s nice (most of the year!) Jack & Ginger’s expansive patio seating hosts large groups for you to mingle with after work or for optimal game viewing. Grab a Jameson pickleback or any of your other favorite whiskies at this popular spot in the Domain.
📍11500B Rock Rose Ave. Austin, TX 78758
Chill out with your friends at this popular watering hole right in the heart of Austin’s East 6th corridor. With plenty of patio space, you can enjoy your whiskey on the rocks in the warm Texas weather. Inside Grackle, you can play tunes on a jukebox, test your aim with darts, billiards, and grab some plant-based comfort food from Arlo’s food truck outside.
📍1700 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78702
One of the best whiskey bars is another Austin-based distillery showcasing craftsmanship in the whiskey bottling process. Keeping the heritage Fierce Whiskers Distillery alive are pioneers with a passion for whiskery concocting and bringing education to the masses. Taste the difference when you take an in-depth tour of the facility and taste the smoothness of oak barrel-aged whiskey.
📍5333 Fleming Ct. Austin, TX 78744
We recently checked out High Noon and we were shocked at the selection they have. The bar is massive and filled with a bunch of options of high-class whiskey. They also had delicious frozen drinks if you are going with a group that might not be as into whiskey as you are! The vibe of the location is so fun as well with two larger patios in the front and backyard. They also have a food truck for all your hunger needs!
📍 2000 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
There is nothing better than a sharable plate paired with a nice beverage, and you can get that at Swift’s Attic! Their menu focuses on American cuisine that showcase global flavor profiles and influences and features fourteen draft beers, by-the-glass wines, and a cocktail program. A cool thing about grabbing a cocktail from this spot is that it comes with their awardwinning ice balls. Escape the busy streets of Austin with Swift’s Attic.
📍315 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Experience beer, whiskey, mixed drinks, and friendly bartenders all at Nickel City located on the east side of Austin! This is the perfect bar to go at anytime especially in the Texas heat because as long as the temperature is above 99 degrees, drinks are all an additional dollar off of the already fair prices. While you’re there, try out the Detroit-style food truck that offers coneys, sliders, wings, and more!
📍1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Head on over to award-winning cocktail bar and neighborhood restaurant, DrinkWell, in the vibrant North Loop district! Their well-rounded menu offers classic cocktails, spirits, and a rotating selection of craft beer and wines by the glass and bottle. Getting hungry while sipping on these beverages? Order some of the delicious sharable gastropub-style snacks.
📍207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Born behind a bar in Nashville, Standard Proof Whiskey Co. has made its way to Austin, Texas! Visit this new spot on Rainey street to experience authentic rye infused with real ingredients. Standard Proof also offers a tasting room where you will be able to discover their approach to whiskey which is defined by their craft infusion process!
📍51 Rainey St Unit 140A, Austin, TX 78701
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