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Clive Bar

Clive Bar

Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • Kyle B.
    "One of the great hidden gems downtown, just off Rainey Street."(3 Tips)
    Victor V.
    "Great outdoor seating and mezcal mules at Bar Ilegal."(5 Tips)
    Kristen K.
    "So much outdoor space, awesome view, tons of food trucks to deliver."(13 Tips)
    Timothy K.
    "Great live music and a relaxed atmosphere."(4 Tips)
79 Tips and reviews
  • outdoor seating
  • rainey street
  • mezcal
  • live music
  • bar ilegal
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  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JonesJanuary 2, 2015
    Great cocktail menu. However, some bartenders may need to be reminded that every cocktail should not be shaken. Nightly $6 cocktails during the week and free biscuits and gravy 2nd & 4th Sunday's.
  • Travis B.
    Travis BlankenshipJanuary 22, 2012
    Ask the bartenders what they like to make. They're all very passionate about their craft, and they tend to have a couple of amazing drinks in their back pockets! Or just get a Pecan Porter on draft.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkApril 17, 2013
    Clive is one of the most relaxing bars on Rainey Street because of its "Western" feel. Try visiting several of the bars on the street, each has a very distinct personality.
  • Brooklyn United
    Brooklyn UnitedMarch 6, 2012
    Part of the Rainey St. collection of bars, Clive Bar has a distinct vibe with a nice wooden side porch, perfect for enjoying a drink and the warm Austin weather.
  • WD S.
    WD SprinkleOctober 3, 2013
    be under 30 & a hot femme ... then the service is excellent ... if your not option 1, 2 or both .... be prepared to stand at the bar with an empty glass in your hand!
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchMarch 7, 2012
    One of the great hidden gems downtown, just off Rainey Street. And make sure to check out Bar Ilegal in the backyard.
  • Jim C.
    Jim CarusoMarch 7, 2013
    A favorite, slightly out of the way, spot - during SxSW or anytime.
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 8, 2011
    There's an obvious reason why Clive Bar rhymes with "dive bar," so you can ask the bartender for menus of a couple restaurants across the street.
  • David P.
    David PittsSeptember 30, 2014
    It's crowded on Saturday, but nowhere near as bad as some other areas of town. Good selection of beer and a well made G&T.
  • Kristen K.
    Kristen KeysSeptember 30, 2011
    I love sitting outside here. So much outdoor space, awesome view, tons of food trucks to deliver. Perfect!
  • J. T.
    J. TilzOctober 3, 2011
    This place is fantastic. However, the ping pong table is unfairly positioned and leaves one side with an unfair advantage.
  • Wendy Q.
    Wendy QiMay 9, 2016
    Don't miss the mezcal house tucked in the back of clives sprawling patio
  • Molly H.
    Molly HarrisMay 7, 2014
    Jonny Gray killed it last night at Clive Bar. Such a cool place for an intimate set.
  • David R.
    David RamirezMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the "dive-iest" fancy bar in all of Austin. All the class of a high scale lounge with tons more character. Plus with $2 Pearl you can't beat it.
  • Brittany R.
    Brittany RouseMay 6, 2014
    Love the outdoor space here, and they have great beer prices.
  • Arthur C.
    Arthur CarmichaelNovember 7, 2011
    Order eats from the bevy of food trucks across the street (the bartenders have the menus)
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisJune 8, 2015
    Cool house turned bar. Me gusta. Sometimes have live music.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughApril 1, 2014
    best bar on rainy st. great outdoor space.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CNovember 11, 2012
    Oddly enough the patio here is unquestionably one if the best places to see the bats!
  • Sem
    SemMarch 22, 2013
    Awesome bartenders and drinks. Sit outside and enjoy!
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassDecember 28, 2014
    Mulled wine and spiked apple cider! Was perfect for a chilly Texan night.
  • Victor V.
    Victor VuAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great outdoor seating and mezcal mules at Bar Ilegal.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyMarch 19, 2015
    Great outside terrace for live music.
  • Joep v.
    Joep van Loon3 days ago
    Great bar with Dutch gin 🇳🇱
  • Mark Y.
    Mark YawnOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Slam a shot of Herradura neat, chase it with a Victoria! Life will be fantastic.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonSeptember 9, 2011
    Cool bar to grab drinks at... dark, lots of candles, great deck.
  • Dylan T.
    Dylan TurnerNovember 13, 2013
    Great patio! Great selection! Great bar!
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony ArmendarizOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order scotch on the rocks and they'll pour you a triple
  • Brian
    BrianJune 3, 2015
    Great cocktails, Andres is the best!
  • Timothy K.
    Timothy KimOctober 10, 2015
    Great live music and a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Rachel Y.
    Rachel YouensJune 10, 2010
    Pay respects to the passing of the Peacock Lounge by sipping a cocktail in their old chairs, which now reside here
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PresleyFebruary 17, 2012
    Huge outdoor area for all the patio dwellers.
  • Danielle O.
    Danielle OrangeApril 27, 2016
    Best old fashioned I've ever had.
  • Lucile H.
    Lucile HechtMay 30, 2015
    Get the Lavender Word and enjoy the patio
  • Avery E.
    Avery EpsteinFebruary 18, 2015
    The moscow mules are amazing
  • Chandler L.
    Chandler LewisJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Todd the bartender is amazing and makes a great dirty martini. The service is impeccable
  • Regina G.
    Regina GinesFebruary 28, 2015
    Moscow mule!!! Cool dog, picked up some kayak tips...
  • Andrea E.
    Andrea EngellandSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't come here. I love Rainey st but our bartender is TERRIBLE. Or come here and ask for one of the male bartenders.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SanchezNovember 11, 2012
    This bar is nice, but seriously blows on service sorry to say this. And could have done without the men's bathroom door being open
  • Max M.
    Max MullenJanuary 22, 2012
    Ask for St. George's Gin (Cask)
  • Scott T.
    Scott Terraciano-SpenceNovember 18, 2012
    We are in the "Mescal Room.". God have mercy on our souls.
  • Glenda M.
    Glenda McKinneyJuly 21, 2015
    Decent dart board
  • AMBER B.
    AMBER BEDOLLAMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rainey st mule is delicious!
  • Navin S.
    Navin SivanandamFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Service industry discount. Just tell the bartender where you work.
  • Liz K.
    Liz KelleyJune 8, 2011
    Don't look like an out of towner and order a "specialty drink" because they don't have them. Stick with Pearl.
  • Edith G.
    Edith G.October 21, 2012
    Don't steal the pretty glassware, they check your bags on your way out
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler McPheetersNovember 30, 2014
    Great patio and drinks.
  • Michal M.
    Michal MineckiAugust 17, 2013
    Rainey street the LA of Austin.
  • Adrienne E.
    Adrienne EmersonMay 17, 2014
    Order a Moscow Mule.
  • Alia M.
    Alia McKeeJanuary 27, 2010
    I dig the bartenders at Clive. Great outdoor space. Ready for a beautiful spring day. Read more
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotApril 8, 2015
    Get the Mezcal drinks
  • Isabel J.
    Isabel JMarch 31, 2012
    If you don't dress like an idiot, be prepared for several annoying people to call you a hipster
  • Cara M.
    Cara MassacreJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Deep Eddy frozen drink here. Must. Have.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MurphyApril 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have awesome live bands
  • Briana C.
    Briana CarlsonOctober 29, 2013
    Try a barrel aged cocktail!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica McMahonSeptember 5, 2011
    Get some food across the street at G'raj ma hal! They will deliver it to Clive.
  • Lily P.
    Lily PattersonMay 31, 2014
    Cool atmosphere, rude staff
  • Suri R.
    Suri RJanuary 3, 2014
    Sick mezcal selection.
  • Cholina A.
    Cholina ArceApril 14, 2015
    pet friendly 😍
  • Tom W.
    Tom WilburMay 26, 2011
    Hungry? Order take out from G'Raj Mahal next door.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MurphyNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool. Bar :)
  • Ally B.
    Ally BamaMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy French 75's Read more
  • Alex L.
    Alex LemanskiJuly 6, 2013
    Kick out of a bar sober is odd....
  • Zach Y.
    Zach YearyFebruary 9, 2014
    Very weak and Wayyyy overpriced drinks. Nogo
  • Tony W.
    Tony WenzelAugust 18, 2012
    this bar is the OP
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 12, 2010
    Love the candles outside, luring me in...
  • David R.
    David RamirezMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bar in Austin. Period. Exclamation mark.
  • Jai D.
    Jai DeckerMarch 15, 2011
    Remember to not wear open toe shoes...
  • Frank B.
    Frank BurnsJanuary 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Text me I live nearby I'll come drink :)
  • Cody J.
    Cody JulianNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip your bartenders ya'll.
  • Stefano M.
    Stefano MalanoSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice hide way
  • Jason
    JasonFebruary 3, 2013
    Don't do redeyes here
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 30, 2010
    Meet your dream dive bar.
  • Better Than The Van
    Better Than The VanSeptember 4, 2010
    Nerd alert! Be aware!
  • Sara A.
    Sara AnguianoDecember 24, 2011
    Awful liquor selection
  • Ismael C.
    Ismael CisnerosJuly 7, 2010
    say what up to Iba!
  • Amber Q.
    Amber QuistMarch 15, 2010
    Off the beaten path -
  • Brett B.
    Brett BendeleOctober 26, 2013
    Bar 96 is a piece of shit
  • Erik H.
    Erik HuddlestonAugust 23, 2012
    Horrible service!!!!
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