Welcome to The Driskill Hotel. Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill remains a landmark of legendary Texas hospitality. Located on Sixth Street in the heart of downtown Austin, the luxurious, historic hotel is convenient to all that the city has to offer.
Daily happy hour specials in 1886 Café & Bakery & live music + happy hour in the Driskill Bar!
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Built in 1876 by a cattle baron and has hosted a history of political parties and inaugurations.In the 1970s this hotel was a hangout for musician, humorist, and journalist Richard "Kinky" Friedman.
Go here for a drink or three.
Have a drink at the bar, feel like an oil baron
Opened in 1886, this is the oldest operating hotel in Austin. Legend has it the original owner, cattle baron Jesse Driskill, lost the hotel to his brother in law in a poker game in 1888.
the little seats near the elevators next to the bar is a nice place to sneak away from the crowds. "elevator alley", i call it.
Welcome SXSW'ers! While admiring the grandeur of the lobby, don't forget to enjoy the Driskill's complimentary in-room Wi-Fi. - Sony Vaio
They say this lovely Texas landmark is haunted. Me? I don’t believe in ghosts, and I had a lengthy debate about this very topic with a rather opaque visitor one autumn night in room 319.
Top notch collection of people to connect with.
The Driskill Hotel is lit up lovely at night. Consider shooting during dusk, and use a tripod to shoot at slower shutter speeds to avoid camera shake and blurry pictures.
Texas Sized Hospitality. Sets the standard for elegance & offers a restaurant, bakery, piano bar and GHOSTS. Budget travelers, this is NOT your scene. But sometimes you just gotta go for it!
driskill during sxsw is a quiet civilized stop to meet friends, have a drink, hold a work conf call, charge ur phone & go to the bathroom.
Check out the stained glass ceiling in the lobby.
Is there a more Texan bar atmosphere? This is one of our top choices for post-show hangouts.
pro tip: if you need to store jackets/laptops for a few hours or so, ask the concierge outside. there's a storage area in back. be nice and tip well!
This place is haunted! So they say...
The classiest happy hour in Austin. Awesome.
you must try the breakfast burrito at the Driskill hotel, it is kick @ss. you can skip lunch if you can eat the entire thing.
Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, the hotel stands as a landmark of Texas hospitality. The luxury hotel is close to the Capitol, Convention Center and entertainment districts.
The Driskell Bar makes me swoon (when it's not SXSW mobbed). Great live music. Revolver light fixtures. Killer bartenders. (And don't miss the cupcakes sneakily for sale at the bar)
Busts of Driskill and his two sons are located high atop each entrance, along with stylized heads of Texas longhorn steers.
Request an UberPedicab to take you over to the Convention Center.
Well-known for being one of the most haunted hotels in America!
Wow. This place is amazing. Beautiful lobby and bar area.
Rub shoulders and noses with the glitterati
Too many people.
While you're in town you might as well unlock the cities badge, right? http://www.dvdido.com/2011/07/keep-austin-weird.html?m=1
This is the granddaddy of luxury hotels in Austin. Located right at Sixth Street and Congress Avenue, the Driskill has been showing off the best side of Austin since 1886.
The French toast at 1886 is to die for.
Mmmmmm, Driskill. Not sure how to beat this in Austin.
One of the best places to go in Austin. A must see if you're a visitor.
Lounge area off Mezzanine ladies room is very quiet, has sofa
Long wait to eat? Go to the bar in the back and grab a table for 2 without waiting.
Must make time for brunch 1886 cafe
They folded my wash towels like a swan. What more do u need?
The cinnamon roll at 1886 is definitely a must.
Have a Texas martini
do a very nice place I would recommend to proceed :)
Perfect for wedding receptions, company parties, or just brunch on a Sunday morning. The best thing about this place? Word has it that Room 429 (amongst others) is haunted!
Upstairs Balcony is believed to be haunted as well as room 308. Also they have Chimay on tap!
Request room 535 if its available or any of the corner rooms facing 6th street. You won't regret it. Then, look out for the friendly ghost! :)
the baked huevos rancheros & hangover burger are amazing at brunch.
Interesting activity in the ballroom...swaying crystals in the chandelier and some flickering electricity. Had a friend feel a close brush or scrape by her shoulder...