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!
You'll unlock this special every time you check in.
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
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.
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!
Is there a more Texan bar atmosphere? This is one of our top choices for post-show hangouts.
The classiest happy hour in Austin. Awesome.
This place is haunted! So they say...
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.
Wow. This place is amazing. Beautiful lobby and bar area.
Rub shoulders and noses with the glitterati
Well-known for being one of the most haunted hotels in America!
Too many people.
The French toast at 1886 is to die for.
Mmmmmm, Driskill. Not sure how to beat this in Austin.
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.
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
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.
One of the best places to go in Austin. A must see if you're a visitor.
The cinnamon roll at 1886 is definitely a must.
Have a Texas martini
Must make time for brunch 1886 cafe
They folded my wash towels like a swan. What more do u need?
one of the best places to network at #sxsw find me and I'll buy you a drink @rynomite
Find the room Ross is staying in, there's bound to be something fun going on
Here's a tip for the Driskill. Serve some decent top shelf in the venue. This JimBeam only crap only degrades your once impeccable name. If it is sponsorship then tell SXSW to kissyourass!
Try the batini in the Driskill bar. It's the official drink of Austin and amazing!!
The beds are delicious. And they keep toothpaste at the front desk.
nice place, but watch for creepy hotel security following guests around the halls without cause
Bar here is a bitch. Won't even serve water 3 mins after it's closed.