Péché is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

1. Péché

208 W 4th St (Colorado St.), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Austin · 191 tips and reviews

Amber B.Amber Bennett: Tried the fig manhattan and the vieux carte both great; joe had manhattan henge awesome

LynneLynne: The bartenders are alchemists. Try the devil's martini for a jalapeno kick! The Bee's Knees is also delicious.

Patty R.Patty Rathbun: Creative cocktail menu, ask your server for recommendations. I love the off the menu Periwinkle cocktail, not too sweet and incredibly refreshing.

Whisler's is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

2. Whisler's

1816 E 6th St (at Chicon St), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · 81 tips and reviews

David S.David Self: Awesome outdoor seating and craft cocktails. Mezcal bar is sweet.

Dustin H.Dustin Haley: Great place for creative cocktails and a chill night away from the crowds.

José D.José Ducós: Excellently made craft cocktails and a tiny, fully stocked, Mezcal bar on the second floor. Ask for a mezcal tasting so you can really get a better appreciation for the liquor.

Midnight Cowboy is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

3. Midnight Cowboy

313 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Speakeasy · Downtown Austin · 76 tips and reviews

Keith C.Keith Cavey: The cocktails are $12 each - and worth every penny! Very cool atmosphere - great place to escape the chaos of Sixth Street. Visit midnightcowboymodeling.com to make a reservation.

Natalie L.Natalie Lin: Former brothel, beautifully remodeled with deliciously potent craft cocktails (esp the Smoke + Mirrors, a 12-yr scotch drink with flamed orange that's made table-side). Online RSVP required.

Ashley R.Ashley Rudolph: Love the cocktail menu here and, of course, the speakeasy vibe.

Firehouse Hostel and Lounge is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

4. Firehouse Hostel and Lounge

605 Brazos St Ste 100 (6th St.), Austin, TX
Lounge · Downtown Austin · 76 tips and reviews

Kelly W.Kelly Wheeler: Amazing craft cocktails. Reasonable prices. Phenomenal house made treats. Must see and do for the foody and mixologist tour.

Visit AustinVisit Austin: Pick out one (or two *wink *) of the many a phenomenal hand poured cocktails made by craft bartenders in speakeasy charm of The Firehouse Lounge. Read more.

Zach R.Zach R: This place is pretty awesome. Great ambiance, craft cocktails, and service.

The Roosevelt Room is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

5. The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St Unit-B, Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Austin · 25 tips and reviews

David S.David Self: Cigar Box is best cocktail I've ever had. Arguably best cocktails in the city. Bartenders from Whislers and drink room.

Joel G.Joel Goodman: Both cocktails I had were expertly made and delicious. Try their Charlie Chaplin.

RaniaRania: Lots of drink options. Both regular & happy hour cocktails are equally amazing.

Half Step is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

6. Half Step

75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Austin · 48 tips and reviews

Abner A.Abner Aceves: Best old fashioned I've had in a long time. This place has an ice shed that makes perfect cuts of ice. So cool. A must!

Sean M.Sean McBride: One of my favorite places I've ever been! Amazing ambiance, great indoor/outdoor space, and wonderful cocktails.

Bryan P.Bryan Peterson: Excellent, well made craft cocktails.

Garage is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

7. Garage

503 Colorado St, Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Austin · 38 tips and reviews

SaraSara: Great, tasty cocktails. Quiet, dark atmosphere. Great for happy hour and waiting our traffic in downtown Austin. Located truly in a parking garage.

Ernesto G.Ernesto Galicia: One of the places with the best cocktails I've had. Mixologists are pretty cool and the live jazz is amazing. Cozy place excellent for a date or just chill with a couple of friends

Irena P.Irena Pierova: in terms of cocktails and vibe - this is one of the best places i've visited in USA (and I visited up to hundred). Try anything from custom list.

La Condesa is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

8. La Condesa

400 W 2nd St (Guadalupe St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 264 tips and reviews

Perry N.Perry Nelson: Try their delicious cocktails: habanero margarita, watermelon elderflower martini and 'the corn one'. Highlights: atun tostada, Acapulco ceviche, steak & eggs for brunch and birthday cake ice cream.

B W.B W: Awesome cocktails, great happy hour, killer vibe. Very trendy. Try the street corn. But, overpriced/overrated food and issues with service.

Ray L.Ray Lopes: One of the best mexican restaurants I've been. Delicious Hamachi Ceviche, Tostadas de Atun and Elote. Amazing signature cocktails, go for the El Cubico (with tobacco leaf infused Cazadores Reposado).

Taverna is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

9. Taverna

258 W 2nd St (Lavaca St), Austin, TX
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 110 tips and reviews

Cindy F.Cindy Friis: Great breakfast - cheap Bellini's & Mimosa's! The location is very convenient - the boutiques are right across the street if your up for some shopping afterwards.

Bailee C.Bailee Cox: Prepare to get "Bellini happy" with $1 bellinis & mimosas ;) amazing Sunday brunch, shrimp & asparagus omelet will never fail you! Super hungry? Brisket calzone all the way!

Sebastian R.Sebastian Rivas: Brunch is delicious and mimosas are only $2 a pop. The beignets are treat but be forewarned if you don't like a little lemon zest you won't enjoy them.

drink.well. is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

10. drink.well.

207 E 53rd St (at Avenue G), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · North Loop · 56 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: Small but snazzy, offering a slew of creative craft cocktails and a rotating draft beer selection. Upscale bar food includes sliders al pastor, bourbon beanie weenies, and a Texas Kobe burger. Read more.

Brook S.Brook Shelley: Go on an off hour, and enjoy a fabulous bourbon selection, amazing cocktails, and tasty snacks. They mark gluten-free options well. It can get quite crowded here.

Rachel L.Rachel Lasseter: Amazing cocktails. Try the Vieux Carre or The Right Hand. Bar food is a cut above. Very busy on Fridays and weekends. Can be standing room only.

The Driskill Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

11. The Driskill Bar

604 Brazos St (6th St), Austin, TX
Hotel Bar · Downtown Austin · 117 tips and reviews

Charles B.Charles B: wanna come back and visit this great spot on a non-SXSW day, bet its a great place to catch up over a cocktail or 5.

Scott & Heather P.Scott & Heather Peisner: Try the Batini - worthy of being Austin's official cocktail! And more reliable than the actual bats...

MatthewMatthew: Surprisingly, the hotel bar at the Driskill is legitimately great. The bar staff is knowledgeable and courteous, and you can get a delicious cocktail for a reasonable price.

Casino El Camino is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

12. Casino El Camino

517 E 6th St (bt Red River & Neches Sts), Austin, TX
Dive Bar · Downtown Austin · 229 tips and reviews

Taylor M.Taylor McKnight: Killer bloody marys w/ bacon, bleu cheese, olives, pickles, celery, okra, cilantro and a spicy kick.

Valerie B.Valerie Brown: Get the green chili sauce on your fries loved by all who enjoy a bloody mary. The quality of the burger is great here but the flavor did not blow my mind as a professional burger eater.

Justin H.Justin Hom: Really delicious bloody mary with all the fixins.

Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

13. Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

218 W 4th St (at Lavaca St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 194 tips and reviews

Nicole Y.Nicole Yale: Great spot for delish weekend brunch with bottomless mimosas, people watching & roasting smores tableside.

Cam C.Cam Collins: Awesome ginger hibiscus mojito special.

EmmaEmma: Hibiscus and ginger mojito is fantastic! And so is the goat cheese salad.

Here Nor There is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

14. Here Nor There

612 Brazos St (7th Street), Austin, TX
Speakeasy · Downtown Austin · 14 tips and reviews

Ale K.Ale Kuri: The best cocktails in town. The way to get in may feel a little pretentious but it’s totally worth it. Great prices for the high quality of the drinks/service.

JeffreyJeffrey: What a great find! The reservation app works well. This place is classy and amazing cocktails. Great conversation at the bar. A measure of a great cocktail is the quality of ice. Clear as glass.

@livehappy8 F.@livehappy8 Forbes: Beautifully crafted cocktails and seasonal menus. Knowledge yet approachable staff. Professional but not stuffy. Everything a great cocktail bar should be.

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in Austin.

15. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

303 Red River St (at E 3rd St), Austin, TX
American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 374 tips and reviews

Elyse E.Elyse Estrada: The brunch is out if this world. Start off with an incredible $4 bloody or pomegranate mimosa, don't miss the candied yams, cornflake chicken, jalapeño sausage, king casserole and bread pudding.

Brian B.Brian Brown: Outstanding mint julep. Also, don't miss the fried chicken and waffles.

A RossA Ross: Have been here twice & no one has left disappointed. Waterloo Compound is my cocktail of choice, all the food delivers (yummy green chile grits!) Seems to be constantly packed, so make a reservation.