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Bender Bar & Grill

Bar · South Congress
321 W Ben White Blvd #300 (at South Bend Center), Austin, TX 78704, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 3:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 125 votes

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    Lauren S.
    "Their food is great and drinks are cheap!"(9 Tips)
    Laurel A.
    "Not a gay bar more of a blue collar place with good bar food"(13 Tips)
    Kurt L.
    "Chill vibe and great jukebox!"(3 Tips)
    Jeff S.
    "Cheap, strong drinks and delicious food!"(2 Tips)
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41 tips and reviews.

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  • happy hour
  • fried pickles
  • chicken wings
  • burgers
  • jukebox
  • casual
  • boozy drinks
  • good for a late night
  • good for groups
  • beer
  • sliders
  • lively
  • outdoor seating
  • sauerkraut
  • chili
  • scenic views
  • inexpensive
  • cheese
  • good for special occasions
  • pitchers
  • Lisa D.

    Off the beat and path

    Lisa Davis · March 13
  • david p.

    Good food,close by,pleasant atmosphere!!

    david pena · February 22
  • david p.

    Is close by,great food!!

    david pena · February 22
  • Marc C.

    50 cent wings on Tuesdays! The Bender Burger is a must have.

    Marc Chirico · February 10
  • Hope B.

    Seat yourself, smoking area is out back. Happy hour menu is amazing! (M-f 3-7)

    Hope Bos · January 23
  • JOHN

    Fried Pickles are AWESOME!!!

    JOHN · December 29, 2013
  • Markale B.

    Just do it

    Markale Boyce · November 26, 2013
  • aTyler K.

    What's not to love? Delicious food, cheap and strong drinks and close-by for when I drink 3 too many.

    aTyler Kehl · September 24, 2013
  • Jeff S.

    Cheap, strong drinks and delicious food!

    Jeff Spears · July 19, 2013
  • Jeff S.

    Happy hour is great here, cheaper than Crow bar. Tuesdays is $0.50 wing night, & that is the best day to come to Bender!

    Jeff Smith · July 11, 2013
  • John W.

    Foosball, darts, pool, pinball, Golden Tee

    John Waycuilis · April 13, 2013
  • JasonSeal

    Always a good time!!

    JasonSeal · February 21, 2013
  • Courtney G.

    Always a pleasure being a patron at one of Marcos's bars

    Courtney Gibson · December 30, 2012
  • Lisa

    Austin, the bartender bartender is the shit.

    Lisa · December 30, 2012
  • Edward M.

    My fave bar in the 'burbs!

    Edward Melendez · December 18, 2012
  • Casey R.

    Super relaxed atmosphere, super cheap drinks, and they make them VERY strong.

    Casey Rochester · August 3, 2012
  • J Catherine T.

    Try the Sliders - A Different View - Shredded cheese, mayo, mustard and JUICY burger patties!

    J Catherine Thompson · July 19, 2012
  • Jess P.

    Cheap drinks, good times. Definitely a nice place to go chill away from the SoCo hustle & bustle.

    Jess Pendleton · July 4, 2012
  • Ivana B.

    You have to get chips and queso woth the hot sauce! OMG better than any mexican restaurant I've been to

    Ivana Bronstrup · April 1, 2012
  • Jonathan J.

    Booze and munchies:)

    Jonathan J · February 26, 2012
  • Zee Z.

    John, Arron, Mark, Danielle...are the best!!!

    Zee Zertuche · November 19, 2011
  • Jessica B.

    Stick with pints, they are a better value than pitchers.

    Jessica Baumgartner · October 20, 2011
  • Joe I.

    You will have a "bender " if you hang our here! They will funk you up for sure!

    Joe Iltis · October 19, 2011
  • Coop

    Great prices, great beer selection, surprisingly decent food for a bar. Feeling good in the neighborhood!

    Coop · October 19, 2011
  • Shawn L.

    The sauerkraut dog is phenomenal!!!

    Shawn Lewis · September 11, 2011
  • Kurt L.

    Awesome local neighborhood bar. Chill vibe and great jukebox! Read more

    Kurt Lammers · August 9, 2011
  • Layton M.

    Bender is not a gay bar.

    Layton Marrs · July 26, 2011
  • Fabiana M.

    And best Jukebox!!!!

    Fabiana Montenegro · July 24, 2011
  • Fabiana M.

    Best $5 Long Island!!!!

    Fabiana Montenegro · July 24, 2011
  • Jason M.

    Cheap beer and wells , food is good. The jukebox rocks and the atmosphere is great, no frat douchers here.

    Jason Meyer · July 8, 2011
  • Layton M.

    Why is this bar considered a gay bar??? Not that there's anything wrong with that!!

    Layton Marrs · June 27, 2011
  • Laurel A.

    Happy hour is good. Not a gay bar more of a blue collar place with good bar food

    Laurel Aurie · May 6, 2011
  • Dave G.

    Lol not a gay bar. Cheap drinks though.

    Dave Gray · April 9, 2011
  • Audrey B.

    Korean steak sandwich is phenomenal! And the bottled beers are much colder than the keg beer

    Audrey B. · March 12, 2011
  • Bit L.

    Fried pickles!

    Bit Lorrent · March 12, 2011
  • Dom B.

    All the burgers are good and so are the fries. Also order a happy meal (drink) and enjoy your night

    Dom Bethel · December 8, 2010
  • Kristen M.

    try the fried pickles. ;) I like mine hot&saucy. ;) try the burgers--they taste like gasoline. (LOLocaust)

    Kristen Madden · December 8, 2010
  • Rebecca Jensen N.

    Attractive long dark haired bartender super sweet. Taste testing. Dale's pale his fav. Great svc and personality

    Rebecca Jensen · December 7, 2010
  • Mike M.

    Huh. Yep, again, not a gay bar. Cheap bar with good atmosphere, owned by same as Mugshots and Barfly's - two other favorites in town.

    Mike Melanson · November 28, 2010
  • Lauren S.

    Yeah, totally not a gay bar. Who wrote that? Nothing wrong with gay bars though. Their food is great and drinks are cheap!

    Lauren Scire · August 30, 2010
  • Dawn M.

    Sit out on the back patio, have a pitcher of Lone Star and grub on the fried pickles or chili cheese waffle fries.

    Dawn Mitchell · April 30, 2009

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