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Bender Bar & Grill

Bar and Restaurant$$$$
South Congress, Austin
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  • Jeff S.
    "Cheap, strong drinks and delicious food!"(9 Tips)
    Dawn M.
    "fried pickles or chili cheese waffle fries."(5 Tips)
    Kurt L.
    "Chill vibe and great jukebox!"(3 Tips)
    Jeff S.
    "Happy hour is great here, cheaper than Crow bar."(3 Tips)
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  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SmithJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour is great here, cheaper than Crow bar. Tuesdays is $0.50 wing night, & that is the best day to come to Bender!
  • aTyler K.
    aTyler KehlSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    What's not to love? Delicious food, cheap and strong drinks and close-by for when I drink 3 too many.
  • Hope B.
    Hope BosJanuary 23, 2015
    Seat yourself, smoking area is out back. Happy hour menu is amazing! (M-f 3-7)
  • Ivana B.
    Ivana BronstrupApril 1, 2012
    You have to get chips and queso woth the hot sauce! OMG better than any mexican restaurant I've been to
  • J Catherine T.
    J Catherine ThompsonJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Sliders - A Different View - Shredded cheese, mayo, mustard and JUICY burger patties!
  • Jess P.
    Jess PendletonJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap drinks, good times. Definitely a nice place to go chill away from the SoCo hustle & bustle.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MeyerJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap beer and wells , food is good. The jukebox rocks and the atmosphere is great, no frat douchers here.
  • Marc C.
    Marc ChiricoFebruary 10, 2015
    50 cent wings on Tuesdays! The Bender Burger is a must have.
  • Coop
    CoopOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great prices, great beer selection, surprisingly decent food for a bar. Feeling good in the neighborhood!
  • Casey R.
    Casey RochesterAugust 3, 2012
    Super relaxed atmosphere, super cheap drinks, and they make them VERY strong.
  • Dom B.
    Dom BethelDecember 8, 2010
    All the burgers are good and so are the fries. Also order a happy meal (drink) and enjoy your night
  • Mike M.
    Mike MelansonNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Joe I.
    Joe IltisOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You will have a "bender " if you hang our here! They will funk you up for sure!
  • Rebecca Jensen N.
    Attractive long dark haired bartender super sweet. Taste testing. Dale's pale his fav. Great svc and personality
  • Audrey B.
    Audrey B.March 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Korean steak sandwich is phenomenal! And the bottled beers are much colder than the keg beer
  • Todd M.
    Todd McMay 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried pickles are spicy and are a corn meal batter.
  • Kurt L.
    Kurt LammersAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome local neighborhood bar. Chill vibe and great jukebox! Read more
  • Laurel A.
    Laurel AurieMay 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour is good. Not a gay bar more of a blue collar place with good bar food
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SpearsJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Cheap, strong drinks and delicious food!
  • david p.
    david penaFebruary 22, 2015
    Good food,close by,pleasant atmosphere!!
  • John W.
    John WaycuilisApril 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Foosball, darts, pool, pinball, Golden Tee
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MaddenDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    try the fried pickles. ;) I like mine hot&saucy. ;) try the burgers--they taste like gasoline. (LOLocaust)
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BaumgartnerOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stick with pints, they are a better value than pitchers.
  • Shawn L.
    Shawn LewisSeptember 11, 2011
    The sauerkraut dog is phenomenal!!!
  • Edward M.
    Edward MelendezDecember 18, 2012
    My fave bar in the 'burbs!
  • Zee Z.
    Zee ZertucheNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    John, Arron, Mark, Danielle...are the best!!!
  • JOHN
    JOHNDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried Pickles are AWESOME!!!
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DavisMarch 13, 2015
    Off the beat and path
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren ScireAugust 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Yeah, totally not a gay bar. Who wrote that? Nothing wrong with gay bars though. Their food is great and drinks are cheap!
  • david p.
    david penaFebruary 22, 2015
    Is close by,great food!!
  • Courtney G.
    Courtney GibsonDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a pleasure being a patron at one of Marcos's bars
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn MitchellApril 30, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Sit out on the back patio, have a pitcher of Lone Star and grub on the fried pickles or chili cheese waffle fries.
  • JasonSeal
    JasonSealFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Always a good time!!
  • Paul N.
    Paul NavaAugust 2, 2016
    Cold beer!
  • Lisa
    LisaDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Austin, the bartender bartender is the shit.
  • Fabiana M.
    Fabiana MontenegroJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best $5 Long Island!!!!
  • Fabiana M.
    Fabiana MontenegroJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    And best Jukebox!!!!
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JFebruary 26, 2012
    Booze and munchies:)
  • Markale B.
    Markale BoyceNovember 26, 2013
    Just do it
  • Layton M.
    Layton MarrsJune 27, 2011
    Why is this bar considered a gay bar??? Not that there's anything wrong with that!!
  • Bit L.
    Bit LorrentMarch 12, 2011
    Fried pickles!
  • Dave G.
    Dave GrayApril 9, 2011
    Lol not a gay bar. Cheap drinks though.
  • Layton M.
    Layton MarrsJuly 26, 2011
    Bender is not a gay bar.
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