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Bender Bar & Grill

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