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Firehouse Hostel and Lounge

Lounge and Hostel$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
73 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • bookcase
  • bookshelf
  • entrance
  • cozy
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  • Sheyla C.
    Sheyla ConcepcionOctober 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the best hostel I've stayed at. The facilities are clean and comfortable. It's on a great location. Stay here if you're visiting Austin on a budget. The free breakfast is delicious.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMarch 4, 2016
    Absolutely LOVE this place! The lounge is a hidden gem inside the hostel. Slide the bookshelf to the right and you're in a whole new world. Get the bee's knee!
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BelozertsevaJanuary 24, 2014
    Entrance through a bookcase on the hostel side immediately makes me feel like I am in a Harry Potter movie, or a Broadwalk Empire episode. Put yourself into the hands of amazing mixologists and enjoy!
  • Tom I.
    Tom InglesiasMarch 16, 2015
    A hidden speakeasy set inside Austin’s oldest standing fire station - a popular spot for locals and tourists who know where to look. Check more here:
  • Marissa W.
    Marissa WiseAugust 18, 2014
    Escape 6th street scum! The drinks are great! It's nice to be able to order a drink that isn't super sweet, and tastes fresh. Friendly but professional bartenders too.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WrightMay 30, 2017
    To enter the hostel's lounge, slide the bookcase to the right. You're in! Cozy atmosphere and good cocktails. My only gripe is that it takes forever to get a drink - be ready to wait.
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinMarch 13, 2015
    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
  • Eric L.
    Eric LDecember 28, 2015
    Great cocktails. Get the Sofia (boozy)! Best part is the laid-back, cozy atmosphere. And getting there through a bookshelf.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WheelerJanuary 17, 2015
    Amazing craft cocktails. Reasonable prices. Phenomenal house made treats. Must see and do for the foody and mixologist tour.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJune 12, 2015
    Check out Firehouse Lounge as it was featured on Man Finds Food for Found through a bookcase in a hostel with great cocktails and food. Read more
  • Hudson Sutler
    Hudson SutlerJuly 19, 2017
    If you're in the lobby of a hostel, you've found it. Around eye level on the far left of the bookshelf is a handle. Use the handle to slide the bookshelf and enter the promised land. Read more
  • Brian N.
    Brian NunneryJanuary 25, 2013
    Love this craft cocktail bar. The bartenders are legit - easy additions to Austin's classic guard of mixologists.
  • Caro L.
    Caro LMay 19, 2015
    Cool speakeasy. Good drinks. Fun deco with vintage sewing machines as tables. Entrance through the hotel...
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hours are often cozy and delicious. The place gets wilder later at night
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 20, 2012
    The secret entrance to the hostel is through the bookcase. Good drinks, but happy hour prices have gone up to $6 instead of $5.
  • Dave S.
    Dave StewartApril 1, 2013
    Any place that uses Camparo Antica is a legit cocktail spot, and The Firehouse there you go.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerMarch 22, 2016
    Craft cocktails, intimate space, sliding bookshelf entrance - what's not to love here?!
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJuly 25, 2015
    This place is pretty awesome. Great ambiance, craft cocktails, and service.
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan VOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot for live music...usually something jazzy but with an interesting twist or edge to it.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerSeptember 28, 2015
    Fun speakeasy-type experience. The mixologists behind the bar are good at what they do.
  • Jason M.
    Jason McIllwainApril 20, 2012
    New owners. Awesome drinks. Old vintage vibes hot new jazz and featured artist!!
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MullaneAugust 31, 2013
    The Greenbelt is the best drink I've had in months! Perfectly refreshing after a hot bike ride downtown.
  • Mark T.
    Mark ThompsonJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    New management. Disregard previous posts. Friendly staff. Good selection. Not expensive. Good specials. Check it out.
  • Seth D.
    Seth DeanNovember 23, 2014
    Great mixologist! Cool book case entrance gives it a real speakeasy feel.
  • Heidi J.
    Heidi J.BFebruary 1, 2012
    I prefer the roof to the actual inside of the place. You get a great view into the Driskall.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 28, 2012
    Go there on Monday's, Half off whiskey from 5-8pm! Awesome!
  • Josh M.
    Josh MillerJanuary 7, 2015
    Great cocktails and good music. Also a very cool entrance.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HaleyNovember 27, 2016
    There's a hidden bar behind the bookshelf on the right when you walk in.
  • Emily S.
    Emily ScruggsDecember 2, 2014
    Chill dodgy spot for happy hour. Fun cocktails.
  • Zoe T.
    Zoe TronsonMarch 16, 2014
    The bartenders here are so good, they make well vodka taste good.
  • Sebastian P.
    Sebastian PandoMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Really great location and friendly staff. The place to be in Austin
  • Eduard
    EduardMarch 26, 2014
    ... Amazing concerts! Good beers, nice waiters...
  • Marc S.
    Marc SDecember 18, 2016
    A bit frattish and marred by some rude younger patrons but the cocktails are decent and cheap.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 19, 2013
    Parkside bartender Brian Rhoads likes Firehouse as a place to unwind after work.
  • Suri R.
    Suri RJanuary 3, 2014
    Entering through a bookcase never gets old. Great cocktail menu - try the Savage Henry or She Was Only 17.
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PereaApril 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hostel is clean and the breakfast is great! Bagels, fruit and more!
  • Judah R.
    Judah RichardsonAugust 4, 2012
    If you wanna chill by yourself on a Thursday night, this is the spot
  • Barrett P.
    Barrett PhelanDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bee's Knees, The Baptist, and Dripping Springs gin.
  • Angel P.
    Angel PerezNovember 7, 2013
    If you wanna make it for open mic night get here early! Starts at 8pm
  • AustinPixels
    AustinPixelsOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop in here for a good Old Fashioned. They do it right here.
  • Ria N.
    Ria NdutAugust 27, 2014
    Is in a good location, is a party hostel, very loud, not too clean.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezJuly 2, 2015
    Cocktail bar, happy hour everyday 5-8pm
  • Andy🔥 F.
    Andy🔥 FeliciottiSeptember 14, 2014
    Enter through a bookshelf... Digging it
  • Lucas A.
    Lucas AlvimMay 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I had a very bad experience at this hostel. My bathroom bag mysteriously disappeared during my stay - and no help from staff. The hostel is extremely noisy at night and bathrooms could be cleaner.
  • Jack A.
    Jack ArmstrongAugust 24, 2014
    Amazing cocktails. Fun atmosphere.
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisJune 8, 2015
    Badass bar/lounge. Great drinks and music.
  • AustinPixels
    AustinPixelsJuly 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best old fashioned drinks in Austin
  • Rob Z.
    Rob ZaleskiDecember 14, 2014
    They actually make a pretty mean Old Fashioned. Worth your time.
  • Barrett P.
    Barrett PhelanOctober 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good. Love this place.
  • Frankie F.
    Frankie FrankoAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Jazz. Live music. All in a lounge setting.
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