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The Driskill Bar

The Driskill Bar

Hotel Bar · Downtown Austin
604 Brazos St (6th St), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Hours:
Closed until 3:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 3:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

The Driskill Bar offers a unique collection of quiet nooks, intimate seating areas, private groupings of period furnishings and live music six nights a week.

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Based on 470 votes

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    Scott & Heather P.
    "Try the Batini - worthy of being Austin's official cocktail!"(6 Tips)
    Pearson - Always Learning
    "Oldest hotel in town (Built in 1886) Elegant & classy, but fun!"(9 Tips)
    JJ
    "Great cocktails and even better live music!!!!"(16 Tips)
    Social N.
    "This is one of the classiest bars in Austin."(2 Tips)

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Enjoy happy hour drink specials, live music and half-price bar bites daily.

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  • batini
  • cocktails
  • fancy
  • live music
  • martinis
  • whiskey
  • good for dates
  • good for a late night
  • bar in austin
  • happy hour drinks
  • happy hour specials
  • wine
  • lively
  • trendy
  • pecan waffles
  • beef jerky
  • authentic
  • beignets
  • bread pudding
  • beer
  • Brittany H.

    Lovely venue to escape some of the madness of Sixth.

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  • Lesley R.

    Classy Cowboy decor! Great place to grab a drink and plan the rest of your night.

    Lesley Robinson · December 29, 2015
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  • May ♍.

    Absolute class of Austin upstairs in the back at The Driskill. A super Texas-themed decor with cow fur tables and chairs. Real upscale big city vibe, just far enough away from the dirty 6th chaos

    May ♍ · October 29, 2015
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  • JJ

    Great cocktails and even better live music!!!!

    JJ · October 25, 2015
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  • Dylan B.

    Yes you should drink whiskey.

    Dylan Boyd · September 13, 2015
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  • Liz H.

    So much to love at Austin's oldest hotel including happy hour specials in the bar with live music daily!

    Liz Hall · August 15, 2015
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  • Janos B.

    Mmm very good Brussels sprouts As appetizer and Chimay on tap!

    Janos Braem · August 2, 2015
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  • Larry L.

    The Moscow Mule is the drink of choice I hear, and the bar itself is pleasant and has plenty of seats. Wonderful bathrooms too!

    Larry LaBurr · July 6, 2015
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  • Caro L.

    Laid-back, lounge. Feels like a classy Texan blast to the past.

    Caro L · May 19, 2015
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  • Nicholas V.

    Nice elegant atmosphere with great drinks. Little pricey but worth it.

    Nicholas Vincent · March 24, 2015
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  • Kevin S.

    I'm told ordering the chips & queso is a touristy thing, but so is hanging out at the Driskell hotel bar, and it's still awesome

    Kevin Skobac · March 20, 2015
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  • Carlos P.

    Come early during SXSW!

    Carlos Pacheco · March 18, 2015
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  • Tom I.

    HISTORIC AUSTIN HOTEL BAR AND KITCHEN RENOWNED FOR ITS HI-END SOUTHERN FOOD AND QUALITY DRINKS. Found it here: http://supper.mx/places/the-driskill-bar-grill-austin/

    Tom Inglesias · March 16, 2015
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  • Odette S.

    Mexican martini

    Odette Santos · February 26, 2015
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  • Avery E.

    oldest hotel in Texas and supposedly haunted, its really pretty and quintessential Texas

    Avery Epstein · February 19, 2015
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  • Miriam G.

    Try one of their three cocktails with St. Germaine's. It's an amazing elderflower liqueur whose taste will haunt you (in a good way!) forever!

    Miriam Goldman · January 23, 2015
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  • Iman J.

    Old school bar, great hotel bar for people watching. Solid happy hour!

    Iman Jalali · January 2, 2015
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  • VIP

    Great deals 4-7

    VIP · December 9, 2014
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  • Salvatore S.

    Don't pass-up the House Made Beef Jerky at the bar, it's awesome!

    Salvatore Saieva · December 9, 2014
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  • Seth D.

    The Barton springs is awesome!

    Seth Dean · November 23, 2014
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  • Maria D.

    Find a quiet corner and speculate on the ghost stories.

    Maria D'Amato · November 16, 2014
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  • Moe D.

    Very cool old hotel. The perfect place to throw back an adult beverage and be thought if as the coolest person in town.

    Moe Dexler · November 14, 2014
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  • Joe G.

    Coolest hotel bar in Austin.

    Joe Gizzi · September 20, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Driskill Bar as seen on Best Bars in America Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 4, 2014
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  • emily c.

    the history of this place is quite interesting. check it out. feels like you are transported back in time.

    emily chen · September 2, 2014
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  • Paul d.

    Tommy the bartender makes a mean sidecar!

    Paul de Hallé · August 9, 2014
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  • Yinon

    Happy hours are Sun-Wed 5PM-7PM and Thu-Sat 4PM-7PM.

    Yinon · August 6, 2014
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  • Jason K.

    Watch out for the widow maker.

    Jason Kapler · April 28, 2014
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  • Chris P.

    I was largely a vegetarian until, in a happy buzz from the blackberry smash cocktails, I sampled the bacon-wrapped dates. There's no way to ever to back after having tried them. #love

    Chris Petescia · March 12, 2014
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  • @nathantwright

    If you spend enough evenings here, you're guaranteed to have a celebrity sighting. On crowded nights it's approximately 30 degrees warmer near the bar and you will sweat profusely. 

    @nathantwright · March 11, 2014
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  • Paul H.

    Good roots blues etc. stuff, gotta check em out!

    Paul Hyland · March 10, 2014
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  • Jarred G.

    This place does not honor foursquare specials....lame. $$$$

    Jarred Gammon · March 8, 2014
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  • Pearson - Always Learning

    Oldest hotel in town (Built in 1886) Elegant & classy, but fun! The Bar is worth a trip. Bartenders are lifers and have all been there 10+ years

    Pearson - Always Learning · February 28, 2014
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  • Suri R.

    Must-visit. Bartenders do the classics justice, the decor is stately, and at night there's live piano.

    Suri R · January 3, 2014
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  • Gerry R.

    Hi Todd get a whiskey on the rocks then go downstairs and stare at the creepy paintings

    Gerry Reyelts · November 23, 2013
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  • Connor H.

    Awesome happy hour, cool scene.

    Connor Hayes · September 24, 2013
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  • Cindy F.

    Nice relaxing swanky bar!

    Cindy Friis · June 16, 2013
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  • Brandon B.

    love this place

    Brandon Burris · June 4, 2013
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  • Shani S.

    No. Just leave. Pretentious, ridiculous.

    Shani S · May 30, 2013
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  • Molly S.

    Batini is awesome!

    Molly S · May 8, 2013
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  • Katie B.

    Cool decor but not the best made cocktails, my manhattan was a bit off tasting.

    Katie Behr · May 6, 2013
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  • Austin Fine Properties

    Everything about the ambiance feels like Don Draper.

    Austin Fine Properties · April 25, 2013
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  • Joe A.

    Had a great stay here!

    Joe Andrew · April 12, 2013
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  • Chris P.

    Everything about the ambiance feels like Don Draper.

    Chris Pellegrino · April 4, 2013
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  • John K.

    Lots of dark wood and marble. Fancy shmancy.

    John Kreicbergs · March 13, 2013
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  •  Deon P.

    Everything is so Fancy..

     Deon Parcon · March 13, 2013
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  • Sonja R.

    You can also order cocktails which are not on the drink menu. The Bloody Mary tasts extremly good.

    Sonja Rümenapp · March 13, 2013
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  • Leyla A.

    Skip the big corporate parties & converse among your SXSW peers in this quaint establishment

    Leyla Arsan · March 12, 2013
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  • Omar B.

    Hot spot ............. Strongly recommended

    Omar Bahatheq™ · March 11, 2013
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    Janna Bastow · March 10, 2013
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