Planning a trip to Austin?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

Whisler's

Cocktail Bar and Bar$$$$
Austin
Save
Share
9.0/10
425
ratings
  • Ernesto G.
    "Amazing cocktails, friendly bartenders and the mezcal room is a must"(13 Tips)
    Mayank A.
    "One of the best old fashioned in town."(4 Tips)
    Alex L.
    "The Weedwacker is fantastic."(2 Tips)
    David S.
    "Awesome outdoor seating and craft cocktails."(2 Tips)
62 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • cocktails
  • mezcal
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • outdoor seating
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Recent
  • Popular
  • Brea S.
    Brea SimpsonApril 13
    Really cool ambiance but their drinks could be stronger.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MannJanuary 31
    Very cool atmosphere, but the crowd was a little much. Nowhere to sit and almost nowhere to stand. I think I'll return but not on a Saturday night.
  • Liss V.
    Liss V.December 30, 2016
    Wonderful cocktails! And they aren't afraid of gin! Great spot for happy hour, meeting friends, or a date. The only complaint is that the music was way too loud for a date or if you're catching up
  • Eunice S.
    Amazing place! Great ambience and they have nice mezcales. Thai food just perfect! I love the building.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LottOctober 1, 2016
    The Oaxacan Prayer is outstanding. Great flavor with Mezcal forward take on a cocktail.
  • José D.
    José DucósSeptember 10, 2016
    Excellently made craft cocktails and a tiny, fully stocked, Mezcal bar on the second floor. Ask for a mezcal tasting so you can really get a better appreciation for the liquor.
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GidariJune 27, 2016
    The bosa nova is a delicious gin/ coconut milk cocktail. Get it then order the fried chicken from the food truck out back.
  • David C.
    David C.May 27, 2016
    Man this place is great. I loved it so much I went twice on a weekend trip. Great patio and the bartenders make killer drinks.
  • Elia A.
    Elia AlbarranMay 14, 2016
    Drinks are meh, but the patio is excellent. Go there for the Thai Kuhn trailer in the back.
  • Cobih
    CobihMay 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great ambiance, very classy both indoors and out. Good bartenders, not overcrowded or noisy. Reasonably priced drinks. Highly recommended
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacMarch 17, 2016
    A solid cocktail joint with a relaxing backyard, perfect for time away from the SXSW craziness
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurJanuary 31, 2016
    Great cocktails and amazing food from east side king outside. But it gets very loud and crowded on a Friday night.
  • Julia R.
    Julia RobersonJanuary 19, 2016
    Awesome cocktails, mezcal bar, and food truck.
  • Roy L.
    Roy LenahanNovember 22, 2015
    Amazing cocktail menu and don't walk past the food truck out back, delicious South East Asian dishes, fantastic bar
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyOctober 27, 2015
    Great place for creative cocktails and a chill night away from the crowds.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer ThomasOctober 11, 2015
    Moscow mule
  • Melon L.
    Melon LSeptember 9, 2015
    Fantastic, strong and affordable drinks.
  • Jenn N.
    Jenn NolenSeptember 2, 2015
    Cocktails, mezcal, patio
  • Hunter L.
    Hunter LaddJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    To#o. @lo#olñof
  • Martín
    MartínJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Greenbelt is just the right amount of spiciness and cool refreshment for a summer evening.
  • Sean T.
    Sean TaltsJuly 2, 2015
    The Stalker - celery shrub and ginger beer cocktail.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JoyJune 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    I love the little mezcal bar upstairs. Great selection and very knowledgeable staff.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JoyJune 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great cocktails! Especially the $5 old fashioneds on happy hour on Mondays.
  • Troy F.
    Troy FlintMay 3, 2015
    The Thai-Kun food truck is a gem that compliments the well designed and well made cocktail list.
  • David S.
    David SelfApril 16, 2015
    Awesome outdoor seating and craft cocktails. Mezcal bar is sweet.
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GaliciaMarch 25, 2015
    Amazing cocktails, friendly bartenders and the mezcal room is a must
  • Tani Y.
    Tani YeeMarch 4, 2015
    there's a mezcal bar upstairs
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyFebruary 22, 2015
    They mix one hell of a drink.
  • Rob Z.
    Rob ZaleskiJanuary 11, 2015
    These guys make a great Old Fashioned!
  • Corey W.
    Corey WardJanuary 9, 2015
    One of the bartenders here makes the best Midnight Stinger I've ever had.
  • B W.
    B WNovember 23, 2014
    Red pepper gin drink, great ambiance. Cozy inside but also has a nice outdoor area. Kind of expensive but the cocktails are unique.
  • Dehron H.
    Dehron Hite-BensonNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Foursquare is asking me what's good here. Everything's good here. Pick a spirit and a flavor profile and let the bartender do the rest.
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasNovember 3, 2014
    Tequila cocktails and gorgeous little dumplings from the food truck in the garden.
  • Shawn D.
    Shawn DeinesNovember 1, 2014
    Cool outdoor vibe, but the bartenders were pretty clueless the night I went.
  • Kyle A.
    Kyle AllenOctober 29, 2014
    Austin is amazing because of places like Whistler's! Get here for happy hour and be happy!
  • Anna P.
    Anna PopeOctober 29, 2014
    Marcus' bday!
  • Linlin H.
    Linlin HuangOctober 19, 2014
    The mezcal bar upstairs is a gem in Austin.
  • Lorenzo Ivan H.
    Lorenzo Ivan HernandezSeptember 20, 2014
    Best bar chiduuuuu
  • Alex S.
    Alex SchwarmSeptember 5, 2014
    Pretty good cocktails. The mescal room above the bar opens at 9pm, but I have not tried it yet.
  • Nico
    NicoAugust 30, 2014
    Don't order beer, jackass. Get a drink.
  • Rich T.
    Rich ThorneAugust 6, 2014
    Sipping a Lions's Tail on their patio is the perfect way to cap off the night.
  • Mayank A.
    Mayank AroraAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best old fashioned in town. Right up there with east side showroom. The outdoor ambience is an added plus.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 26, 2014
    Go for live music and eat some dumplings in the back.
  • Stone S.
    Stone SladeMarch 25, 2014
    Gotta get the Cigar Box if it's still available! Mezcal old fashioned.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KatzMarch 23, 2014
    One of the least pretentious of the hipster bars on east 6.
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveMarch 1, 2014
    This bar was voted best bar in Texas. I suspect violence, blackmail and narcotics were used to win this contest because my bathroom is a better bar than this bar. Granted I was there on a Friday night
  • Kenan O.
    Kenan OgelmanFebruary 12, 2014
    Great place for a whiskey. .
  • Hillary P.
    Hillary PowersFebruary 1, 2014
    Awesome drinks! Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Get the El Presidente if you are a rum drinker like me :)
  • Kat S.
    Kat SwanseyDecember 22, 2013
    Great spot if you like listening to weird, bad music that doesn't suit the vibe and like waiting for staff to finish conversations with friends before paying any ounce of attention to you. SLOW.
  • Pat L.
    Pat LeyDecember 5, 2013
    Best bar and best band in Texas!!
  • 3 Or Less Productions
    3 Or Less ProductionsOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dealer's Choice cocktails are a must!
  • Race T.
    Race ThomasOctober 3, 2013
    Drink here if you actually know something about spirits and what a real bartender does.
  • Race T.
    Race ThomasOctober 3, 2013
    Best place for affordable cocktails in Austin. You will not be disappointed.
  • Colin A.
    Colin AlsheimerAugust 31, 2013
    Drink cocktails.
  • Greg
    GregAugust 24, 2013
    Cocktails are decent, not worth $10. Crowd was a little overbearing.
  • Joey G.
    Joey GallahanAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Specialty drinks are over priced but the decor and structure are awesome.
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JonesJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place has some of the best cocktails in the city. Try the weedwacker!
  • Alex L.
    Alex LepoutreJune 16, 2013
    The Weedwacker is fantastic. First time here and I really like what they've done with the place.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 13, 2013
    The perfect outdoor drinking destination. Nothing beats watching the sunset with a frosty drink in hand.
  • Christopher H.
    This place is awesome! Talk about night and day from the previous dump that use to be here.
  • 🚀 Jordan 🚀
    🚀 Jordan 🚀June 6, 2013
    Super friendly staff. Excellent east side people-watching patio. And the inside bar is a nice respite from the Texas heat. What more can you ask for?!
  • Peter K.
    Peter KellerMay 17, 2013
    Try the lawnmower. Looks like a girl drink, but it's great!
353 Photos