Every year more and more people head out to Austin, Texas, to either live there or go on vacation. Either way, Austin is a city that wants to stay weird. When you’re in a new city, you’re not sure what the nightlife is like until you go see for yourself. To take the stress out of looking up great places to hang out after work or at night on vacation, we have put together a list of the best bars in Austin Texas that you need to check out!
Best Bars Austin Texas #5 – Recess Arcade Bar
If you are looking for a place for you and your friends to get a drink and have a good time then Recess Arcade Bar is where you want to go. The name of the bar gives it away, but this bar is also an arcade where you can play classic old school arcade games. With games from NBA Jam, Street Fighter, and a huge 8-foot screen where you can play Pacman, this bar has it all!
Best Bars Austin Texas #4 – Skylark Lounge
At first, Skylark Lounge may seem like just another dive bar, but with its relaxed atmosphere and love of live music, this bar is special. This lounge prides itself with finding the best local and touring musicians. Skylark will always have some type of entertainment for you to enjoy. This lounge is off the main bar street in Austin making it Austin’s best-kept secret.
Best Bars Austin Texas #3 – The Roosevelt Room
The Roosevelt Room is known for having a classy, romantic vibe. They are known as the bar that loves playing jazz and having an expansive cocktail list. So if you are looking for a new drink and a relaxed place to be, this is for you. Make sure to go up to the cozy upstairs lounge if you are looking for a more intimate setting.
#2 – Esther’s Follies
Esther’s Follies is going to be the place to go if you are looking for a great drink and a good laugh. Esther’s Follies is a comedy club that features comedians with political satire, comedy sketches, and stand up routines. So grab a drink and come see the best comedy shows in Austin!
#1 – Firehouse Lounge and Hostel
If you do not know about Firehouse Lounge and Hostel then you would never guess to go there to get drinks. This lounge is located behind a bookcase when you first enter the building. You will feel like you are stepping back into time with this speakeasy vibe with intimate tables and great drinks.