Starting May 22nd, bars, breweries, wine tasting rooms, and nightclubs in Texas are officially allowed to reopen in a limited capacity, and we want to provide you with the most up-to-date information we have. For now, we’re simply going to focus on what we know: which places are opening back up and what to expect based on the state-wide restrictions (restaurants previously started reopening May 1st). Like you, we’re monitoring the situation day-by-day (more like hour-by-hour), and we’ll continue to update this guide as bars reopen around the city.
Currently, the vast majority of Austin bars have not announced that they plan on reopening yet. For our full guide to the city’s takeout and delivery options, check out our guide to alcohol delivery and takeout and the Ultimate Austin Delivery & Takeout Guide. Have a bar opening to report? Email us at email@example.com.
This guide was last updated on June 4th, 2020.
The brewery 4th Tap has reopened its taproom with limited hours and capacity. They’ve also launched a new beer garden. They encourage people to use their new reservation system, and they also have contactless ordering and payment. Additionally, they continue to offer curbside beer to-go.
77 degrees, the rooftop bar in the Domain, is open once again.
Manor bar 8 Track is back open.
Acopon Brewing in Dripping Springs is open.
The wine bar Apt 115 has opened its sidewalk patio and is taking reservations.
Rainey Street cocktail bar Augustine is open.
The Austin Winery has reopened and they’re taking reservations.
Georgetown brewery Barking Armadillo is open again.
The South Austin dive bar Barton Springs Saloon has opened back up.
B.B. Rover’s is open, starting with patio service only for the first few weeks.
The downtown location of BD Riley’s Irish Pub is open.
The Mueller location of BD Riley’s Irish Pub is open to the public.
Bell Springs Brewery and Winery in Dropping Springs is open with outdoor seating.
Popular multi-level Dirty Sixth bar The Blind Pig is open.
Blue Owl Brewing has set up a “sour sanctuary” and is now open with limited capacity.
Craft beer bar, The Brass Tap, is open in The Domain.
The Central Austin brewery/restaurant The Brewtorium has reopened and moved their beer garden and picnic tables to a large green space right nextdoor.
The legendary honky-tonk/bar/restaurant/dancehall Broken Spoke is open in a limited capacity.
The downtown shot bar Buckshots is back open.
Buck Wild on Dirty Sixth is open.
Celis Brewery has opened their doors to the public.
The East Side brewery Central Machine Works is open, including their very spacious patio. They are taking reservations.
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden has opened their patio to guests.
Crow Bar has opened their doors to the public.
The Dogwood has opened both their West Sixth and their Rock Rose locations.
Draught House has opened their patio and food trailer.
The Far Out Lounge has opened their patio to guests.
Friends and Allies Brewing, the East Austin brewery, has opened its taproom and patio.
The South Austin spot Gibson Street Bar has opened up its indoor space and outdoor patios.
Gourmand’s has opened up their patio, and they’re accepting reservations.
Green Light Social on West Sixth is open.
Rainey Street cocktail bar Half Step is open, with limited patio seating. The interior remains closed.
East Side sports bar Haymaker opened its dining room and outdoor patio.
Hold Out Brewing, the new brewery owned by and next to Better Half Bar, is open for reservations on their outside patio.
Hops & Grain has opened their indoor tasting room by reservation only. Their patio is open to the public.
Hopsquad has opened their patio with limited seating. The taproom will remain closed.
East Side urban winery, Infinite Monkey Theorem, is now open with limited indoor seating. Masks and hand sanitizer are available to guests.
The Iron Bear downtown is open, and they’ve opened their kitchen as well to dine-in and takeout. Masks are required for entry.
Dirty Sixth bar The Jackalope is open.
Jester King has come back from a brief dine-in hiatus stronger than ever, with brand new picnic grounds, hiking trails, and multiple stations to fill up on their ever-changing selection of wild-fermented farmhouse ales. Right now, spots are available by reservation only.
Kinda Tropical on the East Side has opened their patio with limited seating.
The East Side Bar Kitty Cohen’s has reopened its patio.
Last Chance Bar and Dancehall is now open.
Last Stand has opened their patio to guests and are offering contactless tab payment.
All three locations of Lavaca Street Bar - South Lamar, downtown, and Domain - are open.
The patio at East Side brewery Lazarus Brewing Company is open to the public (it opened back on May 8th). There’s a full menu of tacos, tortas, and more.
The East 6th Street bar The Liberty reopened in a limited capacity, including its spacious backyard. The East Side King trailer is also open.
The Little Darlin’, the bar/restaurant with the huge outdoor patio, has reopened for dine-in service. The indoor space has limited seating.
All five Little Woodrow’s locations in Austin (Burnet, West Sixth, South Park, Tech Ridge, Parmer Lane) are open
The bar/restaurant Longhorn Daiquiris on East Riverside has reopened its patio.
Downtown tiki bar The Lost Lei is open.
Rainey Street bar Lustre Pearl has opened their patio and their interior.
The Clarksville honky tonk/bar Mean Eyed Cat is open once again.
Mercer Street bar and dancehall has opened up, with live music and dancing.
Moontower Saloon opened their doors to the public. Masks are mandatory to enter.
Downtown Belgian beer bar Mort Subite has limited seating available, both indoors and in their front and back patios.
The East Side bar Nickel City has reopened and is taking reservations. They’re also still offering curbside pickup.
The East Austin bar Oddwood Ales has reopened with limited seating on its patio.
Downtown rooftop bar, P6, is open for food and drinks.
Parker Jazz Club has opened with limited seating by reservations only.
Parmer Lane Tavern, or PLT, has opened their inside and their patio, with live music three nights each week.
Posse East has opened their patio to guests.
Radio has opened up their front yard and greenhouse for limited outdoor seating.
Red Horn Brewing has opened their patio to customers.
Reina on Rainey Street is open with seating by reservation.
Rentsch Brewery in Georgetown has opened their patio to customers.
Revelry Kitchen + Bar is open for food and drinks, but will only be offering seating on their patio to start.
Roughhouse Brewing out in San Marcos has reopened, but only its outdoor space.
Downtown bar and music venue The Rustic Tap is open with live music.
San Jac Saloon downtown is open.
School House Pub on Manor Road is now open with indoor and patio seating.
Sellers Underground on 4th Street is open.
Downtown whiskey bar Seven Grand is now open.
Popular Dirty Sixth bar Shakespeare’s Pub is open.
Shenanigan’s Nightclub has opened their doors, but most bar activities (shuffleboard, jenga, darts) are unavailable.
Both locations of the billiards/sports bar Shooters - North Austin and Cedar Park - have reopened their indoor spaces and patios.
The bar and beer hall South Austin Beer Garden is open.
Downtown bar Speakeasy is open.
Rainey Street bar Stagger Lee is open.
Star Bar is open to the public. All guests must wear a mask and have their temperatures taken upon entry.
St Elmo Brewing Company is open and accepting reservations.
The West 6th St bar Stereotype is open.
Techo, the mezcaleria on top of Mi Madre’s, has opened back up.
Texas Sake Company is open with limited seating in their new taproom.
Rainey Street cocktail bar The Tipsy Alchemist is open.
Downtown bar Two Bucks is open.
Rainey Street bar Unbarlievable is open.
The East 6th bar Violet Crown is open once again, including its spacious patio.
Vista Brewing in Driftwood has opened their beer garden, by reservation only.
Warehouse Billiard Bar will be opening their doors early next week. Guests may need to have their temperature taken upon entering.
The beer shop/bar WhichCraft in Mueller has reopened their indoor and outdoor seating.
Popular East Side cocktail bar Whisler’s is back open with patio service.
Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park has opened their tap room at limited capacity and their patio with limited table seating.
Wonder Bar, the Instagram-bait bar in the Domain, is open.