Still Austin Whiskey invited us in for a tour of their distillery as well as a couple of cocktails this weekend! I’ve been by before – love the aesthetics of this place! And, even better, they’re located in The Yard, where you can grab you a coffee at Spokesman, a beer at St. Elmo, and some delish Hot Gai at Soursop all on the same day! Emojis Grill Cheese is in the outdoor space of Still too and their Chicken Pesto Grilled Cheese is to die for!
Still has whiskey and gin cocktails now! Grab you a bottle of their whiskeys or gins to-go too. The bottles are so pretty and the cocktails are gorgeous and refreshing.
Rye Gin menu
I really enjoyed the Texas Grapefruit Rosemary Gimlet – talk about refreshing!
The Bees Knees on the left and Gimlet on the right – both were very good and of course, photogenic 🙂
If you didn’t know, Still Austin Whiskey is the first whiskey distillery in Austin city limits since prohibition. They’re still scaling up and distilling as they’ve only been open for right at a year now. Stay tuned for even more whiskey and gin to come. But stop on by next time you’re in the area. It’s really a beautiful space serving up some delicious bevs!
Boy do I love me a great happy hour! Especially when food + drinks are involved!
The hubs and I are always on the hunt for a great happy hour during the week because why would you want to spend double to eat just a few minutes later?
Below is a new feature you’ll start to see in some of my posts. You can interact with the map (if you’re a visual person like me wanting to see how close a particular venue is to your home, then you’re going to love this addition)!
Enter my favorite 5 East ATX Happy Hours right now:
Revelry Kitchen + Bar
I’ve been a big time fan of Revelry Kitchen + Bar since they opened! The environment is nice, bright and open, and the staff are super sweet and have been there from the beginning! I’m the Duchess of RKB on Yelp and when that actually happened, the bar manager, Kyle, ordered a crown for me through Favor!
They have Happy Hour all night on Mondays and Tues-Fri 4:00-7:00PM! Select glasses of wine are $2 off, $2 off House Cocktails, $1 off draft and $4 Wells, $3 Texas Cans, and $5 selected appetizers.
Their Chicken Lollipops are a must when you go for happy hour – they have some of the most creative flavors and right now, their Asian Garlic flavor is my go-to!
Happy Hour: All night on Monday and Tuesday-Friday 4:00-7:00PM
Unit D Pizzeria
Unit D Pizzeria has been my comfort, sweet spot for almost 2 years. Stop on in and you’ll see why. It’s approachable, aesthetically beautiful, the staff have been there from the beginning and will remember your name, the Neapolitan pizzas are truly a delight, the meat and cheese board is one of the best I’ve had, and they have quite the selection of beer and wine!
Really, you don’t have any excuse not to go. Beware though, it’ll become your favorite, most frequented spot pretty quickly 🙂
Happy Hour deals are clutch here – $5 for their happy hour bites! Try them all. They’re meant to share or enjoy them all on your own and make it a meal!
I’ve celebrated many occasions at Grizzelda’s (bachelorette, birthday, anniversary, gal’s night) and they always tempt me into coming back for more. Perhaps it’s all the pretty fuscia colored everything, the wonderful service, or the super big hearts the owners have for the community, but I’m a loyal fan.
Have you had their Ceviche Mixto?! OMG, it’s craveable and a must if you go there (during or after happy hour)! Their Tostaditas picadillo beef from Jacoby’s Ranch are also one of my faves! Get yourself a FroMo for $6 — be careful because it’s so good and strong and you may want a second one but you’ll definitely feel it the next day 🙂 Wines are $2 off per glass as well – they always have the most amazing selection and Vinho Verde rosés!
Grizzelda’s happy hour runs Tues-Fri 5:00-7:00PM so definitely take advantage!
Blue Dahlia has a fantastic happy hour including many of our favorites at a heavy discount! Their happy hour runs M-F 3:00-6:30PM and Sundays 6:00-9:00PM and includes this gorgeous meat and cheese board for $10! It comes with a selection of their fresh baked breads! My glass of wine was $5 and they have quite a few options (along with some draft beer).
They have a few of my favorite tartines (open-faced sandwiches) on happy hour as well. I typically order the Egg Salad tartine (because it has capers)!
Honestly, anything and everything I’ve eaten there always blows me away. If you want a place guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds, Blue Dahlia is all yours.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00-6:30PM and Sunday 6:00-9:00PM
Hank’s is the perfect addition to the Windsor Park neighborhood and might I mention that it is HUGE! I can’t wait until it cools off a bit so I can really enjoy the super long front patio that extends the length of the restaurant. They have shades all over now though so it at least keeps the sun from beating down your back in the late afternoon hours.
Their happy hour is epic – 1/2 off appetizers, $5 frozen (Frosé and Palomas) and tap cocktails, $5 tap wine and $1 off beer! They’ve got a large appetizer menu and you can easily make it a dinner – and it’s 1/2 off EVERYDAY from 3-6:30PM!
You know how you have one or two go-to spots in Austin for that consistent great food and experience? Revelry Kitchen + Bar is that spot for me and the hubs. The staff have been there from the beginning (their 1st anniversary is coming up) and they keep their menu fresh and seasonal. Quite unusual for East 6th Street and what people know as the “bar” scene in Austin.
Revelry’s Beverage Director, Alana, is simply a genius when it comes to creating new seasonal cocktails. We tried out the new “If Figs Could Fly” and Pomegranate Margarita because the hubs loves an old fashion and I love pomegranate.
“If Figs Could Fly” – Bulleit Rye, house-made fig-maple simple syrup and plum bitters – the hubs loved it!
The Pomegranate Margarita was perfection – not too sweet, not too tart!
Of course, Chef Dominique always whips up super creative cajun-inspired bites with seasonal ingredients, like the Blackened Redfish Sandwich, Cauliflower Hummus and NOLA Style BBQ Shrimp.
Blackened Redfish Sandwich with fennel-apple slaw – so legit!
NOLA Style BBQ Shrimp – be careful, these have the shell on them but you can eat it if you want! Spicy and tasty!
Loved the cauliflower hummus with veggie chips and veggies!
Next time you’re on the Eastside and want some solid food at a normal time or even late, head on in to Revelry Kitchen + Bar. The cocktails, draft beers, wine and food is all on point. They have happy hour all week long as well as daily specials! Their brunch on Sundays for #SundayFunday is one of the best in town!
I’ve been a long time fan of the food and beer selection at Eureka since they opened in Austin a year or so ago!
When asked if I’d like to join for brunch, it didn’t take much convincing.
Brunch isn’t complete without a bev! The Weekend Thyme (left) and Bloody Mary (right) were legit!
Avocado toast with a hard boiled egg, diced tomato, chimichurri and watermelon radish was one of my favorite avo toasts to date!
We loved the Steak and Eggs (top) and Chilaquiles (bottom). The steak and eggs had firecracker aioli and kale inside. The chilaquiles weren’t soggy at all – they had feta, sour cream, purple onions, avocado and pico of course!
You had me at Fried Chicken! The Fried Chicken and Sweet Cornbread was a nice twist on a chicken and waffle. And some crumbled bacon in there for a nice surprise! The Bread Pudding French Toast (bottom) was a nice sweet bite after all the savory!
Next time you’re downtown at brunch time, or nearby, or far away but want a good brunch, head on over to Eureka. You’ll be totally happy with your decision 🙂
I don’t know if y’all have noticed, but the hotel scene in Austin is really starting to pick up their restaurant game! Perhaps it’s all the competition (man the restaurant business is so cutthroat right)?!
A few food bloggers and I dined at Knotty Deck and Bar at the Renaissance Austin Hotel earlier this week and I was blown away with the freshness of the ingredients, flavor of each dish, and the concept. Did you know they source their meat products from local farms and ranches, they have an on-premise garden and they pride themselves in having a scratch kitchen? I had NO IDEA!
Chef Chris who moved from Florida to take the position as Executive Chef, has been onboard at Knotty Deck since they opened a few years ago. He really knows what he’s doing and we thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience and everything we ate (which was ALOT)!
The bar staff make super creative drinks and they even randomly started barrel-aging a few spirits (totally unintentional really).
This Negroni was delish
Rye Fashioned – my hubs would love this one!
Of course, I had to get a glass or vino!
The Tex-Mex Charcuterie, Wild Boar Spare Ribs, and the Fried Pig Ears were a wonderful way to start our dining adventure (and night of spoiling)—–
Fried Pig Ears – and that fried egg!
Yasssssssss to charcuterie! They have a bee hive on the roof where they source their honeycomb!
Wild boar spare ribs and the side salad — so good!
Enjoy their deck if you can — it’s absolutely stunning and a beautiful view of the preserve below. I can’t wait to go back one evening when it cools down a bit. They’ve got a huge fire pit that makes for a perfect place to warm up and/or make s’mores!
Next up, more yummy food —
Ugh, I can’t remember the name of this fish but it’s rampant in the ocean and really tasty!
And although we had no more room in our tummies to eat anymore, a few highlights from the brunch menu came out and I’ve gotta go just for brunch now —