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207 E 53rd St Austin, TX 78751
207 East 53rd StreetUSTexasAustin78751
BarToday 4PM–12AM
Saturday 4PM–12AMSunday 4–11PMMonday ClosedTuesday 4PM–12AMWednesday 4PM–12AMThursday 4PM–12AMFriday 4PM–12AM
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Cozy gastropub presenting eclectic plates & innovative cocktails in a stylish setting.- Google
"An enjoyable cocktail bar that's not downtown."
"I really like thier Kobe Burger and thier Caprese Salad."
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Nice interior, great lighting and good beers. Food is not recommended: very small portions for the price and nothing special.
Old Fatslow
5 months ago
I went to Drink Well on a Friday evening later. We had been enjoying happy hour at Workhorse around the corner waiting for the crowds to die down before getting dinner. Around 8:45pm we walked to Drink Well. We sat at an open four top. The challenge was that there were only 3 seats (one side is a bench built into the wall the other side has stools and there was only one dinner table stool there. No problem, however, as there are two open bar stools one on the edge of the front and one on the edge of the side not being used. We pulled one over so the four of us could sit down, get some cocktails, and enjoy dinner. Our server informs us that we can't pull a bar stool the 3 feet to our table in the completely open concept dinning area. We politely ask if we could speak to someone who has the authority to allow us to move one stool thus allowing our party of four to sit. The manager comes over and tells us that no chairs or stools can be moved. Of course one stool had already been moved from our obvious four top making it a three top. She says that she'll find a solution quickly and asks us to be patient. I suspect she's going into the back to get a stool so our party can be seated. We wait about five minutes and she comes back with no stool and no solution. She asks, sort of impolitely, if we want to order drinks. We state that it would be impolite for three of us to be seated while the fourth person in our party has to stand while we start drinking. She proceeds to tell us in a curt tone that she told us to be patient and that she would find a solution. With that my fried who is standing has enough and we leave. As we walked out the door the two bar stools were sitting open. Drink Well's management choose to leave seats open instead of using them to accommodate guests who were already at the restaurant prepared to order. Net, no dinner nor drinks at Drink Well for us as we couldn't get past the nonsensical service. I'm a regular patron of Pinthouse, Peached Tortilla, Fork & Taco, and the original anchor in the area Fonda San Miguel (all of which are tremendous in their own respective ways). When there are 20 great places for craft cocktails, local beer, and great food within a 2 mile radius why put up with nonsense of every man for himself seating and pretentious service?
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Will Tung
2 months ago
Love the Twinkie of the month flavors!
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Sarah Lyn Chappell
a year ago
Such a great bar! We really have so much fun trying all their many concoctions when we visit. They are all so fresh and tasty and the bartenders are so talented to watch.
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Camille Wagner
4 months ago
It was a little odd at first to walk in and order food at the bar yourself after finding a seat, but eventually, a wait staff member took our drink order (after we ordered food at the bar). The ambience is low lit but a normal, easy Austin crowd. The roasted beet risotto was phenomenal! The flavors just came together so well!! And their drinks were good too. Nothing too eccentric, but good ole cocktails. I've been invited back and initiated other outings here, so, clearly they're doing something right.
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Raechel French
8 months ago
Had a great time at this tiny joint! Luckily got there right when happy hour started - the place is small! You order food and drinks at the bar but they're bring it out once ready. The food we tried was great and the cocktail menu fun and not too pricey!
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Chris Wilkey
2 months ago
I think I tried everything on the drink menu. Maybe I did, maybe I didn't, but the drinks were incredible.
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Terry Grier
2 years ago
This is a wonderful pub/tavern. I really enjoy sitting at the bar with my wife and enjoying the craft cocktails. The attention to detail is amazing. There is no "gun" for soda etc. They open you a bottle of tonic if you want a gin and tonic. But I would recommend getting one of the special cocktails off the menu. *Food* I really enjoy the revised menu. And they have local craft beer. - Pro Tip: It feels up fast - I recommend Happy Hour - and sit at the bar.
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