SXSW 2015


There's really no need to party anywhere else than at a showcase. Most of the city's bars and music venues will host showcases and events well through the night. If you do, however, want a brief break from music for a drink, try one of our recommendations below.

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  • Peché

    Peché is Austin's first absinthe bar, serving expertly-crafted cocktails in an elegant space, with a retro-European feel. In addition to what they call "pre-prohibition style cocktails," Peché also serves food.

  • The Driskill Bar

    The Driskill Bar and Lounge is another place to have a superb cocktail. However, this is also a great place to come when you're dressed to the nines and want nothing more than a crisp Shiner Bock and to hang out with old friends. The bar/lounge at Driskill's mirrors the rest of it's hotel interior: old Texas style, comfortable, and high end.