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219 West

Gastro Pub | $$$

612 W. Sixth
Austin, 78701
512/474-2194
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 5pm-12mid; Fri.-Sat., 5pm-2am; Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30am-2:30pm
This attractive, comfortable place has exceptional small-dish food, great drinks, and a stunning wine list.

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Big Gay Hoedown Brunch

You know the breakfast drill: DJ Deftone, fresh squeezed mimosas (and boys), queerial cereal, and more. All to benefit ASA's food bank. (That boy in the photo is flaggin' brrrrrown. Jus' sayin' …) Sat., Nov. 22, 11am.

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2008: Readers Best Cocktails/Cocktail Menu (TIE: 219 West, Brown Bar)
  • 2006: Critics Best Texified Tuna (Chicken-Fried Yellowfin Tuna at 219 West)
  • 2006: Readers Best Bartender (TIE: Duc Dinh at 219 West, Emily at Elysium)
  • 2006: Readers Best Cocktails/Cocktail Menu
  • 2005: Readers Best Bartender (Duc Dihn at 219 West)

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2010: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal
  • 2008: Readers Wine List
  • 2008: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal
  • 2008: Readers Favorites
  • 2007: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal
  • 2007: Readers Favorites
  • 2006: Critics Best Pairing of Small Plates and Spirits
  • 2005: Readers Favorites

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