219 West

Gastro Pub | $$$

612 W. Sixth
Austin, 78701
Hours: Bar: Mon., Closed; Tues.-Thurs., 4pm-12am; Fri.-Sat., 2pm-2am; Sun., 11am-10pm; Kitchen: Mon., Closed; Tues.-Fri., 5-11pm; Sat., 2-11pm; Sun., Brunch: 11am-3pm; Dinner: 3-10pm
This attractive, comfortable place has exceptional small-dish food, great drinks, and a stunning wine list.


  • 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)


  • 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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