219 West

Gastro Pub | $$$

612 W. Sixth
Austin, 78701
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.


  • 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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Easy Tiger

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Liberty Tavern

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Swift's Attic

Executive Chef Mat Clouser and sous chef Zack Northcutt are turning out impressive small plates loaded with umami flavors, with a variety of international influences and an emphasis on housemade everything. Try the grilled baby octopi and the antelope steak frites. The former Kyoto space has had a shabby chic makeover and we hear the bathrooms are faint-worthy.
315 Congress, 512/482-8842