Opal Divine's Penn Field

American Cafe | $$

3601-K S. Congress
Austin, 78704
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 11am-12mid, Thu.-Fri., 11am-2am; Sat, 10am-2am; Sun, 10am-12mid
With more than 60 whiskeys and 36 beers on tap, any pub lover can get a party started. Its burgers are made with Harris Ranch beef, and some think the wurst plate is best.

Other Locations

Opal Divine's Marina, 12709 MoPac N.

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Austin Writers Workshop

meets to write, read, and discuss screenplays. Mondays, 6:30pm.


  • 2012: Critics Best Cocktail Butter (Opal Divine's)
  • 2008: Critics Best Patio View for an Afterwork Drink
  • 2002: Critics Best Bloody Mary
  • 2002: Critics Best Use of Sundried Tomatoes
  • 2002: Critics Best French Fries
  • 2001: Critics Best New Happy Hour Hangout
  • 2000: Critics Next Best Thing To Being In A London Pub


  • 2011: Readers Happy Hour/Deal
  • 2008: Critics Paradise for Single-Malt Lovers
  • 2007: Critics Best New Wave Margarita
  • 2006: Critics Bar Where They Sweat All the Details
  • 2005: Critics Best Brew, Booze, and Bar-Food Experience
  • 2005: Critics Best New South Austin Outdoor Dining Options
  • 2004: Critics French Fries
  • 2004: Critics Pub Grub
  • 2004: Critics Patio/Beer Garden
  • 2004: Critics Late Night/All Night
  • 2003: Critics French Fries
  • 2003: Critics Patio/Beer Garden

more: American Cafes, South Congress and South First

Freddie's Place

Go there for burgers, chicken-fried steak, Frito pie, chili-cheese dogs, nachos, barbecue, homemade desserts, and a full bar. Relax in the great backyard area in an old oak grove.
1703 S. First, 512/445-9197

Little Barrel and Brown

Chicken steeped in buttermilk and fried; excellent risotto with forest mushrooms and spinach; and buttered cornbread for dessert await you here.
1716 S. Congress, 512/582-1229

Magnolia Cafe South

This second location packs 'em in 24/7 like the original. If you can't decide between a garden or bison burger, get the gingerbread pancakes or try the Neptunian Landscape.
1920 S. Congress, 512/445-0000