700 W. Sixth
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 11am-12mid, Thu.-Fri., 11am-2am; Sat, 10am-2am; Sun, 10am-12mid
With more than 65 varieties of single malt scotch, 40 kinds of tequila, and 25 kinds of beer on tap, it's the perfect spot for checking your e-mail while having a decent sandwich made with locally sourced ingredients.
This tiny place serves reasonable small plates such as chicken-fried olives stuffed with bleu cheese and pomme frites with truffle aioli and Pecorino, as well as some of the most inventive cocktails in town.
200 Congress, 512/827-2755
Irish music, excellent pub grub, and Guinness and Smithwick's Ale by the 20-ounce imperial pint make this a great place to watch sports. Check out six 42-inch hi-def plasma TVs and the 65-inch "ScreenZilla" Mitsubishi in back.
204 E. Sixth, 512/494-1335
Some say the sliders here are the best in town. Happy hour draws a crowd, and so do the 31 TVs for the sports set.
214 E. Sixth, 512/469-0001