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Opal Divine's Freehouse

Pub Grub | $$

700 W. Sixth
Austin, 78701
512/477-3308
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.

Other Locations

Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601-K S. Congress
Opal Divine's Marina, 12709 MoPac N.

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2012: Critics Best Cocktail Butter
  • 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

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 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

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