Opal Divine's Freehouse CLOSED


Other Locations

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

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Opal Divine's

Opal's black-eyed peas are an Austin tradition on New Year's Day, but you can have the Eggs Benedict as well. Wash it all down with Divine Bloody Mary's. All locations. Thu., Jan. 1, 10am-3pm.


  • 2012: Critics Best Cocktail Butter (Opal Divine's)
  • 2008: Critics Best Patio View for an Afterwork Drink (Opal Divine's Penn Field)
  • 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: Pub Grub, Downtown

Bar Congress

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

B.D. Riley's Irish Pub

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

Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill

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