Best Swanky Joint

TIE: Speakeasy; Sullivan's Steakhouse

There are very few places in Austin where a double-parked limo out front isn't completely pretentious. Sullivan's is one of them. Come with your red-meat appetite in place and your martini buds primed. The other place is the sneaky Speakeasy. No fear of an Elliot Ness-esque raid here (unless, of course, your taxes aren't paid up), but it's all in the attitude. From the Hitchcockian staircase leading to one of the best rooftops in Austin, to the wingdinging on the dance floor, it's worthy of an ankle excursion.

412-D Congress, 512/476-8017

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