Swan Dive   Sandy Carson

Best New Bar

TIE: Swan Dive; Yellow Jacket Social Club

This year’s winners could be described as day and night – or perhaps a gloriously sauced-up day into night. Begin with Yellow Jacket Social Club and be sure to snag an outdoor table. It’s going to be a long day, so be decent and get some seasoned saltines for the whole table. Drink local beer and make new friends until the world goes all watercolor with booze and sunset, then head home and make a costume change. Next up is Swan Dive, and whether your duds be vintage, goth, or themed, it's time to bust out the big-kid clothes. The crowd will be beautiful in the glow from the whitewashed walls, a strangely intoxicating band will be playing, and dancing will be mandatory – or at least you’ll think it is, because you’ve arrived appropriately (but not excessively!) squiffy.

Swan Dive
615 Red River
www.swandiveaustin.com

Yellow Jacket Social Club
1704 E. Fifth, 512/480-9572
www.yellowjacketsocialclub.com

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