LOCATIONS

The Dogwood

715 W. Sixth, Austin, 78701, 512/531-9062
Hours: Daily, 4pm-2am
"Traditional bar food with a Southern edge" is what is promised here, and by the look of satisfied customers looking for their cars, it must deliver.

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The Dogwood, 11420 Rock Rose Avenue # 130
The Dogwood, 11420 Rock Rose #130
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B.D. Riley's Irish Pub

What’s an Irish pub without Irish music? Named after first generation Irish immigrant Bessie Dee Riley, B.D. Riley’s retains a bit of Old World charm before the street descends into the shot bars of Dirty Sixth. Residencies include rock & roll harp from the Kristen Gibbs band and the mandolin of Donnybrook leader Davey Arwine, but there’s music every night from Austin performers, including the harmonic free-for-all of the Sunday night Irish tune session, and Monday’s Celtic-flavored open mic. Sláinte!

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

The Blackheart

The only bar on Rainey Street with a full-time dedication to original Austin music, the Blackheart stands apart from its neighbors as the black band-T-shirt alternative to a suit-and-tie-heavy house bar strip. The wood-planked structure, built in 1889 as the home to Austin’s weighmaster Augustus Basnett, now houses rock, folk, country, and occasionally metal on an 75-capacity indoor stage and a 325-capacity outdoor patio stage. The whiskey-specializing drinkery also hosts a defining residency with delta blues trio Mrs. Glass, which has carried on since the bar opened in 2012.

86 Rainey, 512/391-1566

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