718 Congress #100, Austin, 78701, 512/887-8778
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 4pm-12mid; Fri.-Sat., 4pm-2am
Housed in a historic building near the Capitol and across the street from the Paramount Theatre, the Townsend’s designer cocktails include the rum “Single Engine Plane,” bourbon “Lamplight,” and mezcal “La Linea.” The bar with glass chandeliers also serves cucumber sandwiches and charcuterie plates. Kathy Valentine, formerly of Eighties pop sensation the Go-Go’s (she co-wrote “Vacation”) is an investor, enlisting audio engineer Scott Samson to design the performance hall. Open nightly, music nights are special events.
Tue., June 19, 7:30pm
Thu., June 21, 8pm
Michael Zapruder, Emily Shirley
Fri., June 22
Will Taylor & Strings Attached: Songs of the Beatles (7:00, 9:30)
Sat., June 23, 7:30pm
Barbie de Facto (EP release), DJ Asurasunil, Ritchual
Wed., June 27, 8pm
Thu., June 28, 8pm
A rotating lineup of Austin musicians will regale you with stories in an intimate listening environment. Sat., June 23, 7:30-9:30pm. $25.
- 2016: Critics Best Off Menu Shot (Aquavit Pickleback at the Townsend)