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The Driskill Bar, Austin

(4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Designed with a distinct Romanesque-style in 1886, The Driskill Bar is one of the oldest hotels in the country. Built by Jesse Driskill, a cattleman who spent his entire fortune on attempting to build one of the finest hotels in the area, the building is a popular meeting place for prominent lobbyists, legislators, and leaders. Wander inside and experience the lavish interior of the lobby and stop and have a drink at the bar while listening to live music. A visit to The Driskill Bar represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Austin trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • I take most of my out of town visitors there for a drink in their lounge which usually has live music most evenings. The building is one of the last few big historic structures in town, well worth vis...  more »
  • The Driskill is one of the most beautiful hotels in the city and located right in the heart of Austin on Sixth Street. It definitely exudes that old world charm of the 1800s. It's fun to just walk thr...  more »
  • This beautiful, historic hotel cannot help its location but we only came there for a drink (expensive) so as not to be situated with that many party goers. We should have eaten in the cafe instead of ...  more »
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  • Love the decor of this bar. It's like stepping into 1800s Texas with the gilded ceilings and period paintings. Drinks are very average, but you expect a good time and often some live piano music.
  • We stayed at the Driskill for the Christmas Holidays. This is a lovely boutique hotel with wonderful amenities. The service here is outstanding from the reservations manager to the concierge and room service. If you're looking to feel like a valued guest, away from the hustle and bustle of large, anonymous hotels, then you will love the Driskill. Terrific dining experiences at the hotel for breakfast, dinner and room service meals. I asked the concierge for help with outside reservations for dining and spa services and she took great care in efficiently arranging whatever I needed.
  • We had plenty of room for our family. Being right next to the mall and having indoor pool offered plenty to do. The hotel was clean and everyone pleasant. Great price with hot breakfast included. Good room and lobby coffee!
  • I *heart* the Driskill Bar. It is one of the most gorgeous bars in Austin and I adore the western-styled theme mixed with the Victorian bones of this grand hotel. It remains the perfect respite from the madness of 6th street, with its upscale ambience, carousel bar and inviting seating arrangements. I've discovered several musicians I like by hearing them first in the Driskill bar. Happy hour is great with half-priced "bar snacks" including my favorite item, the truffle popcorn.....mmmm, I am quite fond of that popcorn. Goes great with Blackberry Smash, a boozy bourbon based cocktail featuring orange bitters and muddles blackberries.
  • Love the Driskill Bar. Classy, with a ton of history to explore. Great specialty drinks as well.