Quality Inn & Suites Airport
2751 TX Hwy 71 East
Austin, TX 78617
Phone: (512) 385-1000
Fax: (512) 385-1060
Bars & Cafes
Highland Lake Bar, part of ABIA, a bar close to the airport is a good place to drop by especially to kill time in case of flight is delayed or so. A little trendy looking bar where you'll see a lot of tourists talking different languages yet it's unity in diversity out here. The drinks are served at fairly reasonable prices while the music mainly played throughout the year here is live. Comfortable seatings, good enough to enjoy a drink or two.
Lefty's Bar & Grille may sound like a regular bar but it's not mainly because it's located at the airport. Secondly, the ambiance here is quite trendy while the staff is professional to the core. The drinks and the bar food are equally good, which are priced very reasonably. This is one of those bars where, one would find many tourists, many of 'em not speaking your language, which makes this bar all the more interesting. Not to mention the live music played here by talented local artists, almost throughout the year.
Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe, a cafe that opens up late in the morning, is quite pleased to serve its customers an early brunch or breakfast for that matter. It's a decent place to enjoy some good American cuisine. Live music to set the mood in the evening. The menu is quite diverse which will take you by surprise. Besides that, the service is good enough to leave you satisfied till you leave the cafe.
Previously known as the Double Down Lounge, St. Roch's Bar is located at the intersection of Pedernales Street and 6th Street. Though a bit far from the Downtown scene, the cheap drinks and roomy patio definitely make this establishment worth a visit. With Louisiana Abita Purple Haze on tap, a jukebox, and a daily happy hour from 4p to 7p, St. Roch's Bar is a great place to go to kick back after a busy day.
El Regio is a term for the area around Monterrey, which is where the owner's from. El Regio means 'the regal one' in Spanish. El Regio is also a term synonymous with the pollo asado. Grilled marinated chicken is all this little drive through shack specializes in and people would drive across town for it, were they not to have multiple outlets. The pollo asado is served with beans, tortillas, onions(sweet and grilled) and a tomato/green avocado salsa(may cause problems if consumed in excess). This is largely a drive-through, but they do have picnic tables around. El Regio is one place where being given 'the bird' is not a problem.
Located in the former Frontier Bar's site, The Lost Well is a joint run by ex Lovejoys' bartenders who have made this a popular joint for bikers, music lovers and beer enthusiasts. A neighborhood bar, it is known for its reasonably priced drinks, affable environment and good music.
This modern sports bar is sure to have fans coming back to enjoy their favorite games on one of the many TV screens. It's conveniently located close to Lake Austin, right under the AMLI complex off Riverside Drive. Popular among college students and young adults, you can rest assured that you'll have a good time whenever you drop by. Draft Pick also serves great and affordable food, snacks, and a variety of alcoholic beverages. This sports bar opened in 2011, and has a huge projector right in the middle of the space for those who love viewing games on a huge screen.
Midnight Rodeo Austin is very much a cool place, pride of the 'cowboys' of Austin. Always packed on a Thursday, the atmosphere is one of a lively and happy place. With people on the beautiful oak dance floor in big cowboy boots and huge belt buckles, waving full mugs and bottles around, there is no dull moment at the Rodeo. Once a sprawling lumber house, the club is now a happening place for concerts, events, regional performances and themed parties. Event and venue space is also available. Parties can also be booked here as well.
Whisler's was an old bar formerly known as Rabbit's which has been revamped by the owner. The bar has a rustic charm to it. From the dimly lit chandeliers to the veteran looking walls and the extending patio, the place has a beauty of its own and so do the drinks on the menu. Whisler's is know for its friendly bartenders and lively cocktails that they craft. They also serve a few non-alcoholic drinks. It is a great place for groups to unwind in Austin.
Whip In has Indian-infused breakfast items available until 2 p.m., perfect for late risers. Naan (Indian flatbread), scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of chutney (a spiced, Indian condiment) makes up the breakfast naan (cilantro chutney is rather appetizing). As if that wasn't enough, they also have an impressive beer selection on tap, a vegan/vegetarian grocery aisle, a wine and beer area, and a tobacconist with Indian candles & incense.
Times have changed in Austin, and now there is an explosion of activity and businesses moving east of the I35 Downtown Corridor. The Yellow Jacket Social Club is no exception to this, and provides evidence of a revamped East Austin. For example, this dive bar, amongst old warehouses and train tracks, trumps all of those negative stereotypes. It's a joint for funky hipsters, where “rockabillies” mingle over alcohol, food, and underground punk music. Enjoy company, either indoors, at the bar, or outside under the trees.
If you are in the mood for affordable drinks, outside tables, and a game of bocce... The Liberty is the bar for you! Retro ways to spend the time with friends are here in abundance, including music from a jukebox and pinball machines for everyone to line up and play. There are also pool tables that complete this laid-back ambiance. There are often exciting community events like the Annual Chili Cook-Off happening. Call for more information.