As Austin’s palette for craft cocktails continues to refine, so too does the city’s appreciation of bar interior design. Sophisticated spaces span the city, and nostalgia is sweeping Austin, with bars that transport visitors to a slower time period.
Designer Joel Mozersky of One. Eleven, did the interiors for Sixth Street bar Midnight Cowboy. He says, “When paying a premium for a hand-crafted cocktail, you should be drinking it in an environment that elevates that experience.” In Austin that can mean inside renovated historic buildings or a room filled with custom-designed furniture.
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Keep an eye out for some other local bars with cool design:
Weather Up, 1808 E. Cesar Chavez St., facebook.com/WeatherUpAustin
Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth St., easytigeraustin.com
Icenhauers, 83 Rainey St., icenhauers.com
Swan Dive, 615 Red River St., swandiveaustin.com
Handlebar, 121 E. Fifth St., handlebaraustin.com
Malverde, 400-B W. Second St., lacondesa.com/malverde
Check out the vintage-inspired bar designs at:
Midnight Cowboy, 313 E. Sixth St., www.midnightcowboymodeling.com
East Side Show Room, 1100 E. Sixth St., eastsideshowroom.com
Peché, 208 W. Fourth St., pecheaustin.com