Anyone that wants to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Austin has definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Austin wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about wine, liquor, and beer in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Austin
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Austin:
- Far West Liquor & Fine Wines at 3616 Far W Blvd
- Oak Liquor Cabinet at 12636 Research Blvd
- Chris’s Liquor Stores at 2203 S Lamar Blvd
- Monarch Liquor at 1902 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #A
- Lucky Liquor at 2000 Sam Bass Rd # 104, Round Rock
- Twin Liquors at 210 University Blvd #120, Round Rock
- Don’s Liquor Store at 100 E Whitestone Blvd #140, Cedar Park
- The Austin Wine Merchant at 512 W 6th St
- Travis Heights Wine & Spirits at 1948 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
- South Lamar Wine & Spirits at 2418 S Lamar Blvd
- Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods at 4970 US-290
You can select from a large selection of outstanding wines, spirits, and beers at Oak Liquor Cabinet or Monarch Liquor. Founded in 1987 Twin Liquors has a unique and well-deserved reputation throughout the region for having impeccable team members, exceptional customer service, conveniently located stores, an extensive selection of fine wines and premium spirits from around the world, and significant community involvement. There are also wholesale deals and gift cards available.
The Austin Wine Merchant has been supplying your community with high-quality wines, spirits, beers, gifts, and accessories since 1991. If you are looking for small-production wines from across the world with real value and quality head to Travis Heights Wine & Spirits who offers complimentary tastings three times a week.
Whether you collect rare spirits, quality wines, or artisan beer South Lamar Wine & Spirits has something for everyone with more than 10,000 different types of drinks in their inventory. Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods has over 100 liquor stores in your area making it an excellent choice to shop for a broad variety of wines, liquors, beers, gourmet foods, accessories, and more at cheap prices.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Nomadic Beerworks at 3804 Woodbury Dr #A
- The Austin Beer Garden Brewing at 1305 W Oltorf St
- Draught House Pub & Brewery at 4112 Medical Pkwy
- Lazarus Brewing at 1902 E 6th St
- Draught House Pub & Brewery at 4112 Medical Pkwy
- Bluebonnet Beer at 1700 Bryant Dr #107, Round Rock
- The Brass Tap at 204 E Main St, Round Rock
- Whitestone Brewery at 601 E Whitestone Blvd #500, Cedar Park
You can relax in the shade of the local beer garden with your pet, friends, and other guests at The Austin Beer Garden Brewing while drinking exquisite brews accompanied by a hot fresh pizza or a hearty Muffaletta sandwich. There is also a wonderful band on Saturday night.
All of the beers at Draught House Pub & Brewery are unfiltered and free of clarifying chemicals. Aside from beer Lazarus Brewing offers coffee, tacos, and pleasure. They have a spacious outside patio with fans, misters, and plenty of space for everyone plus they can accommodate private events as well.
Bluebonnet Beer is dedicated to presenting the community with delectable award-winning local craft beers. The Brass Tap carries over 150 specialty beers from across the world in a comfortable yet elegant neighborhood environment. You’ll also discover daily specials, live entertainment, and one-of-a-kind events every month.
Whitestone Brewery brings you a space where you can appreciate high-quality meticulously crafted beers while exchanging great conversations with friends, family, and peers, unwinding after a long day, or enjoying live music and planned events on the dog-friendly patio. Their beer is distributed on tap and in packages in many pubs, restaurants, and supermarkets around the surrounding districts.
Everything from light to dark, fruity to bitter, and anything in between is available at Rentsch Brewery. They make amazing beers near you that are ready to pair with delicious meals from the many food trucks on-site or you can bring your own food to the taproom.
Wine Bars In Austin
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- House Wine at 408 Josephine St
- Winebelly at 519 W Oltorf St
- Aviary Wine & Kitchen at 2110 S Lamar Blvd
- APT 115 at 2025 E 7th St
- Wanderlust Wine at 610 N Interstate Hwy 35
- Craft & Racked Wine Bar at 1400 E Old Settlers Blvd #203, Round Rock
- Wine Sensation at 409 N Mays St, Round Rock
- The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen at 1310 E Whitestone Blvd #500, Cedar Park
- Kork Wine Bar at 815 S Main St #101, Georgetown
You can enjoy carefully chosen wines from small-production boutique wineries and vineyards across the world in a casual and welcoming ambiance at House Wine. Cheese platters, tapas, and pizzas are among the culinary options to go with the drinks.
Winebelly serves wonderful comforting dishes and a thoughtfully curated wine list in a laid-back South Austin atmosphere. APT 115 is a retro-fancy bar specializing in limited production and low-intervention wines from around the world. There is also beer, cider, cheese, charcuterie, and globally themed appetizers alongside solely playing vinyl records.
Wanderlust Wine promotes and increases the use of eco-friendly and sustainable wine packaging such as kegs and cans. Craft & Racked Wine Bar will exceed your expectations for a small locally owned bar with its one-of-a-kind craft beer and wine.
Everyone at Wine Sensation is knowledgeable about wine and can advise on what works best for your palate. They also sell a variety of food and beer allowing you to have a well-rounded experience in one stop.
Besides their approachable yet sophisticated wine collection which includes all of your favorites and intriguing finds you’ve never heard of The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen creates a delectable and inexpensive menu with something for everyone. There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free alternative options.
Kork Wine Bar provides tastings of over 25 wines by the glass and a selection of approximately 100 bottles from all around the world. They also have charcuterie boards, salads, Neapolitan-style pizza, and other small plates that pair nicely with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Bent Oak Winery at 2000 Windy Terrace #2B
- Duchman Family Winery at 13308 Ranch to Market Rd 150
- El Gaucho Winery at 21301 Kathy Ln
- Slowpokes Winery Tours at 314 Harmon Hills Cove
Bent Oak Winery produces wines in your area that display distinct character, balance, and flavor from the vineyard to the bottle. Their tasting room is open from 1pm to 7pm Wednesday through Saturday and from 12:30pm to 5pm on Sunday.
El Gaucho Winery organizes a wide range of events from weddings and special family gatherings to professional development programs, business retreats, fundraisers, and workshops. They have a capacity of 150 to 200 people outside.
Experience wine, beer, and distilled spirit tastings with Slowpokes Winery Tours. You may join a small mixed group tour or arrange a private excursion for your group with a maximum of 14 people to get an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind day of fun.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Austin can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Whisler’s at 1816 E 6th St
- Peach at 208 W 4th St
- The Roosevelt Room at 307 W 5th St
- The Peached Tortilla at 5520 Burnet Rd #100
- Loro at 2115 S Lamar Blvd
- Odd Duck at 1201 S Lamar Blvd
- The Brass Tap at 204 E Main St, Round Rock
- Chuy’s at 4911 183A, Cedar Park
- Wildfire at 812 S Austin Ave, Georgetown
Visit Whisler’s during their local happy hour from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Friday and from 2pm to 5pm on the weekends. You can explore the happy hours at Peach from 5pm to 7pm Tuesday through Friday and all night on Sunday and Monday.
The Roosevelt Room’s has some of the best happy hours near you from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Saturday and from 3pm to 7pm on Sunday featuring eight classic cocktails for only $8 each, $2 off wines by the glass, and $1 off beer and small fare menu items. Their highlighted indulgences list changes monthly and includes new cocktails, wines, beers, spirits, and food products.
The Peached Tortilla focuses on classic Southern comfort food with an Asian twist while providing a variety of experiences from dinner and a cocktail at their restaurant to a plated service for wedding catering. Come for their happy hour from 5pm to 7pm Tuesday through Sunday.
You can taste artisan beer, boozy slushies, and batch cocktails accompanied by delectable cuisine that blends the soul, technique, and flavors of Southeast Asia and Japan at Loro. Take advantage of their happy hour on weekdays from 2pm to 5pm.
Enjoy special times at Odd Duck from 5pm to 6pm Monday through Friday with $7 draft Frescas and dig in daiquiris, half-priced bottles of wine and large format beers, and $1 off all canned, bottled, and draft brews.
Chuy’s is a lively and quirky Tex-Mex restaurant that boasts authentic and fresh meals in a welcoming environment. They host one of the best happy hours near you from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Friday.
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- Wine & Beer Bars In San Antonio
- Wine & Beer Bars In El Paso
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Austin
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Austin.