Austin

Austin Dive Bar Directory

Scoundrel’s Field Guide only reviews dive bars, diners and breweries after an in-person visit. Because of that, we don’t have deep reviews for every dive bar in America (yet). For cities we haven’t yet visited, we’ve scoured all available sources to take a stab at the dive bars we’d like to visit if we could. Divided into must haves and further options, let’s stress again, these are our best guesses without visiting in person. Have a better idea? We’re all ears. Let us know through the form below.

Austin Dive Bars Already Reviewed

North Austin

Buddy's Place

Nob Hill Inn - Denver Dive Bar - Bar Area
Because John Wayne said so.

North Austin

Lala's Little Nugget

Nob Hill Inn - Denver Dive Bar - Bar Area
All Christmas all the time.
Absolute Must Visit Austin Dive Bars

Brentwood

Little Longhorn Saloon

5434 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
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Clarksville

Donn's Depot

1600 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78703
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East Austin

Sahara Lounge

1413 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78721
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North Burnet

C Hunt's Ice House

9611 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX 78758
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North Loop

Barfly's

5420-B Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
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South Austin

Sam's Town Point

2115 Allred Dr
Austin, TX 78748
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South Lamar

Casino South Side

1502 W Ben White Blvd #7606
Austin, TX 78704
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Tarrytown

Deep Eddy Cabaret

2315 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
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University

Hole in the Wall

2538 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
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Other Austin Dive Bar Options

Carousel Lounge

1110 E 52nd St
Austin, TX 78723
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Casino El Camino

517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
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Dirty Bill's

511 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701
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Ego's Lounge

510 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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G&S Lounge

2420 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
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Giddy Ups

12010 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748
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Hideout Pub

12164 TX-1 Loop
Austin, TX 78758
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La Perla

1512 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
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Mean Eyed Cat

1621 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78703
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Nickel City

1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
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Shangri-La

1016 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
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Skylark Lounge

2039 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78722
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Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
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The 04 Lounge

3808 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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The Grand

4631 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
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The Lost Well

2421 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702
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The Side Bar

602 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701
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What Did We Miss?

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Amarillo / Lubbock

Broken Spoke Lounge - Amarillo Dive Bar - Outside

Call it Texas panhandle extended, dive bars intersecting with Route 66.

Atlanta

Northside Tavern - Atlanta Dive Bar - Outside

Evolving patchwork of neighborhoods with a rich network of dives underneath.

Columbus

Modern Midwestern city with some profoundly not modern dive bar gems.

Cleveland

Harbor Inn - Cleveland Dive Bar - Sign

The best dive bars come from the richest history, and Cleveland provides.

Jacksonville

Pete's Bar - Jacksonville Dive Bar - Neon Sign

There's something about beach air giving birth to dive bars and Jacksonville is no exception.

Louisville

Magnolia Bar & Grill - Louisville Dive Bar - Exterior

Southern and Midwestern influences converge to create a patchwork of divey options.

Minneapolis

CC Club - Minneapolis Dive Bar - Outside

Minneapolis provides the perfect storm of food, drinking and dive bars, yes, including the Juicy Lucy.

New Orleans

Snake & Jake Christmas Club Lounge - New Orleans Dive Bar - Outside

There may be no better city to create dive bars steeped in history, culture and neighborhood uniqueness.

New York

McSorley's Old Ale House - New York Dive Bar - Outside Sign

The task of visiting and documenting every New York dive bar is daunting but someone must.

Tampa / St. Pete

Mahuffer's - Tampa Dive Bar - Interior

Stitched-together cities with deep roots make for fertile drinking ground.

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