If you're like me, you wait for the weekend. And I love a local bar that I can meet my friends, have fun, experience amazing drinks and always feel welcome. And if you haven't heard of The Handlebar, well...that's a shame. Allow me to introduce you.
HandleBar is your neighborhood bar in downtown Austin with an old school vibe and absolutely no moustache decor whatsoever — absolutely none, we mean it. We serve up good times by the glass with a local beer selection and our craft cocktails. Our bar has an outdoor deck, awesomely fun games like giant Jenga and a photo booth to snag pics of your current moustache of choice.
HandleBar is yet another pretty cool little bar located right in the heart of Austin. This place actually has a nicely appointed bar on the first floor and another couple of bars up on the rooftop. The downstairs bar serves up some great cocktails but the ambiance is meh... The upstairs bars serves a limited alcohol menu and the ambiance is awesome! So essentially a blend of the two and/or getting your cocktails on the first floor and bringing them up is ideal. Once upstairs, a good time can be had by all as there is music, TV and some interesting children's playground toys... Overall, a cool and unique spot to throwback some drinks.
If you've never been there, pay it a visit. You'll probably love it like I do.
121 E. 5th St. Austin, TX 78701