cocktails

After decades of serving cold beer to locals; the old Rabbit’s Lounge finally closed down, and Whisler’s has the task of coming into the space and making what was old, new again. The building still has the rustic feel of the old venue, but now serves up classic craft cocktails. They seem to do everything right from atmosphere, to their crafty cocktails, and this has quickly become an Eastside favorite.

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Every Wednesday, they host a ‘bubbles and booze’ event with live Jazz by The Odas Williams Trio. All featured bubbles are only $6.00. While you’re there, I would definitely recommend trying one of their craft cocktails as well.

When: Wednesday evenings

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location:
Whisler’s
1816 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

http://www.whislersatx.com

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The 2nd Street District is of my favorite spots to stroll around. With the excitement of SXSW around the corner, I thought now would be as good of time as ever to blog on some downtown dining options.

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La Condesa is great modern Mexican food place located right in the center of it all. For starters I would go with the guacamole and salsas as the salsas gives you a sampling of four different sauces. Their menu definitely consists of some drinks and some meals that are unique which is what I enjoy most them. The Panza De Puerco is an amazing combination of pork belly, apple puree, blue cheese and pear. If you want something a little more traditional the carnita tacos are they way to go and a crowd favorite.

They have a very extensive cocktail menu, I’d go with the white sangria, it is refreshing, light and the perfect summertime sipper.

This springtime weather is the perfect time to check them out and enjoy their patio.

The Huffington Post also named La Condesa one of the best taco spots in America.

Location:
400 W. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://lacondesa.com/austin/

Photo Credit: La Condesa Facebook Page.