Austin's bar for 'grownups'. Has an elegant vibe. Skilled bartender (Brian) was great. Location across the street from the historic Paramount makes it a great walkable night w/dinner and theater down the street. The listening room in the back is one of the best venues in town for an intimate show w great (limited) seating. Happy to pay a cover to support the amazing talent and culls the crowd. #SupportAustinMusicians!
Highly recommend The Townsend. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff/bartenders, excellent cocktails, and one of the most beautiful bars in Austin. It could be considered a little pricey, but you absolutely get what you pay for. They have a great Happy Hour if you don't want to splurge on full price drinks, however the carefully crafted and seasonally changing cocktails are definitely not something you want to miss.