Speakeasy / Terrace 59
Speakeasy is two clubs in one, so you've got your choice of nighttime adventure. True to its moniker, the entrance to Speakeasy is in the alley off Congress Avenue, and the decor of the place is swanky and dimly-lit. Check out the extensive list of specialty drinks including original martinis, scotches and whiskeys.
The stage is large for the space and features a full array of live musical acts ranging from sultry jazz to loud rock cover bands. If breezy views and chi-chi DJs are more your style, take the steep stairs up to Terrace 59, and enjoy your mixed drinks while looking out over downtown Austin. The bar is smaller, but the relaxed vibe allows for easier conversation.