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Ginger Man Austin Map It
301 Lavaca
512-473-8801
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When you're downtown and you just want to relax, The Ginger Man is the perfect place to head out with friends, take a seat in any of the comfy couches or chairs and shoot the breeze over a pint. When its a beautiful, sunny day outside, don't skip the chance to sit out on the patio while enjoying any of their countless offerings of ales, lagers and pilsners from all over the world.

Halcyon Coffee Bar and Lounge Map It
218 West 4th Street
512-472-9637
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Coffeehouse by day, bar by night. No matter what time of day you show up at Halcyon, you'll still get the chance to relax in one of their comfortable couches while enjoying either a Long Island Iced Coffee or a Lemon Drop Martini. And when you're chilling with friends, don't miss the opportunity to snack on some Tableside S'mores. Every trip can easily become you're own personal halcyon day.

Haddingtons Map It
601 West 6th Street
512-992-0204
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Haddington's is a bar for grownups that effectively combines the quaint coziness of classic American taverns with the more modern Austin downtown scene. You get a choice of quality cuisine in an informal atmosphere and can choose between either trendy metropolitan cocktails or established tavern standbys. No matter when you visit, Haddington's always exudes a very welcoming warmth to all downtown wayfarers.

Blue Dahlia Bistro Map It
1115 East 11th Street
512-542-9542
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If you would prefer to unwind in a location with a more European flair, the Blue Dahlia Bistro provides that cozy, charming environment that is perfect for a romantic evening. You can have your choice of sharing a spread of cheeses or a platter of meats, cheese, hummus or olives inside of their rustic interior. And when the weather is right, you can also relax in their back garden of lush flora and private waterfalls to reach a more tranquil state of mind.

Rio Rita Lounge Map It
1308 East 6th Street
512-524-0384
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Rio Rita Cafe is the perfect coffeehouse and bar to gather with friends, sip on espressos or cocktails, and hang out. It's a great place to hold a Renegade Crafters meeting or a Magic the Gathering club. No matter what you want to do, Rio Rita is the place that will gladly welcome and accept you for who you are and what you do, either on the plush furniture arrangements or out on the patio. Stop by, grab a comfy couch and enjoy a Tito's Vodka cocktail in air conditioned comfort.

Clive Bar Map It
609 Davis Street
512-494-4120
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If you want a lodge experience but don't feel like driving all the way to Yellowstone, head on down to Rainey Street instead for a similar pastoral atmosphere. With wood paneling over every square inch of the interior, it won't be hard to forget that you're still within the city limits. With a wide selection of beers on tap and other spirits, it shouldn't take long before you start to feel the expanse of the Wild West.

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