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Where to drink in Austin right now: 15 hot spots for boozy flights

Where to drink in Austin right now: 15 hot spots for boozy flights

Salty Sow Cocktail Flight
Enjoy a flight of craft cocktails at Salty Sow. Salty Sow/Facebook
Craft Pride Beer Flight
Build your own flight at Craft Pride, or pick from the curated lineup. Craft Pride/Facebook
House Wine Austin Wine Flight
The best way to sample House Wine's extensive menu is to opt for a wine flight. House Wine/Facebook
Salty Sow Cocktail Flight
Craft Pride Beer Flight
House Wine Austin Wine Flight

Deciding what to drink can be overwhelming, hence the beauty of flights. Glorious flights allow the adventurous — or indecisive — drinker to try several different wines, beers, or liquors at once. We've tracked down 15 establishments in Austin offering fancy flights, from mimosas to mezcal.

400 Rabbits
The bar inside the Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane specializes in tequila and mezcal. Each of the seven flights on offer are accompanied by a glass of cold, seasonal sangria.

Backbeat
​Have you ever seen a chocolate flight on a menu? Backbeat's offers three chocolates from Chocolaterie Tessa paired with one of the curated Amari or scotch whisky flights.

Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden
With over 100 taps on the wall, Banger's is the ideal place for a beer. A build-your-own flight comes with four beers of your choice in 1-ounce pours.

Cafe Blue
Brunch means mimosas, and there's nothing better than customizing your own. At Cafe Blue, $20 will get you a bottle of the house champagne with small carafes of orange, blueberry-pomegranate, and passion fruit juices for you to mix at your pleasure.

Craft Pride
Another Rainey Street beer joint, Craft Pride offers three pre-made flights with five beers and 5-ounce pours for $12. You also have the option to build your own flight out of the 54 taps; prices are based on each individual pour.

Cru Wine Bar
The best way to learn about wine is to taste and compare. Cru Wine Bar offers 13 flights, which include red and wine selections designed to sip and savor.

Frank 
Frank has a lot more than just gourmet hot dogs. The recent winner of the Official Drink of Austin competition also offers a dense list of whiskeys and flights.

The Grove Wine Bar + Kitchen
The only things better than wine and mimosas are wine and mimosa flights. The Grove has a selection of 10 wine flights with three three-ounce pours each. The mimosa flight is a bottle of champagne and your choice of three juices: cranberry, orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, guava, or strawberry.

House Wine
With 100 wines by the glass on the menu, a flight is the only way to attempt to try them all. House Wine has curated flight options for $15 each, but you can also build your own for $20. 

Isla
Sometimes we all need to retreat to a tropical paradise, and a strong rum drink can do the trick. This "island" stocks a variety of rums and has four flights curated by region, age, and flavor.

La Condesa
The popular downtown restaurant offers two tequila flights and one mezcal flight. All three pair well with La Condesa's modern take on traditional Mexican food. 

Russian House of Austin
This genuine Russian restaurant boats over 100 house-infused vodkas with organic fruits and vegetables, which you can sample with four, six, and eight mini-shot options.

Salty Sow
Salty Sow is already an immensely popular drink destination, but the cocktail flight is what keeps us coming back. The lineup includes the three daily mini cocktails plus a margarita for $17. 

Takoba
​There are five mezcal flights on Takoba's drink menu, and you get more than just booze. With each flight comes Oaxaca cheese, orange slices, and chili powder to taste while sampling the mezcal. 

TenOak Bourbon House + Lounge
​This bourbon bar proudly claims to have the biggest collection of small-batch bourbon in Austin. TenOak offers four flights, but you can always create your own.