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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.