The Blackheart

Exterior shot of Blackheart, and Austin bar located on Rainey Street.

The Blackheart is located in the heart of the Historic Rainey Street District constructed in 1889 for Augustus Basnett, a weighmaster and inspector, who resided there for approximately 11 years. The house was designed with Victorian-influenced form and details.

The process of transforming the historic house into a bar involved using reclaimed wood and materials that were part of the property as much as possible in an effort to preserve the aesthetic of the Victorian-influenced design of the original structure. In the spirit of things beautiful and historic, the bar is decorated with several pictures of the hard-working women of Storyville, the red light district of New Orleans.

Today, the Blackheart features a wide selection of whiskeys as well as traditional and specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and cigars.


The Blackheart
86 Rainey St.
Austin, TX 78701


Sun: 3 pm-2 am
Mon: 3 pm-2 am
Tue: 3 pm-2 am
Wed: 3 pm-2 am
Thu: 3 pm-2 am
Fri: 3 pm-2 am
Sat: 3 pm-2 am

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