Bar Congress

Row 1

200 Congress Ave (2nd Street)
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 827-2760
$ $ $
Tue–Sat: 5:00 PM–Midnight

Bar Congress verifies that classic and creative cocktails can be just as satisfying as a bar serving up unique pieces of art in the form of cocktails. The price is a bit steep, but it's definitely worth a stop.

Foursquare Tips

  • The relatively young drink program received much national acclaim during its first year. Slip through the curtain to discover the nouveau craft cocktails that are pushing the envelope at Bar Congress.
  • Bar Congress' large plates are mostly selections from Congress' prix fixe and tasting menus. This is the only way to taste their dishes a la carte.
  • Best small bar with big taste in Austin. Not. To. Be. Missed.
  • Come in on Tuesdays from 8-12pm for our "cocktail brainstorm" for special cocktails we are trying out! Different drinks every week!
  • Cocktails by Adam Bryan, with a separate list than Second Bar + Kitchen. But last call is at midnight Tuesdays through Saturdays.
  • Individually crafted cocktails, an ingenious list of Euro-centric wines, and innovative food. In our increasingly sophisticated bar town, Bar Congress tops the list. Yep, well drink to that.
  • Do not have the Moscow Mule. Nasty. If looking for a vodka drink, go Green River.
  • Gin and jam does NOT disappoint ...pair with the black truffle pommes frites for extra deliciousness!
  • It's good. Eat lots!
  • Bar Congress serves small plates, snacks and a limited number of entrees from the menus of both Congress and Second Bar + Kitchen until 10pm. (Prices can be a little all over the place.)
  • Small plates. Good wine pairs. Cool design atmosphere.
  • Check out Bar Congress as seen on Best Bars in America
  • Get the Heckle and Jeckle.
  • "Well-executed classics and innovative combinations are keys to this David Bull-owned cocktail lounge's success, according to Austin writer Melody Fury.
  • classy, sophisticated bar
  • Amazing little cocktail bar tucked between two restaurants. Lovely atmosphere and service. The vieux carre is where it's at. Can't wait to go back.
  • The green river is incredible!
  • A nice oasis from the loudness of 2nd bar + kitchen but not as quiet as Congress. Good cocktails - come here to talk with a friend.
  • The Tigress Pub's bartender Julianna Fry calls this her favorite bar in town.
  • Love the nuts.