This is one of the four Texas locations of MAX’s Wine Dive, a restaurant that opened its Austin location in May 2009. It immediately became a hot spot of downtown Austin in a refurbished warehouse. It was designed to be a laid-back restaurant with an industrial feel. The high quality, gourmet comfort food menu is accompanied by an amazing wine program. Fried chicken and champagne is not an unlikely combination here (and we thought their fried chicken as one of the bests in America).
The wines are based on retail prices; the usual restaurant mark-up will not be a problem here. They offer a “9 wines under $9” every day of the week. Though the menu claims some wines are only available by the bottle, you can get it by-the-glass with a two-glass commitment.
MAX’s doubles as a wine store, so if you like the wine you’re drinking at dinner, feel free to ask for a bottle to bring home for later. They have great deals on wines “to-go.”
The knowledgeable wait staff, great atmosphere, and delicious selections of wines makes this wine dive one of the best in Austin.