Second Bar + Kitchen

New American, Cocktail
$ $ $
200 Congress Ave (W 2nd St)
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 827-2750
11:00am - 11:30pm
11:00am - 11:30pm
11:00am - 11:30pm
11:00am - 11:30pm
11:00am - 1:30am
11:00am - 1:30am
11:00am - 11:30pm



  • Makes an art of bar food. See: the spicy fried pickles, the Bar Congress that you can add foie gras, an egg, avocado, pork belly, double meat & double cheese, should you so choose. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Hefty eats include Vertical Rotisserie Chicken, Grilled Ribeye Loin (w/ Brussels sprouts, black truffle grits, Bearnaise, oak barrel-aged steak sauce), and wood-fired pizzas like the Beef Short Rib.
  • The decor in this place is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The chicken fried olives are so good!
  • Only movies on the tvs. No actual tv watching. Because the owner has good taste. In movies, and he wants you to know it.
  • After receiving 2nd place at a cooking competition as a child, the chef's father bought him a restaurant... so he would NEVER forget.
  • Get anything. It's amazing.
  • Black truffle fries. Do it.
  • Get the shishito peppers
  • Fried pickles with buffalo sauce on them? Yes please :)
  • Get the Buffalo Fried Pickles and Chicken Fried Olives, Congress Burger with fried egg and the London Calling Cocktail. This is the Don Draper Happy Meal.
  • Buffalo Fried Pickles
  • Fried pickles are my fav! Best in town!
  • Veggie curry pizza!!
  • One of the best burgers in town...hands down! Also, the fried egg and avocado sandwich is delicious!
  • Try the Avocado Fundido
  • The Vagabond is awesome!
  • Great service, outstanding food, rude hostess. Fried pickles were epic (but spicy!), beer recommendations were spot on, and even the salad was well seasoned (read: salty and delicious).
  • Always look forward to Peter and the wolf in the men's room.
  • One of our hangouts. We love the hamburger and the pepperoni soup!
  • Amazing dessert!!!

Nearby places

310 Willie Nelson Blvd (at Guadalupe St)
200 Congress Ave (at 2nd St)
208 W 4th St (Colorado St.)