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Bizarre, hilarious, great weird Austin crowd with all ages!

We went here on a whim in a group of about 10 celebrating a birthday (all in our 40's) as a "next... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Shelli W
Austin, Texas
Good Watering Hole

We stopped by for drinks and to meet friends who live locally. This is a nice little, local... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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All reviews great rooftop bar great drinks beer selection cool vibe downtown austin sixth street worth a visit live music jenga moustache patio fun
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

We went here on a whim in a group of about 10 celebrating a birthday (all in our 40's) as a "next place to go" on a pub crawl and ended up staying for the rest of the night. If you are stuffy this is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shelli W
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We stopped by for drinks and to meet friends who live locally. This is a nice little, local hole-in-the-wall bar. There is an upstairs roof bar that was very crowded so we stayed downstairs. Happy Hour is until 8pm and gives $1 off on any...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

nice little beer selection. It was a hot day so I had a pre-made frozen drink they offered. I think it was called Katy Berry. It was delicious! I wish I had been able to go at night, I am sure the night view is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alison G
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

HandleBar as the business refers to itself is a Adult Wonderland’. It is a good neighbourhood meeting place for drinks and a great rooftop bar in downtown Austin. There are a number of artistic murals inside and out, plus a great selection of drinks and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ProgressiveTraveller
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Went late afternoon, so wasn’t overly busy but the patio bar area was very appealing with enough people to give it a good feel. Had s cocktail and enjoyed some people play cornhole while we played with the pickup stick type game with the stacked...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PKC54
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Staff is funny and friendly, drink selection varied, and the rooftop bar SO COOL! Definitely recommend stopping in here! We even bought a t-shirt and sticker.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LaurenW2295
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Although not in the infamous Sixth Street, Handlebar is nonetheless a great venue that you must check out. Added points for the rooftop patio, the music and crowd here is great. There’s a good selection of drinks including IPA, and staff are friendly.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mrleewilliams
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable rooftop bar with a nice night time view. Televisions and games up top. Great staff and good prices.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cujoe
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had a few drinks on the roof top bar at HandleBar during our recent trip to Austin for the US Grand Prix. It has a cool vibe and we enjoyed some local craft beers. As such, we always end up here during our visits...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Moondoggie1957
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great rooftop bar and inside bar area with tons of local beers and craft cocktails. You can bring large groups here and it has a cool downtown Austin, TX vibe. Worth a visit with business associates or friends while in Austin, TX area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RhettL905
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