There are several bars and restaurants around the Austin area that hold tequila in high regard, both on July 24 and year-round. Here are places to check out this weekend for National Tequila Day.
Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
The Moody Theater is hosting the Austin Taco and Margarita Festival this July 24. Tickets include admission into the event, where food and drink vendors will sell margaritas and tequila shots while several bands entertain. Tickets to the event start at $15.
310 Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin
512-255-7999 | www.acl-live.com
Customers on July 24 can order a National Tequila Day special package from Z’Tejas on W. 6th Street in downtown Austin. The special comes with a Dobel Diamante tequila taster, a special jalapeno peach margarita from the Z’Tejas bar and an ancho chocolate tequila ice cream crafted by Amy’s Ice Creams.
1110 W. 6th St., Austin
512-478-5355 | www.ztejas.com
Doc's Backyard Grill
Sunset Valley’s Doc’s Backyard Grill is serving up $1 frozen margaritas all day July 24, alongside $5 Tequila Herradura shots. The restaurant also serves a handful of other margaritas off its bar menu.
5207 Brodie Lane, Ste. 100, Sunset Valley
512-892-5200 | www.eatdrinkdocs.com
Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage
The newest restaurant in Domain Northside specializes in margaritas. Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage offers more than 10 different margarita options, including a specialty roasted jalapeno drink. The restaurant also offers margaritas to go for customers looking to enjoy National Tequila Day at home.
3120 Palm Way, Ste. 170, Austin
512-339-6277 | www.texmexgarage.com
The Roosevelt Room
Downtown Austin’s cocktail hotspot is offering margarita specials in celebration of National Tequila Day. All tequila pours are half-off and The Roosevelt Room will offer margarita specials all night July 24.
307 W. 5th St., Unit B, Austin
512-494-4094 | www.therooseveltroomatx.com
This North Austin Mexican restaurant—set to host the 12th Annual Austin Tequila Fest in November—offers a full bar with dozens of tequila options. Casa Chapala further serves more than a dozen customizable margarita drinks.
9041 Research Blvd., Ste. 100, Austin
512-459-4242 | www.casachapala.com
The Alcove Cantina
Downtown Round Rock’s tequila joint has a tequila menu featuring dozens of selections. The Alcove Cantina further offers signature margaritas, served both frozen and on the rocks.
119 E. Main St., Round Rock
The bar at La Holly in East Austin features a wide array of tequila and mezcal bottles. Customers can also enjoy one of La Holly’s signature margaritas and cocktails, including a mezcal old fashioned.
2500 E. 6th St., Austin
512-215-9949 | www.cantinaholly.com
Every Friday and Saturday night, cocktail bar Whisler’s opens its Mezcaleria Tobala, an intimate upstairs bar featuring Mexican mezcal. For drinkers who want to go off the beaten path to celebrate National Tequila Day, the bar offers mezcal flights.
1816 E. 6th St., Austin
512-480-0781 | www.whislersatx.com