Hotel San José Bar, Austin
Austin , Texas
Tel: 512 693 9317
Concierge.com's insider take:
The romantic outdoor garden of this Austin institution is every bit as hip as the hotel itself. It's really only worth it in good weather, when you can sit at the dimly lit tables around the pool, take in the retro vibe of the architecture, and sip from a very basic selection of beer and wine (no liquor is served here). The place closes down fairly early; it's not a party joint, just a great place for a relaxing drink. This is probably the only hotel bar in Austin where you'll find more locals than out-of-towners. So make new friends, then head to the bars along South Congress.
Open Mondays through Thursdays 5 pm to midnight, Fridays through Sundays 3 pm to midnight.