Dining

The Driskill offers plenty of opportunity to sample some of the finest food and drink in Austin's downtown. The hotel’s award-winning team of chefs dreamed up three unique restaurants and lounges, from a sophisticated eatery to a bakery with grab-and-go fare. Indulge your taste buds at 1886 Café & Bakery, serving modern American fare, or experience the Texas meal of a lifetime at the Driskill Grill, heralded with countless accolades. The Driskill Bar offers a Southwestern ambience and becomes the perfect place for a Manhattan. Or order from the comfort of your own room from the 24-hour room service menu. Whichever experience you choose, revel in the historic ambience and enjoy world-class cuisine at The Driskill.

1886 Café & Bakery
Step into this quaint Victorian-style café, and within moments you’ll feel right at home on Austin’s 6th Street. Beautiful stained-glass doors, a charming window into the bake shop, and an emerald wall add one-of-a-kind touches to this old-fashioned eatery at The Driskill. The menu is full of down-home Texas comfort foods, time-honored recipes, such as Helen Corbitt’s Cheese Soup, and fresh baked pastries and cakes. Try our 1886 Café & Bakery for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, and dine on dishes such as Brazos Huevos Rancheros, our famous Hangover Burger, or a bonafide Texas classic, Honey-Glazed Fried Chicken. Our coffee counter and espresso bar are also available for quick, grab-and-go items.
Step into this quaint Victorian-style café, and within moments you’ll feel right at home on Austin’s 6th Street. Beautiful stained-glass doors, a charming window into the bake shop, and an emerald wall add one-of-a-kind touches to this old-fashioned eatery at The Driskill. The menu is full of down-home Texas comfort foods, time-honored recipes, such as Helen Corbitt’s Cheese Soup, and fresh baked pastries and cakes. Try our 1886 Café & Bakery for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, and dine on dishes such as Brazos Huevos Rancheros, our famous Hangover Burger, or a bonafide Texas classic, Honey-Glazed Fried Chicken. Our coffee counter and espresso bar are also available for quick, grab-and-go items.
Step into this quaint Victorian-style café, and within moments you’ll feel right at home on Austin’s 6th Street. Beautiful stained-glass doors, a charming window into the bake shop, and an emerald wall add one-of-a-kind touches to this old-fashioned eatery at The Driskill. The menu is full of down-home Texas comfort foods, time-honored recipes, such as Helen Corbitt’s Cheese Soup, and fresh baked pastries and cakes. Try our 1886 Café & Bakery for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, and dine on dishes such as Brazos Huevos Rancheros, our famous Hangover Burger, or a bonafide Texas classic, Honey-Glazed Fried Chicken. Our coffee counter and espresso bar are also available for quick, grab-and-go items.
Hours

Sunday–Saturday: 6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Hours

Sunday–Saturday: 6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Driskill Grill
Heralded as one of Austin’s top restaurants, The Driskill Grill has hosted an unforgettable dining experience amid elegant settings since 1929. Offering impeccable service, The Driskill's signature restaurant has hosted Lyndon B. Johnson and the future first lady on their first date, and has seated countless notable guests. Each inventive dish is a blend of rustic and refined, and prizes the freshest of Texas ingredients. Serving fresh seafood, flavorful appetizers, and Austin’s best steaks dry-aged in-house, The Driskill Grill offers a dining experience that you won’t soon forget.
Heralded as one of Austin’s top restaurants, The Driskill Grill has hosted an unforgettable dining experience amid elegant settings since 1929. Offering impeccable service, The Driskill's signature restaurant has hosted Lyndon B. Johnson and the future first lady on their first date, and has seated countless notable guests. Each inventive dish is a blend of rustic and refined, and prizes the freshest of Texas ingredients. Serving fresh seafood, flavorful appetizers, and Austin’s best steaks dry-aged in-house, The Driskill Grill offers a dining experience that you won’t soon forget.
Heralded as one of Austin’s top restaurants, The Driskill Grill has hosted an unforgettable dining experience amid elegant settings since 1929. Offering impeccable service, The Driskill's signature restaurant has hosted Lyndon B. Johnson and the future first lady on their first date, and has seated countless notable guests. Each inventive dish is a blend of rustic and refined, and prizes the freshest of Texas ingredients. Serving fresh seafood, flavorful appetizers, and Austin’s best steaks dry-aged in-house, The Driskill Grill offers a dining experience that you won’t soon forget.
Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

The Driskill Bar
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From the cowhide rugs to the revolver light fixtures, this bar is Texan through and through, earning it the title of Best Bar in Texas by Southern Living Magazine. Settle into a leather sofa surrounded by authentic artwork, featuring scenery of the Texas Hill Country or reminiscent of life as a cattle baron. Sip on bourbon or a local beer, or choose from a list of creative craft cocktails, including the Batini, Official Drink of Austin. Enjoy live music nightly from local Texas artists, and a special Sunday Blues Brunch with fellow Austin icon, Anton’es, Home of the Blues. 
From the cowhide rugs to the revolver light fixtures, this bar is Texan through and through, earning it the title of Best Bar in Texas by Southern Living Magazine. Settle into a leather sofa surrounded by authentic artwork, featuring scenery of the Texas Hill Country or reminiscent of life as a cattle baron. Sip on bourbon or a local beer, or choose from a list of creative craft cocktails, including the Batini, Official Drink of Austin. Enjoy live music nightly from local Texas artists, and a special Sunday Blues Brunch with fellow Austin icon, Anton’es, Home of the Blues. 
From the cowhide rugs to the revolver light fixtures, this bar is Texan through and through, earning it the title of Best Bar in Texas by Southern Living Magazine. Settle into a leather sofa surrounded by authentic artwork, featuring scenery of the Texas Hill Country or reminiscent of life as a cattle baron. Sip on bourbon or a local beer, or choose from a list of creative craft cocktails, including the Batini, Official Drink of Austin. Enjoy live music nightly from local Texas artists, and a special Sunday Blues Brunch with fellow Austin icon, Anton’es, Home of the Blues. 
Hours

Bar:
Monday & Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.–Midnight
Wed, Thurs, & Sunday: Noon–Midnight
Friday & Saturday: Noon–2:00 a.m.

Daily Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Hours

Bar:
Monday & Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.–Midnight
Wed, Thurs, & Sunday: Noon–Midnight
Friday & Saturday: Noon–2:00 a.m.

Daily Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

The Craft Series @ 1886
Join us at 1886 Café and Bakery for our Craft Series @ 1886—a curated monthly event featuring a four-course meal paired with four unique brews, all showcasing the best of Austin’s vibrant brewery scene. This interactive dining experience takes place on the second Monday of each month.
Join us at 1886 Café and Bakery for our Craft Series @ 1886—a curated monthly event featuring a four-course meal paired with four unique brews, all showcasing the best of Austin’s vibrant brewery scene. This interactive dining experience takes place on the second Monday of each month.
Join us at 1886 Café and Bakery for our Craft Series @ 1886—a curated monthly event featuring a four-course meal paired with four unique brews, all showcasing the best of Austin’s vibrant brewery scene. This interactive dining experience takes place on the second Monday of each month.
Afternoon Tea

Served in the opulent, columned lobby, afternoon teas are one of The Driskill’s longest standing traditions. Whether celebrating a holiday such as Mother’s Day or gathering with loved ones, our celebrated afternoon teas offer a chance to savor finger sandwiches and leisurely sip teas in a timeless setting. Delight in three courses of classic French pastries and petite fours, paired with endless premium loose leaf teas and sparkling wine. 

2019 Afternoon Tea Dates

$59/adults & $39/children (10 & under) + tax & gratuity

  • Jan 12, 13 
  • Feb 9, 10 
  • Apr 13, 14 
  • May 10, 11, 12 
  • June 8, 9
  • Jul 13, 14 
  • Aug 17, 18 
  • Sep 7, 8 
  • Nov 9, 10

2019 Holiday Tea Dates

$68/adults & $48/children (10 & under) + tax & gratuity

  • Nov 29, 30
  • Dec 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 

Tea times are at 3:00pm and 3:30pm. To reserve your spot for afternoon tea at The Driskill, please contact our team at (512) 391-7073 or afternoontea@thedriskill.com.

Served in the opulent, columned lobby, afternoon teas are one of The Driskill’s longest standing traditions. Whether celebrating a holiday such as Mother’s Day or gathering with loved ones, our celebrated afternoon teas offer a chance to savor finger sandwiches and leisurely sip teas in a timeless setting. Delight in three courses of classic French pastries and petite fours, paired with endless premium loose leaf teas and sparkling wine. 

2019 Afternoon Tea Dates

$59/adults & $39/children (10 & under) + tax & gratuity

  • Jan 12, 13 
  • Feb 9, 10 
  • Apr 13, 14 
  • May 10, 11, 12 
  • June 8, 9
  • Jul 13, 14 
  • Aug 17, 18 
  • Sep 7, 8 
  • Nov 9, 10

2019 Holiday Tea Dates

$68/adults & $48/children (10 & under) + tax & gratuity

  • Nov 29, 30
  • Dec 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 

Tea times are at 3:00pm and 3:30pm. To reserve your spot for afternoon tea at The Driskill, please contact our team at (512) 391-7073 or afternoontea@thedriskill.com.

Served in the opulent, columned lobby, afternoon teas are one of The Driskill’s longest standing traditions. Whether celebrating a holiday such as Mother’s Day or gathering with loved ones, our celebrated afternoon teas offer a chance to savor finger sandwiches and leisurely sip teas in a timeless setting. Delight in three courses of classic French pastries and petite fours, paired with endless premium loose leaf teas and sparkling wine. 

2019 Afternoon Tea Dates

$59/adults & $39/children (10 & under) + tax & gratuity

  • Jan 12, 13 
  • Feb 9, 10 
  • Apr 13, 14 
  • May 10, 11, 12 
  • June 8, 9
  • Jul 13, 14 
  • Aug 17, 18 
  • Sep 7, 8 
  • Nov 9, 10

2019 Holiday Tea Dates

$68/adults & $48/children (10 & under) + tax & gratuity

  • Nov 29, 30
  • Dec 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 

Tea times are at 3:00pm and 3:30pm. To reserve your spot for afternoon tea at The Driskill, please contact our team at (512) 391-7073 or afternoontea@thedriskill.com.

Private Dining
Wedding Cocktails With Champagne

Plan an elegant dinner party for a wedding rehearsal or intimate gathering for a graduation celebration in The Driskill’s timeless dining and event space. Choose from the unmistakably Texan ambiance of The Driskill Grill, or host a casual gathering with a touch of timeless charm in our 1886 Café & Bakery. 

For large party dinner reservations of more than 6 guests in The Driskill Grill, please contact our Restaurant Manager: +1 512 391 7178 | Email

For buy-out events in one of our private venues, please speak with our Events Team to begin planning your special occasion: +1 512 391 7143 | Email

Plan an elegant dinner party for a wedding rehearsal or intimate gathering for a graduation celebration in The Driskill’s timeless dining and event space. Choose from the unmistakably Texan ambiance of The Driskill Grill, or host a casual gathering with a touch of timeless charm in our 1886 Café & Bakery. 

For large party dinner reservations of more than 6 guests in The Driskill Grill, please contact our Restaurant Manager: +1 512 391 7178 | Email

For buy-out events in one of our private venues, please speak with our Events Team to begin planning your special occasion: +1 512 391 7143 | Email

Plan an elegant dinner party for a wedding rehearsal or intimate gathering for a graduation celebration in The Driskill’s timeless dining and event space. Choose from the unmistakably Texan ambiance of The Driskill Grill, or host a casual gathering with a touch of timeless charm in our 1886 Café & Bakery. 

For large party dinner reservations of more than 6 guests in The Driskill Grill, please contact our Restaurant Manager: +1 512 391 7178 | Email

For buy-out events in one of our private venues, please speak with our Events Team to begin planning your special occasion: +1 512 391 7143 | Email