Updated March 2021

Whether for a special occasion, or because you and your gals just need a reason to go out, we have rounded up some of the best spots to do just that around Austin! Explore the below and gather the girls! 

 

 

taquero mucho

TAQUERO MUCHO

If it’s an ultra femme ladies day out you’re seeking, it doesn’t get any cuter than the Latina owned, entirely pink clad Taquero Mucho that gives us all the bachelorette meets Legally Blonde vibes! From the taco shells, to the drink pouches to the bathrooms, everything is pink and it's an Instaworthy treasure trove!

The pink phone booth filled with pink hued flowers is one of our favorite features, and now they have pink waffles on the menu.

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June's All Day

JUNE’S ALL DAY

A solid day drinking pick for cheersing cocktails with your gal pals! June’s serves up various chic comfort foods alongside some incredible looking drinks in a setting that is oh so brunch worthy. Sample some of their treats too while catching up like toasted marshmallow topped brownies! If beer is more your speed, June’s has a Pub Night menu with $5 pints and an array of Indian dishes! 

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photo courtesy of June's All Day


 

Kitty Cohen's

KITTY COHEN’S

The cocktail lounge for every female free spirit with a poolside cocktail lounge! Kitty Cohen’s is inspired by rebellious, badass women in our lives which makes it a prime spot to post up with the girls! Sip Aperol Spritz practically poolside while feeling like you’ve been transported to the tropics and make it a happy hour if you visit Mon - Fri between 3 - 7pm! They also host various pop ups and events which would be fun to check out on a girl’s trip!  

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The Oasis

THE OASIS

For drinks with a view, The Oasis at Lake Travis sits 450 above, well Lake Travis obviously! It's one of our favorite views in Texas and although we don’t necessarily just go for the food, sipping a marg or hurricane accompanied by chips + guac while gazing into the beautiful scenery seems like a great spot with your besties since it's not your average restaurant location!

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photo courtesy of Lake Travis


 

CAFE NO SE

CAFE NO SE

Opening for brunch and dinner (and dessert!) Cafe No Se is a regular brunch spot for one of us whenever we are in town! The rustic modern digs are a bright space with a darling interior and a charming patio serving an all day cafe style menu. They serve a killer stack of pancakes and mean burger for a few recs!

PS get 25% off bottles of rose every day, ALWAYS or enjoy ya reverse happy hour daily from 6-8 pm!

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IRENE'S

IRENE’S

Another fave of our’s! Irene’s is a poppin’ spot for a boozy brunch, drinks at the bar, patio hangs and they’re a Bachelor watch destination! The inside is so fun to be in with its vintage accents, cutesy touches and all the Austin vibes that we love. The drinks are strong and the comfort style menu ranges from sandwiches, sliders, wings, tacos and more! The snack menu has some fun features like pimento cheese dip, avo toast and croquettes for a laid back hangout with the gals.

For a fab outing, check out their Drag Brunch!

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photo courtesy of Irene's


 

P6

P6

The LINE Hotel has a lot of things to brag about, one of the cutest being their restaurant lounge! The light pink accents that hang from the ceilings and tropical plants give us Palm Desert vibes with cozy seating all around. It’s an ideal spot for some much needed girl time shared over gorgeous seasonal cocktails, Mediterranean bites and happy hour specials Mon - Thurs 4-5pm. 

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UPSTAIRS AT THE CAROLINE

UPSTAIRS AT CAROLINE

Caroline Restaurant can be seen from the streets of downtown for a classic dinner, but keep the day going by heading upstairs afterwards! An indoor and outdoor (yet covered) patio above the restaurant is a rain or shine hang with a funky design and tropic aesthetic. Play cornhole, jenga or pool while snacking on fried plantains, guac or a range of tacos and more! It’s pup friendly so the furry friends can have a play date while the girls catch up!

PS fire pits on the patio make it a year round spot.

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GABRIELAS

GABRIELA’S DOWNTOWN

Easily one of the most vibrant spots in town, which makes sense that it's the sister restaurant to Taquero Mucho mentioned at the top! Cheers mangonadas, micheladas and drinks served in pineapples paired with modern Mexican nosh. The setting? A darling, renovated house with a bright color scheme to match. They even have a vivid mural on one of the patio walls for brunch drink pics!

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photo courtesy of Gabriela's


 

GRIZzelda's

GRIZZELDA’S

Austin is definitely known for its bright pink and tropical restaurants! Another one to make the list because who doesn’t want to call up the girls for colorful sips?! If it's a quick cocktail, the chic bar has antique touches that are great for having a drink! But you’ll want to stay for dinner, whether in the plush interior or outside on the patio. Choose from an array of Tex Mex staples before a night on the town and pregame with happy hour daily from 5 - 6pm and all night Wednesday!

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photo courtesy of Grizzelda's


 

Justine's

JUSTINE’S

For a late night dinner and drinks combo, look no further than Justine’s French-themed brasserie! Feast on delicious mains like steak, snails from a chef driven menu on the strung lit patio or head inside the sexy bungalow for French wines and champagne. Even if you’ve been before, they’ve recently reimagined the space so it's the perfect excuse for another visit to the posh eatery.

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THE PEACOCK AT THE Austin Proper

The PEACOCK AT THE AUSTIN PROPER

Overlooking the Colorado River, the sleek hotel offers 4 different restaurants inside to choose from! The Peacock is a worldly menu of Mediterranean cuisine, natural wines and fresh cocktails. La Piscina is the Mexican restaurant that sits poolside with views of the lake and is great if the girls like vibrant cocktails! For light bites try Goldie’s or The Mockingbird’s sidewalk cafe!

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photo courtesy of Austin Proper Hotel


 

Josephine house

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

Picture the cutest cottage style historic home turned restaurant and that’s Josephine House! It’s a casual yet sophisticated place for lunch, snacks and drinks with cute patio furniture if you bring the pups. When we picture a girl date we see sharing charcuterie, apps and freshly made aesthetic cocktails, which perfectly describes Josephine House. If going for dinner, we’ve heard the steak and frites are divine!

Go during happy hour from 4 - 6pm daily for 25% off select menu items and $2 off drinks!

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photo courtesy of Josephine House


 

Perla's

PERLA’S 

Generous portions of fresh seafood and sides that are meant for sharing, Perla’s practically begs for group gatherings when in Austin! From oysters to sandwiches and giant plates of snapper there’s something for everyone to pair with their choice of drink from a modest list of cocktails! While the inside is bright and inviting, the best part is sitting on the expansive patio under a historic oak tree facing SoCo!

Don't miss their oyster happy hour from 3-6 pm daily where they're discounted 50 cents!

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Mattie's

MATTIE’S

An adorable 100-year old, multi level farmhouse turned restaurant is a laid back retreat yet a polished experience! It's renovated with the cutest touches while still holding all its charm! As dreamy as the inside, the patio is topped off with fringed umbrellas where you can enjoy cozy southern fare with the girls, various drinks from a long beverage menu and view of the peacocks that roam the grounds - yes we said peacocks! One is even pure white and new chicks hatched last fall!

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photo courtesy of Mattie's


 

Elizabeth Street Cafe

ELIZABETH STREET CAFE

Locals love this Vietnamese cafe and French bakery combo with its practically neon charm! Bao, bahn mi and all the noods to choose from are even better in a cute setting. The garden is such a darling spot if you have a big girl gang but if it's an intimate gathering, the front patio is equally lovely! Not only is the food delish but so are the desserts (spy the macarons) and it’s not complete without a cocktail in hand! Happy hour is on weekdays from 3 - 6pm! They also serve an AMAZING iced chai served from Asian themed teapots!

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photo courtesy of Elizabeth's Street Cafe


 

Tamale house east

TAMALE HOUSE

This authentic tamale house is the most casual of settings while still being one of the cutest spots in Austin for bites and sips! Go for traditional Mexican food from chilaquiles to mole tacos and of course stacks on stacks of tamales paired with homemade salsas! Share a pitcher of ice cold margs on the patio while dining but grab some Mexican Iced Coffees to go because they are divine!

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ABA

ABA

California-inspired Mediterranean food had us sold on Aba’s picturesque eatery but the patio underneath a giant, sprawling tree providing shade and scenery sealed the deal! Aba is the perfect amount of sleek and modern to toast Gin and Tonics to Austin nights with your best girls! The bar is also so gorgeous if you want to be closer to the refills! All in all it’s a dreamy space with a chef driven menu, and if you ever find yourself in Chicago, there's an Aba there too! 

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Hank's

HANK'S

Tulum vibes in Austin? Say less because we’re already on our way! The casual dishes at Hank’s are prime for a quick bite but the atmosphere is so sophisticated that it screams lunch with the girls! Share apps like artichokes and sip happy hour drinks daily from 3 - 6:30pm! Tuesdays have an extra incentive with ½ off full bottles of wine that are practically meant to be enjoyed on the bright white patio!

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Laundrette

LAUNDRETTE

A former laundromat turned into the most adorable restaurant in East Austin! Laundrette first opened in 2015, and it took no time for it to gain recognition, not only for its savory New American fare served in a dainty setting, but for its desserts! In fact, its pasty chef was nominated for a James Beard Award! Go on Mondays for half price bottles of wine, and stay for the famous Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwich!

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photo courtesy of Launderette


 

anthem

ANTHEM

If your gals are always split between two cuisines for restaurant picks, try Anthem because they serve Latin and Asian fare dubbed the Tex-Asian Pub! For fun pics, swing on tropical inspired bucket swings or slide into velvet emerald couches with fun sips like tiki drinks and sake bombs! The patio should really be your go to for happy hour because it’s the prettiest slice of tropical paradise!

And an extra added bonus is that brunch has just returned Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm!

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photo courtesy of Anthem


 

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