Péché Austin


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Péché is French comfort food, and craft cocktails (many with absinthe) served in  New Orleans-style rooms. Spend the night at Péché, Austin’s premier absinthe bar, and have a delicious date. Located in Austin’s Warehouse District, Péché serves classic French cuisine reminiscent of 19th-century New Orleans. The chandelier-lit rooms and Prohibition-inspired cocktails are romantic, but they also have a large selection of absinthe and adult milkshakes. Happy hour here (all night on Sundays and Mondays, 4 pm to 7 pm Tuesday to Friday) is to die. In addition to classic $ 6 cocktails such as RoyalBees Knees and  Sazerac, you can choose half-price items. 

Austin’s first Absinthe bar presents Prohibition cocktails and French comfort food in a stylish atmosphere. The old absinthe fountain and green sconces in the bar pay homage to this famous (and often misunderstood) spirit, alongside the sophisticated international crowd that tends to look more dressed than typical of Austin’s nightlife. Heel and blazers are welcomed here if not encouraged. The rules here are strong cocktails such as Oaxaca Flocka (mezcal, rum, passion fruit, lime, coconut, absinthe rouge). Another favorite is fig manhattan (topped with rye, sweet vermouth,  house cherry vanilla bitters, and fig foam). French cuisine is a perfect match for the cocktail menu. Don’t miss the mushroom patties with sour cream (which regulars swear) and the deviled eggs with bacon and capers—looking for something more fulfilling? Peche also serves dinner. 

Recent menus include panned quail with port and figs, goat cheese, wild rice and fig demi, rabbit and mushroom barley risotto with spinach,  duck fat mashed potatoes, and wild mushrooms. It included stewed short ribs. The bartenders here take pride in their comprehensive knowledge of spirits and cocktails, creating a cozy atmosphere for asking questions. This is not a tiny drink place, but the service runs at a smooth pace—a refreshing departure from the Austin beer and pub scene. So, this is one of the best bars Austin has to offer. If you are in the city, we highly recommend you visit this bar at least once. You can go with your loved ones and friends.

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