We accept reservations starting at 6pm daily. Walk ins are welcome, but cannot be guaranteed immediate seating, as we have a limited amount of tables.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate parties larger than 8 in the interior.
The patio area is open at 8pm daily for walk ins only, and can accommodate up to 20 people.
- Age Restricted in Bar
About Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy is a private, speakeasy-style cocktail bar found in the heart of downtown Austin. While we have a seedy past, we seek to elevate the cocktail experience for all of our guests. Classic, prohibition era cocktails are the foundation of our menu, but we also embrace every opportunity to engage with our guests and introduce new and exciting flavors and ingredients.
We strive to offer a relaxing oasis in the midst of the 6th Street liveliness. Therefore, we do not allow smoking, guns, phone calls, laptops or rowdiness. If you must smoke or make a call, please step outside. We ask that you keep your conversations at a reasonable level and enjoy fine cocktails and the finer company of your companions.
While our cocktails might loosen inhibitions and the building's past might encourage licentiousness, we ask that you refrain from excessive displays of public affection and unwelcome advances towards members of other parties.
My boyfriend and I had such an amazing evening here. From the entry to the large menu and the stories behind it, the sleek combination made for an entertaining night, for sure.
Drinks were a bit pricey, and they were not to our liking. I feel like youd have to try a lot to find one you would like if you didnt prefer the taste of leather. great service! cool atmosphere, you really learn about the business!
We loved Midnight Cowboy. It was a fun and inviting place! The cocktails were incredible. We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and they even gave us free bubbly to start. I currently can’t drink alcohol, and they had a delightful mocktail menu that was just as well thought out as the regular menu.
A fun spot for a date night. Service and atmosphere are top notch.
I loved how you walk up to the address and it looks like an abandoned building. It felt very exclusive to ring the buzzer and have them let you in based on reservations. I enjoyed the cocktail choices and each server was attentive and knowledgeable about the alcohol. I would 10/10 recommend and definitely visit again.
Great cocktails. Great atmosphere. If you show up a smidge early? No worries. You can wait in the cute private back yard patio and they will call you in when it’s time. Definitely come here for creative cocktails!
A top spot for craft cocktails without all the noisy music and people that prevent you from being able to hear those you’re choosing to spend time with while experimenting with great drinks. We thoroughly enjoy bringing friends from town and from out of town to this hidden gem that really nails the mixology craft. Keep up the great work Team Midnight 🤠!
The drinks are incredible (and very reasonably priced), the service is incredible, and I love the whole "exclusivity" feel of the spot. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Austin.
Great experience! Enjoyed having my drink served/bartended table side. Loved that it was a speakeasy with a physical doorbell to ring, with a collab menu curated by the pros who work there. Menu also had a creative literary theme, with cocktails inspired from 8 different countries, choice of good v. evil... I would highly recommend this to all and would definitely come again.
This is not only a cocktail bar, it is an experience. This was my second time coming and my brothers first. The staff is so educated and really take the time to explain the current inspiration for the menu. This menu is really creative and expresses the 8 stories and infuses spices and flavors from the countries mentioned. We each had two drinks (two made tableside) the balance in each of the cocktails is incredible. Smoke and fire, Ice, it was great. We booked one hour. Which is great for W Cocktails each before dinner.
Such great thought and care put into the cocktail program, and it shows!
Had a wonderful time enjoying some creative cocktails served by some friendly, knowledgeable people, in a really fun space.
Service was great. Drink was great. Fun experience.
Fantastic Idea. Well Executed. Fabulous respite to 6th Street Liveliness.
If you are looking for a bar with class and a speakeasy vibe look no further. From the atmosphere to the drinks you will not find a bar as nice on 6th Street or in Austin. Would recommend this place to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or just wants to treat themselves to some nice cocktails.
I was a bit skeptical when I first arrived since this was on Dirty 6th. However, to my surprise, once you are in, it does not even feel like you are on that street. The cocktail I had was amazing and service was great. If you can add bar seats, that would definitely be nice for those of us that come solo so we can mingle with the bar tenders.
Very fun experience. We loved how knowledgeable and eager to share their knowledge the bartenders were.
Absolutely loved the themed menu The Field Guide to Evil! Having the stories for each region was an awesome detail! We also really enjoyed our drinks, especially the Black Cross. After our hour reservation we were happy to have the option to move to the patio! Thanks so much!
This was my and my boyfriends first time to Austin and this was a top highlight of our trip. Very unique drinks and knowledgeable staff to guide you in your drink choices based on preferences. I highly recommend it!
I was a first-time visitor but will definitely be returning. Loved the atmosphere and ambiance. I was a fan of the array of cocktails but loved the sidecar I ordered off menu. It's the best one I've had outside of Harry's New York bar in Paris. One hour wasn't enough. I'll book a two hour reservation next time.
We ordered three drinks off of the menu. One of the servers recommended that I try the ‘clearheaded’ based on what I usually like. This was a great recommendation for me and I loved watching him make it in front of us. My boyfriend tried the omen, which he did not like at all. It tasted like cigarette ashes. He then tried a recommended drink (I can’t remember the name.) He didn’t like this either, and the server was nice enough to take it off the bill for us. Aside from a couple of the cocktails not tasting great, the atmosphere and service were great. Such a cool find and we would definitely come back.
This is an amazing experience! Amazing staff, so knowledgeable, amazing story. A must visit! Drinks go great with the story, just be prepared to be good or evil.