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.
This is one of my favorite places. Always a special experience.
Friendly, quality service. Unique drinks. Fun setting.
Ryan and Frank were exceptionally good. Thank you for the wonderful experience. That conch shell cinnamon explosion drink. WOW! Great recommendation Frank. Amazingly One of a kind drink you invented Ryan. Cheers and thanks again!
We had a great time at Midnight Cowboy. Tasty cocktails and such a great server (Nathan? I'm terrible at remembering names!). No one in our party of four had been to the bar before, but we all want to return!
The atmosphere was amazing and the bartenders were friendly and experienced. the theme of the menu was the best I’ve ever seen! I won’t spoil the surprise, so go see for yourself!
Excellent ambiance, top notch service, and fantastic cocktail menu. Must do if visiting Austin.
I might not tell a friend so that time was available whenever I wanted it
I cannot say enough good things about Midnight Cowboy! The drinks were inventive and fantastic and the service was thoughtful and attentive. The only option available when I booked was a one hour slot but the staff was excellent and was able to move us around a bit to secure a second hour. There were only about three tables in there for the full two hours we were there so we were confused about the issue. But the server was so great about securing us a spot and we were loving the drinks so we really didn't care. This is a fantastic date spot or for a couple of friends that need to catch up - it really feels like you and the people you are with are the only people in there. I have been singing the praises of Midnight Cowboy since our visit!
This place is what every cocktail bar should be. I just wish they were bigger, and I could sit in a tufted leather chair and read and drink all night long
Our time at Midnight Cowboys was excellent. I loved the no cellphone rule. The atmosphere and staff was wonderful.
The strict 60 minute reservation is my only concern. We loved everything, but the 5 minutes before next party arrives reminder dampens the enjoyment a bit.
Madeline is awesome!
The Golden Path and other drink I had (can't remember the name but it had peanut Jaegermeister) both seemed really nice on paper but taste fell short and seemed like very low alcohol by volume for a $19 drink (w/tax&tip). Service is always good here.
Lots of fun! Make sure to order a drink with the drink cart sticker for the full experience. Only negative was they needed our table back pretty fast and kind of rushed us out, but I’d still recommend it. Reasonable drink prices that tasted amazing.
Had an amazing time. The bartenders and staff were incredibly welcoming, fun, and made one heck of a drink!
We very much enjoyed the atmosphere of Midnight Cowboy. The drinks were great! It’s good to come with an open mind; you won’t be disappointed.
Amazing. Such a nice environment
Atmosphere, drinks, presentation were awesome. Just wish there was something that I could have taken back home to Chicago to remember this place by!
We love this place when we visit Austin with other locals or not. We had to change our numbers day of and were accommodated-Thank you. See you next time!
Terrific one of a kind place! Superb service and ambiance
I loved the tableside prep of one drink and the flames in another drink. Quite the adventure!
Great environment, attentive but unobtrusive service and of course, fantastic cocktails!
I came here the first time 2 years ago. Back then you had 2 hours and a 2 drink minimum. More of the cocktails we're tableside and the service was not nearly as rushed. No complaints about the service this time except that it was very rushed and no one really explained anything. Missing the more upscale service features I was expecting. I'm sure they are able to get more folks through that way, but wasn't as fun as the first time. Maybe I'll try again at a less popular day of the week. Great atmosphere!