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.
Best bar experience ever
Thank you so much for the wonderful service, ambience and drinks!!
Celebrated our 5 year anniversary here with a few drinks. My wife and I had an amazing time!
You guys are so unique and I learned so many new components to cocktails. Love the presentation. We loved the whole experience and I will certainly suggest others visit Midnight Cowboy.
This place is a gem!
Only reason why atmosphere got a 4 was b/c it would get quite loud and made it difficult to have a conversation.
I went to Midnight Cowboy after a recommendation from a friend who lives in Austin. I visited for a few days from Chicago and I had such a great time! I loved the privacy and the mysterious aspect of the whole experience, from finding the speakeasy to being served the delicious and unique drinks. I have already recommended Midnight Cowboy to friends who also want to visit Austin because of the unique experience it offers.
Lovely place with strange but delicious drinks and fantastic ambiance. My new favorite bar.
Very cool experience from ringing the service bell for entry, themed libations, and knowing you are in a historic Austin establishment. Check it out!
I wish there were more tableside preparations. The staff seems to be less knowledgeable than they were in my past visits. In the past, I'd get more history of the drink and it's ingredients during the preparation. This time, the one cart drink my table ordered, the presentation and conversation was lacking.
Great time all around!! Loved the exp y'all rock.
Completely unique experience. Staff is always knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.
The drinks were amazing and the concept interesting. The atmosphere is quiet and intimate. It was pretty exciting since from the outside you wouldn't know what to expect. I especially appreciate that the staff was attentive but without being annoying. We had a great time! Thanks :)
A truly phenomenal experience for anyone wanting to enjoy a calm relaxing drink with friends, if you want to get some great drinks, and avoid the bother of the loud and obnoxious sports bars or clubs where you can't even get a moment to think.
Had a great time and the drinks were incredible! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Austin in need of a fantastic experience (and a delicious cocktail!).
A little warm inside, but hey, it WAS 95 outside.
Great experience, knowledgeable, friendly staff.Could tell that all team members took ownership of guest experience, as we had multiple people stop by to answer questions, refill water, take orders, etc.
Atmosphere is great and the greeting when you arrive is super fun (the speakeasy vibe). I just wish there were more vodka cocktails.
Stephen was amazing, drinks were delicious and he was so knowledgeable and attentive. I would absolutely recommend this establishment to my friends back home!
We arrived for our reservation about 10 minutes early and were told that a large private event was currently still going and we would need to go to the back patio and wait. I understand the need to wait given we were 10 minutes early, but as we walked through the bar, only 3 of the booths were taken and one of the back rooms. It was clear there was no party and this was not a great first impression. When our reservation time came around, no one retrieved us from the back. We had to go ask a server if we could be seated. It doesn't seem right that an establishment would insist on taking credit card information in case of a late/no-show customer, but in return doesn't fulfill their end of the bargain by seating reservations promptly. All that being said, once we were seated, the drinks were delightful. I do wish someone would have talked to us more about the history of the bar and the drinks.
Absolutely incredible!! Can't wait to go back.
The attendant/ server was excellent . He profiled me based on the type of drinks / liquor I like and recommended 2 excellent drinks ...Liked the atmosphere and attention to detail such as which two drinks will pair nicely and also in which progression I should have which drink first and then which drink next . Will be recommending your business to other contacts and friends / contacts that visit your city and looking to go to a great establishment for well made drinks by knowledgeable staff!!! Great job and I will be back when in return to Austin .
Awesome service and drinks! Music was horrible and nearly put us to sleep .