It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, given Austin’s universal appeal and seemingly endless growth, that hipster mixology has taken hold here. East Side Show Room is at the forefront of the scene, and has a relaxed boho feel that's refreshingly free of irony or posture. There is small stage for music (this is Austin
, after all) from which you might hear groups such as Nuevo Jazz, The Jazz Destroyers, and solo acts of all stripes. The friendly bar staff prepare classic martinis and sidecars to smooth perfection, as well as signature—and distinctive—cocktails, including Little Queenie, Santa Teresa, The Sun Never Sets, and Western Union, a bracing blend of mescal, Campari, and Punt E Mes, the bittersweet Italian vermouth.