Austin >Bars & Clubs > Rio Rita Lounge
1308 E 6TH St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870230.263882 -97.728684
Neighborhoods: East Cesar Chavez
Great divey east 6th joint with undoubtably the best drinks and alcohol. All the infused vodkas are superb.
So, Rio Rita is a coffeeshop-cum-dive bar, with ripped-up vintage furniture and cool art strewn about, as well as a killer jukebox. But the reason you should stop by here for a drink is Rio Rita's preoccupation with liquor infusions, such as the jalapeno garlic vodka: It's the secret ingredient in their famous Bloody Mary's.
Cool patio, friendly people – A funky and laid-back spot to lounge and meet up with friends. Check out their wide selection of house-infused liquors behind the bar.
such a great little place! – This is a place I make a special trip for; I live South. I have been going here for over a year now. It's just a cool little place where you can just hang with your friends and have some drinks.
Many times I have been there late and my friends have ordered Guiness with a shot of espresso but I couldn't as I would be up all night. I went during the day and finally had it. It's good. My buddy got a Bloody Mary and raved about how good it was. There was only one bartender there as it was a weekend afternoon but she powered through everyone's orders and kept the line moving along.
They have food but I have never had it. It looks good and lots of people seem to be eating there when I am there. I have always eaten prior to going there.
Both inside and outside seating are great and there is always a nice mix of people there. I really enjoy this place.
Good drinking spot – I always have fun at Rio Rita. They indulge my ridiculous drink requests, support local artists, have an inside and outside that offer different vibes--and who else lets you bring your own records and play them for the crowd on Mondays? I can't comment on the coffee, as I prefer booze.
East side coffeeshop, craft klatch and lounge for light snacks and local beers under the 7up sign. – In Short
This neighborhood lounge and coffeeshop provides all of the elements essential for becoming a favorite hangout: a cool yet casual atmosphere, good mix of booze and food, and plenty of varied seating areas. Styled as individual rooms with garage sale-style furniture, the setting is perfect for groups enjoying the relaxed vib. A decent jukebox and frequent events provide for entertainment as does the local artwork on the walls. The menu features pizza by the slice from East Side Pies, house-made smoked salmon, cheese plate and a handful of tasty sandwiches.
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