Stephen F’s Bar
Welcome to Stephen F’s Bar, the historic bar nestled on the 2nd floor of our iconic hotel. Known for crafting delicious and eccentric cocktails, our elegant bar features plush seating, an intimate ambience, and a stunning patio with unparalleled views of the Texas State Capitol.
Join Us This Summer!
Stephen F's Bar is the perfect place to celebrate this summer long! From June to September we welcome the weekend with Summer Sunset Sessions on Thursdays. Our Sunset Sessions run from 7 pm to 9 pm and boast live music by local musicians. Relax on the terrace or score a spot inside and enjoy a great atmosphere with local music.
Plus, celebrate the Austin Pride Festival with us! Stephen F's Bar promises the ultimate viewing experience from our 2nd floor outdoor terrace. Absorb the action from our comfortable patio seating and watch the parade go by! As an added bonus, we are offering great drink and small plate specials in celebration. Our Pride Parade specials start now and run until August 24th. Make your reservation today.
Stephen F’s Bar pays homage to the prohibition days with a long list of cocktails inspired by the era, featuring popular liquors like brandy, gin, and tequila.
Stephen F’s Bar is dedicated to preserving the slice of history that the hotel represents in the city of Austin. After undergoing significant renovations in the 1990s, the hotel is now a shining example of timeless elegance, and Stephen F’s Bar reflects that admirably.
Celebrities and politicians alike have a long history of patronage at our iconic hotel. Acting as campaign headquarters for Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush, and hosting numerous celebrities for SXSW festivities, we’ve served drinks to some of the world’s most notable public figures.
Today, guests can enjoy a timeless cocktail in our elegant bar space before heading out for the evening, or sit down to indulge in an incredible meal, with a locally-influenced menu featuring appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
Enjoy incredible views of the Texas State Capitol from The Terrace! Guests can enjoy the beautiful Texas weather with a drink in hand and a meal on the table, taking in stunning views of downtown Austin and a tastefully designed terrace space. The Terrace can also be rented out for events! Visit our Meetings or Weddings page for more information.
The Whisper Room
Our reservation-only speakeasy is located inside the Stephen Fs Bar, offering a whiskey-focused beverage program and an assortment of beverages from the bar's original 1929 menu! This intimate lounge is hidden by a heavy velvet curtain and is decked out with vintage crystal sconces, ornate glassware, and porcelain serving dishes. Perfect for an intimate dinner party, the Whisper Room can accommodate up to 10 guests comfortably.
Make sure to stop by Stephen F’s Bar from 3 PM – 6 PM, Sunday through Thursday to enjoy incredible happy hour specials! Enjoy $5 glasses of house wine, $5 well liquors, and a special selection of deals on cocktails and appetizers.