Top 10 Austin 'Hair of the Dog' Bars

Day drinking is the best way to help that hangover from last night's pub crawl. Get your brunch or bloody mary on with this list of our top favorite spots for weekend morning drinking. If morning boozin' isn't your thing, hydrate with some Topo Chico sparkling water.

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10. Stubb's BAR-B-Q Downtown

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am & 12:30pm seatings | Menu | 801 Red River, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: Bloody Mary Bar

Notes: Gospel Brunch. Reservations required. BBQ buffet. 

9. The Hightower

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-2:30pm | Menu | 1209 E. 7th St., Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: Bloody Mary Bar $7, Mimosa $1.50 & a FULL menu just for drinks

Notes: Open Table reservations accepted. 

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8. Porter Ale House & Gastropub

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2:30pm | Menu | 3715 S. First St. Suite A, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: 12 Ounce Mimosa $5, Gin & Juice, Hibiscus Mimosa

Notes: No reservations. 

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7. Taverna

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 9:30am-1:30pm | Menu | 258 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: Mimosa $2

Notes: No reservations - often a long wait.

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6. Max's Wine Dive 

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-3:00pm | Menu | 207 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: Carafe of Mimosa $18 or Sangria $20

Notes: Reservations or walk-in.

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Saturday & Sunday Hours: 10:00am-2:00am | Menu | 1308 East 6th Street, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: House Bloody Mary (Famous hangover salad in a glass) $8.50

Notes: No reservations. Dog friendly. Great back patio.

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Sunday Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm | Menu | 600 W 6th St, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: "The Hail Mary" Bloody Mary 

Notes: Local sports bar. No reservations. Food truck out back.

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3. Gourdough's Public House

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-5:00pm | Menu | 2700 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: Carafe of Mimosa, Breakfast Shots with Bacon

Notes: No reservations. Big patio.


Every Day: 11:00am-2:00am | Menu | 517 East 6th Street, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: Ridiculous Bloody Mary's (happy hour all day Sunday & Monday)

Notes: No reservations. Dive bar vibe with arguable the best burgers and chili fries in town (not just our opinion - they were on TV!)

1. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-4:00pm | Menu | 79 Rainey Street, Austin, TX

Drink Highlights: ManMosas - an entire bottle of champagne with a splash of orange juice

Notes: No reservations, but wait is usually shorter than they estimate. Live music most Sundays. Dog friendly.