Small Victory

Austin, US

In a city soaked with bars of all types, located just a few blocks from the harried Sixth Street district, Small Victory is one of Austin’s best kept cocktail secrets. To get to the cozy, attic-like space, where the smells of rum and mint lace the air, one must climb a winding parking garage staircase à la the speakeasy model of nearly unmarked entrances. Once inside, it quickly becomes clear how deeply the downtown bar embodies Austin’s signature laid-back sophistication: the bartenders are unassuming yet talented, the space casual but refined, and the martinis, punches and other cocktails (many rooted in classic frameworks) are some of the best the city has to offer, especially when paired with local charcuterie and cheese plates. At about 800 square feet, the long and narrow space easily accommodates small groups of duos and trios looking for a quiet nightcap or a brief respite from the hectic pace of downtown.

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108 E 7th St, Downtown, Austin, Texas, 78701