There are many types of bars in Austin, offering different things for different people. The hipster bars have the creative, infused cocktails. The frat bars have top 40 music and cheap shots. Whatever the theme, each new bar of its type tries to outdo the competition with stranger cocktails, or cheaper shots, and the list goes on.
One bar on Burnet Road stands out by taking the opposite approach. This Texas bar is distilled to the essentials. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Welcome to Buddy’s Place
Buddy’s Place is more than old Austin–it is old Texas. This dark and comfortable bar is filled with regulars sitting at their usual bar stools. On my most recent visit, country music played overhead as dart players threw to my left.