Rosé has definitely become a thing across the country. Popular hashtags such as #roseallday and #yeswayrose are rampant on social media and come printed on just about everything, from t-shirts and tote bags, to wine glasses and smartphone cases. Fortunately for us, Austin has not escaped the trend.
Whether you want to go out, stay in, or even attend an entire festival dedicated to pink bubbly, here’s an all-encompassing guide so you too can rosé all day in Austin.
Thank you to the establishments featured in this article for allowing me to sample their drinks at no charge. All opinions are my own.
Enjoy rosé at the following establishments in Austin.
This beloved 1970s-themed patio bar and cocktail lounge has become synonymous with the flamingo wallpaper that covers the bathrooms…and its rosé. Kitty Cohen’s serves up frosé (frozen rosé) and non-frozen bottled varieties for your sipping pleasure.
2211 Weberville Road – Website
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Aviary Wine & Kitchen
With a “wine for everyone” philosophy, how could you possible go wrong by choosing Aviary as your next rosé-all-day destination?
Under the menu section entitled Jane Mansfield, the entertaining legend has been pronounced “the high priestess of the pink palace” by the establishment.
Guests will find eight rosés to choose from, including native Austin Dandy Rosé and more unusual varieties such as the Hirzuta ‘Zuri’ from Txakoli, Spain.
Don’t miss half-off bottles every Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
2110 S. Lamar Blvd. – Website
Italics’s happy hour is rosé-centric. Need I say more? If that’s not enough to entice you, the team recently added 12 different rosés to the menu, all of which are Italian and sure to cool you off.
Plus, you can enjoy those same bottles for half the price from Monday to Friday, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
123 W. 6th St. – Website
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Looking for a more casual destination? Somewhere to enjoy a glass of Brut Rosé with your chicken and waffles? How about a glass of Pinot Noir Rosé with your lunch? Look to 24 Diner for all that, plus more. This local restaurant has a great selection of still and sparkling rosés and it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
600 N. Lamar Blvd. – Website
Read carefully because you may never be the same after I tell you about the rosé situation at Irene’s.
Ready? Okay, I warned you. You can sip $5 sparkling rosés all. damn. day. If that’s not the best news you’ve ever read, then I don’t know what is.
506 W. Ave. – Website
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With 100 wines on the menu, you can’t go wrong by heading to this hidden gem tucked away behind P. Terry’s on Barton Springs and Lamar. Sit on House Wine’s relaxing bungalow patio and sip one of the rosés from Italia, Spain, or France for $10 or less.
408 Josephine St. – Website
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Although I’ve never dined inside Lenoir, I am a frequent visitor to the wine garden for a host of reasons. At the top of my list: the charming atmosphere, great fare, and–you guessed it–phenomenal wine list.
Lenoir currently offers two rosés by the glass and three by the bottle to quench your thirst.
Stop by the beautiful patio from Tuesday through Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m., for the happiest of hours!
1807 S. 1st St. — Website
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This wine house is like a slightly fancier version of House Wine. At Winebelly, you’ll find tapas, extensive list of wine, including 12 rosés, and a classy yet chill neighborhood vibe.
519 W Oltorf St. — Website
Take Your Rosé Home
If you don’t feel like going out to one of the restaurants above, look to the Austin-based brands below to get your rosé fix at home.
Pink bubbles made from 100 percent Texas grapes and a female sommelier? Yes, please! Dandy Rosé poured onto the rosé market in 2014 and never looked back. Ever since, its dry crispness has been helping locals fight the central Texas heat with style.
While you can find Dandy Rosé at many restaurants and and bars in town, I think it’s best enjoyed sitting poolside or in the comfort of your own home.
Sway Rosé by Yes We Can
Yes, you can enjoy rosé anywhere, thanks to Texas’ first ever canned rosé. It’s made with 100 percent Texas high-plain grapes, and you’ll taste hints of guava, passion fruit, and fresh strawberries. It’s perfect floating down the river or hanging poolside.
Texas Wine Revolution
#DrinkTexasPink all day by attending this annual festival dedicated to Texas-grown rosé. Texas Wine Revolution festival goers can sample selections from 25+ different wineries, and enjoy live music, local food, and educational talks on the gorgeous Horseshoe Bay Resort grounds.
@dollarsaenz wants to know:
Where’s your favorite place to sip rosé in Austin?