If you live in Austin, you have surely had a cocktail crafted by industry veteran Justin Elliott; he’s been at places like Qui, Midnight Cowboy, The Volstead and Péché. The Townsend is his current spot, known for its lively space and creative, well-balanced cocktails.

They just celebrated their one year anniversary, and added a brand new menu curated by Chef Justin Huffman, previously of Uchi, Justine’s and Contigo. You can now enjoy delicious, shareable bites such as North African Hot Chicken, Mini-Burgers and Fries, Cheese / Charcuterie boards, and sweet bites while you sip those famously-tasty cocktails.

The Townsend is located at 718 Congress Avenue, #100, Austin, TX 78701 (across from the Paramount Theatre). http://thetownsendaustin.com