The Old School Bar & Grill offers high food quality and great drinks all while providing for a great old school feel and atmosphere. Enjoy our menu of food, cocktails and wine with our very high level of service.
Enjoy our restaurant between the hours of 11:00am and 10:00pm and when the lights go down, enjoy your night at our bar until 2am.
Come see us for Happy Hour from 4pm-8pm Monday through Friday!
The patio at Old School Bar & Grill is a huge 1500 square foot patio that’s reminiscent of a patio you would find in New Orleans. It overlooks the busiest corner in the historical 6th Street District of Austin at 6th and Trinity. Our patio is most famous for the iconic view of The Ritz Movie Theater. The Ritz was built in 1929 by J.J. Hegman, who owned several movie theaters in Austin. It was the first theater in Austin to be built specifically for the talkies. The 6th Street camera for Earthcam.com is in on our roof to capture the famous view as well !
Old School Bar & Grill at 401 East Sixth Street in Austin, TX was originally the Cotton Exchange Building. Originally built by merchant Charles Wolf in 1874 it is designated as a Historical Landmark by the City of Austin. Wolf hired architect R.A. Hancock to design the building with facades on the front and back. As the Austin Cotton Exchange, the cotton bales were on the main floor and the offices for brokers and buyers were on the second floor. It was later used as a market for produce, dry goods, groceries and clothing. Today, it’s home to us, Old School Bar & Grill!
In an effort to preserve a piece of Austin’s musical heritage, we salvaged the dance floor of the famous Armadillo World Headquarters. The floor has seen the likes of Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Janis Joplin, & ZZ Top. The original owners had it fabricated into the east wall of the 6th & Trinity Location.