Shangri-La, an original East Side Bar in Austin, Texas, was established in 2008 in an up-and-coming section of East Austin that soon became the hippest area for Austin nightlife. East 6th St now teams with bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and music venues- start your night out on the East Side at one of the bars that started it all !
Equal parts dive bar, cocktail lounge and beer garden, Shangri-La is the perfect destination for a night out with friends, a special event, an awkward first date or even drinking alone while you contemplate the complexities of the human condition. Also, we have Monday trivia night !
Come enjoy the pleasant Austin weather on our great outdoor patio, or hang out inside to feed the jukebox and hustle your friends at one of our pool tables. Our patio area is also dog friendly, so bring your furbaby and enjoy a beer or two with your pet. The Royale With Cheese food trailer is parked in the back serving sliders and sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches.
We have weekly drink specials and a rotating menu of local Texas draft selections to satisfy even the most discerning beer snob. It’s Happy Hour at Shangri-La every day from open until 9pm, when we offer $2 well drinks and domestic beers and $3.50 drafts. On $2 Tuesdays, you can grab well drinks and domestic beers for $2 all night long! Oh, did we mention that Bill Murray bartended here once.
We’re also happy to host special events at Shangri-La, so contact us to reserve space for your next party. We can’t promise to bring out a cake and sing a birthday song at the end of the night, but we’ll make sure you and your guests have a great time all the same. Or, let us know if your company is interested in co-sponsoring or hosting a dance night or other special event for Shangri-La patrons—we love a good dance party !
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