Austin >Opal Divine's Freehouse
The artisanal Bloody Mary: The base of Opal D's famous version is Tito's Vodka infused with garlic, poblano peppers, and sun dried tomatoes, which is then mixed with their own housemade Mary mix. The result is rich, salty, and marvelous.
Upscale Warehouse District joint offers darts, pub grub and scores of beer--all things the owner's grandma held dear..
It's a mix of lounge, English bar and boisterous game room. And a lot like their jukebox--something for everyone. From business lunches to happy hours, this pub named for the owner's grandmother does them all in style. A large crowd enjoys a selection of beers on tap. The upstairs whiskey bar that has more than 30 selections of scotch. Spins on normal pub grup include cracked-pepper fries and Philly cheese steak tacos.
worst bar in town!. This "bar" is horrible. The drinks are weak and over priced. The bar was pretty empty (10 people on a Saturday night??) and the people who DO go certainly arn't the type you would want to talk to. They, however, were a step up from the severly lacking staff. The service at the Congress location is HORRIBLE! I've never seen slower bartenders in my life. It's like they don't WANT your tips or patronage. Avoid this place at all costs...your better off going to Taco Cabana and drinking crappy wine margaritas. The food is gross. I swear the steak fingers are frozen.
So nice to just sit on the patio and watch the cars go by and drink a nice pint of Guinness. Gets crowded late at night, but you can usuallly find a table with no problem.
Pleasant place to chill.
User review by chrisco. What a great place to hang out. A knowledgable staff and amazing fries. If you thought you knew what scotch whiskey's tasted like, think again. They have a ridiculously huge selection. Great dart room.
Above-average pub. The drink selection is great, and the food's a step above normal pub grub: yummy chicken fingers, nice sauce for their pizza subs, and quite possibly the most addictive fries in Austin. The only problem is, a place this good (and this primo location) attracts quite a crowd, especially on Fridays.
yetta. Opal's is a great place to go and just "hang out"! You never feel rushed. The deck is human/dog/kid friendly. The cracked pepper fries are the BEST french fries in Austin! If you are looking for a pub place where you feel welcome, this is it!
Comfy, cozy and right on time. Hit this place my first night in town, almost straight from the airport, and was quite happy with the laid back atmosphere and variety of food and drink available. Might need an extra staff member or two on the weekends - they seemed a bit stretched. Still, they were attentive and quick when you got their attention, and happy to accomodate.
More irish than Egan's!. This place has an atmosphere,good food and cool drinks...so much better a pub than that stage-set Egan's across the road. The staff are much cooler and far less annoying too.
friendly atmosphere. with friendly staff, it's hard to complain about a laid-back bar with an upscale selection of scotch. service is quick, and the clientele is mixed.
Opal Divines is one of the best laid back bars in this area. The patio is one of the best.
Ever since the Waterloo Brewery closed it's doors, Opal's has been the next best choice. Too bad they don't have a roof top bar!
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