Rich, flavorful culinary delights come part and parcel with The Driskill experience. Our culinary team, led by executive chef Christian Apetz, brings you artfully crafted creations melded with the flavors of Austin in fare, libations and sweet delights.

World-class dining mingled with matchless service: Welcome to The Driskill Grill. Savor signature dishes, including dry-aged steak and sip a selection from our Wine Spectator-awarded list.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Saturday • 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

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Providing ample opportunities for convivial conversation, The Driskill Bar offers a unique collection of quiet nooks, intimate seating areas, private groupings of period furnishings and generous spaces. Patrons enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of overstuffed leather sofas, bracing spirits, fine wines and good friendships. With lively entertainment, The Driskill Bar offers a perfect setting for festive gatherings.

Hours of Operation:

Monday & Tuesday • 2 p.m. – Midnight

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday • 12 p.m. – Midnight

Friday & Saturday • 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Daily Happy Hour:

4 p.m.– 7 p.m.

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In the citizen-owned era, The Heritage Society founded the 1886 Lunchroom, successfully operated and staffed for over 20 years by members. Stocked with recipes from the hotel's past (including a stint by Neiman Marcus culinary director and "duchess of Texas cuisine" Helen Corbitt), and their own family histories, the ladies of the Heritage Society operated a venue that to this day is known as "Austin's socializing parlor." Paying homage to the city and Heritage Society's roles, the 1886 Cafe & Bakery opened on July 4, 2002. 

Today, located at the bustling corner of Sixth and Brazos streets, the 1886 Café & Bakery remains a respected establishment and favorite Austin bakery for many. The social gathering place for locals and out-of-town guests alike look here for delicious traditional Texas comfort foods that combine time-honored Texas traditions with contemporary preparation. 1886 Bakery, with Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone at the helm, features an incredible array of scratch made pastries and Austin's finest cakes. 

Hours of Operation:

Sunday – Saturday • 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone and his outstanding pastry team boast a long-standing reputation for creating some of Austin's most memorable custom-crafted cakes. From personalized birthday cakes to custom wedding cakes, the culinary artists at 1886 Bakery specialize in creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces that enhance any special occasion.

Discover the wide range of cakes available to you from 1886 Café & Bakery. Peruse our listing of some of the most delicious and unique celebration and wedding cakes Austin has to offer. Whether you are looking for a traditional vanilla cake, or something decadent like chocolate mousse cake, 1886 Bakery is sure to have something to suit your taste buds.

We invite you to stop by for a visit to watch our talented chefs in action through our bakery window. 

Bakery Hours:

6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Bakery Phone Number:

(512) 391-7169 

For receptions, social events, bridal or baby showers, birthday parties and group dinners, our legendary hotel has the perfect setting for your private dining needs. Plan an intimate dinner party in the unmistakably Texan ambiance of The Driskill Grill, or host a casual gathering with a touch of timeless charm from our 1886 Cafe & Bakery.

Speak with our Events Team today to start planning your memorable experience at The Driskill. 

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