The Water Trough

Serving up Austin-inspired Local Grub & Signature Cocktails

Mosey over to the Water Trough and enjoy the best in local Texas-style grub as well as a piece of the live music scene for which Austin is so famously known. Featuring a variety of artists and music from country to blue grass to rock, this Texas-Hill country style eatery offers a sophisticated interior built in a barn for a rustic look but a truly chic experience.

Serving up modern food and drink and featuring cozy home-style furniture, the Water Trough boasts a large wood burning fireplace inside with community seating. Plus, you can step onto the large outdoor deck and enjoy fire pits and water features.   

Live Music Every Wednesday through Saturday!

Visit our Calendar of Events to see our line up!

The Water Trough takes you back to a simpler time and place. Enjoy signature favorites from our smoked brisket tacos to our soon-to-be famous chili served with “absolutely no beans” - and don't forget your corn muffin. Sit back and take in the beauty of the landscape while enjoying our signature cocktail - "The Chill Cowboy,” served up in a mason jar and made with vodka infused nectar sun tea, hibiscus liqueur, peach puree, lemon juice, and honey syrup.

Spend New Year's Eve at the Water Trough Bar

Put on your boots and head over to The Domain and Lone Star Court. Our cool hotel in Austin is one of the best places to ring in the New Year and enjoy the Austin Music Scene. When the clock strikes midnight, toast the New Year and seal your resolutions with a kiss. It is a great way to spend New Year’s Eve in Austin!  Enjoy live music at the Water Trough Bar featuring Southtown beginning at 9:00 pm.  

$75 per person plus tax and gratuities. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.  Reservations required. For more information and to make a reservation, call us today at 512.836.3030. 

Water Trough Hours of Operation:


  • Sunday – Thursday 4pm- 12am
  • Friday & Saturday 4pm – 2am

Continental Breakfast: 

  • Daily 6:30am – 10:30am  


  • Sunday – Friday 4pm- 10pm 
  • Saturday 1pm – 11pm

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