The Water Trough

Serving up Austin-inspired Local Grub & Signature Cocktails

Mosey over to the Water Trough where you will not only enjoy the best in local Texas-style ‘grub’ but also a piece of the live music scene for which Austin is so famously known.  Featuring a variety of artists, with music from country to blue grass to rock, there is sure to be a genre you'll love to hear. 

This Texas-Hill country style eatery offers a sophisticated interior that is built in a barn for a rustic look but a truly chic experience. Serving up modern food and drink, coupled with cozy home-style feel furniture, the Water Trough is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a great meal. The Water Trough boasts a large wood burning fire place inside with community seating, or you can step onto the large outdoor deck and enjoy a fire pit and water features.   

Live Music every Wednesday - Saturday!

Visit our Calendar of Events to see our line up!

The smell of mesquite fills the air taking you back to a simpler time and place. In our courtyard, our Chef will be smoking brisket, chicken and other meats, creating crowd pleasing specialty menu items.  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, honey syrup and mint leaves. Come and find out about our other specialty cocktails appropriately named the Jackalope, Buck-Shot and The Lone…Stir. 

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Water Trough Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30am – 10am
Saturday & Sunday- 7am – 11am

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

Dinner:
5pm – 10pm
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