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 fireplace inside with community seating, or you can step onto the large outdoor deck and enjoy fire pits and water features.   

Live Music every Wednesday - Saturday!

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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. 

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Spend New Year's Eve at the Water Trough, Gather with Friends!

This New Year's Eve in Austin, join us at The Water Trough where we will be celebrating as the clock strikes midnight, toasting the New Year. It is a great way to spend New Year’s Eve in Austin! Live music in the Courtyard 8pm – 10pm and a DJ 11pm – 2am, complimentary appetizers, a champagne toast and a complimentary dessert at midnight.  

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

Water Trough Hours of Operation:

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

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

5pm – 10pm
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