Beaches and Beer: Aussie’s Grill & Beach Bar

April 12, 2011 § 2 Comments

Monday – Friday: 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.


Volleyball players at Aussie's Grill and Beach Bar

If you’re looking for a slightly more foreign feel to your happy hour, Aussie’s Grill and Beach Bar is the place for you. The primarily outdoor seating is reminiscent of many bars and restaurants in Austin, but most do not also offer the option of watching as patrons play beach volleyball in leagues and tournaments at a court on the premises. Aussie’s offers court rentals during the week for $10 per hour per court, and $25 per hour per court on the weekends if tournaments are not being held. The palm trees that line the volleyball courts really lend to the idea that you are on the beach, and although I myself am not much of a volleyball player, watching as others played while I enjoyed my beer was extremely relaxing.

$3 margaritas and $3.50 pints

Happy hour features $2.50 domestic longnecks, $3 wells, $3 house margaritas, 10-piece chicken wings for $5 and select appetizers, such as their sloppy nachos or chips and queso for half price. The margaritas are extremely tasty, but taste essentially like any standard margarita, whether frozen or on the rocks. I enjoyed a pint of beer when I went, since that was one of the specials for that day, and provided a nice way to relax after a long day of classes.

The half-off appetizers are a nice addition to the happy hour menu, and are also available later at night from 11:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. The sloppy nachos were a great snack after class and were different from any other nachos I’ve had before, since they also included bits of sausage.

Located on Barton Springs Road near the intersection at Riverside, Aussie’s is not too far from campus. However, rush hour traffic becomes a problem, and a normally short car ride became quite lengthy as we caught nearly every light on our way there. Despite that, however, I definitely plan to come to Aussie’s again, if anything to experience the extremely different atmosphere that it offers.


§ 2 Responses to Beaches and Beer: Aussie’s Grill & Beach Bar

  • This sounds like a really fun place to get drinks with friends! I like how there is a volleyball court for patrons to use. I’m always looking for new, cool places to hang out, and this place is definitely on my to-do list.

  • Amanda Robalin says:

    This brought back so many memories! In high school I played volleyball really competitively and we’d often come in town for qualifier tournaments at the Austin events center–we’d ALWAYS come to Aussie’s with our parents and warm up/get a bite to eat during breaks in our long day of playing. I haven’t been back since high school but nowt hat you refreshed my memory I’d love to head back over and indulge in some sand vball and margaritas 🙂 thanks!

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