75 1/2 Rainey, Austin, TX 78701

Housed in a converted single-family bungalow circa 1915, Half Step opened in early 2014 in Austin’s Historic Rainey Street District. Acclaimed cocktail professionals, Eric Alperin, Sasha Petraske, Chris Bostick, Eric Needleman and Cedd Moses from LA's The Varnish, transport their expertly executed drink program and service philosophy to Half Step, bringing both classic and updated cocktails to the bustling Austin neighborhood. Featuring both an indoor and outdoor space, the two bars allow for guests to wander between the quieter indoors and the convivial outdoors, where there is a space for local and touring bands to perform, with a focus on live jazz, blues, soul and bluegrass music.

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Operating Hours

Tue-Fri 4pm-2am
Sat 2pm-2am
Sun 2pm-12am


(512) 391-1877

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