The Tavern

Hill Country Trail Region
922 W 12th Street Austin, Texas 78703 (512) 320-8377

The Tavern was established in 1916 as The Enfield Grocery Store and was modeled after the German public houses of the period.

During the Prohibition era, rumor had it that the upstairs hosted various illegal ventures like a bar, casino, and even a brothel.

The Tavern has functioned as a bar and grill since 1933, and was one of the first establishments in Austin to have air conditioning.

The Tavern is also famous for its resident ghost, Emily, who is known to roam around upstairs and play pranks on patrons.


The Tavern

922 W 12th Street Austin, Texas 78703