Written by Alicia Silvestri
When you walk into a bar and think, “Yeah, this is my new place.”
It'll be easy to sell your friends on Nickel City.
Just let the awards do the talking: Nickel City not only landed on Esquire Magazine’s “Best Bars in America" list, but it also won TimeOut Austin’s award for “Best New Bar” as well as “Bar of the Year” from both CultureMap and Eater Austin 2017.
If that isn’t enough to pique your interest, read on!
Celebrating a recent one-year anniversary, this neighborhood favorite was inspired by the ‘rust-belt chic’ Midwest cities of Detroit and Buffalo. Where does the name “Nickel City” come from? Well, from 1913 to 1938, a coin called the “Indian Head” nickel featured a buffalo on the bottom side. This coin is the reason Buffalo was dubbed “Nickel City.” Who could resist such a catchy name?
You can count on your guests loving the ambiance. Warm lighting, comfy booths, and neon lights relax the crowd. It’s easy to unwind when your drink is served up in a fancy can!
A term avoided by the Nickel City menu is “cocktail.” "Cocktails" are expensive – Nickel City's drinks are designed to be affordable and awe-inspiring. Most of their ingredients are made in-house! Come back frequently to experience the rotating menu and extensive whiskey selection.
An Austin bar is never complete without an on-site food truck. Parked in the backyard is hot dog haven, Delray Café. But this truck doesn't sell just hot dogs – it sells coney dogs. Make sure you get it right! Even if you don’t, no sweat – you’ll see the difference after just one bite. If you’re not into the coney, you can order sliders, chicken wings, tater tots – nearly any fried treat!
Need more food options? Let us know and
Austin Venue Collective will hook you up with the BEST local catering!
With room for 10-90 guests, Nickel City is a hot spot for birthday bashes, graduations, bachelorettes, industry mixers, and even occasional film shoots!
Can you out-coney your co-workers?
Host your next party and Nickel City and find out!