This is the Oldest Bar in Texas
We love to drink so much in Texas, we have our own national beer (Lone Star). Heck, our love of going out for a frothy beverage dates all the way back to 1866 when the first watering hole opened up down in the capitol city of Austin.
According to Thrillist, Scholz Garten is the oldest bar in Texas.
Scholz Garten was founded in 1866 by German immigrant August Scholz and is a favorite stop for many locals and tourists alike. A century and a half of serving patrons in the Austin area is quite the accomplishment, especially considering all the eras it survived, like the depression, Spanish Flu, and even the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scholz Garten is a very popular stop for Longhorns fans as the beer hall is within walking distance of the games. It is also a Texas Historic Landmark.
Scholz Garten is located at 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas.
Next time you're down in Austin, check em out. They're known for live music, cold brew, and of course, schnitzel. Even though Scholtz Garten has been around since the mid-1800s, they've kept up with the times and now offer their food for delivery. But, why do that when you can take in the entire experience by dining there.
Scholz showcases a variety of events from music, to weddings, reunions, to the largest University of Texas Tailgate Party in the city. Scholz can also host your event in our banquet room, bier garden, Saengerrunde Halle, vintage bowling alley or bring the party to you with our catering team. [Scholz Garten]
Another dubious distinction is that Scholz Garden is also the oldest restaurant in Texas.