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Central Standard

  • A bar & grill on South Congress Avenue.
  • 1603 South Congress Avenue
  • Austin, TX 78704
  • (512) 942 - 0823
  • Patio & Dining Room Seating Available
  • Wed - Thu 3pm-10pm | Fri 3pm-11pm |Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 11am-9pm
  • Happy Hour: $2 off select cocktails / 1/2 off bottles of wine. Wed-Sat: 3-6:30pm / Sun: all day
  • Validated self parking is available for two hours dependent on capacity.

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Central Standard Times

Happy hour, patio hangs & live music. Join us on the Central Standard patio for a rotating setlist of local musicians every Wednesday throughout the summer season. Seating first come, first served. Free to all.

Find the weekly lineup & other details on our Central Standard Times event page.


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Health & Safety

  • Per the most recent local government updates, masks are strongly recommended for guests at all New Waterloo properties in Austin.

    Please know that we respect each guest's decision, and we also encourage those who have yet to be vaccinated to continue do so. We appreciate you extending the same respect to your fellow guests while visiting our properties.

  • We are deeply grateful for your continued support + understanding throughout the past year, and we extend a warm + sincere thank you to each and every one of our guests + staff!

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South Congress Hotel Executive Chef, Kendal Duque

With over 20 years of experience, Chef Duque's impressive culinary career spans across Chicago, Paris and New York. Chef Duque worked with Sandro Gamba of NoMI in the Park Hyatt and later became the Chef de Cuisine at the Union League Club of Chicago.

In 2014 Chef Duque transitioned to Executive Chef of the Glenview Private Country Club, where he managed 12 outlets. Chef Duque comes from multiple kitchens with modesty and hard work, but all filled with team spirit and joy. He now helms as Executive Chef of South Congress Hotel.