Better Half Bar
Neighborhood all-day spot. Serving natural wine, cocktails & coffee. Best burger in town.
Always a great time. Delish food and drinks and lots of respect for COVID.
AMAZING brunch and our server and team was so cool!! They didn't have water because of some road work but they took us in as they were wiping off furniture and gave us covfefe and brekkie and took great care of our pup too! This was such a great way to start our morning and was a wonderful part of our Austin trip. will def be back :-)
Ribs and pasta were both fantastic and our server was excellent. Server and staff did a great job taking care of us when a big storm was about to hit and everyone was sitting outside. Love this place!
Great food! Safe outdoor seating on an extended patio
Super cute place for date night or to hang with friends!
This is a very laid back restaurant with only outside picnic tables. It was a beautiful day so no problem.
I had a rose sangria which was perfect. And a great cheeseburger. And the loved the queso dip with pastrami. Very interesting and delicious! And the glazed doughnut holes for dessert. We didn’t need dinner. The whole experience was delightful.
Cute place, server was great, cocktails (vodka strawberry) were delicious !! Burgers were yummy and pasta was creamy!
Excellent food/drinks, ambiance and service! Would definitely recommend anyone go check it out for a lovely experience!
Food was excellent. Seated quickly even though we were early and added two guests. Things to know: if you go in a group, they don't provide individual checks, they charge $3 for gluten free bun (without being sure you know the upcharge prior), and there is also no covered dining here so if it rains, you're SOL. Parking was actually pleasant/adequate. Despite some disappointments, I think I would return. Thank you.
Outside seating was nicely spaced out and the food was very good even with the interesting combinations.
Awesome place, great backyard patio. Food and service is exceptional!
Always love better half! The “SLOPPEE” frozen drinks are delicious and the cauliflower tots 👌🏼
Phenomenal Sichuan chicken sandwich
It is a quintessential Austin place and we enjoyed all aspects of Better Half!
Not happy about this place. The food was marginal and so extremely over priced. $150 for sandwiches and drinks? Not to mention, outside on picnic tables where you have to grab your own water?
I honestly just don’t get it. I understand the food industry is hurting and I want to help them. But we’re out here broke too!
Just wasn’t what it was cracked up to be.
Great spot for outdoor dining in COVID times. Good food, full bar, relaxed vibe.
Wonderful food. We celebrated Mother's Day with the family. We were 7 and everyone found their food simply delicious.
Ok food .. reviews seem hyped. Good ambiance and great outdoor setup.
Lots of great space outside. Very tasty food. Plenty of parking around back.
We had a group of 9 (adults and kids) eating dinner. Food was ok but overall service was good. We ate outside and that was pleasant. I will visit again.
Excellent food, drinks, and service. Staff does a great job.
The Thai Iced Coffee was pretty good. Also it was pretty booked up during the day on a Friday.
Chicken burger was better than I thought it would be. Cauli tater tots and beets ketchup, and quesowere outstanding
We enjoyed our brunch and next time will bring our pooch. A bit muddy from the rains so more rocks underfoot would be good. The ricotta pancakes with rubarb were a hit as were the cocktails. We raised the age level a few notches when we entered but you geezers should not avoid... it is well worth going.
Such a cute spot! Delicious coffee and donuts!
It was pouring cats and dogs and the staff remained friendly and tried to be as accommodating as possible within the circumstances.
Very good!! Great outdoor seating!! I would definitely come back!
Was so happy they have a beyond burger on the menu! That with the cauliflower tater tots and beet ketchup were so delicious!!!
Our server must have gone off shift but there was never a hand off of service and we were unaware of who our new server was. We also ordered an item but then was told 30 minutes later that you all were out. Usually service is great but unsure what happened this particular day.
It was my first time getting a reservation to Better Half and I was pretty disappointed at the service and wait times. Ive been to Hold Out next door a few times already and it always has pretty good service but at Better Half there were really long wait times to get our first order of drinks, same for my second round which they ended up giving to me on the house because it took so long. Another person in my party also ordered an extra side halfway through our meal which also never came but we noticed they’d charged us for - they removed it but that was already strike two on the order mistakes/delays. I ordered a breakfast burrito which was surprisingly small, $1 extra to add meat and they don’t have salsa so it’s basically a dry, underwhelming burrito…folks in Austin have higher expectations for Tex-mex so avoid the breakfast burrito.
Great brunch/lunch spot with so much outdoor space. Everything we ate was so well done, the springy salad is maybe one of the best salads I’ve ever had!
Loved the outside seating and clear instructions for patrons. Felt very safe and comfortable. Glad to be back it's been a while!
I had a reservation
They put me at a terrible table
I asked to be moved and was told they were all reserved.
I had a reservation... so
Laid back place with yummy breakfast and lunch options.
We love this place! Great outdoor vibes and the food and drinks are excellent.
One of the best values in Austin. The food is always delicious.
Sadly the service was very slow and the food was not at good as usual. It was cold and very bland.
nice outside patio. Tables were spaced apart pretty good, so not too many people near. very nice wait staff, food good, but were out of cauliflower tots when we went (def get those when you go.)
Park in the back off 4th! The food is amazing, love this place
i think if they had more heaters for those random cool nights.
Also just I think they get a little busy because my waiter wasnt able to be as attentive as Im sure they wanted to be.
I would go again!
Better Half Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 645-0786.
Better Half Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.
Better Half Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/betterhalfbar/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.