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Powder Room, Austin, TX

Powder Room

4.7
4.7
24 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Step into the secret world of Powder Room, an intimate cocktail lounge that exudes timeless energy. Here, guests are invited to indulge in crafted cocktails in the warmth of an intimate living room setting.

Powder Room caters to individuals in search of refined experiences. Elevate your evenings with table-side mixology, complemented by the rhythmic melodies of live music and artistic performances that embody the essence of this hidden gem.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar, Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (512) 996-3113
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Lavaca Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Innovative

  • Austin

    Good for groups

  • Austin

    Hot spot

  • Austin

    Good for special occasions

  • Austin

    Lively

  • Austin

    Innovative

  • Austin

    Good for groups

  • Austin

    Hot spot

  • Austin

    Good for special occasions

  • Austin

    Lively

24 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed my visit! It was my first time going last night and loved the music and ambiance. I booked a table for 11pm and that was the perfect time to go! Definitely going back again. The only critical feedback I would give is that the non-alcoholic drinks be made larger than they are. They were small. Delicious tho!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best club in Austin by far, music, atmosphere, people, everything!!

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  3. TimR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coolest cocktail bar in Austin. Best vibes, service, design, tunes and drinks.

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  4. NanZam

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The decor was very pretty. That’s about it. The drinks are okay and around $20-$25. The biggest detractor is they make you give up your phone when you come in and put it under lock and key. They said “We are going to force you to talk to each other”. I’m an adult and prefer to be treated like one. What a stupid policy. It’s a bar, get over yourselves already.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and service but cocktails were not good at all. They are still working things out and open to feedback so they didn’t charge us because we left our drinks. The menu is unnecessarily complicated and hard to read too.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool spot. Look forward to coming back with friends

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  7. CalebJ

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic new spot. I will be back again soon. Staff was great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place but I feel like they are being conservative on capacity. It’s a good vibe when all corners have people in it and it’s not sparse. No reason for there to be anywhere else to go after the powder room. Good music, drinks, management and vibe.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The sweetest server, Peyton. Unfortunately the drinks were absolutely terrible. They didn’t have some basic ingredients that every bar should have. Definitely won’t return considering you have to give up your phone. Weird ambiance. Think adult rainforest cafe 😂🤣🤣

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Things to know: -Enter through Manny’s. The door to Powder Room is on the right. There are no signs. -Upscale vibe and dress code -No phones. They take it away or have you put it in a pouch Impeccable design. Every detail was thought of, from the room’s layout to the warm lighting and sound to the menu reading like a magazine to the books and trinkets on the bookshelf. There’s nothing like this in Austin. The no-phones policy screens out the influencer crowd. You’re forced to be in the moment. If you want to post about how much fun you’re having, this isn’t your place. If you want amazing drinks, atmosphere, and conversation, then come to Powder Room.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The cocktail I ordered was the seven solution and it was full of sugar. I could not enjoy it and had to order a different one. My server arrived late and I was confused as to why they would assign my table to a sever arriving much later than me. I wasn’t sure if it was a mistake or the sever was just late for her shift. I am not sure what goal this bar has with their theme, but it felt like just a regular bar and the phone policy just seems like it doesn’t fit. I was expecting a more of a “wow” effect because of the hype build up. Hopefully, things will improve.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Powder Room's interior was beautiful and unique. I really liked the drink and drink menu and how it tells you what drink will come in and was labeled to let you know what to expect. The server was really kind and knowledgeable. This is a no-phone lounge, they take away your phone at the front and I love the concept. I enjoyed the live DJ but it was extremely loud and hard to hear for a lounge that makes you talk to your group. Although I like the no phones, I wish I did have my phone to take pictures of the drinks, my friends, the interior, and the DJ playing. I didn't order food so I can't comment on that. Overall, I would come back!

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  13. TaylorS

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool ambiance, and even better thought up drinks. Menu magazine was a nice touch to the overall vibe of this gem!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing spot. Drinks are overpriced though. Paid $26 for an old fashion that was good, but nothing special.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite spot in Austin. Beautiful design, excellent service.

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  16. Brendan

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible atmosphere. Vegas chic. Impressive cocktails. Big fan of the “no phones” policy. I’ll certainly return! 10/10

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did not have any of the food, though they do offer bites. The cocktails were fun and delicious. We really appreciated the thought, effort and energy that was put into the "magazine" menu. The DJ was incredible, played live guitar and had great music playing the whole time. It was a little too loud to hear our friends across from us at the table, but the music was amazing. I was worried that with the look of the place (them asking you to check your phone in at the entrance), the staff might be a bit pretentious, but actually we were blown away by how kind, friendly and welcoming everyone was. It felt good to be away from our phones so we could truly enjoy the music, our drinks and each other's company. The food looked like it would be really tasty, and we'll be back for snacks. We loved it, and will definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love my new neighborhood bar! Just need to work on getting those martinis very chilled.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I went on their first weekend open with some friends for a reservation at 9 PM. However, we did not get seated until til 9:30 PM and did not get our order taken until another fifteen minutes later. PROS: - ambiance, “vibey” - creative drinks and menu - nice cocktails - friendly server CONS: - makes you check in your phones - there is a 90 minute time limit - seemed a little understaffed - cocktails are over $20 - a bit hot and humid - long wait time despite having a reservation

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience at Powder Room’s opening night! Drinks, ambiance, service 10/10! Can’t wait to go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. ShelbyL

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite ambiance, impeccable service, and cocktails that tantalize the taste buds – this spot is the epitome of a vibe. From the moment you step inside, you're embraced by warmth and elegance, instantly transported into a different world. The meticulous attention to detail in both the decor and the drinks themselves is truly remarkable. The lighting design, combined with the intricate woodwork throughout the ceiling, creates a cozy atmosphere that envelops you in a warm, candle-lit glow. But it's the addition of plush velvet couches that truly elevates the experience, giving the space a luxurious, living room vibe. Here, you're not just a guest; you're a welcomed visitor in a space designed for comfort and relaxation. It's the perfect setting to unwind with friends or enjoy an intimate evening out. This venue is not just a place to enjoy drinks; it's an experience that stimulates all the senses. This place does not disappoint.

    3 people found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience at the powder room! The ambience space is really incredible, they did a wonderful job creating magical ambience. My server is very helpful and informative at the in-depth menu that they had.  the cocktails are all works of art. They take you on a magical journey have site taste and sensation. I will definitely be coming here again!

    2 people found this helpful

  23. RichieR

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    As a fan of speakeasies and classic cocktails, I was excited to try out. However, my visit left much to be desired. Firstly, the lack of attention to detail was evident when my Old Fashioned arrived in the wrong glassware. Presentation is key, especially for such a classic cocktail, and this oversight was disappointing. Furthermore, the service was inconsistent. One of our party members ordered a cocktail that was poorly executed, indicating a lack of expertise behind the bar. The ambiance was marred by the erratic behavior of the DJ, who continuously fluctuated the music volume from excessively loud to barely audible before 9pm. This made conversation difficult and disrupted the overall atmosphere. Adding to the disappointment was the quality of the drinks. While one expects to pay a premium for craft cocktails, the drinks at way fell below average in taste and presentation on day 2 of the opening. Lastly, the lack of enforcement of the dress code for men detracted from the intended upscale experience. It's disheartening to see standards overlooked, especially in a venue aiming to evoke a certain era and style. Overall, my experience at Poweder Room was far from memorable. With other places nearby hard pass. With improvements in attention to detail, service, ambiance, and drink quality, it has the potential to be a standout destination in the speakeasy scene.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. NicoleW

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    About to head there now - hopefully they’ll recognize a repeat customer

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Powder Room is rated 4.7 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Powder Room

301 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lavaca Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar, Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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