3 Reasons we are the best bar in your area.

According to many different blogs, magazines, and interviews it takes a lot of things to have a “good bar.” After doing some research and looking back on The Two Gents I think that we have all that it takes to have a good bar! Some people may disagree, but they probably work somewhere else or are just jealous. Take a look at some of the links in this post and keep those links in mind next time you come visit The Two Gents Ale House!

When we did a self-evaluation on our bar we needed something to go off of. While searching for a good bar we found two posts that stood out to us. One of the links was from Esquire and the other from Serious Eats. Esquire wrote a piece called, “9 essential ingredients that make a good bar.” After looking that over we found that even though we don’t have menus or glass wear we still meet requirements that make a good bar.7 out of 9, not too shabby (especially since we aren’t allowed to have glass ware due to our upstairs desk and the risk of glass falling off and potentially hurting someone.) Serious Eats’ blog post, “From behind the bar: What makes a good bar?” was more technical evaluation of the bar and bartenders. Community, passion, and atmosphere! I would like to go ahead and show you what The Two Gents Ale House has to offer in these categories and prove to you that we do our best to execute them every single night.

  1. Community – The community here at The Two Gents has grown and proven itself to be one of best in our city. The week by week and day by day clientele are what make this bar run. We appeal to all kinds of people. With our very professional door staff you can be sure that we intend on keeping the reputation of our bars community held to the highest standard of any bar in our area.
    • The back room and second floor deck have dance music ready for the people that want to come out, dance, drink, and party the night away.
    • Our patio stage with our house band or sometimes special guests is for people that want to come out and share some good times with their friends and the band.
    • Then we have our front bar with sports, draft beers, music from the top of the billboards, and some of the best bartenders to please your drinking needs.

  2. Passion – Our bartenders strive to quench your thirst with some of the best drinks you’ve ever tasted. To see people have a good time and drink with their friends is what we love to see, so we want to try and make happen every night. Or if you want to come out alone and get away from everything you can get to know us. Meeting new people and making real connections to find out more about the customer is what it’s all about here so come in and see us perform our passion and get to know your bartenders!
  3. Atmosphere – The atmosphere at The Two Gents is unlike any other you’ve ever been to and we can guarantee it! With our four bars and multitude of bartenders we bring the life into your night each and every night. We have all kinds of music to go along with your night out on the town weather you came to dance or just to enjoy some good music and drinks with your friends. With our different drink specials every night of the week you’re sure to find what you need to help meet your and your wallets need. If you aren’t spending a ton of money on drinks you’re going to have a good time.

Every night we do our part to make sure that you can come out and have a fun, safe, and memorable night. Next time you visit The Two Gents Ale House take a moment to make sure that we are executing all of these things to the fullest!

What do you look for in a good bar?


Drink Specials


Every day of the week here at The Two Gents we have amazing specials! Here you can find all of our daily drink and shot specials. With happy hour every day from 3pm to 8:30pm and amazing bartenders what isn’t special about today. Come relax and unwind with us!

Monday: Happy Hour we have our bartenders serving up some of the tastiest Long Island Iced Teas for only $2. If that doesn’t meet your fancy try any of our $3 Local Drafts from Austin Beerworks.  But if you miss out on Happy Hour never fear, we have got you covered. After happy hour is over we still have $3 local drafts and wells.Austin Beerworks

Tuesday: For Happy Hour you can find yourself drinking down one homemade Bloody Mary’s for only $3. When the night comes be sure to bring your friends for our Fireball shot special, just $2!

Wednesday: Our Happy Hour bartenders will be happy to serve you an ice cold $3 Local Draft or for just a dollar more you could have one of our hand crafted micheladas. Once the sun goes down we will be serving up some top notch premium cocktails for $5.

Thursday:  During happy hour and all night long be sure to quench your thirst with one of our Well Liquor Pitchers for only $5! If you aren’t that thirsty don’t worry we have shot specials going on at the bar, Fireball is back and it’s only $2 again tonight. DON’T MISS OUT!!! Every week from Thursday until Saturday we have our cocktail waitresses walking around with $2 Jell-O shots. If you’re not into Jell-O shots don’t worry tonight we have our keg with beer for $2, shots for $2, and bottles of champagne on sale for $10!wshot

Friday: It’s Friday everyone and we have got Long Island Ice Tea Pitchers on sale all day and night for $5. Any time before 11pm be sure to ask one of our bartenders about our $2 shot special that includes pickle shots, kamikazes, and whiskey! We still have that keg don’t you worry about that!

Saturday: Happy Hour today includes $3 Drafts, wells, and domestics. Start your night off right with our bomb special for $5, any kind of bombs you could ask for only $5!

Sunday: Sunday Funday! Be sure to stop by today and have some $2 mimosas during our Happy Hour today. After Happy Hour’s over we are looking out for you and your wallet cause we have got $2 wells!

What’s your ideal day/night to go out?

South By South West


It may be the middle of February but we are looking ahead to one of Austin’s biggest events in the middle of March, South By Southwest. SXSW is only a month away and we are cleaning up the hearts and roses from Valentine’s Day and getting ready for one of the biggest interactive events in Texas. South By brings music, interactive, and movies to our big city and gets people busy and excited for what’s to come.

The possibilities are endless!

In years past we have been a SXSW venue. That means we host all kinds of events for you to come and join in on. We host many things from bar tabs companies have paid for to bring attention to a new product to live bands put on by some of the bigger companies, which means big names. If it’s happening here you know that means you have a chance to get up close and personal with the whole experience that is SXSW! Be sure to check back here regularly to get the latest news on who’s playing here and when.


You guys remember that Happy Hour we have daily? Well it’s getting better! During SXSW we will be opening 3 HOURS EARLY!! Every day we will be opening our doors to you and the SXSW community at noon. With longer hours here plan to give you a watering hole headquarters. If you’re out on the town doing whatever it is you may be doing at SXSW don’t worry we have  got all of your thirst quenching needs here at The Two Gents!  We have our normal specials every day during happy hour and every night when just the same! Be sure to come out and share a drink and have a good time while enjoying your SXSW experience with us.

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Here at The Two Gents we have all you need to host your companies meet up. We have a private room away from all of the hustle and bustle of the SXSW madness or you can rent out our top deck to overlook the city and the awesomeness. To place reservations contact us in the email provided.

What are you doing for South By Southwest?

Valentine’s Day

happy-valentines-day-card-with-2-hearts-wallpaperHappy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air here at The Two Gents Ale House as we prepare to throw one of the biggest parties for you and your significant other, or if you’re single get ready to mingle and find your Valentine!

We will be having our two DJ’s playing their V-day mixes to help you dance the night away with that special someone. On our back patio stage our house band will be playing some acoustic Valentine’s jams.

Let’s not forget about our bartenders and drink specials. Tonight we will be changing up a few drink specials to help accommodate your needs. We will be serving up our regular $5 bomb and $2 shot specials as we do every Saturday, along with some extra $3 well specials. That’s not all we’ve got! We will have our keg fully stocked with $3 beer, $2 Fireball shots, $10 bottles of champagne, and $2 Jell-O shots.

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If you and yours are looking to make this night a little more special be sure to contact us and ask about our table specials. We have got a selection of deals for you to choose from. Starting with our lowest priced table you can have a private 2 top table with a bottle of champagne for only $50. Next deal on our list, you can have a private 4 top table with 2 bottles of champagne for $75. Our biggest and best deal will be our cool corner deal, you will have 2 tables 2 couches and 4 bottles of champagne in our private corner overlooking the dance floor in the ale house for only $100! All tables come with flowers from Austin Florists.

If you have any questions be sure to email us at the email address provided at this website.

There is sure to be a line and we do have a maximum capacity so be sure to get there early! NO COVER!!!!

So where will you be this Valentine’s Day?

Welcome to The Two Gents Ale House

http://www.fermatainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/austin-at-night.jpgThe Two Gents Ale House is the place to be any day of the week!  The Two Gents Ale House is the premier bar downtown to come hang out with your friends and have a good time. With two stories, four bars and a rooftop deck that has a spectacular view of the skyline, The Two Gents one of the best places in town to come and have a drink. We have 10 local beers on tap that change seasonally. Our all-star staff pours it the best when you’re the one calling the shots. We have happy hour from 5:00 pm-8:30 pm every day and different drink specials every night.  The Two Gents Ale House offers some of the best drinks at the best prices.  Every nights a different drink special to meet your needs.

Listen to live music.  With live music Thursday through Monday, you and your friends will be able to drink and dance the night away. We have all kinds of music from live bands playing country and rock n’ roll on stage at our back bar; to DJ’s spinning turn tables with dance music up stairs on the deck so you can dance with the stars.http://nightclub54.com/friday-is-dj-night/

  • Downstairs- The first story of The Two Gents is where you will find our draft beers, from Austin Beer Works located at the front bar. Further back you will find our patio bar and artist stage where our house band plays rock n’ roll all night. But before you head all the way back there, be sure to take hook a hard left and check out the where we play all the latest 80’s dance music.
  • Upstairs- On the second story here at The Two Gents you can find a beautiful view of the city skyline, a massive bar equipped with two 52″ plasma screen TV’s, the dance floor and our second DJ playing remixes to all of todays latest dance hits from Americas Top 40.

We love butts so bring yours in here.  Here at The Two Gents we also have a private room for any parties or work events. The room provides your own private bar and bartender along with one of our house djs or bands, which ever suits your needs.  With our professional security staff you can be sure that none of the outside riff raff will be let in to rain on your parade or puke on your Prada.  Two Gents strives for a comfortable and safe atmosphere.

The Two Gents Ale House is all about the customer. Our mission is to provide quality drinks with friendly service in our fun and safe atmosphere. So please, come on out and enjoy the night with your best friends and the best bartenders around. See you soon!

Got a favorite dance hit, band, or drink we don’t have? Tell us and we will do our best to meet your needs!