All hail the glorious Michelada, a classic Mexican beer cocktail that can help heal a night of overindulging. Depending on how much spice is thrown into the mix, a Michelada can pack some heat. It’s also been known to stir up heated debates over how to make it. Michelada purists will shake their fists at anything other than the classic recipe – salt, lime, spices, and a
light Mexican lager. Some others don’t care much about the details and will happily sink their taste buds into a beer poured into Bloody Mary mix. Whatever side you’re on, there are plenty of places in town to get your fix.
Here’s where to get the best Micheladas in Austin!
Gabriela’s doesn’t just have a super festive outdoor patio – they also offer some of the best Micheladas in the game. Get excited because your choices include a Michelada popsicle served in a glass with beer, Aguachile shrimp—a combo of avocado, cucumber, cilantro, lime juice, and red onion—with Michelada mix, peanuts and beer, ceviche with Michelada mix and beer, and seasonal fruit chili powder with peanuts and beer. You can even add tequila or mezcal to the mix. Yowza!
Visit Hillside Farmacy’s quaint patio and order their version of a Michelada made with a local pilsner (your choice), lime, Worcestershire, tomato juice, and their own spice blend, all accessorized with pickled veggies. Take things up a notch and add a peel and eat shrimp for an extra $2. Money well spent.
Hotel San Jose
Enjoy a refreshing Michelada while you people-watch in Hotel San Jose’s courtyard. Don’t have time to hang? Head to their lobby and order the $16 Michi-Maker for two that includes their patented Michelada mix, Modelos, and lime. Bonus: 10% of all their lounge sales benefit Austin Justice Coalition.
A rooftop patio, delicious tacos, Queso Fundido, and margaritas – what more do you need? An ice-cold Michelada you say? You got it. El Alma makes their tasty potion with Dos XX, Bloody Mary mix, lime juice, Tabasco, and Worcestershire, laced with a chile rim. Enjoy these babies for only $5 during brunch.
Treat yourself to a Michelada a.k.a La Michi from Suerte. Their delicious beer cocktail is made with a chili tomato purée, lime, Worcestershire sauce, and the Suerte lager brewed by their popular beer neighbors down the street, Hops & Grain.