- July 11, 2024

Swanky Speakeasy Daisy Lounge Opens In South Austin


South Austin keeps getting better and better for Austinites who don’t want to head downtown. Now, there’s even a speakeasy style cocktail lounge open near the Circle C neighborhood! Daisy Lounge is located in the space between Keepers and Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar on Slaughter Lane at South Mopac. It’s sleek, sophisticated, and definitely worth a visit.

What To Know About Daisy Lounge Speakeasy in South Austin

The swanky setup is situated within the same building as Keepers and Oasthouse in an area that was once a largely unused foyer. The team saw an opportunity to convert the space and create something that South Austin had been severely lacking. Previously, residents in this area had to head downtown to find upscale nightlife options. Now, they have their very own downtown Austin-style cocktail bar without leaving the neighborhood. A simple daisy painting above the door marks the entrance.

Daisy Lounge

The three story space seats roughly 38 guests total. While drop ins are welcome, we recommend making a reservation so you are sure to be accommodated. The lounge is a creation of the Silk Road Hospitality group, which is led by Chef Amir Hajimaleki and includes Keepers, Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar, District Kitchen + Cocktails, and Shortie’s Pizza & Grinders.

What To Drink

They serve classic favorites like a Dirty Martini and Margarita, of course. But it’s the large speciality drinks and experimental offerings that really shine. Here are a few of our faves:

  • Daisy made with coconut washed gunpowder gin, lemon juice, Cointreau, rich simple, and a lavender rinse
  • Daisy Old Fashioned made with bourbon, Okinawa black sugar, and a house bitters blend
  • Spresso made with haku vodka, coffee concentrate, Mr blacks, Demerara sugar, and bitters
  • Oaxacan Soda made with vida mezcal, lemon juice, ginger, and cucumber + tarragon soda

The typical food menu will feature small bites like olives, nuts, chips, and small lobster rolls from Keepers. Olive dishes have Persian influences like a dish called Zeytoon Parvardeh (a Persian olive appetizers that originates from the Gilan province (north of Iran) and marinated Castelvetrano olives, walnuts, pomegranate and herb.  Mixed nuts are Tavazo, saffron and lemon seasoned. Specialty desserts are offered each week and other food “experiences” like caviar pairings are in the works.

What: Daisy Lounge
Where: 5701 W Slaughter Lane
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

To make a reservation, visit Tock HERE.