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Take Shelter (and Have a Sip)

What do you do when you suddenly find yourself overwhelmed by the throng of sweaty hipster/fratboy/randoms trolling 6th Street for free shows and booze?

I don’t know.

But if you’d thought ahead, you’d have made a reservation at Midnight Cowboy, Austin’s latest hand-crafted cocktail spot. Yes, it’s reservation-only. And, yes, it’s in the same spot as that creepy not-just-massage parlor that got busted last year. They even kept the name.

But instead of feeling like a seedy former-brothel dive bar, Midnight Cowboy is like being transported to Boardwalk Empire. The lights are dim. The music is old-timey. You aren’t supposed to chat on your cell phone. And soft-spoken, mustachioed bartenders make very grownup drinks tableside.

It is the perfect antidote to over-SXStimulation.

Thanks to yelper Tiffaney L B. for this pic. I was too busy drinking to take one.

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