I remember one year when I was going through my Facebook feed before bed and I discovered it had been National Margarita Day. Apparently, this important holiday occurs on February 22nd each year. Some of these seemingly-made up holidays irk me, but I am totally on board with any excuse to have a margarita.
Determined not to miss the occasion, I’ve compiled a list of the best places in Austin to grab a margarita — with your kids in tow*. So, we hereby declare these as the Best Places to Get Your Marg On in Austin:
Azul Tequila – Outdoor closed patio where kids can hang out.
3815 Dry Creek Dr. 78731
Cheddar’s – My friend swears by these huge, $3.99 ‘ritas and says it’s her favorite place to get a marg with her kids.
4301 W. William Cannon 78749
13301 N. U.S. Hwy 183 78750
Chuy’s – Small wooded area outside with tables so kids can play.
11680 N. Research Blvd at Duval 78759
Curra’s – I haven’t had it, but I’ve heard the avocado margarita is the bee’s knees. It’s pretty loud in there so loud kids generally don’t bother anyone.
614 E. Oltorf 78704
Guero’s – Outdoor seating and loud enough kid noise is drowned out.
1412 S. Congress 78704
Iron Cactus – Outdoor area with cool fountain that’s a kid magnet.
10001 Stonelake Blvd. 78759
Matt’s El Rancho – Outdoor area and lots of kids at this family-friendly Old Austin favorite.2613 S. Lamar Blvd. 78704
Santa Rita – Outdoor patio is kid-friendly.
1206 W. 38th St. 78705
Takoba – Outdoor seating and sandy lounge area.
1411 E. 7th 78702
Trudy’s North Star – Another place that’s pretty loud inside, so nobody really bats an eye if your kids aren’t quiet angels.
8820 Burnet Rd. 78758
Waterloo Ice House 360/Capital of Texas Highway – Large outdoor play area for kids with playscape and outside picnic table seating.
6203 N. Capital of Texas Hwy 78731
Z’Tejas – Generally pretty loud, so kid sounds are drowned out.
* Kids eat free Sundays 4-close and $2.22 Little Larrys on Saturday and Sunday of National Margarita Day weekend.
9400 A. Arboretum Blvd. 78759
1110 W. 6th St. 78703
Zocalo Cafe – Outdoor seating, counter service, kid-friendly vibe.
1110 West Lynn 78703
Note: Of course, if you plan on imbibing, please make a plan to get home safely. Maybe you can carpool, have your significant other man the wheel or split a drink with a friend. It’s great to celebrate, but we want to keep you safe.