Swift's Attic

3 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

315 Congress Ave Ste 200
Austin, Texas, 78701-4034
United States

(512) 481-8842 | map

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Added by LittleDon on 04-05-2013

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by LittleDon:
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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Plus: Great food paired with a small but excellent beer list. Comfortable atmosphere.
Minus: Pricey. Parking may be a challenge on the weekends.

Located in the former confines of Kyoto sushi bar and directly above the Elephant Bar, Swift's Attic is a welcome addition to Austin's downtown dining choices. The atmosphere is minimalist hipster. The walls have been striped to the brick and ceiling rafters have been exposed. While most of the seating is two and four top tables, there are a number of leather upholstered bench with a early 1900's feel. The bird cage chandeliers add to the bird theme (the Swift Meat Packing Company was the buildings initial tenant).

Service and food have both been outstanding the two times I've been there. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, both food and beer, and attentive, but not clingy. The menu is organized around slightly larger than small plates which encourages sharing. There are larger plates for those who bring a bigger appetite. Of the eight to ten items I've tried, all were between very good to superb. The menu changes regularly. The beer menu is a mix of locals and non-locals. While the number of choices aren't overwhelming, the choice are all high quality.

The biggest drawback may be the prices. Small plates and craft beer add up. While my dinners (three people) have all been north of $150 when all was said and done, I always left satisfied and wanting to come back. I have never had lunch there, which may be more economical. The other possible problem may be parking. I typically avoid going out Friday and Saturday night. On the street parking is rarely available. There is a parking lot across the street which might fill quickly on the weekends. Fortunately, you'll be far enough away from the Sixth Street and Fourth Street action that this may not be an issue.

Worth a return visit if the wallet allows.

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Swift's Attic in Austin, TX
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