5 Places to Wine Down in ATX During #Compference17

Compference, the only conference for comp professionals, is being held in Austin, Texas this year. But what does that mean for you, as a Compference17 attendee?

If you’re at all familiar with Austin, a few key themes might come to mind — things like barbecue, good weather, craft beers, and street tacos. All of these things add up to a pretty good combination of entertainment that will please any Compference goer.

But if you’re like me, you might find yourself wanting to treat yourself (or your Compference buddy) with something a little more upscale. And by upscale, I mean wine and cheese. With that said, here are some hand-picked wine bars we recommend checking out while you’re in Austin. These wine bars have the added bonus of being a short walking distance or a quick Lyft ride away from the official Compference hotel in downtown Austin.

Crú Wine Bar

Cindi H./Yelp

  • Address: 238 W 2nd st.
  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4pm-6:30pm
  • Price Range: $11-$30
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4pm-11pm. Friday, 2pm-12am. Open weekends.
  • Menu: Brunch, dinner and wine menu

House Wine

Rachann M./Yelp



  • Address: 519 W. Oltorf st.
  • Happy Hour: Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-6pm
  • Price Range: $11-$30
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 4pm-11pm. Thursday-Friday, 4pm-12am. Open weekends.
  • Menu: Tapas, wine, and bar snack menu

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen

Glen R./Yelp

  • Address: 6317 Bee Caves Rd.
  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4pm-6pm.
  • Price Range: $11-$30
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm. Friday, 11am-11pm. Open weekends.
  • Menu: Lunch and dinner menu

MAX’s Wine Dive

MAX’s Wine Dive/Yelp

  • Address: 207 San Jacinto Blvd
  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday until 6pm.
  • Price Range: $11-$30
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-12am. Open weekends.
  • Menu: Happy hour, food and wine menu

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