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Additional Websites: Facebook and Twitter. "The Townsend is a cocktail bar and performance space located in the Townsend-Thompson Building, a historic downtown landmark built in 1875. Under the direction of Steven Weisburd as well as Justin Elliott, one of Austin’s most notable names in cocktails, the Townsend has received numerous awards including CultureMap’s Bar of the Year in 2016 and EaterAustin’s Best New Bar in 2015. Justin Elliott also was individually awarded CultureMap’s Bartender of the Year 2016. In addition to its award-winning cocktails, the Townsend offers an array of vibrant fine dining bar food prepared by Chef Justin Huffman and his team. The concept and design for the Townsend was created by principal owner Steven Weisburd, while co-owner/investor Scott Samson, an acoustician, created the Townsend’s performance space, which has received great acclaim for its exceptional sound quality and sonic design. The Townsend’s owner-investor team also includes Kathy Valentine, who helps direct the music program, Suzanne Deal Booth, who helps direct the arts program, as well as Roger Sandau, Stacey Sher, Kerry Brown, and Justin Elliott. The Townsend is managed by Penumbral Strategic Ventures, LLC."
Concerts are typically held Wednesday - Saturday nights.