Central Standard Est. 2015

1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States

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Grab some drinks with friends and sit down for dinner at this Austin hotspot.
Central Standard is a classic American bar & grill helmed by Executive Chef Michael Paley and Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman. The wine program features a rotating selection of more than 100 labels, curated by Beverage Director & Certified Sommelier Mandi Nelson.
The Lowdown
Type
Bar / Club / Lounge
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Street
Style
Casual
Classic
Sophisticated
Urban
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event

Venue Setting

Central Standard is a bar & grill on South Congress Avenue. A tribute to America's culinary roots, the menu features nostalgic classics like grilled chicken, prime rib and cheese dip. The pastry program showcases throwback large-format cakes and tartes including tropical cheesecake and devil’s food cake. The bar program features large-format cocktails to share and more than 100 wine labels. The bar & grill is home to a wrap-around patio, a private dining room, four TVs for optimal sports viewing and an outdoor foosball table.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $100 to $300

Additional Charges

Valet parking is available for $8, or $32 overnight.
Validated self parking is available dependent on capacity. $3 per hour after the first 3 hours.
Service Charge: 21%
Tax: 8.25%

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
75
Buffet
125
Standing
125
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Property features
4,605 square feet & 184 seats
Open kitchen built around a custom wood-burning grill
Covered wraparound patio with heaters & fans overlooking South Congress Avenue
Wine cellar featuring more than 100 labels
Private dining room for up to 25 guests
Handcrafted cocktail program
Valet parking
Design:
Design & Artisan Partners
Architecture: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Interior design: Studio MAI & Ana Stapleton
Exterior landscape: Ten Eyck
Identity & graphic design: FÖDA Studio
Uniform design: Finery
Custom playlist: Orchid Music
Wood & marble bars: Escobedo Construction
Handblown glass candle holders: Glassblowing Austin
Custom wood-serving pieces: Cerebrus Fabrication & Design
Custom coffee blend: Cuvée Coffee
Art: Rotating selection of artwork by artists in partnership with Twyla
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Cuisine
Bar & grill with an emphasis on American classics.


Highlights
Raw bar: oysters
House specialties: prime rib and grilled chicken

Bars & Lounges:
The bar program features large-format cocktails to share and more than 100 wine labels.

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