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Drink Up: 7 places to get frozen drinks in Austin

Don’t let the heat get you down — just grab a frozen drink at one of these local bars and restaurants.

Two hands holding up mangonadas, with a blue sky behind them

Don’t these mangonadas from Hay Elotes look refreshing?

Photo by @wkn.dr

Austinites know having an icy beverage in hand is one of the best ways to keep the good times rolling through the hot summer months. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up a few — just a few — of the best frozen drink menus in ATX.

We wouldn’t let a triple-digit day get us down, would we?


Better Half Coffee & Cocktails | 406 Walsh St.
This restaurant’s 7-Eleven-inspired “Sloppee” menu offers four frozen drinks, including The Barefoot Confresca, which contains mezcal, aperol, watermelon, and lime.

Kitty Cohen’s | 2211 Webberville Rd.
This East Austin bar offers delicious frozen drinks, including the Dreamsicle with vodka, citron, orange juice and vanilla, a frosé with strawberry and lemon, and a swirl of the two.

A cat looking at a frozen dreamsicle at Kitty Cohens.

Kitty Cohen’s frozen Dreamsicle cocktail can also be swirled with frosé.

Photo by @kittycohens

Austin Daiquiri Factory | 2000 E. 12th St.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a larger frozen menu than this one. This space offers 16 signature frozen flavors — like the Keep Austin Weird, which contains CBD — with add-ons and toppings like gummy bears, jello shots, and infused sour snakes.

Nickel City | 1133 E. 11th St.
Nickel City’s frozen Chi-Chi includes pineapple, aloe liqueur, coconut, and green tea, but they may be best known for their frozen Irish Coffee, which is made with Irish whiskey, coffee liqueur, and cream.

A drink in a yellow cup on a table at Nickel City.

Nickel City is a favorite hangout spot for East Austinites.

Photo by @sweet_walter


Hay Elotes | 2214 E. 7th St.
You can opt for ice cream or a smoothie at this spot for Mexican street food, but we suggest a signature mangonada.

Yard Bar | 6700 Burnet Rd.
Try a frozen boozy drink at this dog-friendly space, or keep it cool with your best pup and a frozen lemonade.

Eskimo Hut | 1045 Norwood Park Blvd.
Featured combos include the Malibu Barbie with piña colada, peach, raspberry, and cream, and the Ziggy Marley with strawberry, kiwi, and watermelon. All frozen daiquiris at this North Austin spot are also available without alcohol.

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