Midnight Cowboy

tastemaker nominee

When a former brothel is reincarnated into a speakeasy-style luxury cocktail lounge, you know there is fun to be had. The Midnight Cowboy is hidden in plain sight amongst the obscenities of Dirty Sixth, and can only be identified by the authentic "Midnight Cowboy Oriental Massage" sign that hangs above the unassuming second-story establishment. Once inside this reservation-only drinkery, the dim lighting, low music, and fabulous cocktails set the mood for an intimate evening with friends and conversations about the building's sleazy past.

Once you arrive, press the buzzer marked "Harry Craddock" and a friendly host will take you upstairs. Reservations are for two hour blocks and there is a two drink minimum per person. The "massage" rooms in the back can be reserved for parties of six to eight.


Midnight Cowboy
313 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701


Sun: 6 pm-2 am
Mon: Closed
Tue: 6 pm-2 am
Wed: 6 pm-2 am
Thu: 6 pm-2 am
Fri: 6 pm-2 am
Sat: 6 pm-2 am

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • $$$
  • Craft Cocktails
  • Full Bar
  • Private Rooms