What do you do when you suddenly find yourself overwhelmed by the throng of sweaty hipster/fratboy/randoms trolling 6th Street for free shows and booze?
I don’t know.
But if you’d thought ahead, you’d have made a reservation at Midnight Cowboy, Austin’s latest hand-crafted cocktail spot. Yes, it’s reservation-only. And, yes, it’s in the same spot as that creepy not-just-massage parlor that got busted last year. They even kept the name.
But instead of feeling like a seedy former-brothel dive bar, Midnight Cowboy is like being transported to Boardwalk Empire. The lights are dim. The music is old-timey. You aren’t supposed to chat on your cell phone. And soft-spoken, mustachioed bartenders make very grownup drinks tableside.
It is the perfect antidote to over-SXStimulation.