The Townsend takes its name from the building in which it is located, The Townsend-Thompson Building, an Austin historic landmark built in 1875.

Winner of CultureMap’s Tastemaker Award for Bar of the Year in 2016 and Eater Austin’s Best New Bar in 2015, The Townsend was created and designed by principal owner Steven Weisburd to celebrate the craftsmanship and creativity inherent in great cocktails, music, and art.