and is slinging drinks Thursday-to-Sunday evenings. So please come on down and enjoy our signature Fire in the Hole, our Original Ranch Water and other cocktails on the Pistol Patio.

More good news: Remodeling and restoration of Ranch 616’s interior is underway, just in time to celebrate our 25th Anniversary and Grand Re-Opening later this year.

As always, we’re grateful for the many friendships built here in the heart of Austin and for your years of patronage.

We’re so glad to welcome you back.

- Chef/Owner Kevin Williamson

PS We are getting a lot of press shedding light on the origins of our Original Ranch Water and want to thank everyone:

M. Carrie Allan, spirits columnist, The Washington Post

“The closest I found to a plausible originator and namer is Kevin Williamson, chef and owner of Ranch 616 in Austin"

David Alan, Tipsy Texan author & Kevin Gray of Thrillist

“If Kevin didn’t invent this drink at Ranch 616, then I don’t know who did”

Wayne Alan Brenner of Austin Chronicle

“Kevin Williamson, the owner of Austin’s Ranch 616 since 1998, has finally gotten credit (in the Washington Post, no less) for having invented that refreshing elixir"

Restaurant News

“Chef/Owner of Iconic Austin Ice-House Credited as Originator of Texas’ Ranch Water Cocktail. Ranch 616 opened in Austin in 1998, featuring the original Ranch Water cocktail, and has helped spread the drink through Texas”

David Alan, Director of Mixology at Patron & Mark Stock, The Manual

“It began as a mainstay at Ranch 616 in Austin, Texas before being picked up and exported by the Marfa crowd”

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