Stay Gold’s El Diablo
Words by Kaitlyn Pleasants Photos by Whitney Runyon
910 E. Cesar Chavez Street | staygoldaustin.com
Stay Gold is East Austin’s place to stop and enjoy the local flavors of Austin while experiencing a craft cocktail at not-so-steep prices. With over 40 mostly locally based beers to enjoy and cleverly named cocktails, such as the Beauty School Dropout and S-Words for 500, there is plenty to choose from and something for everyone. Take Stay Gold’s menu favorite, El Diablo. With a name that can mean trouble, the simple cocktail has the refreshing sweetness from fresh blackberries but packs a punch from ginger beer and habanero-infused Milagro tequila. Add a little lime juice, and you’ve got yourself the perfect purple concoction that is flavorful but spicy.
The El Diablo is great to enjoy in the dimly lit, cozy lounge inside or outside on the open patio area, which is adequate for group socializing and taking care of any hunger that may arise. While you’re at it, grab a grilled cheese from Stay Gold’s resident food truck, Toaster. Snag a classic Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese with gooey mozzarella, Muenster and Swiss cheeses topped with a sun-dried tomato “soup” surprise. Add some pepperoni if you’re feeling frisky, and you’ve got yourself a cheesy and hearty sandwich to pair with your craft beverage.
Native Knowledge: Breeze through Stay Gold any night of the week.
Stay up to date through Stay Gold’s social media feed which features eclectic live bands six days a week, themed nights if you’re feeling nerdy and generally relaxed ambiance perfect for a weeknight or weekend spot.
Habanero-infused Milagro Silver Tequila