The J.W. Marriott has been open less than three months but is already making waves for its innovative, tequila and mezcal centric bar program. In February, the newly opened establishment ranked highest on the list of Austin's biggest alcohol sellers, and bar business hasn't slowed since. The J.W. Marriott features three dining options for consumers to frequent: a walk-up window Burger Bar, the Italian Osteria Pronto, and the Texas-inspired Corner Bar.
Yet what sets the J.W. Marriott apart from other local hot spots is the beverage program's heavy focus on unique tequilas and mezcals. According to bar manager Brian Jaymont, while many other Texas bars feature a number of tequilas, he hopes to set himself apart from these all-encompassing options by being more selective, featuring only the highest quality spirits alongside highlighting local, Texas tequila producers. In addition, the J.W. Marriott features a wide variety of different mezcals, tequila's smoky cousin. Read More