The Austin Shaker is a locally owned retail liquor store specializing in spirits, craft beer, fine wine, and professional bar gear for working bartenders.
Owned and operated by veteran bartenders, we pride ourselves on our curated selection while maintaining the feel of a neighborhood store.Come in to grab your favorite beverage or learn how to make that great cocktail you had the other night.Check out our tastings calendar for events, sign-up for our email list to be the first to know about special releases, and tell us what you’d like to see at the store (we’ll do our best to accommodate).

Bars and restaurants – we are a licensed local distributor and can handle all of your wholesale needs at competitive prices. If you need something last minute or want to track down a hard to find item we are here for you.

CHEERS!
Dave & Kiki

 

Meet the People

 

Kiki
Kiki is the force behind the synergy of the Shaker. She just wants everyone to feel welcome and comfortable in the shop.
David
David just wants to talk about booze all day every day. Lucky for all of us he knows a lot about everything! With 20+ years in the industry managing cocktail bars, training new bartenders and creating drinks there is really no question he can’t answer.
Ben
Ben would rather be playing guitar. Hails from the great state of West Virginia, Ben is a pretty awesome handyman. He can build you a bookshelf and talk to you about Mezcal while doing it. Ben, most notably, once beat Eddie Vedder in a thumb wrestling contest (and may have started the down fall of Pearl Jam). Ben is a great addition to the team and always has a welcoming smile for everyone (see picture).
Christian
Christian has been living on the Eastside of Austin since 1989 and is affectionately known as “Whiskey” around the neighborhood. He is a walking encyclopedia of classic punk culture as well as a never-ending source of bizarre references. Christian once skinned a goat with Johnny Rotten. In every business, someone has to pay attention to the day to day details and Christian is our guy – without him we’d all be screwed…he wants ya’ll to know…he’s got a pair of boots that have been to eleven different countries.
Adam
Adam’s biography has been redacted. However, what you should know, Adam knows a lot about beer and R(h)um.
Sara
Sara is a certified Cicerone which means she knows more about beer than you. Sara can tell your future by reading the wrinkles around your eyes and she also invented imitation turquoise jewelry. You can also call her "Tri-Sara-Tops", or "Hops, A Tri-Sara-Tops".
Jared
Jared Hailing from the land of enchantment, make no mistake about his charm, it is very real. He’s a New Orleans aficionado and has been in the industry for roughly a decade in multiple rolls. Rumor has it he once drank an entire bottle of Malort in one night and DID NOT fight his dad. We are pretty proud of him for that, he’s a great addition to the team and you can find him here or on Frenchman and he’ll treat you the same way every time!
Kasey
Kasey and David were on the opening bar team together at Odd Duck in 2013. Kasey went on to manage the bar at Barleyswine before joining the Austin Shaker fam. She was accepted to Berklee College of Music for vocals because of her ability to hit the brown note.
Brandon
The odds on favorite to win the Kentucky Derby this year, Brandon is a California kid at heart with some Texas swagger. He’s been able to talk his way into a fight and also been able to talk his way out of it, With 10+ years in the industry, he knows a little about a lot of things in the shop. He concedes Himself as the looks of the Operation, but knows that his looks will fade. Come meet him and the rest of the crew.
Richard
Rick, is a G.O.A.T or at least he routes for one! Being a Bostonian, he knows what winning looks like and it comes in the form of Tom Brady. A former construction business owner, Richard, once sat outside of La Guardia AirPort for three days to tell the Yankees the were a bunch of bums. You can find him running deliveries on the day to day and he’s good at it, being Kiki’s cousin, doesn’t hurt either.