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.

Dave & Kiki


Meet the People


Kiki is the force behind the synergy of the Shaker. She just wants everyone to feel welcome and comfortable in the shop.
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.
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.
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.
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.