West campus hangout named one of the best college bars in America

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The food and drink website The Daily Meal isn’t the first one to round up the best college bars in America.

Mike Sutter/American-Statesman.

Mike Sutter/American-Statesman.

Business Insider and Thrillist have previously undertaken the daunting task of naming the best places for American college students to drink cheaply, root for their team and have memorable — or not-so-memorable — nights.

West campus favorite Cain and Abel’s made it to all of the above lists, debuting most recently at No. 16 on The Daily Meal’s 2015 national round up.

The bar is home to Texas Tea (a riff on a Long Island), the H-Bomb as well as daily rotating food and drink specials.

Cain and Abel’s opened in 1991, but the space on the corner of Rio Grande and 24th Street has been feeding and quenching the thirst of Longhorns for much longer: Between 1980 and 1989, the bar was known as Abel Moses.

Today Cain and Abel’s sister locations include Abel’s on the Lake and Abel’s North — but neither have quite the same quintessential college vibe as the original.


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