It’s time once again for that annual festival of everything creative and cool, South by Southwest. Austin will soon be packed with hipsters and those who love them as they groove to funky tunes, watch cutting-edge films, play with the hottest new gadgets, and get marketed to by a zillion companies that crave their young, sexy, opinion-leading dollars. Need a break? Drop by one of our favorite Austin bars, where the escape you seek can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. Continue to our list of 10 Essential Austin Bars and start drinking (responsibly).