We make honest food from scratch, prepared well, using quality ingredients. In the morning we pour Sightglass coffee. At happy hour we stir no-fuss cocktails. Enjoy avocado toast with poached eggs for breakfast, a kale Caesar salad at lunch or just a late afternoon burger before heading out. You know this menu. Tall windows, natural light, sturdy chairs, plenty of shade... a place for a read. We’re from here, we felt like downtown Austin deserved something ‘easy’ again.


Let us bring the celebration to you! Whatever the occasion, our experienced team will be delighted to work with you to create a memorable celebration. For more casual gatherings, we are also pleased to offer drop-off catering services.

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Private Events

Forthright's intimate space offers the perfect setting for any event, from rehearsal dinners to networking receptions. The light-filled dining room can accommodate up to 40 guests seated and includes access to our leaft patio, perfect for a pre or post-dinner drink.

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Join us for no-fuss happy hour Monday through Friday from 5p - close. Our daily specials include:


$1 chicken tenders and $1 French fries


$3 craft beers


$6 Lonestar and a shot of TX Whiskey


1/2 off bottles of wine and cheese boards


$8 cocktails