I am getting a group together for a happy hour on Friday -- close to downtown would be nice but that of course sometimes leads to crowded, so some ways off the beaten path may be better. Two of us will be able to show up by 5 for table-saving (do we need to be even earlier?), but it's likely others won't be able to join us until ~6 or later.
Here is a list I've developed -- looking for info on which is best for 6-10 people more interested in conversation than loud music and a scene.
Trace at the W
I lived in Austin ~15 years ago and haven't been back, so I don't really know any of these places -- any description to help me decide would be great.
For our other nights in town -- best bets if we are just two people and it's not a Friday?