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Great food, awesome brews and a fantastic vibe sums up Banger's in short. For the long form, this beer garden on historic Rainey Street offers quality pints as well as artisanal farm-to-table food. With an endless list of refreshing beers that accompany the comfort food on its menu, Banger's is easily one of the most popular joints iin Austin. Additionally, the outdoor beer garden with long tables is reminiscent of those in Munich and when the weather is right, its a great place to take one or two of Banger's 30 or so housemade sausages alongside a frosty pint.
Opened in 1866, this bar has become a popular meeting place for several dignitaries as well as students and locals of Austin. This is one of the Texas's oldest beer garden; it now provides an extensive menu of traditional bratwurst and sauerkraut as well as barbecue favorites. Besides being a traditional hangout spot during the University of Texas Longhorn games, Scholz Garten is still one of the best places to sit back and enjoy a cold beer even when there is no game.
Times have changed in Austin, and now there is an explosion of activity and businesses moving east of the I35 Downtown Corridor. The Yellow Jacket Social Club is no exception to this, and provides evidence of a revamped East Austin. For example, this dive bar, amongst old warehouses and train tracks, trumps all of those negative stereotypes. It's a joint for funky hipsters, where “rockabillies” mingle over alcohol, food, and underground punk music. Enjoy company, either indoors, at the bar, or outside under the trees.
From its dining room on one of the trendiest corners of South Congress Avenue, Perla's serves fresh seafood, decadent desserts and strong drinks, as well as prime people-watching opportunities on their large, shaded wooden patio. With a wide selection of cold bar items like clams, oysters and shrimp, entrees like bouillabaisse and grilled fish, diners will have their seafood cravings satisfied. Perla's desserts include apple pies with Cheddar cheese and huge ice cream sundaes. The bar menu boasts a large wine selection, along with several signature cocktails, in addition to the classics. Sunday Brunch offers the classics like omeletes along with seafood items like lobster and crab cakes.
All restaurants could do with a famous patron, but the owners of Güero's Taco Bar proudly have a whole heap to choose from. The restaurant has a couple of dining rooms, one of which is built around the kitchen, giving it a very homely feel, and the outdoor bar is especially popular anytime the weather is nice (which is often). Check out the fish taco and the queso flameado, or the breakfast tacos. Don't forget to chug down the famous margaritas made with fresh lime juice or have a shot of first-class tequila.
Take a seat at one of the large communal outdoor tables and relax with a good meal and a cold beer. Contigo has a friendly atmosphere which is perfect whether you're with your kids or you're taking advantage of their happy hour. The menu changes daily and there's a mix of Southern comfort food and contemporary American dishes. Make sure you also stop by for Sunday brunch, with options like butternut briskets with gravy and beef tongue hash.
This restaurant and bar is a great place for groups of friends who're looking for a good time while enjoying the view. It is conveniently located by Lake Austin, with a fabulous view of the lake and the gorgeous houses on the other side. Though be aware that its popularity might mean you have to wait to be seated, especially if you want to sit outside. Great drinks are served daily accompanied by snacks and appetizers. Their prices are affordable, and the happy hour is especially popular with the college crowd.