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This is an intimate outdoor venue with a pleasant courtyard feel. Live jazz music is played nightly to a sophisticated crowd. The martinis are a definite must, and there is also an excellent cigar selection to choose from inside. This is a great place to sit under the oak trees and enjoy the breeze while watching some of Austin's best dancers dance up front. Better yet, why not join in?
Easily mistaken for just another house on the block, come to Lustre Pearl to grab a cold beer, hang out with a large group of friends, and catch a live music show. As the story goes, the old house was bought for an aspiring singer named Lustre, who wound up in Austin and converted the house into a bar cum live music venue. The house has been gutted to make room for a bar and a jukebox, but most of the patrons grab a drink and head into the backyard, where you'll find an eclectic collection of chairs and makeshift tables, hula hoops, and a ping pong table. The house also comes equipped with its own taco truck. Laid-back, fun, and brimming with local flair, Lustre Pearl is the perfect place for a casual night out.
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.
Craft Pride is a place for every beer connoisseur. The place houses more than 20 local brews on tap. They have a small seating around the bar but the best attraction is the patio extended outside the bar. Beers and music can be enjoyed with a slice of pizza from Via 313 Pizza which is just an arm's length distance from Crafts Pride, or with food from any of the restaurants in close proximity to this brew pub. Check website for further details.
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.
The Butterfly Bar is widely hailed as serving some of the best cocktail mixes in town. Get seated on their large outdoor patio and sip on an exotic list of cocktails prepared by friendly and experienced bartenders. It also has an impressive wine and beer collection. The light snacks and the yummy cheesecakes make for good accompaniments with drinks. All in all, this intimate space meets high standards, while also having reasonably priced drinks.
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.