Housed in a historic warehouse space, Central Machine Works is a massive new beer hall, brewery, and live music venue in East Austin. There’s also an enormous outdoor kid-friendly beer garden and a full bar. The kitchen is turning out simple and solid beer-friendly food like pretzels, cheeseburgers, Reuben sandwiches, and pizza.
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Il Bruto serves pizza and freshly made pasta, and is the best new place to eat Italian food in East Austin.
Rosarito Tacos & Ceviche
Rosarito sells ceviche, tostadas, and fish bowls out of a food truck in East Austin.
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Hotel Vegas / Volstead Lounge
These two East Side dive bars always have live music, and share one enormous backyard filled with picnic tables and cheap drinks.
The Liberty on East Sixth is half-dive bar, half-beer garden with an East Side King food truck parked out back.
TopGolf in North Austin is a 3-story driving range where you could work on your short game just long enough to justify a drink at their bar.
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Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
Justine’s in Govalle has a fun bar scene with attractive people and tasty French food.
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile
Jacoby’s is the kind of place people outside of Texas dream about. The food isn’t life-changing, but the huge backyard and charm make up for it.
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