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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Lustre Pearl East
Lustre Pearl East is just like the original Lustre Pearl on Rainey, but with more outdoor space and way fewer UT students.
Located in the East Side Food Park, Kerlin BBQ serves all the greatest hits, but it’s their barbecue kolaches that set it apart.
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When you haven't seen an ocean in a while but can't quite afford a vacation, Last Straw has you covered with beach vibes and tiki drinks.
Tommy Want Wingy
Tommy Want Wingy is both a Tommy Boy reference and a food truck at Lustre Pearl on Rainey Street serving lollipop wings with nine different sauces.
Turf N’ Surf
Turf ’N’Surf is located within Lavaca Street Bar, and serves po’boys, tacos, and other great bar food.
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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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