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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R&B’s Steak And Fries
R&B’s offers up excellent cheesesteaks and cheesesteak fries out of a food trailer on East Cesar Chavez.
A casual, quick sushi spot on the East Side with great handrolls and a 45-minute omakase Friday and Saturday nights.
Thai Thani is a food trailer tucked away behind a gas station on Manor Rd with a menu of classic Thai dishes.
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Native Bar And Kitchen
Austin is home to a lot of dive bars - Native is not one of them. Head here if you’re looking for something trendy.
Skylark in MLK is an excellent place for a live music night, and it has a nice patio too.
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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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