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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La Fruta Feliz
La Fruta Feliz is a Mexican restaurant on the East Side, near Airport and Manor, with great tacos, tortas, and juices.
Batch Craft Beer And Kolaches
Batch offers up excellent house-made beer and kolaches on Manor Rd with a large patio.
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Hold Out Brewing
Hold Out is a brewery/restaurant from the folks that brought you Little Brother, Brew & Brew, and Better Half.
Hopfields is a French-ish spot in North Campus with a great beer selection and one of our favorite burgers in Austin.
Buford’s is a big bar downtown that’s indoor and outdoor, and has a rooftop. Start your night here with a group.
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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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