Some people thought a hotel on Rainey Street meant that Rainey had officially sold out, but the team at Hotel Van Zandt did their best to honor the Rainey neighborhood. For example, they named their restaurant Geraldine’s, after the guineafowl who used to run around Rainey Street just a couple of years ago (RIP). The hotel fits right in on Rainey, with its not-cheesy music-themed decor and chill atmosphere. The food here is far fancier than what you’ll get at nearby food trucks, so come when you’re ready for a nice meal. The menu is Southern-ish, which means dishes like shrimp hushpuppies and barbecued short rib. There’s live music every night, too, so stick around a little later for what’s usually a pretty solid show.
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Lucille has one of the largest backyards on Rainey Street and two separate bars, all of which make it a good spot for big groups and impatient people.
Bungalow has a big backyard with a taco truck and a bar with huge windows, which are great for people watching and checking people out mid-taco.
The Container Bar
You'll find one of Rainey's best courtyards at the Container Bar, where you'll be surrounded by shipping containers and lots of people day drinking.
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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
If every stereotypical oil magnate had a restaurant, they would all look like this. Come here to get deals done and eat lots of MEEEEEATS.
South Congress Cafe
South Congress Cafe is a reliable spot for brunch or a weekday breakfast. But it’s not a secret - get there early or expect a wait.
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Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
For casual group dinners or day drinking sessions, Banger’s on Rainey Street has you covered with beer, sausages, and lots of outdoor seating.
Lustre Pearl has one of the bigger footprints on Rainey Street, with multiple levels and bars inside.
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