These two East Side dive bars always have live music, and share one enormous backyard filled with picnic tables and cheap drinks. Volstead has more of a hip-hop DJ scene, while Hotel Vegas is one of the best garage / psychedelic rock venues in town - sometimes charging five dollars or less for cover.
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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.
Nixta Taqueria serves some of the best tacos in the city out of a low-key space in East Austin.
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