Icenhauer’s makes great cocktails, including their highly popular (and very sweet) sangria in a jar, and it’s the kind of bar where you can stay a while with just a few friends or gather a big crew. Bring your dog and stay a while - this is as close as you’ll get to a backyard BBQ feel, minus the meat sweats. Make it to one of their “Super Soul Sunday” dance parties with live music if you can.
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Craft Pride on Rainey Street has the widest variety of Texas beers in the city, along with a big patio and Via313 pizza in the backyard.
Clive Bar was the first Rainey Street bar and has a great mezcal bar located in a shack out back for when you want to escape the crowd inside.
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.
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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.
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