Javelina is one of the rare full packages on Rainey where you can drink beer, wine, and liquor - and get a solid meal until 1:30am (later than any other spot on the street). The layout of the space is a bit broken up - there’s an indoor bar, then seating both inside and out - but you shouldn’t have trouble finding a table to hang at. Their miga burger with a fried egg on top and blackened fish tacos make for a perfect dinner before your night takes off, and their fried chicken tacos and pork chile cheese fries are a great late-night option if you’re still hungry. The last kitchen to close on Rainey Street holds a special place in our heart.
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Lustre Pearl has one of the bigger footprints on Rainey Street, with multiple levels and bars inside.
Emmer & Rye
Emmer & Rye’s seasonal small plates and beautiful space make it one of the better places for a special occasion dinner.
L’Estelle House is a low-key and delicious French restaurant attached to an excellent wine bar.
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Crown & Anchor Pub
Head to Crown & Anchor for their big beer selection, good patio, and great burger. Just know that a few UT students will be there too.
Draught House Pub & Brewery
With its excellent tap selection and huge outdoor space, Draught House is where you want to have your next day drinking outing.
Gourdough’s Public House
Towers of beer, sweet and savory funnel cakes, and a big bar. What more do you want?
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G’Raj Mahal is easily some of Austin’s best Indian food, and our favorite place to eat on Rainey Street.
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.
Parlor Room is a fun, spacious bar on Rainey Street that’s good for big groups, like when it’s your birthday or you join a stranger’s bachelor party.
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