Just got off the road from Marfa and need a craft cocktail before you return home and plant the seeds of your eventual succulent farm? Native is where you go. It’s located in the lobby of a trendy hotel (which they claim is an “experiential hostel”), and it’s the trendiest place to grab a drink in Austin right now. The drink menu is short but solid, and there’s a late-night kitchen that serves a duck confit salad (among more typical bar food) until 2am. A night here will be fun, just prepare for it to be loud and crowded too.
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Salt & Time
Salt + Time is a butcher shop and restaurant hybrid on the East Side - and they do both exceptionally well.
Rosarito Tacos & Ceviche
Rosarito sells ceviche, tostadas, and fish bowls out of a food truck in East Austin.
Gourmands Neighborhood Pub
Gourmand’s is one of our favorite lunch spots in East Austin. Post up at the bar and work your way through the huge sandwich menu.
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Hotel Vegas / Volstead Lounge
These two East Side dive bars always have live music, and share one enormous backyard filled with picnic tables and cheap drinks.
Salty Sow is a creative American spot in Cherrywood with lots of meat-focused food, a great happy hour, and an excellent patio.
Parlor and Yard
Parlor and Yard Downtown is a great game-day or day drinking options, with tons of seating, corn hole, bar snacks, and plenty of TVs.
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Le Politique in Downtown Austin is a place to see, be seen, and eat some great French food.
Pool Burger is a tiki bar and burger spot next to Deep Eddy Cabaret that will make you think it's summertime even when it's not.
LeRoy & Lewis
LeRoy & Lewis is a barbecue truck located at Cosmic Coffee that serves all the classics, along with things like al pastor and brisket cookies.
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