Located inside the old Longbranch Inn, Nickel City is a dive bar where you can drink frozen cocktails, eat Detroit-style coney dogs, and completely avoid the sun. The music’s never too loud and they have lots of beer and cocktails to try out on a first date or when you come here to catch up with a friend. Stop by for a night cap if you live nearby or when you want to play pinball and avoid the crowds on Sixth.
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Micklethwait Craft Meats
Micklethwait is a BBQ trailer in East Austin. It’s not a classic yet, but these guys know what they’re doing.
Tamale House East
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
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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.
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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Ah Sing Den
Ah Sing Den is a cocktail bar on East Sixth that’s named after a famous London opium den. Come here for cocktails, or to eat Asian bar food until 2am.
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