Skylark is a classic divey spot for live music. They have performers almost every night of the week, and it’s a necessary Austin experience to come here and dance until you get unreasonably sweaty. When that happens, head to the backyard and cool off. It’s a nice place to recover before the next set.
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The Wheel on MLK is where to go in East Austin for a nice patio, good beer and cocktails, and sandwiches from Austin Daily Press next door.
La Fruta Feliz
La Fruta Feliz is a Mexican restaurant on the East Side, near Airport and Manor, with great tacos, tortas, and juices.
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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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