The Liberty is one of the oldest bars on East 6th and while the warehouses that once surrounded it have been replaced by condos, it’s still one of the best places to drink on the street. Inside you can play pool or post up around the bar, or you can head to the backyard and grab a spot at one of the many picnic tables. You’ll run into someone you went on a Tinder date with three years ago while you wait in line at East Side King, but just say hi and offer them a fried beet, or do your best to completely avoid eye contact.

Featured in

Where To Drink On The East Side guide image
Where To Drink On The East Side

Our favorite bars in Austin’s best drinking neighborhood.

Suggested Reading

Whisler’s review image

A solid East Side bar. You’ll never be mad about spending a night at Whisler’s.

Ah Sing Den review image
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 late.

Yellow Jacket Social Club review image
Yellow Jacket Social Club

Yellow Jacket in East Austin has a divey bar but a truly excellent patio.

Weather Up review image
Weather Up

Weather Up is a solid spot for girls’ night or any kind of group outing on the East Side. The cocktails are good, and there’s some food, too.