The Liberty is one of the oldest bars on East 6th and while the warehouses that once surrounded it have been replaced by condos, it’s still one of the best places to drink on the street.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.
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R&B’s Steak And Fries
R&B’s offers up excellent cheesesteaks and cheesesteak fries out of a food trailer on East Cesar Chavez.
Tamale House East
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
Franklin Barbecue’s Tacos & Coffee
Franklin Barbecue’s Tacos & Coffee trailer in East Austin serves breakfast tacos using their famous smoked brisket.
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The Tavern downtown is one of the best places to post up at the bar - order a drink and the messy but fantastic burger, and watch whatever’s on TV.
Aussie’s Grill and Beach Bar
Aussie’s off Barton Springs is one of the best places to hang out in the sun, there are people playing volleyball, drinks, and food.
Spin Downtown has more ping pong tables than any other place in town so come here with friends, grab a few drinks, and get awkwardly competitive.
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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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