The Liberty is one of the oldest bars on East 6th and while the warehouses that once surrounded it have been replaced by condos, it’s still one of the best places to drink on the street.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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Pitchfork Pretty in East Austin is serving some of the best bagels in town at brunch, and also has a reliable Southern menu for dinner.
La Holly is a low-key mezcal and tequila bar further down East 6th with a big backyard and food trucks.
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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.
Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe
Spider House is many things - bar, coffee shop, music venue, beer garden - all in one, and it's one of the greatest places to kill time in Austin.
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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