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Our Guide to Rainey Street District

Take a trip to Rainey Street for the best of Austin’s unique charm and diverse offerings. Savor the best food and hang with friends in a relaxed setting. With plenty of bars, restaurants and live music events, Rainey Street has something for everyone.

Photo: Banger’s

Restaurants & Dining

Enjoy 20 different types of homemade sausage and other meaty comfort food at Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden. They offer over 200 beers on tap alongside an outdoor live music stage. Grab a plate and listen to the best Americana and country music favorites!

Get a taste of Detroit in Austin at Via 313. The Detroit-style pizza restaurant specializes in making an indulgent crust with an irresistible crunch and depth of flavor. Their inventive toppings and thick, golden crust make it a must have. The restaurant is open 4pm to midnight with plenty of beers on tap.

Legendary chicken lollipops at Tommy Want Wingy are sure to satisfy any craving. Classic wing flavors such as Lemon Pepper and Sweet Chili are mouthwatering, but innovative flavors like Spicy Pineapple and Holy Schnikes will have you coming back for more! Don’t forget your side dish: their ranch on fire tots pack a burst of flavor!

Austin-based Four Brothers serves up Venezuelan favorites out of a food truck. Their house-made avocado sauce is a cool, creamy topping for their meat-filled empanadas and arepas. Be sure to try their protein and veggie packed bowls for a delicious healthy alternative.

Visit Asador down the street for delectable tacos made with fresh tortillas. From succulent brisket to tender carnitas, every bite creates a symphony of flavor. Customize your tacos to perfection with spicy salsa, chopped cilantro and fresh lime!

Photo: PDA Band

Bars & Nightlife

Icenhauer's specializes in handcrafted drinks and cocktails served up in a lively setting. High-energy PDA Band packs the outdoor stage every Sunday from 4-7pm, while party band favorite Love & Happiness performs Wednesdays from 8:30-11pm. 

Discover an ever-changing, authentically Austin experience awaiting you at Geraldine’s. The upscale bar offers city views complete with live music. Hosting both local talent and national performers, live music fills the air seven days a week. Delight in a Texas-inspired menu crafted from the freshest local ingredients available.

Clive Bar’s unique drinks and cozy interior have made it a photo-worthy spot. Recent renovations added a third floor, big screens and even bigger stages for live music. Indulge in Texas-themed cocktails with happy hour specials everyday till 8pm.

For friendly faces and fun games, head to Lustre Pearl. Fantastic drinks and welcoming service create an unforgettable atmosphere. The bar boasts a large backyard with outdoor games like cornhole, hula-hoop and ping-pong, making it a great place to take friends on their first trip to Austin.

Even with construction and renovations, this laid-back neighborhood has plenty to offer for Austin residents and visitors alike. Catch a live music show, enjoy great drinks and tasty eats all on Rainey Street.

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