Housed in a historic warehouse space, Central Machine Works is a massive new beer hall, brewery, and live music venue in East Austin. There’s also an enormous outdoor kid-friendly beer garden and a full bar. The kitchen is turning out simple and solid beer-friendly food like pretzels, cheeseburgers, Reuben sandwiches, and pizza.
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Tamale House East
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
Nixta Taqueria serves some of the best tacos in the city out of a low-key space in East Austin.
Head to this quiet house-turned-restaurant on the east side with a date to share small, vegetable-focused plates.
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Bummer Burrito is a trailer on Rainey Street serving burritos with Fritos and jalapeno poppers in them.
Tommy Want Wingy
Tommy Want Wingy is both a Tommy Boy reference and a food truck at Lustre Pearl on Rainey Street serving lollipop wings with nine different sauces.
Pool Burger is a tiki bar and burger spot next to Deep Eddy Cabaret that will make you think it's summertime even when it's not.
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Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
Justine’s in Govalle has a fun bar scene with attractive people and tasty French food.
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile
Jacoby’s is the kind of place people outside of Texas dream about. The food isn’t life-changing, but the huge backyard and charm make up for it.
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