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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When you haven't seen an ocean in a while but can't quite afford a vacation, Last Straw has you covered with beach vibes and tiki drinks.
Spicy Boys Fried Chicken
Fried chicken sandwiches and wings with a variety of Asian-inspired flavors.
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Seoulju Korean Kitchen & Bar
Seoulju on North Lamar specializes in soju, classic and large-format Korean dishes, and KFC (Korean fried chicken).
Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
Buford’s is a big bar downtown that’s indoor and outdoor, and has a rooftop. Start your night here with a group.
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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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