The Liberty is one of the oldest bars on East 6th and while the warehouses that once surrounded it have been replaced by condos, it’s still one of the best places to drink on the street.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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Ramen Tatsu-ya East Austin
The newest Ramen Tatsu-ya location is on the East Side on a street with a bunch of bars, so it’s good that they’re open late.
Buenos Aires Cafe, Este
Buenos Aires is a low-key Argentinian spot in East Austin with excellent empanadas. Use it for a casual weeknight dinner.
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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.
Hold Out Brewing
Hold Out is a brewery/restaurant from the folks that brought you Little Brother, Brew & Brew, and Better Half.
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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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