Don’t let the lederhosen fool you, this beer garden has a solid lineup of sausages to soak up your beer. And with picnic tables aplenty, Bangers is where you go for group dinners or long day drinking sessions. Try the bratwurst or drunk chicken for the classic stuff, or Smokey and the Boar if you’re ready for less traditional encased meats. Also, the poutine works well for sharing and having a focused conversation about how underrated cheese curds are. Weekends can get crowded, so come during the off-hours to secure a spot for everybody and their dog. Seriously - there’s a dog playpen that keeps the cuteness contained to a dedicated area, so dog moms and dads can get a break from all that aggressive squirrel chasing.
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The Bar At Hotel Van Zandt
The Bar at Hotel Van Zandt is located on the pool deck, so come here for a quite nightcap or to drink with your feet in the water.
Icenhauer's is where to go on Rainey Street for strong drinks, multiple options for outdoor seating, and their Super Soul Sunday dance parties.
Lucille has one of the largest backyards on Rainey Street and two separate bars, all of which make it a good spot for big groups and impatient people.
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Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
Batch Craft Beer And Kolaches
Batch offers up excellent house-made beer and kolaches on Manor Rd with a large patio.
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The Salt Lick BBQ
The single best overall BBQ experience in Austin (which isn’t actually in Austin) is The Salt Lick.
When you need to escape the craziness of Rainey Street, head to Geraldine’s inside Hotel Van Zandt for upscale Southern food and nightly live music.
Kerbey Lane Café
Kerbey Lane is a classic Austin spot for breakfast, brunch, and late night eats in Austin. The original Kerbey Lane spot is still our favorite.
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