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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Kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and other fermented goods out of a small food stand in East Austin.
La Fruta Feliz
La Fruta Feliz is a Mexican restaurant on the East Side, near Airport and Manor, with great tacos, tortas, and juices.
Lustre Pearl East
Lustre Pearl East is just like the original Lustre Pearl on Rainey, but with more outdoor space and way fewer UT students.
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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.
Parlor and Yard
Parlor and Yard Downtown is a great game-day or day drinking options, with tons of seating, corn hole, bar snacks, and plenty of TVs.
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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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