While the East Side is full of bar and food truck combos, Domo Alley-Gato is shaping up to be the best - and definitely most cat-focused - one yet. There are hundreds of red and white lamps hanging from the ceiling, and more miniature cat figurines on the walls than in every grandmother’s house you’ve ever seen combined. The drinks are the main focus, like the Back Alley Punch that serves a group of four or the Oolong Island Iced Tea, an adult version of your go-to drink in college. But when you’re ready to get some food, try the ban ban dog, the O.G. wings, or the katsu curry. The food isn’t as quite as good as their Ramen Tatsuya brother/neighbor, but there definitely won’t be a line and the drinks are stronger here.
Where we've featured it
More spots in East AustinSee more
Lazarus Brewing Company
For a casual beer and some tacos outside in East Austin, head to the patio at Lazarus.
Hotel Vegas / Volstead Lounge
These two East Side dive bars always have live music, and share one enormous backyard filled with picnic tables and cheap drinks.
More Japanese spotsSee more
Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen
Lucky Robot serves sushi, ramen, and other Japanese bites out of a restaurant on South Congress.
You don’t have to go to Uchi to get great raw fish. Komé is a reasonably-priced, high-quality alternative.
Ramen Tatsu-ya South Lamar
The South Lamar location is way bigger and closer to downtown that the original shop, and even better, they still serve the best ramen in Austin.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more