Refreshing coffee shop in the morning, easygoing restaurant in the evening, Hank’s is an all-day dream come true. Everything is made in-house, the drink menu includes frosé, the patio is dog-friendly: what more could you ever want?
Marry an East Austin steakhouse (inviting patio, extensive beer list, persistent smell of hickory in the air) with Asian influence (lemongrass, kimchi, miso-yuzu) and get Loro. The pared-down yet hard to choose from menu includes veggies, meats, sandwiches, and rice, all imbued with a unique blend of smokehouse-Asian flavor.
At the core of all great Mexican-style eateries is masa: homemade, locally sourced, made with generationally-aged recipes and local hearsay. East Austin’s Suerte not only makes in-house masa but features it center-stage: an entire section on the menu is dedicated to “Vitamin T,” meaning, of course, tamales, tacos, taquitos, and more. Dishes are served in an aesthetic dining area, equipped with light wood accents and booths clad in patterned textiles.
Inspired by locally-sourced ingredients, Odd Duck offers inventive, farm-to-table dishes served beside an equally thoughtful cocktail menu. The brick-and-mortar incarnation of the much acclaimed Barley Swine food truck invites guests to relax with a postprandial drink in the patio.
Uchi’s Chef Tyson Cole recommends starting off with a selection of hot and cold dishes, which might seem as much of a contradiction as impeccably executed Japanese fare in midland Texas.
Combine an izakaya–a Japanese pub–with a smoky Texas BBQ and you’ll get the lively Kemuri-Tatsuya.
Seasonal southern eats are served at modern booths and an airy patio at Pitchfork Pretty. Some dishes on the menu feature ingredients sourced from their own backyard garden.
Perfected Italian classics are served out of Patrizi’s charming trailer, in a warm and inviting patio.
A starlit patio sets the communal and relaxed vibe at Half Step’s refreshing cocktail lounge. Serving up a small menu of choice mixed drinks (with their signature square ice cubes), craft beers, and wines, Half Step is always perfect for a casual night out.
The White Horse
Live music and locally brewed beer is accompanied by two-steppin’ and line dancin’ at this East Austin favorite. A taco truck parks outside, offering quesadillas, tacos, and burritos for post-dancing bites.
A Pacific Asian cocktail bar that welcomes you with a floral mural and wicker bar stools.
She's Not Here
Straddling the line of our “Drink” and “Sip” categories, Brew & Brew offers Rosen’s Bagels and freshly brewed coffee in the morning, 39 craft beers on tap in the evening.
Brew & Brew
Meaning “sin” in French, Péché serves up Prohibition-style drinks–absinthe included.
A bake shop when the sun rises, a beer garden when the sun sets – spend the entire day creekside at Easy Tiger’s twinkling patio.
Bird Bird is best described as that place that you shouldn’t go back to for the 3rd time this week, but you do. The house made buttermilk biscuit sandwich is that good.
Bird Bird Biscuit
Houndstooth crafts quality coffee in cozy spaces at their three Austin locations.
Drinks are made thoughtfully and presented beautifully in blue ceramics at East Austin’s Fleet Coffee.
A rotating menu of gelato is made with locally sourced ingredients at Dolce Neve. Enjoy your artisan dessert on the light-strung patio, perfect for a date with yourself or another.
Nannie Inez promises the discovery of your new favorite homeware, offering contemporary Danish furniture, luxurious French textiles, thought-provoking Swedish art, refined Japanese office accessories, and innovative American craftsmanship.
Threads and wares from Ace & Jig to Kara, Paloma Wool to Dusen Dusen are exhibited among pink walls, arches and graphic prints. The carefully edited shop also boasts a curated selection of apothecary and home goods.
Women’s apparel approached with a menswear ideology, Esby creates thoughtful pieces made with durability, comfort, and shape.
Focused on highlighting emerging artists and designers, Aro offers avant-garde jewelry, fashion and accessories at their aesthetic boutique.
ByGeorge has been an Austin mainstay since 1979, bringing international fashion and lifestyle brands to the Texan town.
Designer threads are artfully presented at Kick Pleat’s industrial-airy space. Expect a very refined collection of Rachel Comey, Apiece Apart, and Garrett Leight at the high end retailer.
Ellsworth Kelly's Austin
The most monumental work by renowned artist Ellsworth Kelly, Austin was made distinctly for joy and contemplation.
Barton Springs Pool
Fed by an underground spring boasting year-round 70-degree water, the Barton Springs Pool is a respite from both the summer’s heat and the winter’s chill. Stop by for a swim or to enjoy Zilker Park’s 358 acres of wilderness within the city.
A DIY tool-and-supply library, a maker space, and a workshop center: create your next project at CRAFT then sell it at Renegade!
Cinephile-worthy movies from contemporary to classic are paired with craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and made-to-order, award-winning dishes.
Alamo Draft House
Learn outdoor survival skills from plant identification to bow-making.
Earth Native Wilderness School
Belt your heart out at one of The Highball’s seven karaoke rooms. Each space is uniquely decorated by theme, from heavy metal church to Twin Peaks.