The Blackheart bar at Rainey Street in Austin

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Austin City Guide (TX): Rainey Street (aka bar street)

7 March 2014

The best bars in Austin are on Rainey Street (at least most of them)

It’s so great to be back in Austin on holiday! The next few days I will be covering the best discoveries of my holiday here in the Austin City Guide. For the best partying and drinking check out Rainey Street! On this street family town houses are turned into bars and restaurants. Pretty cool! There also is a great food truck park which is perfect for a tasty, fresh and cheap lunch or dinner. Discover the best bars, restaurants and food trucks on Rainey Street in Austin here!

Down from the corner of Driskill Street and Rainey Street in Austin Texas:

Lustre Pearl, Austin – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

The Lustre Pearl was the first bar that opened on Rainey Street. Perfect spot for bar food (nachos, taco’s and that sort of things), beers and cocktails. lustrepearlaustin.com
Bungalow bar at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
Bungalow – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

Over 20 beers on draft at this low key bar. No fancy cocktails at BungalowBungalow Facebook
Container Bar at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
Container Bar – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

This Container bar is made out of 4 old shipping containers. Pretty cool! austincontainerbar.com
Clive bar at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
Clive – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

Drinks only at Clive! Nice outdoor area at this saloon style bar. clivebar.com
NOVA restaurant at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
NOVA – best bars on Rainey Street Austin
NOVA is more than just a place to get good cocktails. It’s a great farm to table restaurant! novaonrainey.com
El Naranjo Mexican restaurant at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
El Naranjo – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

For yummy Mexican food El Naranjo is the place to go. More restaurant than bar and no Tex-Mex ;-). elnaranjo-restaurat.com
The Blackheart bar at Rainey Street in Austin
The Blackheart – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

For craft cocktails, G&T’s and small badge whiskeys go to The Blackheart. A small scale unique bar! theblackheartbar.com
Icenhauer's bar at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
Icenhauer’s – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

Find a spot around the campfire at Icenhauer’s and enjoy one of their specialty drinks. icenhauers.com 
Banger's bar at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
Banger’s – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

I LOVE this combo: craft beer and sausage! Banger’s is popular, so go for an early dinner or just drinks. bangersaustin.com
Lucille bar at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
Lucille – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

If it gets too hot in Austin you will find some shade at Lucille‘s patio to enjoy your drinks. lucilleaustin.com
Javelina bar at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
Javelina – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

For a hill side country experience go to Javelina and enjoy one of their juicy burgers. javelinabar.com
Craft Pride at Rainey Street in Austin (Texas)
Craft Pride – best bars on Rainey Street Austin

Craft Pride is for sure the best bar on Rainey Street when it comes to local craft beers from the tap! craftprideaustin.com

Check out this Austin Food Truck blog for some great eats at Rainey Street!

Cheers :-)
PS: more hotspots are in the Austin Little Black Book. A city guide to Austin with the best restaurants, shops, food trucks and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots all over the world!
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Anne de Buck