Austin is definitely a city that likes to have a good time. We practically have whole streets dedicated to it. Everyone knows about 6th Street, its infamy it right up there with Bourbon Street and any other street in the United States that declares to be a party. But a little less talked about street in Austin called Rainey Street. Rainey Street is also located in downtown Austin and is the epitome of fun and cool. Rainey Street is just wall to wall bars and restaurants that everyone can enjoy. These bars have been built in old houses and make it a very fun and chill vibe to drink in.
There are so many good places to unwind on Rainey, but here are just some of the few places that are definitely a recommendation:
This place is awesome. It is a great place for birthday celebrations, casual cocktails, or anything for that matter. The titles on their drink menu are all girls’ names. If your name is listed you should definitely order that because why not. And if you name isn’t on the menu, just order the name that speaks to you the most. Maybe pick the name of someone you know! All their drinks are delicious and they come out with new and refreshing drinks all the time.
Bonus: There’s also a delicious off-menu cocktail named The Ashley. It consists of Hatch Chile Infused Espolon Silver Tequila, Mango, Red Pepper Simple Syrup and Fresh Lime Juice. When in doubt, order this.
They have over 100 beers on tap…over 100! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than that, they also have the largest sausage selection in Austin. What more could you ask for? Go for brunch on a Sunday and order the Manmosa- a full bottle of champagne in a giant mug with a splash of OJ or Cranberry Juice.
This is probably one of the coolest concept bars ever. The bar is actually made out of shipping containers! It’s original and adds an extra cool factor to the atmosphere at Rainey. The bar has a great selection of drinks and on the weekends you can see the line out the door. People are very excited about this unique spin on your average bar. You can enjoy privacy with your group in your own personal container…well that is if all of them aren’t full already!
This bar is definitely architecturally beautiful and at least a must-see if you don’t want to stay there all night. This one is definitely a sight to see.
This place is perfect for grabbing a beer and some grub. Make sure to ask one of the amazingly knowledgeable bartenders what current craft beer they think would pair best with a pepperoni pizza, then you can walk out back and order The Detroiter from local pizza heroes VIA 313.
VIA 313 is a food truck placed wonderfully in the “backyard” of Craft Pride that sells delicious Detriot-style pizza. Make sure to grab a slice because not doing so will make you regret everything. This pizza is so good and it’s even better with a Craft Pride pint in hand.
Rainey Street really does have so much more to offer. Take a stroll down it and you’ll find yourself surrounded by awesome people, great drinks, music, and delicious food. You don’t want to miss out on this Austin must-do!