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Rainey Street in Austin: 21 Things to Experience Today!

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Here in Austin, TX, we take pride in having some of the best restaurants, bars, things to do, and people that any other city could ever dream of.

One of our favorite districts to find great energy and the coolest vibe is Rainey Street in Austin. Keep reading to learn about some of the most dynamic places to eat, drink, and have fun (all in a historic neighborhood)! 

Bars on Rainey Street in Austin

Parlor Room

Parlor Room is a very trendy bar in an old craftsman-style house. Their space is decorated with tons of lounging space on their front and back patios, board games, two full-service bars, and plenty indoor dance floor space! Check out their weekly calendar of events for the skinny on live music!

MON-FRI | 4PM–2AM
SAT-SUN | 12PM-2AM

📍88 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Lucille Patio Lounge

Lucille is a charming cocktail bar located in a renovated house, with a expansive patio space complete with plenty of outdoor games. Lucille Patio Lounge is the perfect date spot or great for a day out with your whole friend crew. This is the perfect space for a chill springtime day where you can take advantage of their hammocks with plenty of shade. Bring your pups for a day out as well!

MON | 4PM-12AM
TUES-WED | 4PM-2AM
THURS | CLOSED
FRI-SAT | 2:30PM-2AM
SUN | 1PM-12AM

📍77 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Half Step

Half Step has a perfect lounge space with a short menu of craft cocktails in a cozy space with dark wood booths. Their list of creative cocktails spotlight classic recipes involving smoky mezcal and many other popular base liquors. Hangout for weekly live music and various Happy Hour specials. We love ordering the Bartender’s Choice; it never disappoints!

MON-FRI | 4PM-2AM
SAT-SUN | 2PM-2AM

📍75 1/2 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Unbarlievable

A circus-themed bar serving beer, wine, creative cocktails and American fare. If you’re coming to Rainey St, you better be coming here! Unbarlievable is a must-stop for any celebration. When you walk into Unbarlievable, you will feel transported to a zany, carnival-inspired bar full of whimsy and even a slide to their lower level bar area! Get classic fair food like corn dogs, funnel cake, and punch bowl sized drinks to share!

MON-TUES | 4PM-2AM
WED | 2PM-2AM
THURS-SUN | 11AM-2AM

📍76 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Clive

Check out this Rainey Street neighborhood staple when you take a stroll down this historic district. Clive is home to innovative, modern cocktails and various drafts. You can book your next event at Clive for an exclusive private party! Check out their SXSW buyout packages for their next company excursion.

MON-THURS | 2PM-2AM
FRI-SUN | 12PM-2AM

📍609 Davis St. Austin, TX 78701

Placeholder

Find you’re island paradise when you visit Placeholder Tiki Bar! Check out tons of tropical drinks inspired by warmer places across the sea. At the corner of Driskill and Rainey Street, Placeholder is a brightly colored pink bar, home to tons of Tiki drink classics like the the Painkiller or the Zombie. And if you have a Hawaiian shirt on, you get 15% off!

MON-FRI | 4PM-2AM
SAT-SUN | 2PM-2AM

📍96 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Tipsy Alchemist

Located on the second story of 70 Rainey, this bar focuses on craft cocktails that are sure to not only taste delicious, but look incredible. Tipsy Alchemist is a sensational experience on all the senses. If you’re looking for an experimental bar that can make just about any drink on your mind, the mixers at Tipsy Alchemist will know!

Be warned, the menu does not have prices, each cocktail is around $15.  

MON-THURS | 4PM-12AM
FRI | 3PM-2AM
SAT | 12PM-2AM
SUN | 12PM-12AM

📍70 Rainey St. Suite 200 Austin, TX 78701

Icenhaur's

This renovated century-old home offers a main bar with infused-liquor cocktails, local beers & outdoor fire pit. Icenhaur’s is a popular spot on Rainey, especially on Sunday when their big band performs out on the back patio. You can’t miss this spot while checking out Rainey Street in Austin!

MON–FRI | 4PM–2AM
SAT-SUN | 1PM–2AM

📍83 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Lustre Pearl

Beer & cocktails are served in an airy space with a backyard & a spacious roof with downtown views, Lustre Pearl is an experience in itself. Complete with hula hoops, ping pong tables, amazing cocktails, and friendly service, you can’t miss it!

MON-THURS | 2PM-2AM
FRI-SUN | 12PM-2AM

📍94 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Reina

Let me introduce you to the queen of Rainey Street, the newest bar with a jungle-like atmosphere and craft cocktails! Reina is an electric jungle of chill party atmospheres fusing with plant foliage. Check out their creative cocktail list and their weekly calendar events! You might catch your favorite local DJ one night at Reina.

MON | CLOSED
TUES-WED | 5PM-12AM
THURS-SAT | 12PM-2AM
SUN | 12PM-12AM


📍78 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Restaurants on Rainey Street in Austin

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

An abundance of sausages & beers on tap inside a rustic-chic cottage or outside in the leafy beer garden. Banger’s offers range of traditional pub food like fried pickles, jalapeño mac & cheese, a giant soft pretzel. Wash it down with some traditional German agers, hard seltzers, or other drinks!

WED-THURS | 12PM-9PM
FRI | 12PM-11PM
SAT | 11AM-12AM
SUN | 10AM-5PM


📍79 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Salvation Pizza

Handcrafted New Haven-style pies with a variety of toppings, plus beer & wine in homey digs. Salvation Pizza is your late night stop for fantastic pie slices. Get all your favorite classics like pepperoni, margherita, white sauce pizza, supreme, and all your favorite Italian comfort classics!

SUN-THURS | 11AM-12AM
FRI-SAT | 11AM-2AM


📍51 Rainey St. Ste 130 Austin, TX 78701

Geraldine's

New American restaurant & bar featuring well-curated cocktails, shareable plates & live music acts, Geraldine’s is your main act for the evening. Come to enjoy a classic night full of musical entertaining and delicious cocktail libations. See many local acts come through Geraldine’s on a nightly basis.

Mon – Thurs | 7AM–10AM, 5:30PM–9:30PM
Fri | 7AM–10AM, 5:30PM–10PM
Sat | 10AM–3PM, 5:30PM–10PM
Sun | 10AM–3PM, 5:30PM–9:30PM

📍605 Davis St. Austin, TX 78701

Emmer & Rye

Dim sum, heirloom grains & whole-animal butchery at a small-plates specialist with a garden. Emmer & Rye is wonderfully respected bistro. Offering tantalizing main dishes and appetizers, Emmer & Rye fuses their farm-to-table approach with classic cuisines.

MON | CLOSED
TUES-THURS; SUN | 5:30PM-10PM
FRI-SAT | 5:30PM-11PM


📍Skyhouse, 51 Rainey St. Austin, TX

Anthem

Design-savvy eatery for Latin & Asian pub fare such as spam burgers, plus tiki drinks & sake bombs, Anthem is a known for noteworthy flavors in Austin. Fusing the tastes of Midwest, Latin America, and Asia, Anthem is multitude of flavors from brisket rangoon to miso mac’n cheese! Fusing Oeania Tiki culture, Anthem also offers traditiona PuPu Platters and a creative Tiki cocktail menu.

MON-WED | 12PM-10PM
THURS | 12PM-11PM
FRI | 12PM-12AM
SAT | 11AM-12AM
SUN | 11AM-10PM


📍91 Rainey St. Ste 120 Austin, TX 78701

Rainey Street In Austin
Food Trucks on Rainey Street in Austin

Via 313

Grab classic pizza styles and flavors like Detroit-style and bar-style pizza pies. At Via 313 Pizza you can also enjoy refreshing salads, Italian pub snacks, and desserts as well!

MON-THURS | 4PM-12AM
FRI | 4PM-1AM
SAT | 12PM-1AM
SUN | 12PM-10PM


📍96 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Little Lucy's Mini Donuts

Colorful, late-night food truck making mini-donuts with creative flavors, toppings & dipping sauces, Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts is home to popular old-fashioned donut flavors. Try key lime pie, cinnamon & sugar, Italian cream cake, and many other seasonal flavors.

MON-WED | 5PM-2AM
THURS-SUN | 10AM-2AM


📍75 1/2 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Gobble Gobble!

Classic burgers with an upscale twist, Gobble Gobble is your next stop to nosh. Try amazing turkey burgers that are jazzed up with different flavors. You can also get lighter fare like the Naked Gobble (an arugula salad), fried chicken sandwich, and veggie burgers!

WED–MON | 11AM–9AM
TUES | 4PM-2AM

📍83 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Tommy Want Wingy

A classic spot for wing favorites, Tommy Want Wingy is home to classic chicken wing varieties like buffalo, barbecue, and other saucy flavors in a wing lollipop consumable.

MON-THURS | 4PM-11PM
FRI-SAT | 2PM-12AM
SUN | 2PM-11PM

📍94 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

Burro Cheese Kitchen

If you’re looking for a comfort food classic, then you have to stop by Burro Cheese Kitchen. Get a classic grilled cheese, or the Long Tall Texan which includes aged cheddar, brisket, and serrano pineapple sauce all on homemade sourdough bread. Or for touch of sweetness try the Via 206 with gouda, provolone, and balsamic fig sauce all on toasted sourdough.

MON-TUES | CLOSED
WED-THURS | 6PM-12AM
FRI | 6PM-3AM
SAT | 12PM-3AM
SUN | 12PM-12AM

📍80 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

La Sirena

Grab your favorite tacos with Cabo-inspired flavors for a true tasting tour. La Sirena is a food local truck that offers traditional Mexican street food including seafood, quesdillas, street corn, and assorted tacos. Their hours do vary from time to time so call ahead!

SUN-THURS | 7AM-10PM
FRI-SAT | 7AM-11AM

📍80 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701

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Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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