Austin’s East Side has seen continued to see a surge in bars and restaurants in the past couple of years, causing the area to become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The highly walkable neighborhood is densely packed with food and drink hotspots, making it a dream for those who love to hop around from place to place.
Let’s talk about drinks. Shangri-La is a popular dive bar, offering cheap drinks. Feeling fancy? Whisler’s has craft cocktails with ample patio space to spread out. Beer and coffee are a popular paired offering, with Wright Bros. Brew & Brew and Easy Tiger both serving espresso drinks along with ales and IPAs.
Food on the east side runs the gamut from one of the city’s best taco trailers (Las Trancas) to a much-lauded Caribbean restaurant (Canje). Other great options include still-buzzy Mexican restaurant (Suerte), and a butcher shop and restaurant with massive steaks to share (Salt & Time).
For the purposes of this map, Austin’s East Side is considered between downtown and Holly, from I-35 to Robert Martinez Jr. Street, from East Cesar Chavez Street to East Seventh Street. Check out Eater Austin’s other neighborhood dining guides too.Read More