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13 Bike-Friendly Places to Eat and Drink in Austin

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There’s no better way to snack and sip your way through Austin than by bicycle. Although the city is still working on making main roads more bike-friendly, there are tons of great places, from cocktail bars to your favorite brunch spots, that are already accessible by two wheels. For a good bike-friendly spot, it’s all about location, ample available parking, and proximity to other fun stops along the way. While Austin can be hilly, streets like East 6th, Rainey, and East Cesar Chavez offer bikers access to a lot of great restaurants and bars, all located within a short pedal from one another. From bars like The Liberty, beer gardens like Craft Pride, to neighborhood staples like Bouldin Creek, these are the most bike-friendly places to eat and drink in Austin.

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The Liberty

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With tons of bike parking located directly out front, Liberty is a great stop along East 6th Street to quench your thirst with an ever-rotating selection of drafts and feast at the original East Side King truck out back.

Craft Pride

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Although the combination of foot and car traffic on Rainey has gotten ridiculous, especially on the weekends, Craft Pride’s corner location makes it a great stop for those arriving via bicycle. With lots of places to lock up and easy access to the east side via Holly Street, Craft Pride is one of the best options for those out exploring on their bikes. Plus, beer and Via 313 never hurts.

Whisler's

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With a fenced-in parking lot for bikes, Whisler’s is one of the best places in town to stop at for a cocktail or for an excellent meal from East Side King Thai Kun if you find yourself hungry and thirsty from a long ride or short two-wheeled commute.

Bouldin Creek Café

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There may be no restaurant in town that receives more bike traffic than Bouldin Creek Cafe. Despite its location on the top of busy South 1st Street, the bike racks are always full.

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Yellow Jacket Social Club

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Catering to both bicycle and motorcycle enthusiasts, Yellow Jacket Social Club offers lots of safe parking options, along with being located in a slightly more secluded spot than many other bars in the East 6th Street area.

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Flat Track Coffee

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Lots of bike parking? Yep. Motorcycle-loving owners? Yep. Located literally inside a bike shop? Yep again. Flat Track is the perfect morning stop for anyone commuting to work via bike, and just in case you need a new seat or a flat fixed, the team at bike shop Cycleast are conveniently located just a few steps to the right of the coffee counter.

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

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Brew & Brew is a bastion for bikers in East Austin. Besides the obvious parking, it offers commuters or weekend explorers coffee upon arrival and a wide variety of beers as the day lazily unfolds.

One of the first stops for any cruise through the East Cesar Chavez area, Cenote is a great spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch while exploring the surrounding bike-friendly neighborhood. Plus the bike rack is shaped like an octopus

Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

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For bikers in the downtown vicinity, Halcyon is one of the best places to enjoy a coffee or cocktail, while still offering a ton of bike parking, a definite rarity in the 78701.

Violet Crown Social Club

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Located right in the middle of the most bike-friendly stretch of East Austin, Violet Crown offers a lot of options for bike parking. Via 313 is a good enticer, too.

The Wheel

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There is no bar in Austin more accommodating to cyclists than The Wheel. With tons of bike parking and free access to public bike pumps, The Wheel embraces biking to its core, in everything from its namesake to the art and photography that lines the bar’s walls.

Juan Pelota Café

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The first bike-centric cafe in Austin, Juan Pelota makes it really easy for cycling enthusiasts to enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee while getting their bikes equipped for their next big ride.

L'Oca D'Oro

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Located next to The Thinkery and across the street from Mueller Lake Park, L’Oca D’oro is right in the middle of everything that’s happening in the Mueller development. It might not be the first place you think of when it comes to biking, but if you’re visiting the museum next door or the nearby farmer’s market on two wheels, make sure to stop by L’Oca D’Oro to experience one of the best new restaurants in town, and hop next door to Bribery Bakery for some pastries to-go.

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The Liberty

With tons of bike parking located directly out front, Liberty is a great stop along East 6th Street to quench your thirst with an ever-rotating selection of drafts and feast at the original East Side King truck out back.

Craft Pride

Although the combination of foot and car traffic on Rainey has gotten ridiculous, especially on the weekends, Craft Pride’s corner location makes it a great stop for those arriving via bicycle. With lots of places to lock up and easy access to the east side via Holly Street, Craft Pride is one of the best options for those out exploring on their bikes. Plus, beer and Via 313 never hurts.

Whisler's

With a fenced-in parking lot for bikes, Whisler’s is one of the best places in town to stop at for a cocktail or for an excellent meal from East Side King Thai Kun if you find yourself hungry and thirsty from a long ride or short two-wheeled commute.

Bouldin Creek Café

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There may be no restaurant in town that receives more bike traffic than Bouldin Creek Cafe. Despite its location on the top of busy South 1st Street, the bike racks are always full.

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Yellow Jacket Social Club

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Catering to both bicycle and motorcycle enthusiasts, Yellow Jacket Social Club offers lots of safe parking options, along with being located in a slightly more secluded spot than many other bars in the East 6th Street area.

Yellow Jacket Social Club/Official

Flat Track Coffee

Lots of bike parking? Yep. Motorcycle-loving owners? Yep. Located literally inside a bike shop? Yep again. Flat Track is the perfect morning stop for anyone commuting to work via bike, and just in case you need a new seat or a flat fixed, the team at bike shop Cycleast are conveniently located just a few steps to the right of the coffee counter.

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

Brew & Brew is a bastion for bikers in East Austin. Besides the obvious parking, it offers commuters or weekend explorers coffee upon arrival and a wide variety of beers as the day lazily unfolds.

Cenote

One of the first stops for any cruise through the East Cesar Chavez area, Cenote is a great spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch while exploring the surrounding bike-friendly neighborhood. Plus the bike rack is shaped like an octopus

Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

For bikers in the downtown vicinity, Halcyon is one of the best places to enjoy a coffee or cocktail, while still offering a ton of bike parking, a definite rarity in the 78701.

Violet Crown Social Club

Located right in the middle of the most bike-friendly stretch of East Austin, Violet Crown offers a lot of options for bike parking. Via 313 is a good enticer, too.

The Wheel

There is no bar in Austin more accommodating to cyclists than The Wheel. With tons of bike parking and free access to public bike pumps, The Wheel embraces biking to its core, in everything from its namesake to the art and photography that lines the bar’s walls.

Juan Pelota Café

The first bike-centric cafe in Austin, Juan Pelota makes it really easy for cycling enthusiasts to enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee while getting their bikes equipped for their next big ride.

L'Oca D'Oro

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Located next to The Thinkery and across the street from Mueller Lake Park, L’Oca D’oro is right in the middle of everything that’s happening in the Mueller development. It might not be the first place you think of when it comes to biking, but if you’re visiting the museum next door or the nearby farmer’s market on two wheels, make sure to stop by L’Oca D’Oro to experience one of the best new restaurants in town, and hop next door to Bribery Bakery for some pastries to-go.

Robert J. Lerma/EATX

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