Once a sleepy neighborhood on the southern edge of downtown, in recent years Rainey Street has exploded into one of Austin’s most popular destination districts, with dozens of historic bungalows converted into locally owned watering holes and restaurants.
Patrons flock to a single block between Driskill and River Streets to find distinctive spots with individual character that collectively create the energy that the District as a whole is known for. The compact area belies an abundance of craft beer, signature cocktails, luscious dining, and live music, with plenty of decks and porches on which to take it all in.
Relax in a large, comfy back yard with a cocktail, gather your fellow sports enthusiasts to watch the game, bring the kids for brunch, or make the rounds in the entire area with your pals and out of town guests.
You’ll find tried-and-true favorites like burgers, salads, and appetizers alongside culinary specialties including seasonal sausages, house-made bread, traditional Mexican and Indian cuisine, and a variety of food trailer deliciousness such as Spanish tapas, artisanal pizza, and an Austin favorite – tacos!
In keeping with Austin’s appreciation of all things local, Rainey Street is a haven for craft beer enthusiasts with offerings from scores of micro-breweries from Texas and beyond. You’ll also encounter intriguingly named signature cocktails like the Dark ‘n Rainey, Widow’s Kiss, Porch Swing, El Jefe Loco-Rita, The Gertie, the Hatch Chili Mango Margarita, or PepinÍsimo; or bring your own wine and pick up a Sangria kit.
With the variety of tempting establishments and individual personalities in the Rainey Street IBIZ District, you can drink, dine, and socialize at any or many on a given outing to enjoy a full experience without ever venturing anywhere else.
Food & Drink
Art of Tacos | Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden | Bar 96 | Clive Bar | Container Bar | Craft Pride | El Narnjo | G’Raj Mahal | Half Step |Icenhauer’s | Javelina | Lucille Patio Lounge | Lustre Pearl | NO VA Kitchen & Bar | Tapas Bravas | The Blackheart | The Bungelow | Via 313 Pizza