Here are our Best Rainey Street bars. Born from a small neighborhood of pre 1934 bungalows, Rainey Street maintains a unique historic character. Once a sleepy residential street, albeit nestled right next to downtown, Rainey was rezoned as part of Austin’s central business district in 2004. The original Rainey developers made use of the “neighborhood” feel of the area by remodeling the original bungalow structures to produce a unique backyard, front porch appeal. Subsequent developers have followed suit making Rainey Street one of the most unique entertainment districts in Austin.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden - Rainey Street
Order up at Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden on Rainey Street. Photo: Tyler Malone

At the end of the day Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is all about being a wonderful place to eat, drink and hangout. Not too rowdy, not too laid back, just a good old fashioned good time. Homemade sausage, craft beer, pig roasts, beef jerky, pickled vegetables, spring days in Texas, Sunday brunch, all forms of Americana and country music, are all a part of the Banger’s experience.

Where: 79 Rainey St
Phone: (512) 386-1656
Web: Banger’s Austin

Bungalow

Bungalow on Rainey Street
Backyard fun at Bungalow on Rainey Street. Photo: Will Taylor

Bungalow is an easygoing venue with sports, music, regular specials & a big backyard with games & a taco truck. Nestled amongst the unique Rainey Street village, this hidden oasis is supplied with more than the essential bare necessities, complete with 21 beers on tap, a large outdoor patio, 2 stages (one indoor, one outdoor), three high definition televisions inside and a 100 inch projection screen outside for all of your viewing needs, AND let’s not forget, happy hour and daily specials! Bungalow is great for every occasion from a private conversion with a close friend, to a night out on the town, to large corporate events. Enjoy brew, spirits and good vibes at Bungalow!

Where: 92 Rainey Street
Phone: (512) 363-5475
Web: Bungalow

Half Step

Half Step on Rainey Street
Pit stop at Half Step on Rainey Street, Austin, TX. Photo: Will Taylor

That stand-out blue Rainey Street bar that is Half Step. The classic artisan craft cocktail establishment not afraid to experiment. Let your mixologist be your guide. Your cocktails are truly artisan when they sport 7 varieties of ice brewed up out back in both Clinebell & Scottsman ice machines. You sir, pour me a glass, and don’t spare the diamonds.

Where: 75 Rainey Street
Phone: (512) 391-1877
Web: Half Step

Javelina Bar

Javelina Bar on Rainey St
Front yard fun at Javelina Bar on Rainey St. Austin, TX. Photo: Will Taylor

Javelina is a laid-back Rainey Street bar with an outdoor patio serving creative cocktails, drafts and a regional Texan menu. Javelina takes its cues from our favorite places in Texas: neighborhood ice houses, hill country beer joints and historic dance halls. They added some family recipes and ranch weekend ingenuity to their food and drink menu to round out a good time. If you had to throw a label at it we’d call it Hill Country Soul. Hard to define but check ’em out and see if you like it.

Where: 69 Rainey Street
Phone: (512) 382-6917
Web: Javelina

Lucille Patio Lounge

Lucille Patio Lounge on Rainey Street
Warm nights, cold drinks outside at Lucille Patio Lounge on Rainey St. Austin, TX. Photo: Will Taylor

Lucille Patio Lounge is a charming Rainey Street bungalow bar with a large shaded, dog-friendly patio. Located in the heart of Austin on Rainey Street with two full-service bars, one inside and one out. The lush patio features classic outdoor games, shade, and hammocks for your relaxing pleasure. Leashed dogs get water, plenty of pats and a cool concrete napping spot.

Lucille specializes in serving local Texas beers on tap and muddling exquisite drinks made with fresh fruits and local handcrafted liquors. The bar stands out with its glistening chandeliers, low-key music and sophisticated yet uniquely Austin atmosphere. The aesthetic might be what lures you in, but the delicious drinks and friendly staff will convince you to stay a while.

Where: 77 Rainey Street
Phone: (512) 322-9270
Web: Lucille Patio Lounge

The Parlor Room

The Parlor Room - Rainey Street Bar
Craft and Soul. Front yard good times at The Parlor Room on Rainey. Photo: Will Taylor

The Parlor Room is just plain fun in the heart of Rainey Street. Expertly mixed craft cocktails and craft beer on tap. Indoor and outdoor bars and patio seating around the perimeter. Live music, DJ’s, live entertainment, sports on the big screen and daily Happy Hour specials.

Where: 88 Rainey Street
Phone: (737) 484-1553
Web: The Parlor Room

The Alibi

The Alibi - Rainey Street Bar
The Alibi on Rainey Street. Photo: Austin Eater

This Rainey Street bar has everything you need to craft a solid alibi! Alibi’s digs include an outdoor bar area with porch swings, 13 total big screens for all your sports watching needs. Great eats from food truck Belly Up, dishing out sliders, rice bowls, and fried goodies. Inside, there’s a massive television screen and another full service bar serving cocktails and beer.

Where: 96 Rainey Street
Phone: (512) 953-8469
Web: Alibi Austin

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