Clive was the first bar on the street, and you come here to drink mezcal (in particular, you go to the semi-secret bar in a small shack out back to drink mezcal). If you do want to be outside, the back patio is nice and spacious, too. Think of it as the cooler older brother of Rainey.
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When you need to escape the craziness of Rainey Street, head to Geraldine’s inside Hotel Van Zandt for upscale Southern food and nightly live music.
The Container Bar
You'll find one of Rainey's best courtyards at the Container Bar, where you'll be surrounded by shipping containers and lots of people day drinking.
Emmer & Rye
Emmer & Rye’s seasonal small plates and beautiful space make it one of the better places for a special occasion dinner.
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G’Raj Mahal is easily some of Austin’s best Indian food, and our favorite place to eat on Rainey Street.
Lustre Pearl has one of the bigger footprints on Rainey Street, with multiple levels and bars inside.
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