But if you feel strongly about a unifying idea for your night, make it mezcal and start at Las Perlas. They have a huge selection, as well as tequila and plenty of beers for your friend who says that “mezcal tastes like bandaids.” And if you need something else to convince people to come here, there’s a food truck in the back with grilled tacos that will have you asking for extra tortillas to shove into your pockets for later.
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ATX Cocina downtown has one of the longest tequila and mezcal lists in the city and serves some great Mexican food.
Buford’s is a big bar downtown that’s indoor and outdoor, and has a rooftop. Start your night here with a group.
The coffee shop Houndstooth in downtown in the base of the Frost Bank Tower serves some of the best coffee in town.
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The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla on North Burnet serves everything from tacos to burgers to pork buns, and has one of the best Happy Hours in North Austin.
Ñoño’s Tacos in North Austin makes excellent breakfast tacos, tortas, and chicken al carbon.
Tamale House East
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
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