Just got off the road from Marfa and need a craft cocktail before you return home and plant the seeds of your eventual succulent farm? Native is where you go. It’s located in the lobby of a trendy hotel (which they claim is an “experiential hostel”), and it’s the trendiest place to grab a drink in Austin right now. The drink menu is short but solid, and there’s a late-night kitchen that serves a duck confit salad (among more typical bar food) until 2am. A night here will be fun, just prepare for it to be loud and crowded too.
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Nixta Taqueria serves some of the best tacos in the city out of a low-key space in East Austin.
In addition to actually good Mexican food, Licha’s on East Sixth has a great patio and solid drinks.
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Tommy Want Wingy
Tommy Want Wingy is both a Tommy Boy reference and a food truck at Lustre Pearl on Rainey Street serving lollipop wings with nine different sauces.
Easy Tiger Linc
There’s a location of Easy Tiger, bake shop and beer garden, in the Linc shopping center in the Highland neighborhood.
SeoulJu Korean Kitchen & Bar
Seoulju on North Lamar specializes in soju, classic and large-format Korean dishes, and KFC (Korean fried chicken).
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Le Politique in Downtown Austin is a place to see, be seen, and eat some great French food.
Pool Burger is a tiki bar and burger spot next to Deep Eddy Cabaret that will make you think it's summertime even when it's not.
LeRoy & Lewis
LeRoy & Lewis is a barbecue truck located at Cosmic Coffee that serves all the classics, along with things like al pastor and brisket cookies.
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