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Your New Favorite Area Of Austin

Happening Hotel on Rainey Street

Rainey Street District, an effortlessly trendy destination

Rainey Street is where people can appreciate good craft brews and local spins on classic cocktails. It's pure Austin-style fun. Huge shaded patios and backyard spaces feel like a friendly neighborhood block party. Hop from one house to the next (because that's how it's done) and you're sure to find games of cornhole, live music and good times. Best of all - Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is right in the heart of it.

Each bar is truly unique, making it hard to pick the top ones. Below are just a few of our favorites to get you started on your Rainey Street experience:

Half Step
75 1/2 Rainey
Critics like Conde Naste Traveler rave about their top-notch, no-fuss cocktails. Add in some live music and a craftsman-era living room vibe for a good time on Rainey Street.

Banger's Sausage Hours & Beer Garden
79 Rainey Street
Zagat touts its draw for crowds with its unique list of sausages. This fan-favorite has 30 house-made sausages and over 100 beers on tap, served up with a great selection of country music.

Emmer & Rye
51 Rainey Street
Located towards the south end of Rainey Street, this small-plates and dim sum restaurant is a great option for a sit-down meal if you're looking to break-up the barhop. It's received many accolades and their Chef was even a semi-finalist for the coveted James Beard Awards.