Friday, December 15

Exploring Rainey Street: Austin’s Newest Entertainment Destination

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Within the past two years the historic Rainey Street District, located in the southeast corner of Downtown Austin, has transformed from a quiet street lined with old bungalows to a hip entertainment district buzzing with activity.  An alternative to 6th Street bars and restaurants, Rainey Street offers a variety bars with a laid back attitude and just the right amount of Austin “cool.”

Popular Rainey Street bars Lustre Pearl, Bar 96, Clive Bar, and Icenhauer’s have each been converted from older homes, some dating all the way back to 1907.  Each bar has a unique feel and lots of character.  Details such as wood flooring, spacious backyard patios, comfy couches and fireplaces will make you feel at home.

Rainey Street is also a great place to try great food.  El Naranjo, a food trailer located at 85 Rainey Street, serves up traditional Mexican food from the Oaxaca region, including molotes, tacos fritos, empanadas, and mole.  Bomb Tacos, whose trailer is located at Lustre Pearl, serves delicious Mexican and American fare from tacos with pineapple salsa to nachos and philly cheesesteaks.  Best of all, they deliver right to your table!

If you’re looking for an alternative to the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Austin bars and restaurants, check out the Rainey Street district.  It is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown landmarks such as the Austin Convention Center, the State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake.  If you want to be close to all of this then why not look into the many lofts and homes that are becoming available in downtown Austin daily?

Dave is a writer/blogger from Austin, TX.If you’re interested in learning more about downtown Austin living options, take a look at these recently listed downtown homes.


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