A progressive, creative, personality-packed part of town, find folks who grow their own food, ride bikes to the neighborhood bar (many of Austin’s “it” bars reside on the east side) and enjoy weekend farmers markets. You’ll see east side business owners taking chances: restaurants with bold menus or ground-breaking ideas— like America’s first zero-waste grocery store. You’ll find pizza places, yoga studios, bistros with ethnic flair, art galleries and great barbecue sprinkled around affordable neighborhoods that are a mix of fixer-uppers, new modern homes and charming 1920s bungalows. And all next door to downtown and the University of Texas.
The area just east of downtown Austin is a huge draw for those looking for a more laid-back night out — with so many great spots packed close together, this area is great for bar-hopping.
Spanning to the east of the University of Texas, this area is home to many students as well as longtime residents of Austin. A sprinkling of restaurants and bars ensures there’s plenty to do.