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Downtown Austin, TX 78701, Austin, TX 78701
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street is a bunch of converted houses to pubs, bars, restaurants, and alike. It was very interesting to see what each place had done with the residences. Worth a visit to check out some bars. One big party!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kdt217
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a trek to Rainey Street in hopes of eating some good food...and enjoying some good craft beers in a fun local vibe before reading the fine print.... no minors allowed...almost anywhere :( We should have researched more before hand so we take the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Denise S
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This street has a lot of good food and drink places. We especially liked the live music. However it's very loud, crowded and as the night progresses, it's full of drunk people. Nice for a Saturday or Sunday brunch but not my favorite place at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

What a unique, fun street. Filled with lovely bars, restaurants, and food trucks, my parents and I had such a lovely evening. We played bags, we listened to live music, and we chatted with friendly bartenders under the twinkling lights. Rainey Street is a one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank VegasToEssex
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

No umbrellas needed for a stroll down historical Rainey Street in Austin, TX. This cool area has renovated historical houses and turned them into trendy restaurants, bars, and shops. Also a plethora of food trucks in the area. This area has a large college population...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alecap1981
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

This street is unlike any other in Austin and has a relaxed, neighborhood feel. Many good trucks and houses that were converted to bars and restaurants make this a fun street to spend some time on. This is what I had hoped Austin would be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maxpaste
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

On this warm Saturday evening it seemed as if all of Austin, or at least Austin’s younger crowd, were on Rainey Street. Surrounded by bars, music, places to eat from food trucks to restaurants, lights of every colour, this was a wonderland street walk. And...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BarrieLV
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited Rainey Street during a weekday afternoon when most of the bars were closed so can’t really comment on individual bars or the atmosphere as such. However it looks like a fun place to visit on an evening for a cocktail or three and if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Lively funky and fun. A place to go as an alternative to 6th street. The bars are cool and with live music DJ’s and atmosphere in abundance. Something different in every bar. More up market than 6th street. We loved it. Food trucks with variety...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank neilmG4776VW
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We recently had an out of town guest and took in Rainey Street in Austin Texas, where we have been longtime residents. It was sensational, yet I had to have an outoftowner to get myself down there. Whether you are visiting or a local, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from Miller32746 | Reviewed this property |
Or Uber, especially if you are drinking
August 17, 2018|
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Response from 478deannas | Reviewed this property |
Music all day everyday
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Kathleen L | Reviewed this property |
I agree with needhleps anaheim. Nothing much going on early,The street gets busier later, but if you are just popping in to get the feel of each bar who cares
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Downtown or Rainey Street Historic District (1 Replies)
Hello! My family of 4 (including 2 kids aged 9) will be staying in Austin for 4 nights in September next year. I am starting to plan where to stay and was wondering what people think about the Rainey Street Historic District. There is a new boutique hotel opening there in April (Hotel Van Zandt) that looks like it will be nice. Is that a good area for a family to stay in? Or are we better off with a hotel downtown? Thanks so much. Karen
November 01, 2014|
favorite Rainey Street bars? (1 Replies)
I know there are many to choose from, but do any in particular stand out so my friends and I can be sure to check them out on our weekend trip to Austin (from SF)?
January 14, 2015|
Response fromYankeetransplant|
Rainey Street isn't that long. Just sample your way down and find your favorite! Welcome to Austin!
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1st time in Austin - Where to stay (17 Replies)
I read the intro info on the Forum and did a bit of research into things to do. My husband and I will be visiting Austin for the first time and combining it with a stay at San Antonio the last week of March. We are 51, very active - I teach fitness classes, my husband does triathlons. Love live music. Love trying out the local cuisine. My husband likes craft beers - I am more of a mixed drink person. Last year around this time, we visited Asheville SC had a terrific time hiking,...More
February 13, 2017|
Response fromYankeetransplant|
Congrats on doing your homework! Your focused questions will make it easier for the board! Austin Detours does a great job and the night time music crawl is well worth it. They hit several clubs, get your excellent seats and you can drink since they're driving! Win, win! Look at Esther's Follies and reserve tickets since they sell out. Think of Capitol Steps comedy group. Waterloo records is at 6th and Lamar, across street from Whole Foods (mothership store) and across street from...More