Best Retro Bar on the Eastside

Red's Scoot Inn

Calling Red's "retro" does it a disservice, for there's nothing self-conscious about it. It's just a soulful little Hispanic nightspot on Fourth Street east of the interstate, attracting local working class patrons, friendly neighbors from nearby, longtime Austinites, and for more than a year now, the latest crop of Austin's indie newbies. The unassuming venue is also a Thursday night hot spot with the coolest sit-down cover band in town, the Nortons, and regular guests like Joanna Ramirez and Mary Welch. Its outdoor stage and beer garden make it a popular (and affordable) performance venue, too.

The Scoot Inn
1308 E. Fourth, 512/478-6200

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