East-siders come to play pool, or to flex their cerebral muscle with the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz on Wednesday nights. With a full menu of sandwiches and soup and an encyclopedic beer selection, it definitely feels more like a cozy pub than a destination bar. But people come out raving about the menu: Crisp salads, and a crazy sandwich selection. Power outlets in half of the booths, and an amazing range of beers keep the place busy until closing.
2316 Webberville Rd., 512/610-2031
Hipster meets vagabond chic meets American bar food at this restaurant attached to Native, an "experiential hostel."
807 E. Fourth, 512/551-9947
Sip on beer, wine, and cocktails at East Austin Hotel's poolside lounge, then soak up the booze with something tasty from the small, snackable menu, including ceviche, guac and queso, and tater tots.
1108 E. Sixth, 737/205-8888