The Dog & Duck Pub
2400-A Webberville Rd., Austin, 78702
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11am-2am; Sun., noon-2am
Nom your way through fish and chips, or maybe even a Scotch egg or two, but save room for the 42 kinds of draft beer.
Here's an open-mic showcase at the venerable Dog & Duck, hosted by Norah Whitson and Luis Flandes. Wednesdays, 9pm. Free.
Eastside space is a little bit of everything – cowering space, cocktail bar, coffee shop, performance venue, art gallery, and restaurant. In addition to a regular menu, the space features revolving chef residencies highlighting a variety of global cuisines.
1802 E. Sixth, 512/609-8174
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
Offers 39 taps of craft beer, a full espresso bar, Easy Tiger pastries, and a selection of sandwiches and charcuterie.
500 San Marcos St. #105, 512/493-0963