13701 Research, 512/506-9935
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm
Picked by our readers as 2012’s Best Kept Secret, Austin Terrier serves pizza and sandwiches alongside a good beer selection. Order the Trio of Fries – it's an orgy of flavors.
3435 Greystone, 512/369-3751
What’s an Irish pub without Irish music? Named after first generation Irish immigrant Bessie Dee Riley, B.D. Riley’s retains a bit of Old World charm before the street descends into the shot bars of Dirty Sixth. Residencies include rock & roll harp from the Kristen Gibbs band and the mandolin of Donnybrook leader Davey Arwine, but there’s music every night from Austin performers, including the harmonic free-for-all of the Sunday night Irish tune session, and Monday’s Celtic-flavored open mic. Sláinte!
204 E. Sixth, 512/494-1335
Some say the sliders here are the best in town. Happy hour draws a crowd, and so do the 31 TVs for the sports set.
214 E. Sixth, 512/469-0001