83 Rainey, 512/473-0005
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 4pm-2am; Sun., 2pm-2am
Specialty cocktails are named after the women in Michael Icenhauer's family, and run the gamut from simple to gimmicky to versions of the classics. Enjoy dog-friendly space in this remodeled bungalow.
Reviews of three bars on Rainey
, May 24, 2012
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
Casino el Camino is famous for huge, juicy burgers with a variety of toppings and excellent hot dogs smothered in chili. Vegetarian options are available, and there's a fabulous jukebox, too.
517 E. Sixth, 512/469-9330