Punch Bowl Social
522 Congress, 512/549-8937
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National franchise combines elevated pub grub and craft beer with games – think karaoke, ping pong, a vintage arcade – and a self-described "dirty-modern" aesthetic.
This casual cafe in the LINE Hotel serves up food and booze to help the good times flow, with bar snacks like fries with country ham gravy, frozen Aperol pink lemonade cocktails, and other eclectic fare.
111 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/473-1570
This restaurant features a wide range of local brews and Texas spirits, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
500 E. Fourth, 512/682-2739
Executive Chef Mat Clouser, sous chef Zack Northcutt, and pastry chef Callie Speer are turning out impressive small plates loaded with flavor, with a variety of international influences and an emphasis on housemade everything. The bathrooms are faint-worthy.
315 Congress, 512/482-8842