2400 Webberville, 512/696-4318
photo by David Brendan Hall
This friendly neighborhood dive bar serves boozy drinks and Southern eats.
Patio bar serving up highballs and Japanese curry next door to Ramen Tatsu-ya's East Austin location.
1600-B E. Sixth
Downtown food truck choices range from wraps to rice dishes to cheese fries.
1501 E. 6th St., 512/265-8126
This East Austin answer to a Parisian brasserie (literally “brewery,” but practically speaking, a restaurant) embraces early 20th-century roots (the cottage itself was built in 1937) and creates a picturesque vintage experience. Fit with a cozy bar, wooden tables, and Great Depression-era decor, the disco balls on the patio bring the ambience back to our current millennium. Paired with its late-night dining of standout French bistro fare (steak frites, escargots à la bourguignonne) are readings (Richard Hell), spoken word (Jello Biafra), and the occasional midnight show (Louis Armstrong singer Jewel Brown) for the lucky few that join the party at the eleventh hour.
4710 E. Fifth, 512/385-2900