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1. Josephine House 1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703 (Clarksville)

Josephine House, located in the Clarksville area, is the sister location of Jeffrey's, another fine dining location in Austin. Here you'll enjoy cozy little nooks to dine in in this little cottage establishment, as well as a patio and lawn on which you are also free to lounge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus use locally-sourced ingredients to craft their delicious dishes, and if you're around during the weekend, there's also a tasty brunch selection.

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2. Jeffrey's 1204 West Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703 (Clarksville)

Jeffrey's offers a fine dining experience unrivaled by any other restaurant in Austin. The French-American menu centers around prime beef dishes grilled and roasted over local live oak. Consider going big and fancy with the Texas Wagyu bone-in ribeye, and make sure you top it off with a healthy dose of foie gras butter. Jeffrey's interior is as elegant as the ambience, filled with plush chairs, white tablecloths, and a fireplace.

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3. Craft Pride 61 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Craft Pride on Rainey St is a beer bar with 52 drafts on tap, all from the Lone Star state. Featuring options like Hay Merchant in Houston, Craft & Growler in Dallas, and Bangers, brewed right there in Craft Pride’s backyard, Craft Pride's certainly Texas proud. They offer to-go cases of bottles and bombers, all curated by an OG Black Star brewer.

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4. DFG Noodles 74 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

A stationary food trailer helmed by a gal who not only won Star Search Singapore, but also co-starred with Steven Seagal in Machete, AND ALSO is one of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women... AND she's serving up a super-rare prawn dish that comes COVERED IN PORK BELLY.

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5. Restaurant Jezebel 800 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703 (Downtown)

Bringing a new meaning to "catering to the guest," Restaurant Jezebel's chef prepares meals uniquely to each individual guest. With only 8 tables in the entire joint, each diner fills out a survey highlighting their dietary and palate preferences. In addition to complete reign over the design of your meal, Jezebel's provides personal table-side cocktail service, and features only vintage and rare wines.

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6. Bar Ilegal 609 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Austinites who know what's good for them will skip Rainey Street's bar lineup on their next night out and head straight for the little stone house in the back of Clive and through the unlabeled, cherry-red door. Inside lies Bar Illegal, a secretive, candle-lit watering whole exclusively serving up Victoria Beers alongside sweet and smokey concoctions made from mezcal from the small-batch Oaxacan distillery Illegal Mezcal.

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7. Kingdom 103 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Kingdom is an innovative, electronic dance club featuring local, renowned DJs that spin everything from dubstep to techno that fit into the dance genre. Try their selection of over 20 brews on tap including a few local favorites like Red Ale and Thirsty Planet or get down with a house-made cocktail.

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8. Bar Congress 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

The bar counterpart to Second Kitchen, Bar Congress' craft cocktails use only pure, artisan ingredients in their signature drinks, which accompany an extensive collection of wines and sakes. The bar also serves an array of small plates, snacks, and entrees that are specifically tailored to house spirits.

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9. Swift's Attic 315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Located the second floor of the historic (and now defunct grocery store) Swift's Premium Food Co. building on Congress Avenue, the appropriately named Swift's Attic serves up eclectic small plates and creative cocktails for hipstered out Austinites. Among a brunch Bloody Mar bar and generous daily happy hour deals, Swift's offers sophisticated meats, seafood, snacks, and cocktails. Must trys are Korean BBQ flank steak, squid "fries," and the Pop Rocks charred edamame.

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10. Brew Exchange 706 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Quit putting all your stock into the Dow, you're not really sure what that is anyway. Instead ditch the suit and opt for early happy hour at Brew Exchange. Here you can invest in a lager or an IPA if you're feeling hoppy and adventurous. There are over 100 beers to choose from and the prices fluctuate nightly based on supply and demand. So get a jump on it and beat your neighboring imbiber the stout tonight. See, now wasn't that easier than navigating your stock portfolio (whatever that is)?

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11. Russian House NaZdorovye 307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

The Russian House NaZdorovye is as traditionally Russian as it sounds: a seasoned team of chefs all hailing from the country serve up plenty of meats, sauteed veggies, and sauerkraut. And then there is, of course, the vodka.

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12. Congress 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

As part of the La Corsha Hospitality Group, Congress is a staple for fine dining in downtown Austin. Known for their artistic presentation, Congress' American-style cuisine uses local and sustainable ingredients to offer a seasonally rotating three-course menu and seven-course chef's tasting experience.

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13. Midnight Cowboy 313 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Once part of Austin's red light district, The Midnight Cowboy pays tribute to its former brothel glory as a reservations-only, buzz-in cocktail lair, where clients are encouraged to flirt with staff as long as they abide by house rules. Reservations are for two hours and there’s a two-drink minimum per guest. With so many expertly crafted cocktails to choose from, you can’t really go wrong -- some of them are even prepared table-side.

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14. Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden not only provides over a 100 beers on tap, but it's also home to one of the district's largest biergartens. Enjoy live music and all the sausage that you can eat.

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15. Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Austin)

A bakery by day and beer (garden) by night, (also open during the day), Easy Tiger's bake shop features artisanal breads, pretzels, and housemade meats. A combination not often explored, the downstairs barroom allows you retire from your morning coffee and croissant to a night of exploring over 30 local craft brews under a canopy of lights in the outdoor beer garden.

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16. Freedmen's 2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705 (Utwest Campus)

This is not your average barbecue joint. Freedman's has a patio and outdoor beer garden that offers a variety of brews on tap as well as a retro soda shop-inspired cocktail list. If you're not a fan of the throwbacks, the $3 tacos, tamales and whiskey of the month happy hour should entice you. Check out this vintage-y, saloon style spot near UT for rollicking night out on the town.

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17. Hopfields 3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705 (Hyde Park)

A cathedral-inspired gastropub, Hopfields creates an upscale atmosphere where locals can enjoy craft beer, French wine, and a menu filled with French cuisine (or, at least, French-inspired takes on American classics). You can opt of a low key night of cheese plates and Pinot Grigio, or chow down on the colossal Pascal Burger and a nice craft beer.

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18. Qui 1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)

The first solo venture of James Beard award-winning Paul Qui, the appropriately named Qui is a minimalist's dream, from the rigid lines of its wood furnishing and rectangular layout, to the bright pops of color provided by the garnishes atop the Japanese fusion fare. The trendy image is only enhanced by the fruity gin-based cocktails and the meals that come to the table in small portions, like crispy pig's head, squid, and seared scallops.

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19. Quickie Pickie 1208 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

A convenience store with 27 BEERS ON TAP, where you can get a rotisserie chicken (to stay or to go!) and a local craft beer. Or opt for many bombers, way-better-than-convenience-store coffee, or made-to-order sandwiches.

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20. Whisler's 1816 East 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Whisler’s is the the go-to patio on the East Side for great classic cocktails, spicy eats from Thai-Kun, live music shows, and ample seating. And, while the outside of Whisler’s may seem pretty ordinary, the bar’s unique brand of elegance is evident inside, where the juxtaposition of different elements makes for a truly lovely place in which to do your drinking. Chandeliers and candles cast a glow on stone walls, while a few tiny tables exist for quiet conversation. Drinks are muddled behind a gleaming wooden bar, and other unexpected touches -- intentionally cloudy mirrors, the occasional piece of art -- combine to create a one-of-a-kind feel.

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21. Eden East 755 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)

Eden East is a weekend pop-up at Springdale Farm that's serving food so farm-fresh it's served ON A LITERAL FARM. Plus, they have mountains of pulled pork topped with onion rings. And other things. But yeah, mountains of pulled pork topped with onion rings. That.

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22. Mettle 507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

From Bridget "Make It Rainey" Dunlap and a chef who did time at Olivia and Napa's French Laundry, Mettle's got a metal-heavy interior and and delicious eats like a flat iron steak sided with freshly fried potato chips with cheesy Mornay sauce.

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23. Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria 1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

A butcher shop and bakery, Salt & Time slices up local, sustainable meats from farms around Austin and Central Texas. Tex-Mex (Migas, empanadas) and Southern (biscuits and gravy, pork hash) plates dominate brunch on the weekends, and every day it offers a Butcher’s Cut menu with eight to 10 high-quality offerings -- including Angus and wagyu -- cooked to medium-rare heaven. If you’re ready to up your steak game at home, Salt & Time’s butcher shop has fresh and aged steaks ready to be wrapped and weighed.

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24. Hillside Farmacy 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

The Hillside Farmacy doubles as a sit down farm-to-table restaurant with daily raw bar and specialty grocery. Their seasonal meats, cheese, and greens are locally sourced and can be enjoyed with a glass of wine or afternoon tea (if you're detoxing from the night before).

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25. John Mueller Meat Co 2500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

Located behind Eastside dive Kellee's, long time fire-starter John Mueller serves some of the best barbecue in Texas at this trailer eatery. Grab some BBQ pork ribs or fatty brisket, and feast in blissed-out peace at the picnic tables under blue-and-white tent. While Mueller's meats get top marks, his menu's side dishes are not to be missed-- get munching on cheesy squash, sriracha coleslaw, and more.

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26. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew 500 San Marcos St , Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)

Both kinds of buzzes are on the menu at this beer bar and coffee shop hybrid in East Austin. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew features a constantly rotating selection of trendy roasters from around the country while their beer menu tends to take a more local approach. The industrial space houses some of the most knowledgable baristas in town, and don't forget to take advantage of the Aeropress, which is hard to find in the city. Although they don't have a kitchen, Wright Bros. Brew & Brew sources popular menu items from popular Austin eateries.

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27. Yellow Jacket Social Club 1704 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Austin)

This high school mascot-inspired bar has a late-night patio with plenty of ambiance, booze, and not-so-bar-like snacks. Locally soured ingredients make their handmade paninis and apps as tempting as that second drink.

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28. Volstead Lounge and Hotel Vegas 1500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

This vintage cocktail lounge and its sister bar the Hotel Vegas, known for its live underground music scene, brings a little bit of '60s swank to Austin.

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29. Weather Up 1808 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

Coming to Austin via NYC, this sophisticated cocktail haunt's wide selection of cocktails are categorized by their respective spirit, allowing for a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style experience. A large, outdoor garden area makes this the perfect place to imbibe when the weather's looking...well you get it. Booze isn't the only thing on the menu here, though; we like to do brunch here with a spicy Bloody Mary and picks from their fancy brunch menu which is still somehow flying under the radar.

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30. School House Pub 2207 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722 (Cherrywood)

This education-themed bar is a lot more fun to go to than school, because here they've got tasty 'tails -- like the bourbon-buzzed Physics -- and delectable sandwiches, including an egg-topped pork slider called the Pig Pen.

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31. The Grackle 1700 East 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

With Regal Ravioli moving south and Monarch Food Mart seemingly content with its '22 territory, East Side King's making a play for total '02 sovereignty.

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32. Via 313 1111 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

Detroit-raised brothers Brandon and Zane Hunt are bringing their hometown's deep-dish pizza style to Austin at Via 313. The pizza is made the authentic Detroit way, which means square-shaped pies with Sicilian crust, a layer of pepperoni, cheesy edges, and a tangy red sauce. The pies come in slices of four, and if you'd like a more, er, mainstream pizza, thin-crust rounds are also available. Aside from pizza, Via 313's two full-service restaurants serve salads and a few appetizers, like cheese bread and house-made meatballs.

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33. Kome 4917 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)

Designed by Japanese craftsmen, Kome has a modern atmosphere that compliments its homestyle Japanese comfort food. An extensive menu of Izakaya style meals and sushi rolls have influences from the owners' travels to other parts of Asia, with an added Austin flare.

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34. Haymaker 2310 E Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722 (Cherrywood)

This sports bar serves up gourmet bar bites -- pimento cheese sandos, poutine w/ Wisconsin cheese curds -- and their cocktail menu includes a SLIM JIM-TOPPED BLOODY.

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35. Uchiko 4200 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78756 (North Central)

A contemporary Japanse restaurant in taste and decor, Uchiko is also stakes its reputation in using the freshest ingredients in its seafood and sushi dishes, including flying in fish from Tokyo, daily. With a massive drink menu, from sake to a selection of domestic and international beers, a return trip is imminent.

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36. Ramen Tatsu-Ya 8557 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758 (North Central)

Nothing compares to the lovingly simmered broth made at Ramen Tatsu-ya. The gang here has managed to create a cult classic with their menu. Try their signature bowl of ramen is a rich, complex, pork bone broth filled with thin noodles, tender chashu pork (soy braised pork belly), a marinated soft boiled egg, wood ear mushrooms, scallions, and your choice of add-ins. There is often a line but service moves lightning fast.

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37. Patrizi's 2307 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722 (Central East)

This stationary food truck is a Beaumont transplant that comes backed by a 60yr tradition of Italian cooking, and they've got goodies like meatballs with cinnamon cooked from ancient family recipes.

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38. drink.well. 207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)

This American gastropub specializes in craft cocktails with fresh ingredients, boasting more than 75 different whiskeys and a whole section of the menu devoted to tiki cocktails. Though imbibing is the main event here, the food does not suffer because of it. You'll want to check out the homemade twinkies that change flavors weekly.

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39. Sway 1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

Sway, a modern mini-chain, serves up Thai cuisine in a chic space, with refined versions of traditional Thai dishes like pad thai, and kicked-up, more eccentric dishes like jungle curry. Moo Sway -- which sounds vaguely like a new-fangled dance move -- is offered twice daily, and is actually a large-format, family-style feast. A reservation must be made in advance for the feast, but the foresight is worth it for Thai-style pork shoulder and bivalves by the dozen alone.

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40. La Barbecue: Cuisine Texicana 902 E Cesar Chavez in the Good Life Food Park, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

This is a no frills barbecue joint is known for their hand made sausage and mean slabs of meat. Behind La Barbecue's fire is veteran pitt boss (which is basically like the General of the BBQ world), John Lewis, who can also churn out whole briskets and racks of ribs to go if you're in a hurry. And did we mention the live music? Yes, every Saturday and Sunday, as it should be in the live music capital.

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41. Barley Swine 2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

Barley Swine offers artisanal tapas off a dynamic menu that creatively displays the best of Austin's local fare. Craft beers and aged wines are hand selected to accent the key fresh and seasonal ingredients in these small plates. The innovative presentation and evolving dishes allow Barley Swine to boast a communal dining experience with a modern edge.

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42. Lenoir 1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

A locavore's haven, Lenoir serves French-inspired cuisine that unites community and fresh ingredients to cultivate a new food experience through a seasonal and prix fixe-style menu. Sample dishes from the sea like snapper ceviche with avocado puree, lime serrano and summer melons or rove the land with roasted guinea hen, kasu noodles, antelope ham broth, string beans, and sprouts. Guests can also dine at Lenoir's wine garden, which offers small plates and shareables alongside a variety of beer, cider, and wine.

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43. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

A brewery from a coupla dudes formerly of Uncle Billy's, ABGB has an enormous outdoor area with lawn chairs and spindle tables, plus eats from sandwiches to snacks to PIZZA.

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44. Searsucker Austin 415 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (Warehouse District)

A steakhouse from San Diego's Chef Brian Malarkey (of Top Chef and The Taste), Searsucker'll have you sucking on bone marrow and gnawing on Tomahawk ribeyes.

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45. Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736 (West Austin)

Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza in Dripping Springs boasts some of the best brewery food, including handcrafted pizza. This spot uses produce grown on-site whenever possible (like Logro's oyster mushrooms on their bechamel sauced Beatrice), the thin Neapolitan-style crust is hand-tossed with care, and the pies come with a great selection of toppings.

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46. Clark's Oyster Bar 1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

A small neighborhood seafood joint, Clark's Oyster Bar, prides itself on simple, sustainable seafood with a cozy ambiance. The maritime cache is fully stocked with house-made breads, burgers, and an extensive brunch menu, but the oysters, which come in a breadth of both East and West Coast options that rotate out with availability and season, are an essential order.