Gyspsy Lounge
La Condesa Cinco de Mayo Block Party
PElons Tex-Mex Restaurant
Alamo Drafthouse
Black Sheep Lodge
Jack Allen's Kitchen
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1. Gypsy Lounge 1504 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Now managed by the South Austin B&G guy, Gypsy's transformed from the rough-and-tumble ATX Sports Bar into an even sweeter East 6th watering hole, keeping the shuffleboard but overhauling the rest with a dark red paint job and rattlesnake skins.

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2. La Condesa 400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

La Condesa is the place to go if you're looking for traditional Mexican flavor with modern Austin flair. The menu, offering up handfuls of tortas, taquitos, combos, and a few other staples, is shorter than most, but there's an obvious preference for quality over quantity at this Downtown restaurant. Tacos strewn with red pickled onion, cilantro, and guacamole make the ideal warm-up round before hitting the bar, where tequila and mezcal reign supreme in customizable flights.

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3. Pelons, 508, and Zorro 802 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Incorporating the design elements of the local legend that was once housed here, Pelons is a dark, cantina-like room with dining areas where you can choose items from a massive Mexican menu. 508 is the margarita-slinging bar sandwiched between Pelons and the back patio, where you'll find the Zorro food trailer, serving up treats like gorditas and sesame-fried avocado strips.

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4. Haymaker 2310 E Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

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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5. Black Sheep Lodge 2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

South Lamar's mistiest patio is a venerable HQ for sports fans, with all the games shown on their armada of flatscreens and accompanied by Sunday specials like a $3 sangria or Bloody.

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6. Jack Allen's Kitchen 7720 W Hwy 71, Austin, TX 78735

Jack Allen's has nightly rotating specials of locally sourced additions to their usual menu, but also make sure you stop by for their brunch, or even just to try a cocktail, like the Cucumber Jalapeño Rita, with Tequila, St. Germain, muddled cucumber, fresh jalapeños, simple syrup, and fresh lime.