Rainey Street
Rainey Street
4.5
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Rainey Street is a historic but bustling area in Austin, known for its bungalow homes, that have been converted into the coolest bars and restaurants. Grab some quick bites from the food trucks and sit down by a porch or picnic table to people- (and dog-!) watch in the day. By night, head to one of the bungalow bars or restaurants for great Texan food, delicious cocktails, and of course, amazing live music. Plan your visit in March to catch the SXSW festival, which takes over Rainey Street with cool events and celebrity encounters. For more history, guided walking and bike tours of Austin often make a stop here, too. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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kevin j
Marathon, FL18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Understanding construction, the place was dirty with lots of walking hazards. Considering this is a main party area and in other parts of the city we saw street workers cleaning up, this strip was kind of dumpy. Businesses were open late. Food trucks were hit or miss. Place looked like it lacked any business pride. Ask around to streamline your trip. Place is changing fast
Written 18 September 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Great area for nightlife. Many drinking establishments to choose from. Bangers and Craft Pride were our favorite spots
Written 23 May 2023
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JeffB32
Bloomfield Township, MI4,128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I really wanted to love Rainy Street but we thought it was just ok. We thought it would be a cute little quaint place with all those houses turned into restaurants/bars. What we found was every place had music that was way too loud so we could not have a conversation while enjoying a drink and some live music. Again, really wanted to love this place and thought it was just ok. We visited on Saturday afternoon.
Written 6 May 2023
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Bob Angry
Melbourne, FL1,360 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We arrived thinking this would rival Broadway in Nashville, but boy, our expectations were shattered. We found 2 spots playing live music. One had a decent band but overpriced watered-down drinks. The other had a band that just seemed to jam and had more reasonably priced but also watered-down drinks. Meh...
Written 24 February 2023
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D B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We were there in the early evening. Power drinkers were out and trashed already. Trash everywhere and just a college frat house outside. I can’t imagine locals hang out there.
Food we had was horrible. We got two brisket tacos and a coke was 18 bucks and they have a tip screen on the credit card thing that starts at 18 percent and goes up from there. They were horrible. The greasiest tacos I have ever seen.maybe it’s because they see how much you tip before you get your food. It’s not like you were served eother. They give you a beeper and you go pick it up when it’s ready. No danger of us going back.
However , if you want live music and drinks and drinks I suppose you found a spot.
Written 23 October 2022
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Laura D
Downers Grove, IL96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
fun place to walk around. Drinks are NOT cheap One place was $37 for two drinks. We ended up at Lucille's and found that to be more casual and reasonably priced. There are some food trucks at the end of the street. We had the grilled cheese which was very good! Those are card only places down there so be prepared. We were there in the late afternoon so it was not too crowded. I would go early and enjoy the area before it gets too crowded. Parking is available close and it is also a short walk from congress ave.
Written 9 July 2022
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BlondeeCMK
Albuquerque, NM139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is my opinion was way better than 6th street on Halloween! Bar after bar of fun outdoor live music!
Written 17 February 2022
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BrianB32931
Cocoa Beach, FL267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is absolutely the Austin party place. If i was still 22-29 this is the place i would go. I did find a cool tiki bar at the end of the strip for a couple of cold drinks. i was there post game time on a saturday and the place was jammed. i can imagine the party really starts to roll after dark.
Written 12 October 2021
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Peg H
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Wanted to explore the food trucks on Sunday midday but most were closed. Meanwhile, the bars were hopping. The street itself reminded me of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Dingy and smelled like alcohol everywhere. Returned at night for the food trucks and got a great meal but it was huge time partying along the whole street. Not the scene for a a 52 year old couple IMO
Written 11 October 2021
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Nicky&Lete
Bend, OR13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Omg we made the mistake of visiting this must see Austin destination on a Friday afternoon. It was already in full party mode. Think spring break , bachelorette party's, sweaty twerking , and intense Austin heat. Not for those over 30. Hahaha it's a fun experience just for the heck of it, not kid friendly.
Recommend going mid week for a chiller vibe.
Written 21 July 2021
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