Down in the southeast corner of Downtown Austin lies the Rainey Street District. A quiet tree covered street lined with historic bungalow style homes. Recently these homes have been added to the National Historic Register, to some controversy as many of those homes are still in transition. As this transformation continues, Rainey Street, is rapidly becoming a hip entertainment district buzzing with activity. A nice change of pace from the 6th Street bars and restaurants.
Located near Lady Bird Lake and Interstate 35, the Rainey Street District offers the ideal location for those who want to enjoy all that the downtown Austin area has while also enjoying the district’s natural beauty.
Popular Rainey Street bars Lustre Pearl, and Bar 96 among others have each been converted from older homes, some dating all the way back to 1907. Each bar has a it's own feel and lots of character. Details such as wood flooring, spacious backyard patios, comfy couches and fireplaces, make you feel like you are hanging out at home.
Rainey Street is also a great place to try great food. El Naranjo, a food trailer located at 85 Rainey Street, serves up traditional Mexican food from the Oaxaca region, including molotes, tacos fritos, empanadas, and mole. Bomb Tacos, whose trailer is located at Lustre Pearl, serves delicious Mexican and American fare from tacos with pineapple salsa to nachos and Philly cheese steaks. Best of all, they deliver right to your table!