Diversity at it's finest, a hip and eclectic mix of people and businesses. Home to authentic taco stands, and unique patio bars and scores of bicycles, East Austin is a vibrant community with a spirit all it's own. Many artists and musicians make their home and workspace in East Austin. East Side Story provides a birds eye view of some of the more interesting spots.
When it comes to great entertainment Eastsiders have plenty of options too.. Filled with outdoor spaces where live music and community events take place throughout the year. The East Side Drive-In, a large outdoor music venue, is a top spot for big-name concerts, while Pine Street Station hosts a weekly farmers market and many music and art shows.
If you’re in the mood for jazz and a classic cocktail at the East Side Showroom, or a 1960s themed dance party at the ND at 501 Studios, you are sure to have a great time exploring the East Side after dark.
Foodies delight, East Austin is home to one the highest concentrations of mobile food eateries in the city and plenty of food options from vegan chili to genuine Texas barbecue. Eastside restaurants and cafes also serve up some of the best coffee, pizza, and Tex-Mex food in town.
Think green in East Austin! Zip around the neighborhood on a bicycle, and receive a reward. Some East Side businesses offer discounts for customers who arrive on a bicycle. There are even regularly hosted social events for cyclists like bike-in movie nights.
Rich in colorful celebrations and tantalizing cuisines are a way of life - East Austin is truly unique. A center for arts from ballet folklorico, to the blues; and from glass making, to tattooing, East Austin has flavor all it's own.