Welcome to East Austin
A diverse part of Austin featuring a close-knit community and local businesses.
East Austin is the older part of Austin, and it prides itself on being a supportive community of local businesses. Street art is popular in this area of Austin, and many young residents live in this part of the city. Boutiques and new restaurants are opening all the time in East Austin. The area is constantly evolving and many entrepreneurs and business people are investing in businesses in East Austin.
Six Square is a primary section of East Austin’s community atmosphere. This part of the city features walking tours, live music, and art exhibits. The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center focuses on the history of East Austin and its residents. Most residents of East Austin enjoy the residential neighborhoods in this part of the city, but the commercial businesses are known throughout Austin. East Austin prides itself on being a diverse and rich community of artists, young professionals, and musicians. Living in East Austin is inspiring and hearkens back to Austin’s past.
What to Love
East Austin was formerly known for being somewhat rundown but is now probably the most culturally diverse and interesting part of the city of Austin. As an older part of the city, East Austin contains historic residences, exciting nightlife, and working-class communities. The new development includes commercial buildings and condominiums. The westernmost portion of East Austin is close to downtown, and many young professionals live in this part of the city.
Upscale restaurants and cocktail bars are spread throughout East Austin, and local residents enjoy meeting up and seeing live music together on any night of the week. Food trucks and local eateries cater to any palate. Vintage shops, boutiques, and bookstores are some of the most popular businesses in East Austin. Jewelry stores and furniture stores are also easy to find in East Austin.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
East Austin contains so many unique restaurants it is impossible to mention them all in this brief synopsis. Buenos Aires Cafe contains the Milonga Room and fabulous Argentinian food. Lovers of French cuisine must favor Justine’s, a cafe that serves escargot and steak frites. Residents enjoy traditional Italian dishes at Patrizi’s. Southern cuisine is served up at Hoover’s Cooking where residents can find buttered rolls, fried chicken, and mustard greens.
One of the most famous nightlife spots in East Austin is Hotel Vegas which serves Lone Star Beer and features national touring acts. Skylark Lounge hosts blues musicians throughout the year. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex serves unique cocktails and hosts performance artists. Resistencia Bookstore features a great selection of books and is devoted to helping emerging writers find their voice.
Things to Do
Enjoy interesting bars, breweries, and galleries along East 6th Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue. Cuvee Coffee Bar is located on East 6th Street. Quickie Pickie, on East 11th Street, is also a great place to buy drinks and snacks. Soul Studio is Austin’s public natural dye studio and showroom. If you are interested in botany or gardening, you will enjoy Tillery Street Plant Company and East Austin Succulents. At the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata on Singleton Avenue you will discover an eclectic collection of unique items.