Courtney: “First off, I love beer and big, fresh-baked pretzels. This place has them both. Located on the far East Side, it seems a little more calm over there. It’s also a great little place for brunch.” 2121 E. Sixth St.,512-478-8700
Courtney: “When I'm feeling fancy, I make my way down the street from Banger’s to Half Step. They make old-fashioned cocktails the right way—by taking their time and enjoying their craft. Even the ice is impressive.” 75 1/2 Rainey St., 512-391-1877
Courtney: “I feel at home here because it’s the perfect mix of service industry and South Austinites. They also have one of the largest backyards in town. Cornhole, anybody?” 10212 Manchaca Road, 512-712-5661
Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden is located at 79 Rainey St., 512-386-1656
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS BOSTICK (HALF STEP)
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