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Best drinks ever .... it was a great experience... did not order off drink menu He asked, what I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sweeny, Texas
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My favourite bar of the week

Rainy Street is awesome!!! I like it a lot more than 6th Street. It is an historic area of town... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Joanne M
Oakville, Canada
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1 week ago
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28 Jul 2018
“My favourite bar of the week”
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75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701-4308
+1 512-391-1877
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best drinks ever .... it was a great experience... did not order off drink menu He asked, what I liked and made several different drinks that where perfect Best bar I have ever been to

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Rainy Street is awesome!!! I like it a lot more than 6th Street. It is an historic area of town and you are to feel as ignorant you are going over to a friends house for a drink The first visit the bar tender suggested...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I had a draft cocktail that was delicious. If you purchase a craft cocktail you get a half off your mini doughnut order. The doughnuts were super tasty and ordering them was easy from inside the courtyard. Plenty of seating.

Thank sarahX1242GQ
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Drinks have potential. The bartender was rude several times as we tried to order. In addition, the person carding us also was rude. I understand this is a well traveled establishment, but service is also key to a business. Sad to say this took away...More

Thank Allisonspring
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice place. Excellent drinks. Excellent bartenders. And half priced donuts if ya get a craft cocktail. Had banana and peanut butter donuts. Lots of different kinds of donuts.

Thank G6156WVgeorgeb
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The place is good, space is well designed and drinks are nice but sometimes, you just get a bartender on a power trip who over does it. I had one here last night. So, don't bring up anything to do with ice or reusing a...More

Thank alreadygettingolder
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

What a refreshing change of pace with some classic true to skill traits. Here you will find people who know what real bartenders are. For this level of skill & quality they have great prices. High level spirits & beers. We had a great time...More

Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Fun place to hangout and gave some drinks. Great people watching as well lol. The bartenders are very friendly and very helpful. Clean bathrooms too.

Thank wendethummel
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We wandered into the Half Step because it was still playing live music after 10 pm on Sunday night. Most other Rainey Street venues stopped their music at 9 or 10. Great little spot that kept the music going until 1130 PM. Its also next...More

Thank marbenPa
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The Half Step is one of the great bars on Rainey Street. Mostly college students and food truck aficionados walk this street but it it a place to visit while in Austin to hear live music and eat locally. The bartenders are the best and...More

Thank WillIGoBack
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