When it comes to explaining an area such as Rainey Street to someone who may have never been to this particular area, chances are they may end up having a hard time believing that it’s a real place. Think of it, though, as more like Disneyland for adults: patios covered with string lights, food trucks, delicious craft cocktails, crafstman-style houses that are really bars, and many people who are in the mood to have a good time.
While Rainey Street has become quite the destination for tourists, it’s just as popular with locals as well. No matter where you may be coming from, there are all sorts of places to visit on Rainey Street.
Here are four of the best places to visit on Rainey Street.
- One of the best places to eat and drink on Rainey Street is Little Brother, which is an all-day cafe and bar located at the bottom of the Millennium Apartment building and is also owned by the same team as West Fifth’s Better Half. Depending on the time of day or night you decide to head over, Little Brother serves sandwiches, coffee, and alcohol. The establishment itself is just four bar stools and a standing room for a few other people, which essentially means that you will either need to get your coffee order to go or try to get there as early in the night as you possibly can if you want any chance at all of snagging a seat at the bar.
- Another great place to visit on Rainey Street is Javelina, which has the distinction of being open until 1:30 AM – later than any other spot in the area. It’s also one establishment where you can drink liquor, beer, and wine, as well as get a good meal until closing time. Javelina is made up of an indoor bar, as well as indoor and outdoor seating. Some of the food offerings include the miga burger, which includes a fried egg on top, as well as blackened fish tacos and fried chicken tacos and pork chile cheese fries.
- One other great place to eat and drink on Rainey Street is Lustre Pearl, which is actually in a new location following the closing of the original Rainey Street Lustre Pearl. Thankfully, the new location is just as great as the original, as you can enjoy fun games, delicious frozen drinks, and an upstairs deck with an amazing view of the local skyline, whether it’s during the day or night.
- Another popular place to go see on Rainey Street is Icenhauer’s, thanks in large part to their amazing and delicious cocktails, including the popular sangria in a jar. Another great fact about this particular establishment is that patrons can also bring their dogs to partake in the exciting atmosphere, as well as enjoy it with either a few friends or a bigger crowd. Icenhauer’s also hosts a special “Super Soul Sunday” dance party with live music that is always great fun.
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