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Hot spot: Reveling on Rainey Street

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Perhaps the busiest joint on the street these days is Banger’s. Folks gather around communal tables in the beer-and-sausage hall or out in the spacious garden. This must appeal to something primal, because Bangers always appears busy. (DEBORAH CANNON/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Rainey Street nightlife has settled into a groove. More than 20 bars, cafes and food trailers feel more and more at home abutting about as many residences and boarded-up buildings in the shadows of multiplying towers.

Take a virtual tour with our interactive guide to Rainey Street bars, read more about them in Michael Barnes’ story, and see photos in our gallery.