Sleep Inn & Suites Austin - Northeast
8410 Highway 290 East
Austin, TX 78724
Phone: (512) 524-5400
Fax: (512) 524-5401
Bars & Cafes
The name means "thatched roof," and it is hard to miss this one, atop a large Mexican restaurant alongside Highway 290. The casual, spacious interior allows for conversation without noise from the kitchen or too-close fellow diners crowding in. Generous Tex-Mex combination plates are the rule here. Try the satisfying enchiladas and bring the rest home for the next day. You will find nearly fish bowl-sized margaritas from the full bar that are not to be missed, and an all you can eat fajita buffet Saturday nights. Karaoke is offered in an adjacent area on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
'Bout Time II is a gay-friendly bar located on the northern side of Austin. It has earned quite a few regular customers thanks to its friendly service and reasonable prices. They have a variety of DJs spinning tunes throughout the week (there's plenty of space to dance) and special events occurring regularly, including drag shows, pool tournaments and karaoke.
300 Austin, is known as Austin's best sports bar, thanks to so many alleys to knock down pins over and over again. Besides the bowling mania, there are TV screens to watch other sports as well. A huge bar that provides an enormous variety of drinks and specials. One must try the lychee lemonade. The crowd is quite hip within all age groups. With smart lighting and good music in the background, this place certainly deserves a ten on ten.
Nomad Bar is quite an undertaking not too far from Downtown. This place has a trendy atmosphere buzzing around, while the people come here just to have a great time. Most come here after work, while for the rest, it's a regular fun outing. The chairs and tables are over-sized and comfy too. Not to mention the outdoor patio, where the weather feels just right. A potential romantic spot as well. But, this glistening bar is mainly better of for friend circles. It has a great range of premium drinks to select from, while the bartenders are professional thus bankable. The food served here is really delicious. One must try the hummus plate, which you may be surprised by its taste and texture. Occasional live music is just one the best aspects of this bar. A favorite spot for many. This place opens at 5pm.
Carousel Lounge is a mildly unorthodox bar in Austin, with a crazy circus theme. Check out the pink elephant and lion-tamer murals including a real miniature carousel behind the bar. Carousel Lounge is well-known for their unpredictable stage acts, from amazing musical acts or sensuous belly-dancers. Opened in the 1960s, this bar is still the favorite of many an Austin resident. The bar has a divey feel to it, with drinks available at dirt cheap rates.
Quality Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar is part of the owner's retail and wholesale market, so you are sure that the fish is fresh. The menu features an extensive variety that will please any lover of seafood, with crawfish and catfish being popular favorites. While buying fish for your home, grab a dinner of oysters, scallops or cod. You can bring your whole family here, as the rates are moderate. You can also host your celebration here and treat your guests to fresh bounties from the sea.
Kick Butt Coffee, is famous for its freshly roasted coffees which they have to offer. The taste of every coffee will wake you up from the sleepy mood you're in. Apart from the variety in their coffee menu, they do have a full bar not to mention snacks like pizzas et al. With a clean and a comfy ambiance, the staff provides you with good service. Stand-up acts, Wi-fi and a big screen television to add to the customer's entertainment and satisfaction.
Serving as a rare hipster oasis in an area that's otherwise uniformly rustic (a restaurant specializing in chicken giblets sits nearby), Barfly's brings in the scenesters by way of youthful camaraderie, a revered, genre-bending jukebox and some of the most genial bartenders for miles around. Inside, the bar is dark, dank and loud, but all in a good way, whereas the lower backyard area, which is accessible by staircase and dotted with picnic tables, is better equipped for mingling among strangers. And though the available beer selection does cover all the bases, this is by and large a liquor bar.
Tejano Ranch, is a nightclub known for its country/tejano type of music. Mainly known for the events on every Friday and Saturday, this club can really make you experience an eventful evening. The club has a slight touch of Texas atmosphere, not to mention the cowboy hats worn by many men out there. Drink at great prices with the DJ doing his bit. Live bands and more to add to this unusual club in Austin.
Curiosity is the tool that Kome has used to entice strangers to its establishment. To the unseeing eye, it is easy to miss until you notice the large wooden letters on the wall. The menu is unique because it has been designed specifically for Kome Sushi Kitchen, and features home-style preparations. The restaurant itself creates some atmosphere of Japanese authenticity by using Japanese names and characters on their notice board, as well as serving their sushi on wooden blocks. This place also attracts natives, hip Austinites, and sushi lovers. It is certainly a hidden gem.
The historic building that now houses the Sahara Lounge has a long nightlife history, having been host to various clubs and restaurants since its construction in 1962. Today, the Sahara Lounge is a live music venue and bar that presents an eclectic array of music genres, from indie and country to African and Brazilian music, and everything between. The comfortable lounge offers up a Saturday buffet to its patrons and free snacks the rest of the week, so you can really get some bang for your buck. The Sahara Lounge is one of Austin's favorite places for what the city does best: live music.
More aptly named when the airport used to be in the vicinity and airplanes would fly directly overhead, Flightpath continues to be a charming, though quieter, neighborhood coffee spot. This area of town has a large student population, many of whom frequent this spot to study or to relax. The interior is very inviting with couches and interesting furniture. A small patio houses tables out front and on the side of the building. It neighbors a great thrift shop and an unusual art gallery—take a peek in those shops before you get too comfortable here.