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The Liberty

Dive Bar and Bar$$$$
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  • Emily C.
    "Cheap drinks and East Side king out back, what's not to love?"(8 Tips)
    Austin Chronicle
    "Cheap drinks + ESK curry buns and beet fries"(2 Tips)
    J P.
    "The chicken buns and beet fries are so ridiculously good."(2 Tips)
    Tonic Music
    "Super laid back, cheap beer, East Side King's original home."(9 Tips)
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 5, 2013
    Cheap drinks + ESK curry buns and beet fries make this our go-to bar. Chances are you’ll run into someone you know on the back patio, and the communal benches mean you’ll be making new friends, too.
  • Sheyla C.
    Sheyla ConcepcionMarch 8, 2016
    Get there early and drink pints of PBR for about $1-1.50. East Side King is out back so don't forget to grab a bite. Texas Mules are 👌. P.S. It's 21+.
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360March 29, 2012
    Liberty is perfect for dreary, rainy nights, when it evokes a basement, thanks to the enveloping darkness. Easy to get to, easy to park, easy to say “Hey, I just want a drink real quick-like.” Read more
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2012
    Chill bar on the East side of 35 if you're looking to break away from the Dirty Sixth insanity. Cheap drinks, relaxed environment and most importantly an East Side King trailer in the back!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SneedMarch 28, 2015
    Cool bar, & the Thai food truck rocks. Get the pork belly steamed buns & the Brussels sprouts salad & the fried beets no matter what!
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurMay 31, 2016
    Very laid back bar with chill vibes. And with East Side King out back with its chicken buns and brussel sprout fries, this is a fav.
  • J P.
    J POctober 3, 2014
    Amazing bar and great backyard with the best food truck ever. The chicken buns and beet fries are so ridiculously good.
  • Frank B.
    Frank BurnsMarch 26, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Unlikely to retain its charm, due to food journalism coverage and the construction of condos across the street. Enjoy until!
  • Tony B.
    Tony BlankAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap drinks and some of the best food in Austin! Get the Brussels sprouts
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 12, 2011
    Beet hash browns? You know you want some, and Liberty's food truck around back can deliver some liberty to your tastebuds.
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyFebruary 22, 2015
    Price is right. Atmosphere is tits. East side king is making up some crazy food out back too.
  • Ian L.
    Ian LundJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite bar in austin so far. Super friendly staff. Best juke i've ever seen!
  • Britten W.
    Britten WolfAugust 7, 2014
    With cheap drinks, an extensive backyard and East Side King, it's hard not to spend a day drinking here.
  • Robin K.
    Robin KuemmelJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The east side king trailer is legit. Try some curry buns. Oh and the bartenders are rad!
  • bibliotekah
    bibliotekahAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    chill dive vibes. best reason to come is for the east side king trailer in the back.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CharltonSeptember 5, 2014
    Cheap drinks and East Side king out back, what's not to love?
  • Meagan S.
    Meagan Solis ♑September 6, 2014
    Stiff mixed drinks and happy hour until nine. Grungy and dark.
  • Nom Nom PR
    Nom Nom PRMay 3, 2012
    Cool bar but what really makes this place is Bravo's Top Chef Paul Qui's Eastside King trailer!
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn SprockettDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're buying drinks with a card but want food out back later, be sure to ask the bartender to hold your ID instead of your card.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SpadierAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap strong drinks, quintessential food truck, hipster paradise
  • Ricky R.
    Ricky RooMarch 28, 2010
    Go out back to the patio and order some beet home fries or the fried brussels sprout salad. your life will be changed.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchMarch 7, 2012
    The "Dive Bar" label doesn't do the smell (or attitude you'll catch from the hipster bartenders) justice. But hey, at least the beers are cheap, right?
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasNovember 8, 2014
    Large garden, good beers.
  • Teresita C.
    Teresita CochranMarch 11, 2011
    hungry? go straight out back and order food at the the food truck first!
  • Scott B.
    Scott BJune 8, 2013
    Very chill place with a pool table.
  • Tonic Music
    Tonic MusicMarch 20, 2012
    Super laid back, cheap beer, East Side King's original home.
  • Andrew O.
    Andrew OsborneMarch 12, 2014
    Grab a beer and get in line for some East Side Kings!
  • Joycott
    JoycottApril 16, 2014
    Earth Day is a great day to get shitfaced. 5% of your bar tab goes to support eco-friendly causes.
  • Esmaeil K.
    Esmaeil KhaksariDecember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Befriend the bartenders. They're all great guys.
  • Nina N.
    Nina NinaNovember 7, 2012
    Pork belly, beets and brussel sprouts, oh my!!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuApril 9, 2016
    Love the outdoor patio! Such great vibes.
  • Alan R.
    Alan RadvinskyJanuary 17, 2012
    Get a well drink and a beer for $4. Best deal in town.
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HermannsApril 24, 2013
    Brussel sprouts are to DIE for!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 7, 2016
    Cheap drinks and love the outdoor seating
  • cecilia p.
    cecilia pagkalinawanMarch 11, 2011
    Order pork belly in a bun from the backyard truck.
  • Carlo 🍙 S.
    Carlo 🍙 SApril 17, 2013
    Get everything on the menu at East Side King's in the back.
  • Rick O.
    Rick OrrMay 13, 2010
    Use TabbedOut to open and pay your tab with your iPhone or android phone. Free download on iTunes and marketplace app stores.
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WJanuary 29, 2011
    Pork buns are awesome!!! Beer isn't bad either.
  • Joycott
    JoycottApril 17, 2014
    Earth Day is a great day to get drunk. 5% of your bar tab goes to support eco-friendly causes.
  • Kathie H.
    Kathie Hixon-SmithMarch 17, 2012
    Chill and fun. Great music from Minneapolis!
  • Ernie V.
    Ernie VillarrealNovember 27, 2011
    The tongue buns are epic!!!
  • Tom 🐳 H.
    Tom 🐳 HuynhSeptember 27, 2011
    Gotta try East Side Kings if you come here! Read more
  • J Catherine T.
    J Catherine ThompsonSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The women's restroom is cramped and dirty. You'd be better off using the port-a-potty on the patio.
  • Jacki B.
    Jacki BrinkerOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    awesome staff, chill environment, cheap drinks.
  • Pachi T.
    Pachi TamerApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best food truck in town.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GilbertJuly 1, 2012
    Free Brooklyn Lager or Strongbow today!
  • Janine V.
    Janine VeazueOctober 11, 2012
    The bun truck takes cards!
  • brittany
    brittanyAugust 9, 2013
    the ladies' room smells like watermelon jolly ranchers
  • Matt M.
    Matt MalloySeptember 18, 2013
    Love this place
  • Christian W.
    Christian WoffordFebruary 19, 2015
    Chicken kara-age
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FloresMay 12, 2013
    Beet fries!!!!!!
  • Graciela E.
    Graciela EscareñoOctober 22, 2013
    The bartender with a beard is rude and confrontational. How do you not have time to make irish car bombs? Will never step foot in the place again.
  • Corey T.
    Corey ThrashJune 6, 2010
    Order a mixed drink its a stiff pour
  • Cody F.
    Cody FowlerJuly 31, 2011
    Tai chicken is killer
  • Damian K.
    Damian KeeghanMarch 12, 2011
    Check into John Mullens too (he's the DJ)
  • Britton G.
    Britton GreenNovember 20, 2009
    Get some strongbow and do not let them give you a Texas Death Rattler!!!
  • Jess G.
    Jess GarciaDecember 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Use tabbed out, such a lifesaver.
  • Patrick P.
    Patrick PriceMarch 13, 2013
    H20 $2...why?
  • Haylee R.
    Haylee RoulainMay 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    best bar staff in town hands down!
  • Holly
    HollyFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for that second step.
  • Forrest E.
    Forrest ElliottJanuary 12, 2010
    You haven't lived until you've peed in the trough.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GardnerOctober 8, 2011
    Not gonna lie... Kettle & tonic was def watered down like a mug.
  • Graciela E.
    Graciela EscareñoOctober 22, 2013
    I've had the worst service of my life, and i will never step foot in this establishment again. Goodbye East Side King.
  • Charlie T.
    Charlie TFebruary 22, 2010
    Dewars 12 now @ Liberty
  • Destiny G.
    Destiny GreenFebruary 28, 2010
    Where are we gonna find your new hipster bf? Not here.
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