If you’re craving to spend a night on the town, but the crowded, commercial feel of Sixth Street makes you cringe, try Rainey Street. This row of historic cottage-style homes-turned bars is the best remedy to spending a more relaxed evening with good company, great brews, and live music.
By Kelsey Daubner
79 & 81 Rainey Street
Head to Bangers for a banging good time! With a stage in the back, Bangers hosts live music, mostly country, to create a good, old-fashioned atmosphere. With their 30 varieties of house-made sausage and over 100 beers on draft, you won’t leave hungry. That’s for sure. If this visit just wasn’t enough stop by in the morning for brunch as well. Their quiche of the day won’t let you down, promise.
92 Rainey Street
You can’t make a trip to Rainey Street without stopping here to take a picture in front of the infamous “I hate you so much” wall, which is mocking the popular tourist attraction at Jo’s Coffee on South Congress Avenue, which reads, “I love you so much.” Plus, any bar with a taco truck located in its backyard is a must.
83 Rainey Street
For a twist on the typical bar, Icenhauer’s drinks are titled after women’s names. Their cocktails are infused with real ingredients too. This home was owned until 2009, renovated in 2010 and transformed into a great social bar, with multiple rooms for lounging around with friends.
61 Rainey Street
I hope you like beer! Craft Pride is a beer lover’s paradise. Their pride comes from their mission to enable the community to delight in local beer. With fifty-four taps and a team of highly-knowledgeable beer drinkers, you’ll surely find the most suitable craft beer for you. Come back around the holidays to try their seasonal brews.
For those late-night cravings, the perfect finish to Rainey Street is a stop at one of the food trucks in the food park. Pizza, donuts, tacos – you name it. The night is not complete without one of these late night snacks.