Three dart boards, a pool table, a Ms. Pacman machine and a pure brass counter-mounted tap-tree make the Grackle a welcomed addition to the East Sixth bar scene. This bar, named for the ubiquitous birds that populate Austin, opened in 2011 by the same people behind neighbors Rio Rita, Shangri La, The Good Knight and Eastside Show Room.
A chill bar with a really, really dark interior and covered outdoor deck help to differentiate the Grackle from the rest of the dirt-and-gravel-patios down the road. Those that have discovered the Grackle praise it for its wide selection of draft beers and whiskeys. At night, come here to avoid overwhelming crowds; it's thankfully never too crowded.
Added bonus: You could spend all night here and never even have to leave for dinner. A few trailers, including the second location of East Side Kings, are located in the Grackle's parking lot.