About a month ago, Jim and I headed out on our bikes to explore downtown on our bikes. The weather was still pretty nice so it wasn't terrible to peddle around downtown. We didn't have a solid plan, just some ideas on where we wanted to go. We did try to hit places that we haven't been to before to see if we could find some cool places.
Our first stop was a bar that bases the prices of the beer on supply and demand. Meaning... the more people order a certain beer, it will go up in price. It allows some of the lesser known beers the option to get ordered for cheaper. They have around 72 beers on taps (always rotating). They have booths inside that have their own TV, so you can pick and choose what you want to watch (good for sporting events). We had one beer, enjoyed the patio then hopped back on the bikes to our next destination.
We tried to go to Peche but they weren't open yet, so we headed over to Cantina Laredo for a couple of margaritas. This wasn't a new place to us, but it was on the way to our next destination so we stopped in for a couple of drinks. I got the raspberry margarita... love those! :)
Our next stop was for some grub, and I couldn't wait to get back to this place. We went to Second Bar and Grill to get some burgers. I have heard excellent things about their burgers and knew this would be a perfect time to get one. We started off with their buffalo fried pickles.... YUM. I am a HUGE fan of fried pickles and these did not disappoint. The buffalo sauce was good but it seemed like it was brushed on to the pickles because it was uneven on the pickles. But that didn't stop us from eating all of them :)
This burger was GREAT and the fries were so crispy. It was hard to get back on the bike to continue our journey with a belly full of delish food (and more beer).
After eating, we headed over to Rainey Street to check out the new bars over there. Our first stop was Blackheart Bar. It has an awesome feel... laid back and comfortable. They have seating in the front of the building as well as in the back with one bar in the house. We were one of the few patrons in there, but I'm sure they got busy when night came.
After Blackheart Bar we headed over to Javelina. Javelina was smaller than Blackheart Bar but had just as much character. The bartender was pretty cool so we chatted with him for a bit while watching UT baseball on their TV.
After we were done on Rainey Street we decided to ride up to the pedestrian bridge over Town Lake to watch the Sunset.
It was a beautiful way to end a very fun day!!