- January 21, 2021

A Guide to Living in the Burnet Road Area of Austin


The Burnet Road area of Austin offers an urban feel with tons of bars, restaurants, parks, and coffee shops. Many residents in this neighborhood are young professionals as there are many homes and apartments to rent. 

Here’s everything you need to know about living in the Burnet Road area:


For fast, casual dining, we recommend Jewboy Burgers and Nosh and Bevvy. Jewboy Burger is a mixture of traditional Mexican culture with a traditional Jewish twist. The clever menu features charbroiled burgers, latkes, and chili. For that pub feel with fish and chips, Nosh and Bevvy serves your favorite British classics with friendly service. For coffee plus way more, check out Brentwood Social House. You can get your coffee fix in the morning and delicious Shepherd’s pie for dinner. 

If you’re looking for a great date night spot, Barley Swine has a one-of-a-kind tasting menu with fantastic cocktails. Grab a reservation at the chef’s table for the most intimate dining experience.

One of our favorite North Burnet restaurants is The Peached Tortilla. Starting off as a food truck, the folks at The Peached Tortilla are putting a unique Southern spin on some Asian classics. Pro tip: Go on Wednesdays for their Fried Chicken and Whiskey Wednesday. You’ll thank us later. 

The Peached Tortilla

For all our vegans out there, Citizen Eatery will fool even the meat loving eaters. From their nachos, to their veggie burger, to their staff and decor — this place does not disappoint. 

Fans of all day breakfast? Stinson’s Bistro is your spot. This hidden gem offers a great dog-friendly patio and delicious breakfast tacos. We’re also big fans of their Green Chili Huevos Rancheros. For a grab and go breakfast, Donut 7 not only serves amazing breakfast tacos and kolaches, but they’re served by the friendliest staff and owners. They’ve been serving breakfast fare since 1983 and will keep you coming back for more. 

Got kids? Waterloo Ice House on Burnet has an all-new patio and play area! You can learn more about it here.

Bars and Drinks:

Yard Bar, Austin’s first restaurant, bar, and dog park, is a completely off-leash dog park that allows you to drink while your pup plays. You can purchase a day pass, a five-day pass, or a monthly pass, which gets you and your feline friend unlimited entry for a month. 

Photo courtesy of @yardbar

Beer lovers rejoice! Growler Room features 30 taps pouring beer, cider, mead, cold brew, and ginger beer. Dean and Sydney, the two employees, are extremely knowledgeable about all things craft beer. Don’t forget your growler at home! Take it with you, fill it, and have a pint at home. 

Cocktails, pool, skee-ball, and low lighting. Everything you would want at a dive bar. The Aristocrat Lounge is a laid back bar with indoor and outdoor seating with a food truck. 


The 78758 area code is home to the most breweries in one Austin zip code. Adelbert’s Brewery, Austin Beerworks, Hopsquad Brewing Co., Circle Brewing Co., Oskar Blues, 4th Tap Brewing, and Celis Brewery. Whew!


In need of a gift for literally anyone in your life? Shop local at Atown. This adorable local shop has accessories, jewelry, kitchen gifts, TONS of socks, hilarious cards, local artwork, and much more. But beware, you will want to buy the entire store. 

Photo courtesy of @shop_atown

We all know Austin Pets Alive! and the amazing work they do for animals in Austin, but did you know they have their own thrift store? This funky resale store sells clothing, shoes, handbags, and more in the well-organized and clean Austin Pets Alive! Thrift


Looking for some competitive family fun? K1 Speed gets your adrenaline going with an indoor go-kart track. They also have arcade games and food after you’ve worked up an appetite. 

Parks and Green Spaces:

In the heart of Burnet is Ramsey Park, a quaint, neighborhood park with a playground, outdoor pool, tennis court, basketball court, and softball field. The giant climbing structure on the playground is surrounded by tons of space to run around and play. 

Northwest District Park is hidden neighborhood park with large playscape, picnic tables, and tons of green space for any outdoor activity.

Housing Market: 

According to Redfin, most of the residents on Burnet Road rent their properties. The average sale price of a home in the area is $175K and homes are typically on the market for about 40 days. People moving to the Burnet area are usually young professionals. There are only two elementary schools in the neighborhood so if you’re looking for a neighborhood with a ton of schools, this isn’t it. There are, however, a ton of apartment complexes in the neighborhood, and most are rated extremely high. The area is very walkable and bikeable, but not great for public transit.   

Photo courtesy of @emilyrosshomes

Featured photo via Brentwood Social House on Instagram.

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