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Half Step

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Half Step
Photograph: Courtesy Half Step/Claire McCormackHalf Step
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

You’ll find Half Step in a small renovated house like many other Rainey Street bars, but the concept and bar talent sets it far apart from its neighbors. The previously run-down, sketchy structure was gutted and restored, and is now decked out in tea-stained wallpaper and church pew-like booths. Founder Chris Bostick has used his experience in the beverage industry—he was formerly the general manager of Los Angeles’s covert cocktail den the Varnish—to create a stunning bar program with meticulously crafted offerings, including a cult-favorite, the Ginger Paloma. The easiest way to find Half Step is to look for the baby blue house emblazoned with the motto, “You earned it.”

Written by
Anastacia Uriegas

Details

Address:
75 1/2 Rainey St
Austin
Opening hours:
Mon–Fri 4pm–2am, Sat–Sun 2pm–2am
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