Mueller is a lively hub for locals and visitors, located comfortably in central east Austin, Texas. This planned community has an energetic central district with popular restaurants, family-friendly activities, shopping and more. Make time to explore East Austin's Mueller neighborhood in Austin; here are some of the top places to eat and things to do in the area.

DINING

Bao'd Up
Ever had an Asian steamed bun (bao)? Give them a try at this fast, casual restaurant that serves, not only house-made bao but also, bubble tea and spicy fries.

B.D Riley's Irish Pub
Stop by this iconic Austin pub's new sister location to enjoy an urban oasis of good beer, fine food and regular live music and event.

Colleen’s Kitchen
A family owned and operated go-to spot for anyone craving southern-inspired cuisine.

Halcyon Coffee + Bar 
Whether you’re looking for a place to relax with a cappuccino or a soothing night of live jazz, this coffee house and bar is where you'll want to be.

J.T. Youngblood's Fried Chicken
A classic Texas restaurant serving up legendary fried chicken along with delicious house-made pies and yeast rolls.

Lick Honest Ice Creams
Come try farm-to-table artisanal ice cream made with local ingredients and unique flavors. Get creative with the cilantro lime or sweet persimmon!

L'Oca D'Oro
A true Italian restaurant serving up handcrafted pasta and artisanal cheeses, breads and liqueurs and a staff that strives to make their guests feel like family.

Stella Public House
Stop by this midcentury modern restaurant to enjoy locally-sourced, artesian wood-fired pizza and craft beer.

Kids on Playground at the Thinkery in the winter
Thinkery. Credit Tyler O’Neill.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Take in dinner and a show (or sing-a-long) at the Mueller location of Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse.

Barre3
Get your sweat on at this studio that provides a full-body workout, leaving your body and mind balanced and empowered.

Mueller Lake Park
Walk (or jog) around this 30-acre park and experience the natural beauty; or let the kids explore the playscape while you shop the farmers market on Sundays.

Neofauve Studio & Gallery
Stop by this local gallery to see the house collection, or visit during a quarterly art shows and the EAST and WEST Studio Tours.

Thinkery
If you’re looking for something to do for whole family, check out the Thinkery, Austin's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) museum.

SHOPPING

Ino Scarf Boutique
Shop handmade, unique silk scarves and ties at this local boutique.

Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller
One of Austin’s favorite farmers’ markets, shop and enjoy local produce, vendors, live music and free yoga every Sunday and Wednesday (seasonally).

Toy Dojo
A toy mecca for any toy collector, here you’ll find not only Japanese Transformers and many imported robots but also all the latest pop culture toys.

Whichcraft Tap Room & Beer Store
If you’re a beer fan, stop by to enjoy hand curated draft beer, tastings and events.

Contributed by Rowen Gregorcyk-Landrey, Visit Austin Marketing Communications Intern.