Sipping a Pint in Your Very Own Creaky House in Austin, Texas
After a long day, all you want to do is go home, put your feet up, and crack open a beer. And at Lustre Pearl, you do just that: walk into a deteriorated old house, order a pint at the bar, and enjoy it on the porch or under the shade of the tree in the front yard. This drinking spot, a short stroll from downtown, sits across from an IHOP in an unassuming neighborhood of small homes. Inside, the chipped-off paint on its windowpanes and cracks and patches on its pale blue walls help to create a charmingly dilapidated space. The huge backyard of wooden tables is inviting—the "Welcome Home" greeting across the rear fence says it all. There's a jukebox, ping pong tables, and foosball table, not to mention a fireplace indoors that beckons you to sit and chat all night long.