The Mod Pad's Guide to Austin

Jake
The Mod Pad's Guide to Austin

Essentials

New, latest-tech flagship of the HEB stores. Pharmacy, music venue, electric car charging ports, and the cheapest gas in the area.
145 recommandé par les habitants
H-E-B
1801 East 51st Street
145 recommandé par les habitants
New, latest-tech flagship of the HEB stores. Pharmacy, music venue, electric car charging ports, and the cheapest gas in the area.
Cheapest gas in town.
H-E-B Fuel
1801 E 51st St
Cheapest gas in town.
Experience Aveda Products - Spa Services
Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Austin
6001 Middle Fiskville Road
Experience Aveda Products - Spa Services
For our Business Travelers, this is a very efficient office/store, convenient to other "errands".
Staples Ship Center
1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd
For our Business Travelers, this is a very efficient office/store, convenient to other "errands".

Shopping

Proximity to the grocery, and basic selection with good prices.
8 recommandé par les habitants
Twin Liquors
1801 East 51st Street
8 recommandé par les habitants
Proximity to the grocery, and basic selection with good prices.
The Rodeo Drive of Austin. Not a mall, but a venue of high-end shopping (versace, apple, Neiman Marcus, H&M, etc.) and food from local coffee & pizza to international cuisine.
397 recommandé par les habitants
The Domain
11410 Century Oaks Terrace
397 recommandé par les habitants
The Rodeo Drive of Austin. Not a mall, but a venue of high-end shopping (versace, apple, Neiman Marcus, H&M, etc.) and food from local coffee & pizza to international cuisine.
The re-developed Mueller Airport is now home to the full spectrum of shopping, from HEB Grocery, tacos, sushi, pizza, Greek, German, French, burgers, Emergency Medical Services, clothing, parks, and the Dell Children's Museum.
Mueller Market District
1801 E 51st St
The re-developed Mueller Airport is now home to the full spectrum of shopping, from HEB Grocery, tacos, sushi, pizza, Greek, German, French, burgers, Emergency Medical Services, clothing, parks, and the Dell Children's Museum.
High end grocery and liquor. Imports and specialty foods. Great place to explore inventory, eat at the deli, and find things you didn't know you needed. One of my favorite places.
Specs #60
5775 Airport Blvd
High end grocery and liquor. Imports and specialty foods. Great place to explore inventory, eat at the deli, and find things you didn't know you needed. One of my favorite places.

Drinks & Nightlife

A WALL FULL of local beer taps. Pizza artfully crafted to compliment the beer (and not ONE that I haven't liked!). The Tap Jockies depth of knowledgeable is as impressive as the selection. Listed by Eater Austin as a top pick for craft beers.
111 recommandé par les habitants
Pinthouse Pizza
4729 Burnet Road
111 recommandé par les habitants
A WALL FULL of local beer taps. Pizza artfully crafted to compliment the beer (and not ONE that I haven't liked!). The Tap Jockies depth of knowledgeable is as impressive as the selection. Listed by Eater Austin as a top pick for craft beers.
Don't buzz by too fast, you will miss it! And you DON'T want to do that. Everything is local-sourced, and beyond awesome. Beers, wines, alcohol, food (try all the pizzas). Exceptional. Parking across the street, you will be towed if you park on the side of the building (owned by another business).
40 recommandé par les habitants
King Bee Lounge
1906 East 12th Street
40 recommandé par les habitants
Don't buzz by too fast, you will miss it! And you DON'T want to do that. Everything is local-sourced, and beyond awesome. Beers, wines, alcohol, food (try all the pizzas). Exceptional. Parking across the street, you will be towed if you park on the side of the building (owned by another business).
THE Gay Bar for the over 30 crowd (you know, over the gay hill old). Muscle Bears. Fun.
6 recommandé par les habitants
The Iron Bear
121 West 8th Street
6 recommandé par les habitants
THE Gay Bar for the over 30 crowd (you know, over the gay hill old). Muscle Bears. Fun.
Tour, drink, hang out. One half mile from The Mod Pad.
13 recommandé par les habitants
The Austin Winery
13 recommandé par les habitants
Tour, drink, hang out. One half mile from The Mod Pad.
ZAGAT Rated Top 10 Wine Bars in Austin New Location at Mueller Feature French & Italian wines, cheese plates, and burgers.
51 recommandé par les habitants
Vino Vino
4119 Guadalupe St
51 recommandé par les habitants
ZAGAT Rated Top 10 Wine Bars in Austin New Location at Mueller Feature French & Italian wines, cheese plates, and burgers.
Sunday Brunch, Saturday night Karaoke Underground, pizza to keep you going!
48 recommandé par les habitants
Knomad Bar
1213 Corona Drive
48 recommandé par les habitants
Sunday Brunch, Saturday night Karaoke Underground, pizza to keep you going!
The Pub Crawl - THE Alternative to 6th Street Bars. The Brewery Shuttle Service will transport you & 4 guests. Call for reservations 512-662-3232. Alcohol allowed in the cab between locations.
Electric Cab of North America
5011 E Cesar Chavez St
The Pub Crawl - THE Alternative to 6th Street Bars. The Brewery Shuttle Service will transport you & 4 guests. Call for reservations 512-662-3232. Alcohol allowed in the cab between locations.
Casual Irish Pub. Guinness with fish & chips to Shepherd’s pie.
29 recommandé par les habitants
B.D. Riley's Irish Pub at Mueller
1905 Aldrich St
29 recommandé par les habitants
Casual Irish Pub. Guinness with fish & chips to Shepherd’s pie.
Craft beer and Micklethwait Craft Meats. Listed by Eater Austin as a top pick for craft beers.
41 recommandé par les habitants
Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches
3220 Manor Rd
41 recommandé par les habitants
Craft beer and Micklethwait Craft Meats. Listed by Eater Austin as a top pick for craft beers.
Hard-to-find craft beers
19 recommandé par les habitants
WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shop
1900 Simond Ave
19 recommandé par les habitants
Hard-to-find craft beers
Best Brewery Tour stop.
37 recommandé par les habitants
Austin Beerworks
3001 Industrial Terrace
37 recommandé par les habitants
Best Brewery Tour stop.
Is your evening in need of a hard reboot? If you can gain access to this seeming "computer store," you’ll find a speakeasy worthy of a bootlegger. Requiring a code that you’ll either have to steal from someone leaving or find through internet sleuthing, once you gain entrance to this bar you’ll find nary a floppy disk. Instead, the Red-Headed Stepchild awaits, the shadow twin to Repair Co. Boasting cleverly named drinks, and the special allure of light rum-infused milk with shots of cereal, this speakeasy takes a strange mash of influences and makes them the creepiest of cools.
11 recommandé par les habitants
Floppy Disk Repair Co.
119 E 5th St
11 recommandé par les habitants
Is your evening in need of a hard reboot? If you can gain access to this seeming "computer store," you’ll find a speakeasy worthy of a bootlegger. Requiring a code that you’ll either have to steal from someone leaving or find through internet sleuthing, once you gain entrance to this bar you’ll find nary a floppy disk. Instead, the Red-Headed Stepchild awaits, the shadow twin to Repair Co. Boasting cleverly named drinks, and the special allure of light rum-infused milk with shots of cereal, this speakeasy takes a strange mash of influences and makes them the creepiest of cools.
German Beir Garten and bowling alley. Old School. Paper score cards.
13 recommandé par les habitants
Scholz Garten
1607 San Jacinto Blvd
13 recommandé par les habitants
German Beir Garten and bowling alley. Old School. Paper score cards.
German comfort food and craft beers. Listed by Eater Austin as a top pick for craft beers.
32 recommandé par les habitants
Easy Tiger Linc
6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
32 recommandé par les habitants
German comfort food and craft beers. Listed by Eater Austin as a top pick for craft beers.

Entertainment & Activities

A good time, followed by roaming the streets sampling the street meat trailers.
99 recommandé par les habitants
Esther's Follies
525 East 6th Street
99 recommandé par les habitants
A good time, followed by roaming the streets sampling the street meat trailers.
The Rodeo BBQ Cook-offs Triathlons
7 recommandé par les habitants
Travis County Exposition Center
7311 Decker Lane
7 recommandé par les habitants
The Rodeo BBQ Cook-offs Triathlons
Local hidden gems and pub crawls Group Beer Bike activities A Sunday Funday must
Hipside Peddler
507 Calles St
Local hidden gems and pub crawls Group Beer Bike activities A Sunday Funday must
Tours, tubing and tube rentals (with front door pickup), Party Bus Rental
ATXcursions
602 E 4th St
Tours, tubing and tube rentals (with front door pickup), Party Bus Rental
Cruise the city and enjoy a some facts, stories and local craft beer.
Bike and Brew ATX
Cruise the city and enjoy a some facts, stories and local craft beer.
Small, classic Drive-In from the 1950s and 60s, complete with snack bar. 30-50 spaces, depending on size of vehicles, and also has space for pedestrian viewers ($5 per head). Enter under the water tower. Next to Rooster Teeth Productions. Mueller houses of a group of sound stages in Austin, one of which was used by Mike Judge to film "Idiocracy" in 2005.
25 recommandé par les habitants
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In
2103 Lowden Lane
25 recommandé par les habitants
Small, classic Drive-In from the 1950s and 60s, complete with snack bar. 30-50 spaces, depending on size of vehicles, and also has space for pedestrian viewers ($5 per head). Enter under the water tower. Next to Rooster Teeth Productions. Mueller houses of a group of sound stages in Austin, one of which was used by Mike Judge to film "Idiocracy" in 2005.
Dinner and a movie, with a bar downstairs. Not cheap, but great food and a fun way to watch a movie.
125 recommandé par les habitants
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mueller
1911 Aldrich St
125 recommandé par les habitants
Dinner and a movie, with a bar downstairs. Not cheap, but great food and a fun way to watch a movie.
"Eat, drink, party, play." What more could anyone want?
40 recommandé par les habitants
Pinballz Arcade
8940 Research Boulevard
40 recommandé par les habitants
"Eat, drink, party, play." What more could anyone want?
LONGEST & FASTEST ZIPLINE IN TEXAS
53 recommandé par les habitants
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
53 recommandé par les habitants
LONGEST & FASTEST ZIPLINE IN TEXAS

Getting Around

Always have the best experiences here. Quick, easy access, good selection. Skip the Airport Fees. They pick you up also.
Hertz
911 W Anderson Ln
Always have the best experiences here. Quick, easy access, good selection. Skip the Airport Fees. They pick you up also.
Full Service Bike Rentals with helmets, locks and bike routes, $30 per day.
12 recommandé par les habitants
Austin Bike Tours & Rentals
102 West 3rd Street
12 recommandé par les habitants
Full Service Bike Rentals with helmets, locks and bike routes, $30 per day.

Everything Else

Cavern "accidentally" discovered while building I-35. Beautiful!
64 recommandé par les habitants
Inner Space Cavern
4200 Interstate 35
64 recommandé par les habitants
Cavern "accidentally" discovered while building I-35. Beautiful!
Small, classic Drive-In from the 1950s and 60s, complete with snack bar. 30-50 spaces, depending on size of vehicles, and also has space for pedestrian viewers ($5 per head). Enter under the water tower. Next to Rooster Teeth Productions. Mueller houses of a group of sound stages in Austin, one of which was used by Mike Judge to film "Idiocracy" in 2005.
25 recommandé par les habitants
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In
2103 Lowden Lane
25 recommandé par les habitants
Small, classic Drive-In from the 1950s and 60s, complete with snack bar. 30-50 spaces, depending on size of vehicles, and also has space for pedestrian viewers ($5 per head). Enter under the water tower. Next to Rooster Teeth Productions. Mueller houses of a group of sound stages in Austin, one of which was used by Mike Judge to film "Idiocracy" in 2005.

Parks & Nature

Mueller Lake & Hiking Trails
Jaw-dropping beauty. The park has a capacity limit, which fills up fast in hot weather (waiting lines), but worth the morning trip.
52 recommandé par les habitants
Hamilton Pool Preserve
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd
52 recommandé par les habitants
Jaw-dropping beauty. The park has a capacity limit, which fills up fast in hot weather (waiting lines), but worth the morning trip.
Great views, a nice lake, hiking trails, dog friendly, food & drinks available on the perimeter. A fun sunny day!
110 recommandé par les habitants
Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Boulevard
110 recommandé par les habitants
Great views, a nice lake, hiking trails, dog friendly, food & drinks available on the perimeter. A fun sunny day!