Eric’s guide to Austin

Eric
Eric’s guide to Austin

Grocery Stores

Your condo includes a fully kitchen equipped and here are some locations within walking distance were you can get groceries.
Prepared meals, deli counter, snacks and more!
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Whole Foods Market
525 North Lamar Boulevard
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Prepared meals, deli counter, snacks and more!
If just interested in the essentials... this is an a good choice.
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CVS
500 Congress Ave
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If just interested in the essentials... this is an a good choice.
Ok - not within walking distance, but H-E-B is the dominant grocery store chain in South Texas. It's the reason you won't find Albertsons, Kroger, Safeway, etc in the area. Great prices and a wide selection.
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H-E-B
2400 South Congress Avenue
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Ok - not within walking distance, but H-E-B is the dominant grocery store chain in South Texas. It's the reason you won't find Albertsons, Kroger, Safeway, etc in the area. Great prices and a wide selection.

Free Things To Do

Here are some budget stretching things to do while in Austin.
This small history museum is housed in the original Austin Public Library building, and contains a quick overview of the history and growth of Austin. Just around the corner from the Wyndham.
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
810 Guadalupe St
This small history museum is housed in the original Austin Public Library building, and contains a quick overview of the history and growth of Austin. Just around the corner from the Wyndham.
The Texas State Capitol building offers free tours of the Capitol Building, or you can just stroll the Capitol grounds and take in all the monuments to those who have been instrumental in the history of Texas.
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Capitole de l'État du Texas
1100 Congress Avenue
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The Texas State Capitol building offers free tours of the Capitol Building, or you can just stroll the Capitol grounds and take in all the monuments to those who have been instrumental in the history of Texas.
The Congress Avenue Bridge is where the largest urban colony of Mexican Freetail Bats roost. And in the evening they flood out to hunt for insects.
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Congress Avenue Bridge
South Congress Avenue
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The Congress Avenue Bridge is where the largest urban colony of Mexican Freetail Bats roost. And in the evening they flood out to hunt for insects.
Iconic statue to Stevie Ray Vaughan is located just across the river.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue
Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
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Iconic statue to Stevie Ray Vaughan is located just across the river.

Culture/HIstory

Here are some great cultural/historic sites to visit in the downtown area.
Museum dedicated to the 36th President and Texas native - Lyndon Baines Johnson.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
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Museum dedicated to the 36th President and Texas native - Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Great museum covering the history of Texas.
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Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Avenue
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Great museum covering the history of Texas.
"Keep Austin Weird" is frequent saying in South Texas - and here is a museum dedicated to all things weird. A little cheesy, but sometimes that is a good thing.
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Museum of the Weird
412 East 6th Street
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"Keep Austin Weird" is frequent saying in South Texas - and here is a museum dedicated to all things weird. A little cheesy, but sometimes that is a good thing.
It's an Art Museum.....
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The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center
700 Congress Avenue
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It's an Art Museum.....

Music Venues

The music scene is Austin is year-round, highlighted by South By Southwest (SxSW) in the spring and Austin City LImits in the fall. In the downtown area it is clustered around a number of larger venues on 2nd Street and the bars and honky-tonk's on 6th Street.
Also known as "Dirty Austin" - the five block area from I-35 to Brazos on Sixth Street is home of too many live music venues and bars to mention. This is the area that has given Austin the name of the "Live Music Capitol". From Thursday evening thru Saturday evening they close this area to cars and turn it into the entertainment district.
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East 6th Street
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Also known as "Dirty Austin" - the five block area from I-35 to Brazos on Sixth Street is home of too many live music venues and bars to mention. This is the area that has given Austin the name of the "Live Music Capitol". From Thursday evening thru Saturday evening they close this area to cars and turn it into the entertainment district.
Check for opening times and acts. Venue is also used for many concerts from touring acts (Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, etc.).
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Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
310 W Willie Nelson Blvd
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Check for opening times and acts. Venue is also used for many concerts from touring acts (Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, etc.).
Good Texas BBQ and a great open-air music venue. Check their website for whose playing this week - you might be surprised who you see!
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Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River Street
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Good Texas BBQ and a great open-air music venue. Check their website for whose playing this week - you might be surprised who you see!

Brewpubs

You can't miss this bright blue brewery on East Sixth Street, home to coffee, beer, tacos and, you guessed it, cold, fermented goodness. Stop by in the morning for tacos and coffee from Austin roasters Tiny House Coffee or chill on the patio with your pup and enjoy an English, Irish, Belgian or American old world-style beer.
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Lazarus Brewing Co.
1902 E 6th St
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You can't miss this bright blue brewery on East Sixth Street, home to coffee, beer, tacos and, you guessed it, cold, fermented goodness. Stop by in the morning for tacos and coffee from Austin roasters Tiny House Coffee or chill on the patio with your pup and enjoy an English, Irish, Belgian or American old world-style beer.
Pub with a vast array of craft-beer taps, plus fish tacos & more in brick-walled digs with a patio.
Waller Creek Pub House
603 Sabine Street
Pub with a vast array of craft-beer taps, plus fish tacos & more in brick-walled digs with a patio.
Come for the juicy smoked BBQ, stay for the home-brewed Lazy Day Lager.
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Uncle Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse
1530 Barton Springs Road
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Come for the juicy smoked BBQ, stay for the home-brewed Lazy Day Lager.

Live Music

Too many to mention.... but here a few favorites of my friends and I.... all in the downtown area
For 23 years, the Flamingo Cantina has been known as the people’s favorite Austin venue for “good vibes music” – live reggae, ska, Latin and worldbeat music, as well as rock, hip hop, alternative and more. Every Thursday is Latin night.
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Flamingo Cantina
515 East 6th Street
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For 23 years, the Flamingo Cantina has been known as the people’s favorite Austin venue for “good vibes music” – live reggae, ska, Latin and worldbeat music, as well as rock, hip hop, alternative and more. Every Thursday is Latin night.
Best metal bar in Austin and a great place to catch a live band in Austin.
Dirty Dog Bar
505 East 6th Street
Best metal bar in Austin and a great place to catch a live band in Austin.
Local institution hosting live music & performances since 1978. Check out their rooftop deck bar.
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Maggie Mae's
323 E 6th St
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Local institution hosting live music & performances since 1978. Check out their rooftop deck bar.
You know that any place has a sign saying "No Dancing On Tables" foreshadows what the night holds.
The Chuggin' Monkey
219 East 6th Street
You know that any place has a sign saying "No Dancing On Tables" foreshadows what the night holds.
Past playground for Stevie Ray Vaughan & other music legends still thriving after nearly 40 years.
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Antone's Nightclub
305 East 5th Street
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Past playground for Stevie Ray Vaughan & other music legends still thriving after nearly 40 years.

BBQ

Franklin's BBQ is the famous one - but here are some solid choices if you dont want to wait in line for hours.
This refurbished general store is the place to go for smoked meats, craft cocktails and, of course, live music. Starting around 11 a.m., you can smell Lamberts' barbecue from blocks away. Stop in and nosh on spicy deviled eggs and their natural black Angus brisket rubbed with brown sugar and coffee.
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Lamberts
401 West 2nd Street
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This refurbished general store is the place to go for smoked meats, craft cocktails and, of course, live music. Starting around 11 a.m., you can smell Lamberts' barbecue from blocks away. Stop in and nosh on spicy deviled eggs and their natural black Angus brisket rubbed with brown sugar and coffee.
Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is honored to be the best of the best in the barbecue business and home of the original World Famous "Big Chop." Originally located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is now bringing their world famous bar-b-que to downtown Austin.
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Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Austin
217 Congress Ave
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Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is honored to be the best of the best in the barbecue business and home of the original World Famous "Big Chop." Originally located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is now bringing their world famous bar-b-que to downtown Austin.
The Iron Works Barbecue has been serving "Real Texas Barbecue" Since 1978. Situated in the historic F. Weigl Iron Works building along Waller Creek in downtown Austin, this spot is the perfect lunchtime getaway for barbecue lovers.
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Iron Works Barbecue
100 Red River St
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The Iron Works Barbecue has been serving "Real Texas Barbecue" Since 1978. Situated in the historic F. Weigl Iron Works building along Waller Creek in downtown Austin, this spot is the perfect lunchtime getaway for barbecue lovers.