Reid’s Guide to Austin

William

Reid’s Guide to Austin

Up to 10 Min Walk
Convenience store, closest spot to get the essentials. They're open 24/7 -- only place I know of anywhere close by that does that -- and they offer FREE COFFEE all day every day.
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Orange Market
910 West 25th Street
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Convenience store, closest spot to get the essentials. They're open 24/7 -- only place I know of anywhere close by that does that -- and they offer FREE COFFEE all day every day.
Closest grocery store, slightly further than Orange Market. Decent selection, fairly expensive. May be better to go to HEB or Central Market.
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Fresh Plus Grocery
1221 West Lynn Street
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Closest grocery store, slightly further than Orange Market. Decent selection, fairly expensive. May be better to go to HEB or Central Market.
One of very few places with great Brazilian-style cooking in Austin.
Espadas de Brazil
2512 Rio Grande St
One of very few places with great Brazilian-style cooking in Austin.
You can get chicken and waffles at lots of restaurants in Austin. This place seems fresher and tastier, maybe because it's such a pleasant atmosphere. Fries are especially good.
Longhorn Chicken
2512 Rio Grande St
You can get chicken and waffles at lots of restaurants in Austin. This place seems fresher and tastier, maybe because it's such a pleasant atmosphere. Fries are especially good.
Not just cookies! Amazing selection of cookies, ice cream, and other sweets, and you can get it all mixed in whatever way you like. Basically the best way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Cold Cookie Company
2512 Rio Grande St
Not just cookies! Amazing selection of cookies, ice cream, and other sweets, and you can get it all mixed in whatever way you like. Basically the best way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Rowdy, raucous, vibrant, spirited... Basically the quintessential college pub, especially good for sports. This is the kind of place that has, on some nights, a "bucket of Buds" you can carry around for the same price you'd pay at the convenience store. Large but cozy, thanks mostly to the warm wood interior. Outdoor patio as well. Expect it to be busy!
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Cain & Abel's
2313 Rio Grande Street
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Rowdy, raucous, vibrant, spirited... Basically the quintessential college pub, especially good for sports. This is the kind of place that has, on some nights, a "bucket of Buds" you can carry around for the same price you'd pay at the convenience store. Large but cozy, thanks mostly to the warm wood interior. Outdoor patio as well. Expect it to be busy!
Really interesting eating experience. Unusual but also really fun and tasty.
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot
2400 Seton Ave
Really interesting eating experience. Unusual but also really fun and tasty.
Super tasty sandwiches, great lunch option, including for vegetarians. Definitely a local favorite.
Fricano's Deli & Catering
2405 Nueces Street
Super tasty sandwiches, great lunch option, including for vegetarians. Definitely a local favorite.
Because coffee is important!
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Starbucks
504 West 24th Street
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Because coffee is important!
Local alternative to Starbucks, about the same distance away!
Lucky Lab Coffee Co.
2420 Guadalupe St
Local alternative to Starbucks, about the same distance away!
Another way to get coffee and breakfast.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
2404 Guadalupe Street
Another way to get coffee and breakfast.
Banana + dip + toppings. Interesting concept, delicious and definitely popular with everybody.
Bananarchy
701 E 53rd St
Banana + dip + toppings. Interesting concept, delicious and definitely popular with everybody.
Good option for Tex-Mex close to the apartment.
QDOBA Mexican Eats
2402 Guadalupe Street
Good option for Tex-Mex close to the apartment.
Another good option for lunch in walking distance.
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
2348 Guadalupe Street
Another good option for lunch in walking distance.
Egyptian food, lots of devoted patrons.
The Kushari Company
2350 Guadalupe St
Egyptian food, lots of devoted patrons.
Great place for breakfast or brunch, definitely going to be a line on the weekends.
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Kerbey Lane Cafe - University
2606 Guadalupe Street
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Great place for breakfast or brunch, definitely going to be a line on the weekends.
Local coffee shop. Two floors, calm atmosphere, good coffee.
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Caffé Medici
2222 Guadalupe Street
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Local coffee shop. Two floors, calm atmosphere, good coffee.
More Tex-Mex, good lunch option.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Guadalupe Street
More Tex-Mex, good lunch option.
15-20 Min Walk
Slightly further away, definitely worth it if you want to walk (or bike or use a scooter).
When you want Shawarma, this is the closest place you can go for great food.
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Halal Bros
2712 Guadalupe Street
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When you want Shawarma, this is the closest place you can go for great food.
Tasty Mexican food truck, with other food trucks in the same lot.
Tacos El Boo
2718 Guadalupe St
Tasty Mexican food truck, with other food trucks in the same lot.
More Halal options, right down the street from Halal Bros. Tasty!
Abu Omar Halal Austin
2718 Guadalupe St
More Halal options, right down the street from Halal Bros. Tasty!
Super popular, amazing food, usually a wait. Easily one of the best Japanese restaurants in Austin.
Don Japanese Food Truck
2716 Guadalupe St
Super popular, amazing food, usually a wait. Easily one of the best Japanese restaurants in Austin.
Really cool atmosphere. Great food, good for groups!
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Cabo Bob's
2828 Rio Grande Street
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Really cool atmosphere. Great food, good for groups!
An Austin original, easily the best place to get juices and vegan smoothies.
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JuiceLand
2828 Guadalupe Street
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An Austin original, easily the best place to get juices and vegan smoothies.
Probably my favorite place to get breakfast/brunch in West/North Campus. It will be crowded, but probably not as much as Kerbey Lane. Local favorite. Big portions.
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Trudy's Texas Star
409 West 30th Street
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Probably my favorite place to get breakfast/brunch in West/North Campus. It will be crowded, but probably not as much as Kerbey Lane. Local favorite. Big portions.
One of the best venues in Austin. It's split in two -- the main inside bar with external patio, and then the Spider House Ballroom, where they put on comedy, music, and other shows. Their patio has been featured in USA Today. You could say it's the cultural heart of West/North Campus. Quintessential Austin. Highly recommended.
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Spider House Ballroom
2908 Fruth Street
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One of the best venues in Austin. It's split in two -- the main inside bar with external patio, and then the Spider House Ballroom, where they put on comedy, music, and other shows. Their patio has been featured in USA Today. You could say it's the cultural heart of West/North Campus. Quintessential Austin. Highly recommended.
10 Min or Less by Uber
These places are 20 or more minutes walking distance, so you can choose a number of ways to get there. Because they're outside the neighborhood, this list is focused on just the most interesting spots.
Belgian/French cuisine. Amazing beer selection. Calm, sophisticated atmosphere. There's a BBQ spot next door and you can bring that with you to the Hopfields patio to accompany one of their drinks!
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Hopfields
3110 Guadalupe Street
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Belgian/French cuisine. Amazing beer selection. Calm, sophisticated atmosphere. There's a BBQ spot next door and you can bring that with you to the Hopfields patio to accompany one of their drinks!
One of the best BBQ spots in Austin, no exaggeration.
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Black's Barbecue Austin
3110 Guadalupe Street
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One of the best BBQ spots in Austin, no exaggeration.
My favorite grocery chain in Austin. The way Whole Foods ought to be.
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Central Market
4001 North Lamar Boulevard
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My favorite grocery chain in Austin. The way Whole Foods ought to be.
One of the top Indian restaurants in Austin. Whether you do the lunch buffet or order off the menu, it's going to be delicious!
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Clay Pit
1601 Guadalupe Street
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One of the top Indian restaurants in Austin. Whether you do the lunch buffet or order off the menu, it's going to be delicious!
This place has been here since 1976. Authentic experience. Very casual, dive bar atmosphere. Also very small, and you can expect a ~10 min wait at lunch. Like other places downtown, finding parking won't be easy. But if that's not an issue, this is definitely a good place to get a very satisfying lunch.
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Texas Chili Parlor
1409 Lavaca St
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This place has been here since 1976. Authentic experience. Very casual, dive bar atmosphere. Also very small, and you can expect a ~10 min wait at lunch. Like other places downtown, finding parking won't be easy. But if that's not an issue, this is definitely a good place to get a very satisfying lunch.
Obviously a great place to check out! Absolutely gorgeous building and grounds. I would especially recommend seeing this at night when it's lit up.
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Capitole de l'État du Texas
1100 Congress Avenue
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Obviously a great place to check out! Absolutely gorgeous building and grounds. I would especially recommend seeing this at night when it's lit up.
The official State of Texas history museum. If you want a rich overview of the state's history but also want to keep yourself to a tight schedule, they do a great job being thorough while also keeping things succinct, easily digestible, and entertaining. Definitely one of the best museums in Austin, enjoyable for everyone.
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Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Avenue
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The official State of Texas history museum. If you want a rich overview of the state's history but also want to keep yourself to a tight schedule, they do a great job being thorough while also keeping things succinct, easily digestible, and entertaining. Definitely one of the best museums in Austin, enjoyable for everyone.
One of the top two or three art museums in Austin. Focus on 20th Century and Latin American art.
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Musée d'Art Blanton
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
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One of the top two or three art museums in Austin. Focus on 20th Century and Latin American art.
Really cool art museum focused on women artists. Celebrated local institution. If you're into art, this is definitely worth a visit, possibly better than the Blanton if you're more into contemporary and conceptual/performance art.
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Women & Their Work
1710 Lavaca Street
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Really cool art museum focused on women artists. Celebrated local institution. If you're into art, this is definitely worth a visit, possibly better than the Blanton if you're more into contemporary and conceptual/performance art.
In case you didn't know this was here!
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
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In case you didn't know this was here!
West Sixth
West Sixth is a more recently developed area, catering to the affluent communities concentrated in this area. It has a more upscale feel than Sixth Street (also called "Dirty Sixth") as well as East Sixth (east of I-35).
Great for wine tasting and tasty dinner food. Not casual but don't need to wear very formal clothing, either.
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The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Downtown
800 W 6th St
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Great for wine tasting and tasty dinner food. Not casual but don't need to wear very formal clothing, either.
Cool low-key bar with arcade games on the inside and regular bar games on the outside. Free play on Sundays!
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Kung Fu Saloon
716 West 6th Street
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Cool low-key bar with arcade games on the inside and regular bar games on the outside. Free play on Sundays!
Irene's has something for everyone, at every time of day. Great for brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Good food and drinks in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommended.
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Irene’s
506 West Ave
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Irene's has something for everyone, at every time of day. Great for brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Good food and drinks in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommended.
Open, energetic, large bar, one of the most popular spots on West Sixth, good destination on weekends.
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Green Light Social
720 W 6th St
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Open, energetic, large bar, one of the most popular spots on West Sixth, good destination on weekends.
Good for dancing on the weekends. Large dancehall upstairs with views of the outside.
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The Ranch
710 West 6th Street
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Good for dancing on the weekends. Large dancehall upstairs with views of the outside.
Fun but relaxed, cozy place, good for starting or ending the night.
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Dirty Bill's
511 Rio Grande Street
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Fun but relaxed, cozy place, good for starting or ending the night.
There's a really nice variety of spaces at this place. Massive open area where they've hosted some amazing live music acts. Large bar on the inside, plenty of seating on the outside, and they've got several billiard tables as well.
Buford's
700 W 6th St
There's a really nice variety of spaces at this place. Massive open area where they've hosted some amazing live music acts. Large bar on the inside, plenty of seating on the outside, and they've got several billiard tables as well.
Sixth Street
Known locally as "Dirty Sixth," this is the part of Sixth Street east of Congress Ave but west of I-35. Well-deserved nickname. Similar to Bourbon Street in New Orleans. All the bars on Sixth Street have a very similar vibe, but some are more well-known and hospitable places, and those are the ones I list here.
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Shakespeare's
314 East 6th Street
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The Jackalope
404 East 6th
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Maggie Mae's
323 E 6th St
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Darwin's Piano Bar
223 East 6th Street
San Jac Saloon
300 E 6th St
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Blind Pig Pub
317 East 6th Street
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Pour Choices
401 E 6th St
Buckshot
422 E 6th St
Dirty Dog Bar
505 East 6th Street
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The Library Bar
407 East 6th Street
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This is on 5th, not 6th, but it's right near Dirty Sixth and it's one of the city's best bars, in my opinion. Really nice rooftop spot. There always seems to be a fun crowd here.
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HandleBar
121 East 5th Street
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This is on 5th, not 6th, but it's right near Dirty Sixth and it's one of the city's best bars, in my opinion. Really nice rooftop spot. There always seems to be a fun crowd here.
Quintessential Austin venue. Definitely worth a trip. Fantastic pretzels, but all their food is good. Good beer selection as well, but the main draw is the atmosphere. You can walk along Waller Creek, which goes from Town Lake (a.k.a. Lady Bird Lake or the Colorado River) to far north Austin.
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Easy Tiger
709 East 6th Street
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Quintessential Austin venue. Definitely worth a trip. Fantastic pretzels, but all their food is good. Good beer selection as well, but the main draw is the atmosphere. You can walk along Waller Creek, which goes from Town Lake (a.k.a. Lady Bird Lake or the Colorado River) to far north Austin.
Red River
Fun area just off of Sixth Street, more space to walk around, more food trucks, greater variety of music, more local acts.
If you want to dance away from Dirty Sixth, this is the place. It also stays open to between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., as long as you're in the door by 2:00 a.m. Popular with college students, but there's a really diverse crowd here every weekend. It also connects to Swan Dive, a bar next door that specializes in showing live local rock bands. Pro tip: if the line is longer at Barbarella, just get in the line at Swan Dive and you'll pay the exact same cover to get the exact same access. Also, there's no cover before 11 p.m. Cover after 11 p.m. is always $5 -- cash only.
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Barbarella
615 Red River Street
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If you want to dance away from Dirty Sixth, this is the place. It also stays open to between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., as long as you're in the door by 2:00 a.m. Popular with college students, but there's a really diverse crowd here every weekend. It also connects to Swan Dive, a bar next door that specializes in showing live local rock bands. Pro tip: if the line is longer at Barbarella, just get in the line at Swan Dive and you'll pay the exact same cover to get the exact same access. Also, there's no cover before 11 p.m. Cover after 11 p.m. is always $5 -- cash only.
Center for the goth/industrial scene in Austin. They often have peculiar but fun events, like a Halloween drag show. Lots of costume and theme parties. The big events will be very well attended, but the crowd can be small at other times.
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Elysium
705 Red River Street
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Center for the goth/industrial scene in Austin. They often have peculiar but fun events, like a Halloween drag show. Lots of costume and theme parties. The big events will be very well attended, but the crowd can be small at other times.
They always have local bands on the stage here, also gives you access to Barbarella next door, through the back patio. Usually a $5 cover.
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Swan Dive
615 Red River Street
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They always have local bands on the stage here, also gives you access to Barbarella next door, through the back patio. Usually a $5 cover.
Easily one of the best venues in town for contemporary rock bands coming through town. Long lines for shows, limited tickets.
Barracuda
611 E 7th St
Easily one of the best venues in town for contemporary rock bands coming through town. Long lines for shows, limited tickets.
One of the largest venues in Austin, with three stages. They specialize in large events, festival-style showcases of groups of affiliated artists. Probably 50/50 split between rock and hip-hop artists. Definitely one of the few places to see live local and touring hip-hop groups.
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Empire Control Room & Garage
606 East 7th Street
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One of the largest venues in Austin, with three stages. They specialize in large events, festival-style showcases of groups of affiliated artists. Probably 50/50 split between rock and hip-hop artists. Definitely one of the few places to see live local and touring hip-hop groups.
My #1 favorite bar/venue in Austin. Two stages, one inside and one outside, featuring local bands of every imaginable genre, as well as some unique events, like screenings by local indie film clubs. On the weekends it can be super crowded, but they have a large outdoor space with a good amount of laid-back seating. They have a small but high-quality beer selection and serve specialty cocktails with house-made kombucha if you like. There's a vegan food truck on site with some of the most satisfying vegan food in town -- big helpings of 100% plant-based, house-made proteins that you could swear were the real thing. Take your pick of spicy tacos, chicken sandwiches, burgers, BBQ, tater tots, sweet potato fries, etc. Google will tell you it's a "gay bar," but they call themselves an "ambiguous everybody space." It's difficult to imagine anyone being uncomfortable here. Good vibes any day of the week.
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Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River Street
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My #1 favorite bar/venue in Austin. Two stages, one inside and one outside, featuring local bands of every imaginable genre, as well as some unique events, like screenings by local indie film clubs. On the weekends it can be super crowded, but they have a large outdoor space with a good amount of laid-back seating. They have a small but high-quality beer selection and serve specialty cocktails with house-made kombucha if you like. There's a vegan food truck on site with some of the most satisfying vegan food in town -- big helpings of 100% plant-based, house-made proteins that you could swear were the real thing. Take your pick of spicy tacos, chicken sandwiches, burgers, BBQ, tater tots, sweet potato fries, etc. Google will tell you it's a "gay bar," but they call themselves an "ambiguous everybody space." It's difficult to imagine anyone being uncomfortable here. Good vibes any day of the week.
Famous food, but the real draw here is the top talent they bring in from all over the world. This is where the biggest acts perform in Austin, apart from Circuit of the Americas, which is a 35 minute drive from downtown on a good day.
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Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River Street
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Famous food, but the real draw here is the top talent they bring in from all over the world. This is where the biggest acts perform in Austin, apart from Circuit of the Americas, which is a 35 minute drive from downtown on a good day.
Mohawk is similar to Stubb's in the level of talent they draw, but they focus on contemporary rock and indie groups. Can get very crowded and a little edgy, but you can't argue with the quality of music here.
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Mohawk Austin
912 Red River Street
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Mohawk is similar to Stubb's in the level of talent they draw, but they focus on contemporary rock and indie groups. Can get very crowded and a little edgy, but you can't argue with the quality of music here.
Heart of the local punk and metal scenes. There's a long lineup of local bands playing here every night of the week. And despite their central location, they keep booze at dive-bar prices. $3 Lone Star tall-boys every day.
Beerland
711 Red River Street
Heart of the local punk and metal scenes. There's a long lineup of local bands playing here every night of the week. And despite their central location, they keep booze at dive-bar prices. $3 Lone Star tall-boys every day.
East Sixth
Sixth Street east of I-35. Don't be confused by local terminology. Technically "East" addresses start at Congress Ave, which is in the middle of downtown. But places on East Sixth west of I-35 are never called "East Sixth." It's just "Sixth Street" or "Dirty Sixth." The area called "East Sixth" is a long stretch of Sixth Street east of I-35 that has some of the best bars/venues/restaurants on the eastside that are just as popular with locals as with visitors. This is also where I live.
This is my go-to neighborhood bar. Chill, friendly vibe even when it's packed. Wide U-shaped bar and plenty of space inside and out makes it easy to meet people. Huge patio outside with a Cajun creole food truck that serves 100% plant-based (vegan) food. The beignets and hush puppies are especially good. This spot is midway between Dirty Sixth and East Sixth, so there's always a health movement of groups in and out on their way from one place to another.
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Shangri-La
1016 East 6th Street
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This is my go-to neighborhood bar. Chill, friendly vibe even when it's packed. Wide U-shaped bar and plenty of space inside and out makes it easy to meet people. Huge patio outside with a Cajun creole food truck that serves 100% plant-based (vegan) food. The beignets and hush puppies are especially good. This spot is midway between Dirty Sixth and East Sixth, so there's always a health movement of groups in and out on their way from one place to another.
Pros: cheap drinks, great beer selection, popular with locals, very chill, good place to take a break, new chicken/burger food truck, jukebox with cool selection handpicked by bar staff. Cons: no live music, never that busy.
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Violet Crown Social Club
1111 East 6th Street
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Pros: cheap drinks, great beer selection, popular with locals, very chill, good place to take a break, new chicken/burger food truck, jukebox with cool selection handpicked by bar staff. Cons: no live music, never that busy.
This place is named for a famous former London opium den that was visited by the likes of Aldous Huxley. Decor is on point (pseudo-East/Southeast Asian style, with peacocks, bold accents, jewel/gold colors, and lots of velvet). Pros: friendly bar staff, high quality cocktails, creative menu, lively crowd, best regular house music offering in the entire city every Thursday night -- called "Secret Garden" -- for real, if you like house music and you need something to do on Thursday night, check this out. Cons: expensive.
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Ah Sing Den
1100 East 6th Street
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This place is named for a famous former London opium den that was visited by the likes of Aldous Huxley. Decor is on point (pseudo-East/Southeast Asian style, with peacocks, bold accents, jewel/gold colors, and lots of velvet). Pros: friendly bar staff, high quality cocktails, creative menu, lively crowd, best regular house music offering in the entire city every Thursday night -- called "Secret Garden" -- for real, if you like house music and you need something to do on Thursday night, check this out. Cons: expensive.
Warm, lively bar with decent outdoor seating and good lunch food -- tacos of different kinds and burgers, including the vegan Beyond Meat burger is tasty, good to watch sports.
Revelry Kitchen + Bar
1410 E 6th St
Warm, lively bar with decent outdoor seating and good lunch food -- tacos of different kinds and burgers, including the vegan Beyond Meat burger is tasty, good to watch sports.
Good spot for dance music with Latin vibe on the weekends, including the weekly Sunday "La Cruda" ("hangover") party, where the DJ serves up 400 free tacos while playing lots of Latin music. Best thing about this place is the outdoor patio, probably the biggest in Austin, which connects it to Hotel Vegas next door, another place on this list you should check out if you're into live music. Cons: no live music at Volstead, but you can get your fill of rock/punk next door.
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The Volstead Lounge
1500 East 6th Street
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Good spot for dance music with Latin vibe on the weekends, including the weekly Sunday "La Cruda" ("hangover") party, where the DJ serves up 400 free tacos while playing lots of Latin music. Best thing about this place is the outdoor patio, probably the biggest in Austin, which connects it to Hotel Vegas next door, another place on this list you should check out if you're into live music. Cons: no live music at Volstead, but you can get your fill of rock/punk next door.
Sister bar to Volstead Lounge (also on this list). Definitely worth checking out if you want to see live music. One of the best venues for that in Austin.
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HOTEL VEGAS
1502 East 6th Street
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Sister bar to Volstead Lounge (also on this list). Definitely worth checking out if you want to see live music. One of the best venues for that in Austin.
A pretty quintessentially "Austin" bar -- this place is popular with East Austin locals (e.g., hipsters), but is also one of the few remaining places in town where you can do some serious traditional Texas Two Stepping. So it's a really interesting mixture of cultures, with some people there to dance and others there to hang out and watch in amazement. There's even a wooden post next to the parking lot that says "horse parking only." And people use it.
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The White Horse
500 Comal Street
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A pretty quintessentially "Austin" bar -- this place is popular with East Austin locals (e.g., hipsters), but is also one of the few remaining places in town where you can do some serious traditional Texas Two Stepping. So it's a really interesting mixture of cultures, with some people there to dance and others there to hang out and watch in amazement. There's even a wooden post next to the parking lot that says "horse parking only." And people use it.
Pros: cheap drinks, popular with locals, chill atmosphere, large patio out back with creative food truck, focus on rice-based dishes but not necessarily Asian. Vegans will enjoy the brussel sprouts, imo.
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The Liberty
1618 East 6th Street
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Pros: cheap drinks, popular with locals, chill atmosphere, large patio out back with creative food truck, focus on rice-based dishes but not necessarily Asian. Vegans will enjoy the brussel sprouts, imo.
Pros: kind of weird yet chic decor, chill but sophisticated atmosphere, quintessential East Austin, creative and tasty cocktails, pizza food truck, and a special Mezcaleria sort of shack/bar you get to by going up an exterior set of stairs. Cons: expensive.
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Whisler's
1816 East 6th Street
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Pros: kind of weird yet chic decor, chill but sophisticated atmosphere, quintessential East Austin, creative and tasty cocktails, pizza food truck, and a special Mezcaleria sort of shack/bar you get to by going up an exterior set of stairs. Cons: expensive.
Must see for beer aficionados! This brewery is one of if not the best in town, and because they don't distribute, they get much less credit than they should. As a fan of good craft beer, I haven't seen a place in Texas yet that is able to make really excellent versions of so many different styles. Very relaxed atmosphere and outdoor area. Chill enough that bar tenders may not even ask for your ID -- according to Texas law, they can just ask you to confirm you're 21, and given the maturity of their clientele, apparently they feel comfortable doing that.
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Lazarus Brewing Co.
1902 E 6th St
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Must see for beer aficionados! This brewery is one of if not the best in town, and because they don't distribute, they get much less credit than they should. As a fan of good craft beer, I haven't seen a place in Texas yet that is able to make really excellent versions of so many different styles. Very relaxed atmosphere and outdoor area. Chill enough that bar tenders may not even ask for your ID -- according to Texas law, they can just ask you to confirm you're 21, and given the maturity of their clientele, apparently they feel comfortable doing that.
Not on East Sixth, but this is the best bar to go to if you're visiting the E 11th/12th area, which is popular with an early-thirties crowd .
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Nickel City
1133 E 11th St
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Not on East Sixth, but this is the best bar to go to if you're visiting the E 11th/12th area, which is popular with an early-thirties crowd .
Not East Sixth, but the best bar to go to on Manor Road, which is a place popular with the mid-twenties crowd, esp (grad) students. Lots of places here, including the restaurants, are worth checking out, but this is the quintessential Manor bar.
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Haymaker
2310 Manor Road
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Not East Sixth, but the best bar to go to on Manor Road, which is a place popular with the mid-twenties crowd, esp (grad) students. Lots of places here, including the restaurants, are worth checking out, but this is the quintessential Manor bar.
Rated by USA Today as one of the top 10 best new restaurants in the country. Definitely a great experience with creative and delicious food. Drinks are great, too. They specialize in Tequila. Pricey, but good for what you get. I love the brunch here, b/c they have way more options than you normally get at brunch.
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Suerte
1800 E 6th St
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Rated by USA Today as one of the top 10 best new restaurants in the country. Definitely a great experience with creative and delicious food. Drinks are great, too. They specialize in Tequila. Pricey, but good for what you get. I love the brunch here, b/c they have way more options than you normally get at brunch.