The Dome Guidebook

Caroline
The Dome Guidebook

Sightseeing

The Pennybacker Bridge is an iconic Austin spot for picnics, hiking and sight-seeing. You get a lovely view of Lake Austin and it's usually less crowded than Mt. Bonnell.
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360 Bridge
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The Pennybacker Bridge is an iconic Austin spot for picnics, hiking and sight-seeing. You get a lovely view of Lake Austin and it's usually less crowded than Mt. Bonnell.
This is one of the most popular sight-seeing locations in Austin. It's a bit of a hike, but at the top you can see the vast expanse of the Colorado River (which is dammed up to create Lake Austin). You can also actually see the Dome from Mt. Bonnell! It's right across the lake and a little to the right.
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Mount Bonnell
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This is one of the most popular sight-seeing locations in Austin. It's a bit of a hike, but at the top you can see the vast expanse of the Colorado River (which is dammed up to create Lake Austin). You can also actually see the Dome from Mt. Bonnell! It's right across the lake and a little to the right.

Coffee

Great coffee and pastries, with good Internet connection and outdoor seating.
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Mozart's Coffee Roasters
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
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Great coffee and pastries, with good Internet connection and outdoor seating.
This is my personal favorite coffee shop in town. They also sell their coffee by the bag so feel free to take some home with you!
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Cuvee Coffee Bar
2000 East 6th Street
79 recommandé par les habitants
This is my personal favorite coffee shop in town. They also sell their coffee by the bag so feel free to take some home with you!
Some of the best coffee in town, and delicious pastries as well!
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Crema Bakery & Cafe
9001 Brodie Lane
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Some of the best coffee in town, and delicious pastries as well!

Outdoor Activities

The greenbelt is one of Austin's previously hidden gems. I grew up going there almost every weekend to hike and swim! It has recently become an extremely popular place, so try and get out there in the morning before the crowds show up. If the greenbelt is dry (as it sometimes gets during the summer droughts), it's still a wonderful hike!
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Twin Falls
3918 South Mo-Pac Expressway
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The greenbelt is one of Austin's previously hidden gems. I grew up going there almost every weekend to hike and swim! It has recently become an extremely popular place, so try and get out there in the morning before the crowds show up. If the greenbelt is dry (as it sometimes gets during the summer droughts), it's still a wonderful hike!
The best place to swim in Austin. Also makes for fantastic people-watching!
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Barton Springs Municipal Pool
2131 William Barton Drive
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The best place to swim in Austin. Also makes for fantastic people-watching!
Zilker is perfect for picnics, sand volleyball, soccer, yoga, hammocking, reading, hula hooping, or really whatever you want to do outside. The grass is super soft and there's plenty of shade, too. Zilker is also where the city hosts ACL and Blues on the Green.
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Zilker Metropolitan Park
2207 Lou Neff Road
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Zilker is perfect for picnics, sand volleyball, soccer, yoga, hammocking, reading, hula hooping, or really whatever you want to do outside. The grass is super soft and there's plenty of shade, too. Zilker is also where the city hosts ACL and Blues on the Green.
This is a cool place where you can rent paddle boards to take out on Lady Bird Lake.
Sup Atx
1541 West Cesar Chavez Street
This is a cool place where you can rent paddle boards to take out on Lady Bird Lake.
This is a nice place to visit if you're walking around Lady Bird Lake.
Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk
This is a nice place to visit if you're walking around Lady Bird Lake.
There are all kinds of activities you can do at the lake! Zilker Park and Barton Springs are nearby, Barton Springs Rd has all kinds of food and beverage options, and you can rent kayaks, paddle boards, bicycles, or just hike around the lake if you want. There are also great views of the city from the trail!
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Lac Lady Bird
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There are all kinds of activities you can do at the lake! Zilker Park and Barton Springs are nearby, Barton Springs Rd has all kinds of food and beverage options, and you can rent kayaks, paddle boards, bicycles, or just hike around the lake if you want. There are also great views of the city from the trail!
This is a beautiful BYOB par 3 course right next to the lake and in the heart of Austin! We've been playing here for years, and they just remodeled it so the greens are fresh and nicely groomed!
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Butler Park Pitch & Putt
201 Lee Barton Drive
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This is a beautiful BYOB par 3 course right next to the lake and in the heart of Austin! We've been playing here for years, and they just remodeled it so the greens are fresh and nicely groomed!

Food scene

Kerbey has been in Austin for ages, and is an easy go-to for breakfast and brunch. Pancakes served all day!
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Kerbey Lane Cafe - Central
3704 Kerbey Lane
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Kerbey has been in Austin for ages, and is an easy go-to for breakfast and brunch. Pancakes served all day!
Literally the best pizza in town.
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Home Slice Pizza
1415 South Congress Avenue
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Literally the best pizza in town.
If you want delicious ramen, this place does it right!
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Ramen Tatsu-Ya
1600 E 6th St
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If you want delicious ramen, this place does it right!
A delicious, healthy place to get a bite.
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True Food Kitchen
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A delicious, healthy place to get a bite.
Delicous, melt-in-your-mouth burgers. And definitely get the truffle fries!
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1400 South Congress Avenue
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Delicous, melt-in-your-mouth burgers. And definitely get the truffle fries!
A really great place for pizza that specializes in Detroit-style deep dish. If you haven't had this square pizza, definitely give it a try. The crust is amazing!
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Via 313 Pizza
1802 E 6th St
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A really great place for pizza that specializes in Detroit-style deep dish. If you haven't had this square pizza, definitely give it a try. The crust is amazing!
Great BBQ place with really delicious brisket.
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Terry Black's Barbecue
1003 Barton Springs Road
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Great BBQ place with really delicious brisket.
A more upscale Mexican restaurant with delicious cocktails.
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Suerte
1800 E 6th St
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A more upscale Mexican restaurant with delicious cocktails.
A great place to wine and dine!
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Odd Duck
1201 S Lamar Blvd
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A great place to wine and dine!
If you crave raw oysters, this is your place. They also have a great burger!
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Perla's
1400 South Congress Avenue
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If you crave raw oysters, this is your place. They also have a great burger!
This is a little lesser-known Tex-Mex place with fantastic food and my personal favorite Mexican martini in town (I've tried a lot of them).
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La Mancha Tex Mex Tavern
2203 Hancock Drive
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This is a little lesser-known Tex-Mex place with fantastic food and my personal favorite Mexican martini in town (I've tried a lot of them).
A classic Austin Tex-Mex place with amazing queso and great margaritas. Try and get there early to beat the crowds, or check out one of their other locations which might not be as crowded as the one on Barton Springs!
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Chuy's
1728 Barton Springs Rd
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A classic Austin Tex-Mex place with amazing queso and great margaritas. Try and get there early to beat the crowds, or check out one of their other locations which might not be as crowded as the one on Barton Springs!
Great bread and great beer.
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Easy Tiger
709 East 6th Street
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Great bread and great beer.
This is a casual place with relatively healthy food and house-brewed beer! Get a Vulcan if you like IPAs. Black Star is also dog-friendly, and they have lots of board games to play while you wait and/or hang out. It's right next to the train station, too!
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Black Star Co-op
7020 Easy Wind Dr
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This is a casual place with relatively healthy food and house-brewed beer! Get a Vulcan if you like IPAs. Black Star is also dog-friendly, and they have lots of board games to play while you wait and/or hang out. It's right next to the train station, too!
Great tacos, queso, and margaritas.
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Torchy's Tacos
1822 S Congress Ave
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Great tacos, queso, and margaritas.

Breweries

Great pizza and house-brewed beer. The Electric Jellyfish IPA is literally the best beer I've ever had. It's so good that they started canning it and selling locally! Look for it at the store if you can't make it to the actual brewerty.
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Pinthouse Pizza
4729 Burnet Road
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Great pizza and house-brewed beer. The Electric Jellyfish IPA is literally the best beer I've ever had. It's so good that they started canning it and selling locally! Look for it at the store if you can't make it to the actual brewerty.
ABGB is a fun, casual place to get a drink and a bite. Lots of outdoor seating, and it's pet-friendly.
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The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
1305 West Oltorf Street
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ABGB is a fun, casual place to get a drink and a bite. Lots of outdoor seating, and it's pet-friendly.
Good beer and good vibes.
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Austin Beerworks
3001 Industrial Terrace
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Good beer and good vibes.
It's kind of far away, but well worth it for the great beer, delicious food, and interesting scenery!
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Jester King -- Brewery, Kitchen, Farm & Event Hall
13187 Fitzhugh Road
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It's kind of far away, but well worth it for the great beer, delicious food, and interesting scenery!
A local favorite for a good, solid beer.
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Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom
1701 East 6th Street
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A local favorite for a good, solid beer.

Bars

A fun place to get a drink or two.
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Kitty Cohen's
2211 Webberville Rd
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A fun place to get a drink or two.
A cute place to get a drink with lots of outdoor games to play.
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Lustre Pearl East
114 Linden Street
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A cute place to get a drink with lots of outdoor games to play.
Delicious cocktails!
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Whisler's
1816 East 6th Street
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Delicious cocktails!
An upscale place to get a drink. If you haven't tried a cocktail with egg whites before, you totally should!
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Péché
208 W 4th St
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An upscale place to get a drink. If you haven't tried a cocktail with egg whites before, you totally should!
A cool place to drink and hang out.
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The White Horse
500 Comal Street
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A cool place to drink and hang out.
A quirky place to get drinks near campus. Sometimes they have live music here, too.
Spider House Full Bar Catering
A quirky place to get drinks near campus. Sometimes they have live music here, too.