1) Kerbey Lane Cafe:klane

Voted best breakfast by readers of the Austin Chronicle odds are if you ever find yourself craving breakfast then Kerby Lane is a good choice. Whether your appetite leads you to satisfy your hunger in the morning or in the middle of the night these diners are open 24 hours Thursday-Sunday. With five locations around the city, you are never too far to from a Kerby Lane. The queso is highly recommended.

Central location: 3704 Kerby lane


2) Hopdoddy Burger Bar:

If beer and burgers, go together well. Great burgers and great beer magnify that experience exponentially If you enjoy that combination then Hopdoddy will not disappoint. They offer a wide range of burger options (vegetarian option included), as well as hosting a good selection of local artisan beers. Timing is a factor with going to eat here, as the locations are very popular and tend to get busy during peak hours. So plan accordingly or be prepared to wait in line.

Central location: 1400 S Congress Ave


3) Torchy’s Tacos:

 Torchys trailerA dream and the catch phrase “Damn good tacos” are parts of the Torchy’s legacy, any fan of new combinations of delicious flavors hiding within the folds of a familiar tortilla should check out their selection.. Torchy’s award winning flavor combinations has consistently led these tacos to a prominent ambassador to foodies visiting Austin.
For the whole range of offerings your best bet is to visit a stand alone location, the food trucks are viable but their selection is limited.

Central location: 2809 South First

 


4) Uchi:uchi

If in the mood for contemporary Japanese  sushi, and great service Uchi should be heavily considered. Japanese izakaya/tapas style dishes and sushi are on the focus here. It is highly recommended that you get there early before 5, wait for them to open and join in the happy hour to get a feel for their menu and selection. They have a menu that changes daily based on the availability and freshness of ingredients.

Location: 801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin


5) Franklin Barbecue:

Franklin Barbecue is a a bit of a legend in Austin, asking people about it, you will likely hear about how people get up early to wait in line for a few hours to procure a bit of their slow cooked delectable brisket. With the first bite, you will know full well what all the fuss is about. Franklin has been recognized nationally by Bon Apetite as the best barbecue in the country. Judging by the two hour lines that stretch around the corner before they open this may be accurate.
Your best bet and shortest wait time would be on a Tuesday or Wednesday, avoid weekends unless you have a lot of time to kill.

Central location: 900 East 11th Street

 

Austin has a vibrant night life, the entertainment options for the downtown area of the city can be divided up into 6 distinct areas each with their own unique feel. Here is a quick peek at these areas. Be sure to check out the map for a visual indicator of where these areas are, and to get a general sense of how spread out they are.

 

6th St.  (Dirty 6th): This area6th Street serves as an ambassador to Austin. This area serves as a default location to visit for those looking for something to do. The streets are blocked off at night as bar patrons, dancers, travelers, buskers, and passersby flood take over.

The challenge is to navigate the throngs of people and allow yourself the ability to explore multiple locations.  Explore this space early to get a fill for the features and focus of the venues available.

 

 

Warehouse District: The warehouse district  gets its name from its venues being housed in converted warehouses. It is a bit pricier than dirty 6th street, but it also has a more grown up aesthetic to it.

East 6th: This area is more spread out than all the others, driving or biking between venues is recommended as walking will take quite a while. Home to local favorites such as White Horse, Pine Street Station, and The Scoot inn, this area has a good selection of music venues with their own flavor.

West 6th:  This area is recommended for those looking for more of a lounge based experienced, and caters to a crowd that craves a more upscale experience.

Red River/7th:  Breaking off from Dirty 6th this area is home to many music venues. The  lineup of music venues includes Stubbs and Empire control room as its heavy hitters for touring acts.

 

Rainey StreRainey Streetet: Compared to Dirty 6th street, this area has a much more adult feel to it. Outdoor patios, craft beers, and smaller venues help highlight the differences between the two.

Rainey street has a diverse selection of venues many of whom encourage the presence of mans best friend. Rainey street furthers the notion that Austin is a dog friendly city. Their outdoor seating and fenced off areas welcome canine companions to join in the festivities.
Rainey street features smaller venues and a more hip feel than is present on dirty 6th street.

 

 

 


 

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Keep Austin weird is the motto that the city lays claim to and proudly displays. We will be taking a look at a few local favorites in the Barton Springs area , from Austin traditions to and fan favorite music selections there is a little something out there for everyone.


Unplugged at the Grove:
Shady Grove

Every Wednesday during the Summer starting  April and ending in September, Shady Grove hosts a free concert series. This outdoor venue often hosts local fan favorites such as  Bob Schneider, and Alpha Rev.

Location: 1620 Barton Springs Road

 

 

Blues on the Green:

Another concert series outside, this one happening in Zilker park, blues on the green is presented by KGSR these concerts take place late may through early August. This event brings out people from all walks of life. It is as much a social gathering as it is a music event. Stick around after the music stops to see some of the peculiarity of the city show as locals continue to entertain.
Location: 2100 Barton Springs road

 

 

Howling at the moon:

If you ever get the urge to tap into your primal side Austin has you covered.
During full moons in the Summer, Barton springs pool opens up its gates at midnight, offering free entry.
Tradition encourages participants to howl at the moon, the night is often filled with howling as pool goers let themselves give into lupine urges.
Location: 2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin City Limits:
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Taking place in the fall this music festival brings 3 days of entertainment to Zilker park, offering a wide range of talented artists and bringing together music lovers of all shapes and sizes, this event is a local favorite

Location: 2100 Barton Springs Road

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