Local Haunts

Local Haunts

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Good Eats

Olaime

Seconds from downtown, this refurbished home lends itself to a classy night out. Chef Michael Fojtasek never fails to delight with his seasonal southern flare menu and his complimentary homemade fluffy biscuits. Emphasis on biscuits..

La Barbeque

The line might be down the block but trust us, it’s worth the wait. Order the brisket and you’ll be satisfied for days. Here for a few days? Skip the line by calling in a pick-up order.

Bufalina

An East Austin gem and the coziest pizza joint. The wood-burning oven churns out some of our favorite pizzas in town. This secret is widely known though, so come early as it’s a first come, first seated restaurant. The Red Pizza with anchovies is a team favorite.

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

Award winning spot. Open from 7am - midnight most days, it’s perfect for an early morning breakfast or an after dinner brew. Great inside, great outside, They have it all here, and then some.

Wu Chow

Farm to table chinese food. The best of both worlds. Make sure to add a couple of orders of Shanghai soup dumplings to your tab, they’re the best in town.

Ranch 616

Properly welcomes you to Texas, where the spirit is undeniable. Get your boots shined while you sip on a Ranch Water and snack on a quail bird. What happens next is up to you.

Lichas Cantina

Looking for a eclectic night out on the East side? This one’s for you. Order a mezcal margarita and the Huaraches Champinion (Mexican pizza). To keep the mezcal flowing, walk or take a ride to Whisler’s and experience the upstairs mezcalaria (open only on weekends.).

Night Time to Get Down

The Continental Club

Also known as the granddaddy of music venues. Here you’ll find the best rock, country, jazz and blues acts, coming from near and far. Be sure to check out the Gallery upstairs for more intimate shows. Pro tip: end the night with a Homeslice pizza.

The White Horse

Order a Lone Star and get ready to two-step. This is our go-to get-down.

Donn’s Depot

This old depot and rail station never fails to scream nostalgia. Here you’ll experience - kitchy 70’s decor, a jukebox, live music and plenty of seniors who love to dance. You might even be luckily enough to see Donn himself play a set on the piano.

Elephant Room

Underground jazz bar right in the center of downtown with music starting at 9:30pm, every night.

St Elmo Brewing Company

South Austin neighborhood brewery offering a style of beer for everyone. Make sure to come hungry and eat at the food truck out back, Soursop - serving Pan-Asian specialties.

C Boy’s Heart & Soul

It’s in the name. A South Congress original, either come for a drink or stay for a show. You’ll be sure to feel the local spirit at this divey funk-soul bar.

Top Hits

Barton Springs

Austin’s pride and joy. Barton Springs is our outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby natural springs. Insider tip: to avoid the lines park on the back entrance off of Azia Morton. Also, no food or drinks allowed at the pool and the lifeguards will call you out on it. Keep Austin clean.

Lady Bird Lake

Bring your walking shoes? Rent a bike or take a long stroll along the 10 mile trail circling lake bird lake. Feeling even more adventurous? Rent a kayak or paddle board and enjoy the smooth waters.