Austin, Texas: Brightly Buzzed

Meaningful moments found in between bites, exposed smiles, and the buzz of craft beer…

E A T

  • Odd Duck: Farm to table restaurant with astounding interiors and kind staff

  • Old Thousand: Modern Chinese restaurant with creative dishes (including fun dim sum carts!), craft drinks, and great wine

  • Magnolia Cafe: Classic diner…Just go

  • Torchy’s Tacos: No frill tacos spot (all over the city)

  • Rainey Street Food Truck Lot: Lots of options on Rainey St, in between tons of great bars…GO TO THE AREPAS FOOD TRUCK

  • Brown’s BBQ: Heart BBQ truck outside of a bar, drinks & free BBQ deals at certain times of the day

  • Wanted-To-Go-But-Didn’t-Have-Time-To — Perla’s, Joann’s Fine Foods, Guero’s Taco Bar, El Primo, Loro, Picnik, Uchi, Launderette, Veracruz All Natural Food Truck, Irene’s, Upstairs at Caroline, Peche, Contigo, Franklin Barbecue, Ah Sing Den

D R I N K

  • Chill

    • Pool Burger: Tiki vibes, beach feels, solid drinks

    • Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden: Lots of craft beer, live music, kids dancing

    • Half Step: Live music outside, energy increases as the evening goes on

    • Historic Scoot Inn: Live Indie music

    • P6: Rooftop bar atop The LINE hotel

    • Craft Pride

    • Hopfields

    • Easy Tiger

  • Party

    • HOTEL VEGAS: Lots of dancing and enthusiastic, down to earth peeps

    • Container Bar: Dancing, dancing, dancing

    • Unbarlievable: 2000’s throw back jams & tons of college kids, feat. a kiddie slide

    • The White Horse

    • Yellow Jacket Social Club

  • Wanted-To-Go-But-Didn’t-Have-Time-To — Violet Crown Social Club

C A F F E I N A T E

  • Manana: Coffee shop with a clean space, serves golden milk!

  • Wanted-To-Go-But-Didn’t-Have-Time-To: Cuvee Coffee Bar, Flat Track Coffee, Bennu Coffee, Caffe Medici, The Hideout Coffee House

D O

  • Swim at Barton Springs: You can either pay to go into the Municipal Pool (more of a public pool, no alcohol or food allowed inside) or walk down to the off streams next to it and camp out with everyone else (recommend doing this as you can play music, bring food, and drink! Plus the water is nicer outside of the public pools)

  • Kayak the Colorado River: Very easy to do! Lots of docks and rentals at Congress Ave. Bridge

  • Walk the Anne W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

    • + Try to see the bats fly from underneath the bridge at sunset

  • South Congress Hotel

  • The LINE Hotel

  • Wanted-To-Go-But-Didn’t-Have-Time-To — The Yard, Mt. Bonnell