Austin my way
Takoba is one of Austin my way.

1. Takoba

7.6
1411 E 7th St (Onion St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Central East Austin · 154 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Happy hour between brunch and dinner starts at 3pm on Saturday and Sundays.

East Side Pedal Pushers is one of Austin my way.

2. East Side Pedal Pushers

6.9
1414 E 5th St, Austin, TX
Bicycle Store · 6 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Get a tune up at least a week or more before SXSW. This small shop's work load fills up fast.

The Volstead Lounge is one of Austin my way.

3. The Volstead Lounge

7.6
1500 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Lounge · 26 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: These guys can mix a cocktail! Order a pre-prohibition gem, sip, and enjoy.

Buenos Aires Cafe, Este is one of Austin my way.

4. Buenos Aires Cafe, Este

8.0
1201 E 6th St (Waller), Austin, TX
Argentinian Restaurant · 66 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Check out the desert case and order desert first.

Barton Springs Pool is one of Austin my way.

5. Barton Springs Pool

9.3
2101 Barton Springs Rd (at William Barton Dr), Austin, TX
Swimming Pool · Barton Hills · 212 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Bring a towel to lay on and enter on the south side (there is more sun bathing room & shade tree room)

Thai Kitchen is one of Austin my way.

6. Thai Kitchen

7.3
3009 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX
Thai Restaurant · North University · 44 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Order the Just Say No or the Hurts So Good... if you dare. Panang Curry is THE BEST durring dinner.

The Liberty is one of Austin my way.

7. The Liberty

8.7
1618 1/2 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Dive Bar · 67 tips and reviews

Tom 🐳 H.Tom 🐳 Huynh: Gotta try East Side Kings if you come here! Read more.

East Side Showroom is one of Austin my way.

8. East Side Showroom

1100 E 6th St (at Medina St.), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · 130 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: Think Parisian bistro, burlesque cabaret, and steampunk film set, with upscale food and bar menus based on seasonal, local ingredients. Execution can be spotty, but the ambience is always spot-on.

The Jackalope is one of Austin my way.

9. The Jackalope

7.9
404 E 6th St (btwn Trinity St. & Neches St.), Austin, TX
Dive Bar · Downtown Austin · 216 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Try all the burgers and the Tiajuana dog at least once.

Casino El Camino is one of Austin my way.

10. Casino El Camino

8.2
517 E 6th St (bt Red River & Neches Sts), Austin, TX
Dive Bar · Downtown Austin · 229 tips and reviews

EaterEater: There are few better places to lay down a layer of food before a night of heavy drinking on the Dirty Sixth, and their burgers are a well-deserved Austin institution. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Scoot Inn is one of Austin my way.

11. Scoot Inn

7.7
1308 E 4th St (Navasota), Austin, TX
Dive Bar · 49 tips and reviews

MazdaMazda: Built in 1871, The Scoot is the oldest continuously running beer joint in central Texas.

Shangri-La is one of Austin my way.

12. Shangri-La

8.1
1016 E 6th St (at Medina St), Austin, TX
Bar · 61 tips and reviews

Tonic MusicTonic Music: Best outdoor area around. Tons of tables under a canopy of trees…and they've got Prince on the juke box!

Rio Rita is one of Austin my way.

13. Rio Rita

1308 E 6th St (at Navasota St), Austin, TX
Bar · 104 tips and reviews

Dave H.Dave Hezlep: Best bloody mary in town. Easy.

Lustre Pearl Bar is one of Austin my way.

14. Lustre Pearl Bar

97 Rainey St (Driskill St.), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 84 tips and reviews

Indira V.Indira Vaidy: Might be my fave bar in Austin: ping-pong, taco truck, big backyard & dancing in an old swampy shack, does it get any better?

The Mohawk is one of Austin my way.

15. The Mohawk

8.6
912 Red River St (at E 10th St.), Austin, TX
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 131 tips and reviews

exfmexfm: Hands down coolest music venue in Austin. Head outside to the main stage or up the stairs to the rooftop deck that looks over the stage. If you want a more intimate experience head to the back stage.

The Ginger Man is one of Austin my way.

16. The Ginger Man

301 Lavaca St (at W 3rd St), Austin, TX
Pub · Downtown Austin · 195 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Ton of craft and mico brew on tap. Order a pretzel and try a flight of brew.

Icenhauer's is one of Austin my way.

17. Icenhauer's

8.1
83 Rainey St (btwn Davis & Driskill St), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 101 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Sangria, in a huge mason jar!

The Parish is one of Austin my way.

18. The Parish

7.3
214-C E 6th St (San Jacinto), Austin, TX
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 52 tips and reviews

SoundCloudSoundCloud: An Austin favorite. Quality music, cheap drinks & a great sound system!

Feathers Boutique is one of Austin my way.

19. Feathers Boutique

7.8
1700B S Congress Ave (Milton St), Austin, TX
Boutique · Bouldin Creek · 12 tips and reviews

Lucky MagazineLucky Magazine: Every vintage piece here is a winner, whether it’s a batwing-sleeved dress, a Stevie Nicks–ish crystal pendant, or an appliquéd silk peasant blouse. Read more.

Rounders Pizzeria is one of Austin my way.

20. Rounders Pizzeria

1203 W 6th St, Austin, TX
Pizzeria · Old West Austin · 25 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Garlic knots are addictive -- if on a date, make sure you both eat them.

Second Bar + Kitchen is one of Austin my way.

21. Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave (W 2nd St), Austin, TX
New American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 199 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Makes an art of bar food. See: the spicy fried pickles, the Bar Congress that you can add foie gras, an egg, avocado, pork belly, double meat & double cheese, should you so choose. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

22. La Condesa

8.5
400 W 2nd St (Guadalupe St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 264 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Rene Ortiz's take on modern Mexican cuisine. Not to miss: the riffs on guacamole, the wild tacos, the cocktails, and pastry chef Laura Sawicki's ice creams. [Eater 38 Member]

East Side King is one of Austin my way.

23. East Side King

8.4
1618 1/2 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Food Truck · 82 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The cash-only first location of this stand behind Liberty has become a bit of an East Sixth legend, counting Anthony Bourdain among the many fans of its Asian-inspired street food. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Torchy's Tacos is one of Austin my way.

24. Torchy's Tacos

1311 S 1st St (btwn W Elizabeth & W Gibson St), Austin, TX
Taco Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 219 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It's almost a cliche to recommend Torchy's in Austin, but the local chain has earned that recognition with creative combinations that stand out in a city full of tacos. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

25. Home Slice Pizza

9.3
1415 S Congress Ave (Gibson St. E), Austin, TX
Pizzeria · 334 tips and reviews

EaterEater: For fans of New York-style pizza, Home Slice is as close as you can get in Austin, possibly thanks to yearly staff trips to the Big Apple. You know, for research. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Enoteca Vespaio is one of Austin my way.

26. Enoteca Vespaio

1610 S Congress Ave (at W Milton St.), Austin, TX
Italian Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 77 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Unfussy Italian fare with a South Congress-friendly patio. What's more, their deli counter of pates and antipasti sets it above other Austin neighborhood Italian restaurants. [Eater 38 Member]

Whip In Convenience Store & Pub is one of Austin my way.

27. Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

9.0
1950 S Interstate 35 (at Mariposa Dr), Austin, TX
Convenience Store · 134 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The convenience store/liquor store/Indian restaurant combo is odd, but that's what makes it quintessentially Austin. The naan sandwiches are what earned it a place on our list. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Salt Lick is one of Austin my way.

28. The Salt Lick

9.2
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX
BBQ Joint · 426 tips and reviews

MashableMashable: Get away from the hustle and bustle that is Austin for a few hours and enjoy some BBQ (or super hearty veggie sides). Mapquest organizes a free BBQ bus every year at SXSW. - Erica Swallow

Franklin Barbecue is one of Austin my way.

29. Franklin Barbecue

9.1
900 E 11th St (at Branch St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Central East Austin · 354 tips and reviews
Live Oak Beer & Barbecue is one of Austin my way.

30. Live Oak Beer & Barbecue

2713 E 2nd St, Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 30 tips and reviews
Uchi is one of Austin my way.

31. Uchi

9.1
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Japanese Restaurant · Zilker · 226 tips and reviews
Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is one of Austin my way.

32. Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

8.9
1400 S Congress Ave Ste B100, Austin, TX
Seafood Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 173 tips and reviews
Haddington's is one of Austin my way.

33. Haddington's

601 W 6th St (Nueces St.), Austin, TX
Gastropub · Downtown Austin · 57 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Sit at the bar, order a drink from the cocktail list, and order some pork cracklings.

Polvos is one of Austin my way.

34. Polvos

7.9
2004 S 1st St (W Johanna St), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 193 tips and reviews

restlessnapkin.comrestlessnapkin.com: Get a pitcher of margaritas and some salsa from the salsa bar then chill in the parking lot till your table is ready.

Matt's El Rancho is one of Austin my way.

35. Matt's El Rancho

8.5
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Tex-Mex Restaurant · South Lamar · 147 tips and reviews

restlessnapkin.comrestlessnapkin.com: This is one of the greatest spots to enjoy with a large group of friends. Sit on the patio and enjoy being in Austin.

Yellow Jacket Social Club is one of Austin my way.

36. Yellow Jacket Social Club

8.6
1700 E 5th St., Austin, TX
Bar · 57 tips and reviews
Torchy's Tacos is one of Austin my way.

37. Torchy's Tacos

8.8
4211 Spicewood Springs Rd (at Mesa Dr), Austin, TX
Taco Restaurant · 162 tips and reviews
Waterloo Records is one of Austin my way.

38. Waterloo Records

9.3
600 N Lamar Blvd (at W 6th St), Austin, TX
Record Store · Old West Austin · 76 tips and reviews
Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe is one of Austin my way.

39. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe

2908 Fruth St (at W 29th St), Austin, TX
Bar · North University · 186 tips and reviews
Gourdough's Public House is one of Austin my way.

40. Gourdough's Public House

8.3
2700 S Lamar Blvd (at Dickson Dr), Austin, TX
Bar · Zilker · 122 tips and reviews
Fonda San Miguel is one of Austin my way.

41. Fonda San Miguel

9.0
2330 W North Loop Blvd (at Hancock Dr.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Allandale · 80 tips and reviews
Kreuz Market is one of Austin my way.

42. Kreuz Market

7.7
619 N Colorado St (btwn Pecan St. & Farm-to-Market Rd.), Lockhart, TX
BBQ Joint · 93 tips and reviews

43. Black's Barbecue

8.6
215 N Main St (at W Walnut St.), Lockhart, TX
BBQ Joint · 139 tips and reviews
Iron Works BBQ is one of Austin my way.

44. Iron Works BBQ

7.7
100 Red River St (at E Cesar Chavez St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 185 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Get the beef ribs

John Mueller Meat Company is one of Austin my way.

45. John Mueller Meat Company

2500 E 6th St (Pedernales Street), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 58 tips and reviews

Jae S.Jae Salinas 🍜: Real deal. Don't fuck around, go early, get everything.

La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana is one of Austin my way.

46. La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana

1906 E Cesar Chavez St (Chicon), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Central East Austin · 151 tips and reviews
Justine's Brasserie is one of Austin my way.

47. Justine's Brasserie

8.7
4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX
French Restaurant · 108 tips and reviews
The Highball is one of Austin my way.

48. The Highball

7.0
1120 S Lamar Blvd (at Treadwell St.), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Zilker · 122 tips and reviews
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill is one of Austin my way.

49. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

9.1
303 Red River St (at E 3rd St), Austin, TX
American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 374 tips and reviews
Hopdoddy Burger Bar is one of Austin my way.

50. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

8.9
1400 S Congress Ave Ste A190 (btwn Gibson & Elizabeth), Austin, TX
Burger Joint · Bouldin Creek · 443 tips and reviews
P. Terry's Burger Stand is one of Austin my way.

51. P. Terry's Burger Stand

8.2
3303 N Lamar Blvd (at 32nd St.), Austin, TX
Burger Joint · West University · 104 tips and reviews
Sandy's Hamburgers is one of Austin my way.

52. Sandy's Hamburgers

7.9
603 Barton Springs Rd (at S. 1st St.), Austin, TX
Burger Joint · Bouldin Creek · 58 tips and reviews
Torchy's Tacos is one of Austin my way.

53. Torchy's Tacos

8.8
2809 S 1st St (at El Paso St), Austin, TX
Taco Restaurant · 158 tips and reviews
Tacodeli is one of Austin my way.

54. Tacodeli

9.1
1500B Spyglass Dr (at Barton Skyway), Austin, TX
Taco Restaurant · Bartons Bluff-Spyglass · 150 tips and reviews
Bouldin Creek Café is one of Austin my way.

55. Bouldin Creek Café

9.0
1900 S 1st St (at W. Mary St.), Austin, TX
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 261 tips and reviews
Casa de Luz is one of Austin my way.

56. Casa de Luz

9.1
1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Zilker · 41 tips and reviews
G'Raj Mahal Cafe is one of Austin my way.

57. G'Raj Mahal Cafe

73 Rainey St (at Holly St.), Austin, TX
Indian Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 114 tips and reviews

58. Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX
Café · Central East Austin · 133 tips and reviews
Toy Joy is one of Austin my way.

59. Toy Joy

8.1
403 W 2nd St (Guadalupe St.), Austin, TX
Toy Store · Downtown Austin · 53 tips and reviews