Austin Recs
Winflo Osteria is one of Austin Recs.

1. Winflo Osteria

1315 W 6th St (Winflo Dr. & Pressler St.), Austin, TX
Italian Restaurant · Old West Austin · 42 tips and reviews
Jester King Brewery is one of Austin Recs.

2. Jester King Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX
Brewery · 99 tips and reviews

Adam S.Adam Shoenfelt: Great outdoor area to enjoy a few of their farmhouse beers. Check out the brewery tours on Saturdays.

St. Elmo Brewing Company is one of Austin Recs.

3. St. Elmo Brewing Company

440 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste G-2, Austin, TX
Brewery · South Congress · 9 tips and reviews
Austin Beerworks is one of Austin Recs.

4. Austin Beerworks

3009 Industrial Ter, Austin, TX
Brewery · North Burnet · 48 tips and reviews

Joel G.Joel Goodman: Tasting room is open Wednesday to Sunday in the afternoon/evenings. $10 gets you a glass and 3 pulls.

Hops & Grain is one of Austin Recs.

5. Hops & Grain

507 Calles St (at East 6th Street), Austin, TX
Brewery · 44 tips and reviews

TraciTraci: Hops & Grain makes some of the tastiest craft beers in Austin. They have a large tap room and the tours are always interesting. Get a Zoe for the win!

Live Oak Brewery is one of Austin Recs.

6. Live Oak Brewery

3301 E 5th St (at Allen St), Del Valle, TX
Brewery · 6 tips and reviews

CynthiaCynthia: Free Beer! Do I need to say more. Every Saturday they do free tours of the brewery with free samples...and their samples are not small by any means. Plus the tour guide/employees are fun and exciting. Read more.

Independence Brewing Co. is one of Austin Recs.

7. Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Ln #607 (at Hwy 71), Austin, TX
Brewery · 13 tips and reviews

Jo H.Jo Hunter: Great beers are to be found here. The tap room is pretty nice too.

The Elephant Room is one of Austin Recs.

8. The Elephant Room

315 Congress Ave (at 3rd St.), Austin, TX
Jazz Club · Downtown Austin · 69 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: There's no better way to end a night on the town than by going down to this low-ceilinged, atmospheric basement club to enjoy live jazz and a drink or three.

Whip In Convenience Store & Pub is one of Austin Recs.

9. Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

1950 S Interstate 35 (at Mariposa Dr), Austin, TX
Convenience Store · 135 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.

Barton Springs Pool is one of Austin Recs.

10. Barton Springs Pool

2101 Barton Springs Rd (at William Barton Dr), Austin, TX
Pool · Barton Hills · 211 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Three acres in size, the pool is fed from under ground springs and is on average 68 degrees year round. Over the years it has drawn people from all walks of life.

Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve is one of Austin Recs.

11. Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve

24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX
Nature Preserve · 41 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: Rimming one edge of the clear blue-green waters are a limestone grotto and a 50-foot waterfall; here you can play in the shower or find a shady seat on the rocks beneath its overhang. Read more.

Trudy's South Star is one of Austin Recs.

12. Trudy's South Star

901 Little Texas Ln Ste C (I-35), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · South Congress · 116 tips and reviews
Sno-Beach Hawaiian Shaved Ice is one of Austin Recs.

13. Sno-Beach Hawaiian Shaved Ice

412 Sterzing St, Austin, TX
Snack Place · Bouldin Creek · 35 tips and reviews

Erin B.Erin Bach: Best Snow Cone!

Justine's Brasserie is one of Austin Recs.

14. Justine's Brasserie

4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX
French Restaurant · 105 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: This no-frills brasserie perched in a remodeled 1930s bungalow serves authentic Gallic comfort food and (more importantly?) people-gawking until the early-morning hours. Read more.

Kemuri Tatsu-ya is one of Austin Recs.

15. Kemuri Tatsu-ya

2713 E 2nd St (at Pleasant Valley Rd), Austin, TX
Japanese Restaurant · 33 tips and reviews
Whisler's is one of Austin Recs.

16. Whisler's

1816 E 6th St (at Chicon St), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · 79 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: The perfect outdoor drinking destination. Nothing beats watching the sunset with a frosty drink in hand.

Kitty Cohen's is one of Austin Recs.

17. Kitty Cohen's

2211 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Central East Austin · 13 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The retro bar with a breezy attitude serves up low-ABV drinks, punches, and frozen concoctions along Webberville Road with ample patio space and a shallow pool, where guests are encouraged to dip in. Read more.

Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe is one of Austin Recs.

18. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe

2908 Fruth St (at W 29th St), Austin, TX
Bar · North University · 187 tips and reviews

Examiner.comExaminer.com: If you want a drink and dont feel like partying on 6th street, come to Spider House. An Austin original, now under second owners, provides full service bar and restraunt with the local and laid back Read more.

Hotel Vegas is one of Austin Recs.

19. Hotel Vegas

1500 E 6th St (Onion St), Austin, TX
Music Venue · 19 tips and reviews

Matthew K.Matthew K: Cool backyard with live music. Great intimate indoor space for a sweaty beer covered live music experience as well.

Stay Gold is one of Austin Recs.

20. Stay Gold

1910 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX
Bar · 15 tips and reviews

Greg A.Greg Ackerman: Great cocktails, comfortable room, fantastic outdoor patio and live music several nights a week. Oh, there's also a good food trailer, Toaster there too.

Contigo Austin is one of Austin Recs.

21. Contigo Austin

2027 Anchor Ln (btwn Manor Rd and Manorwood Rd), Austin, TX
American Restaurant · MLK · 103 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Contigo's beer garden, craft cocktails and locally sourced, inventive food from Chef Andrew Wiseheart embody everything that's key to a great Austin restaurant right this second. [Eater 38 Member]

Foreign & Domestic is one of Austin Recs.

22. Foreign & Domestic

306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX
American Restaurant · North Loop · 76 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Ned Elliott's inventive seasonal cuisine and wife Jodi's stellar desserts make this neighborhood spot a winner. Also a great for brunch. [Eater 38 Member]

Rosita's Al Pastor is one of Austin Recs.

23. Rosita's Al Pastor

1911 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Riverside · 25 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: Al pastor pork is a must: glistening red from a dry-chile marinade, citrusy, charred, & tender; on a homemade flour tortilla and doused with an amazing green salsa – a contender for the best in town.

Olamaie is one of Austin Recs.

24. Olamaie

1610 San Antonio St (17th St.), Austin, TX
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 19 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: You're not going to get heaping plates of fried meat and stewed greens here. Instead, you'll get artfully plated, modest portions of high-end ingredients for a very refined Southern cuisine. Read more.

Magnolia Cafe is one of Austin Recs.

25. Magnolia Cafe

2304 Lake Austin Blvd (at Upson St.), Austin, TX
Diner · West Austin · 134 tips and reviews

SPINSPIN: Hands down the BEST place for drunk munchies! Wander in at 5am and you might just share a table with MGMT or Amazing Baby. Order the Magnolia Mud, sounds disgusting-- but it's delicious.

Torchy's Tacos is one of Austin Recs.

26. Torchy's Tacos

1822 S Congress Ave (at W Mary St), Austin, TX
Taco Place · Bouldin Creek · 73 tips and reviews

Arsen B.Arsen Batyuchok: Best tacos I've ever tried in my life. Seriously.

Lady Bird Lake is one of Austin Recs.

27. Lady Bird Lake

Lady Bird Lake Trail (West Riverside Drive), Austin, TX
Lake · Downtown Austin · 58 tips and reviews

Elizabeth H.Elizabeth Hall: Beautiful lake serves as natural boundary between North Austin & South Austin. Congress Ave that leads from the Capitol building, becomes S. Congress Ave on other side of the Congress Bridge.

Cheer Up Charlie's is one of Austin Recs.

28. Cheer Up Charlie's

900 Red River St (at 9th St), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 48 tips and reviews

Candra C.Candra Cole: Friendly people, great drinks, festive decor, happy vibes. One of the best bars in Austin.

Odd Duck is one of Austin Recs.

29. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd (Gibson St W), Austin, TX
New American Restaurant · Zilker · 129 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: This shiny, ultramodern brick-and-mortar matches the adventurous, farm-to-table cuisine. The superlative wine, beer, and cocktail list harmonizes with the whims of Bryce Gilmore's daily changing menu.

Launderette is one of Austin Recs.

30. Launderette

2115 Holly St, Austin, TX
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · 81 tips and reviews

Divya M.Divya Mulanjur: Great weekend brunch. The fried oyster Florentine and burger stand out. They don't accept reservation for small groups but the wait isn't too long. They also have parking.

Toy Joy is one of Austin Recs.

31. Toy Joy

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

RyanRyan: This is a great toy store where you can act like a kid for a change. Find everything from glow-in-the-dark Jesus products to Japanese imports. Ice cream parlor and parking in the back.

Hillside Farmacy is one of Austin Recs.

32. Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St (Rosewood), Austin, TX
Restaurant · Central East Austin · 90 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: The atmosphere – we're tempted to say "art direction" – is superb, and the food's splendid, too. Meats and produce genuinely are farm fresh, often picked in the morning at neighboring urban farms. Read more.

Barbarella is one of Austin Recs.

33. Barbarella

615 Red River St (btwn 6th and 7th), Austin, TX
Nightclub · Downtown Austin · 95 tips and reviews

MichelleMichelle: The best night to go is Tuesday for TuesGayz. The music is awesome. The dance floor is packed. But beware, you will be a hot sweaty mess by the end of the night.

Lenoir is one of Austin Recs.

34. Lenoir

1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX
New American Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 39 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: French technique, exotic ingredients, a judicious use of spice and heat, and strong Southeast Asian and Northern African influences on the three-course prix fixe menu distinguish this upscale option. Read more.

Bufalina is one of Austin Recs.

35. Bufalina

1519 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX
Pizza Place · 59 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Bufalina raised the bar on Austin's pizza scene. Perfectly executed Neapolitan has won the hearts and minds of diners around town. Their salads are expertly sourced as well. [Eater 38 Member]

Barley Swine is one of Austin Recs.

36. Barley Swine

6555 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
New American Restaurant · Brentwood · 16 tips and reviews

Cubby T.Cubby Tig: Holy crap this place is good. Have you eaten here yet? If the answer is no, punch yourself in the face. And then make a reservation

Veracruz All Natural is one of Austin Recs.

37. Veracruz All Natural

2505 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX
Taco Place · Central East Austin · 109 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: In addition to wispy, fruit-flavored shaved ice, this stand also sells homemade aguas frescas, fruit smoothies, Mexican-style fruit salads, tempting pork tortas, and divine migas tacos.

BBQ Village (Line outside Franklin BBQ) is one of Austin Recs.

38. BBQ Village (Line outside Franklin BBQ)

Austin, TX
Line / Queue · Central East Austin · 2 tips and reviews

FacePaulm R.FacePaulm Revere: hang in there it's worth it

Peter Pan Mini Golf is one of Austin Recs.

39. Peter Pan Mini Golf

1207 Barton Springs Rd (Lamar Blvd), Austin, TX
Mini Golf · Zilker · 61 tips and reviews

Laughing SquidLaughing Squid: Grab your portable mini-bar because this is BYOB. Then go, play mini golf and revel in the kitschy wonder of it all. Also: bring cash. Read more.

The Salt Lick is one of Austin Recs.

40. The Salt Lick

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX
BBQ Joint · 420 tips and reviews

Mike L.Mike Lewinsky: Go to the Salt Lick BBQ, the original one in Driftwood. Skip the others (especially the airport one). Make sure to try the spicy barbeque sauce. Go HUNGRY.

unBARlievable is one of Austin Recs.

41. unBARlievable

76 Rainey St, Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 15 tips and reviews

Steph S.Steph Schneider: Perhaps the most wonderfully whimsical bar in existence. There's a slide!

Batch Craft Beer And Kolaches is one of Austin Recs.

42. Batch Craft Beer And Kolaches

3220 Manor Rd, Austin, TX
Bakery · MLK · 16 tips and reviews

Josiah David C.Josiah David Chapman: Amazing selection of homemade Kolaches and an even more extensive selection of craft beer! The service is great and the coffee ain't bad either. Pricey but worth it.

Ramen Tatsu-ya is one of Austin Recs.

43. Ramen Tatsu-ya

1234 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Ramen Restaurant · Zilker · 71 tips and reviews

Drew M.Drew M: Extremely rich ramen. But one gem is they have the best Japanese curry in town (imo), and it's a filling side/bowl for like $4.

Micklethwait Craft Meats is one of Austin Recs.

44. Micklethwait Craft Meats

1309 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX
Food Truck · Central East Austin · 87 tips and reviews

Stone S.Stone Slade: Skip the longer wait lines at Franklin's & La BBQ... Mickelthwait's Craft Meats is for real

Uchi is one of Austin Recs.

45. Uchi

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Japanese Restaurant · Zilker · 227 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: When executive chef and owner Tyson Cole first opened shop in 2003, Uchi instantly became both a sushi and a fine-dining game changer. Quality and craft still out of this world. Reservations a must.

Josephine House is one of Austin Recs.

46. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave (at W Lynn St), Austin, TX
Café · Old West Austin · 36 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: Staged with Southern Living nostalgia, Josephine House is the type of place where you can easily dither away the afternoon sipping iced teas and grazing on cool melon salads. Pricey, but worth it. Read more.

Elizabeth St. Café is one of Austin Recs.

47. Elizabeth St. Café

1501 S 1st St (at Elizabeth St.), Austin, TX
Vietnamese Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 174 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: Vietnamese cuisine made with grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, local organic produce, and seafood fresh from the Gulf makes us happy, but not as happy as the dreamy drip coffee served iced or hot.

LeRoy & Lewis is one of Austin Recs.

48. LeRoy & Lewis

121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 13 tips and reviews

Erin G.Erin G: Great, creative BBQ. Beef rib was incredible and tri tip fried rice was uniquely amazing.

The Continental Club is one of Austin Recs.

49. The Continental Club

1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
Rock Club · 70 tips and reviews

Visit AustinVisit Austin: The Granddaddy of all local music venues, the Continental Club has enjoyed a coast-to-coast reputation as the premiere club for live music in Austin since 1957.

Broken Spoke is one of Austin Recs.

50. Broken Spoke

3201 S Lamar Blvd (at Westrock Dr.), Austin, TX
Dive Bar · South Lamar · 66 tips and reviews

Visit AustinVisit Austin: The Broken Spoke is Texas' most definitive dance hall. If you're ever in Austin, stop by for some traditional country music by some "real" country musicians.

Lucy In Disguise With Diamonds is one of Austin Recs.

51. Lucy In Disguise With Diamonds

1506 S Congress Ave (W Elizabeth St), Austin, TX
Costume Shop · Bouldin Creek · 34 tips and reviews

Anieca B.Anieca Bishop: BEST place to go for costumes, very large selection and good prices. Rentals are the way to go!

Allens Boots is one of Austin Recs.

52. Allens Boots

1522 S Congress Ave (at Monroe St), Austin, TX
Shoe Store · Bouldin Creek · 37 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Need some new duds? Check out this place’s selection of boots, spurs, and just about anything else a cowboy could want/need.

53. Amy's Ice Creams

1301 S Congress Ave (at The Cir), Austin, TX
Ice Cream Shop · 91 tips and reviews

Ted P.Ted Power: Best ice cream. Also: chances are your ice-cream scooper is stoned out of his or her gourd.

Big Top Candy Shop is one of Austin Recs.

54. Big Top Candy Shop

1706 S Congress Ave (at Milton St.), Austin, TX
Candy Store · Bouldin Creek · 81 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: This place is jam-packed with every candy you can possibly imagine. Watch as kids come in and their jaws drop. It's a candy fantasy come true. Read more.

Zilker Park is one of Austin Recs.

55. Zilker Park

2168 Lou Neff Rd., Austin, TX
Park · Barton Hills · 160 tips and reviews

Tim S.Tim Steckler: go for a swim, fly a kite

BookPeople is one of Austin Recs.

56. BookPeople

603 N Lamar Blvd (at 6th St.), Austin, TX
Bookstore · Downtown Austin · 121 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Indie bookseller since 1970, BookPeople is a winner of Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly. Employee-written reviews, a coffee shop and tons of book signings and events make it a must-see.

Bennu Coffee is one of Austin Recs.

57. Bennu Coffee

2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (at Poquito St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 129 tips and reviews
Revolution Spirits is one of Austin Recs.

58. Revolution Spirits

12345 Pauls Valley Rd Ste G, Austin, TX
Distillery · 2 tips and reviews
Last Stand Brewing Company is one of Austin Recs.

59. Last Stand Brewing Company

12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX
Brewery · 6 tips and reviews

Cristina T.Cristina Tanner: Excellent craft beers!

The Roosevelt Room is one of Austin Recs.

60. The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St Unit-B, Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Austin · 22 tips and reviews
Geraldine's is one of Austin Recs.

61. Geraldine's

605 Davis St, Austin, TX
American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 14 tips and reviews

Dre S.Dre Sanchez: Wonderful place, great selection of drinks at the bar. Everything on the menu is delicious, specially the grouper and the Texas strip steak... Also, make sure to ask for Katie (the best)!

Bullfight is one of Austin Recs.

62. Bullfight

4807 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX
Tapas Restaurant · Hyde Park · 10 tips and reviews

Kaustubh T.Kaustubh Thirumalai: One of my best brunch experiences in Austin! Fantastic menu and fantastic fare! The trout especially stood out...

Wu Chow is one of Austin Recs.

63. Wu Chow

500 W 5th St (5th & San Antonio), Austin, TX
Chinese Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 38 tips and reviews

Divya M.Divya Mulanjur: Soup dumplings are amazing! The cocktails are great too. Some served in fun containers. The place is definitely not cheap.

The Contemporary Austin: Jones Center is one of Austin Recs.

64. The Contemporary Austin: Jones Center

700 Congress Ave (at 7th St), Austin, TX
Art Museum · Downtown Austin · 28 tips and reviews

GOODGOOD: This cutting-edge downtown space is a hub of Austin's contemporary art scene, with a special focus on rising local talent and group shows. Awesome. Read more.

The Contemporary Austin: Laguna Gloria is one of Austin Recs.

65. The Contemporary Austin: Laguna Gloria

3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX
Art Museum · Tarrytown · 1 tip
ICOSA is one of Austin Recs.


702 Shady Ln Ste 190 (7th St), Austin, TX
Art Gallery · No tips or reviews
ArtUs Co is one of Austin Recs.

67. ArtUs Co

10000 Research Blvd (Great Hills Trail), Austin, TX
Art Gallery · 6 tips and reviews
Mi Madre's Restaurant is one of Austin Recs.

68. Mi Madre's Restaurant

2201 Manor Rd (at Coleto St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Upper Boggy Creek · 69 tips and reviews

Josiah David C.Josiah David Chapman: A fantastic local spot with a wide variety of Tex-Mex offerings in a charming, quaint, neighborhood space. Delicious margs, friendly service (although often slower than I’d like), and a great patio!

Hoover's Cooking is one of Austin Recs.

69. Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd (2002 Manor Road), Austin, TX
Fried Chicken Joint · Upper Boggy Creek · 84 tips and reviews

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle: East Austin native son Hoover Alexander packs 'em in with tempting renditions of Southern comfort food, complemented with a dash of Tex-Mex, a whiff of BBQ smoke, and a pinch of Cajun/Creole spice.

The White Horse is one of Austin Recs.

70. The White Horse

500 Comal St, Austin, TX
Dive Bar · 71 tips and reviews

Anna W.Anna Weiss: Tacos, live music all week, giant dance floor, pool tables, photo booth, and whiskey on tap. End the night here.