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Asian Restaurant
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“This place is named for a famous former London opium den that was visited by the likes of Aldous Huxley. Decor is on point (pseudo-East/Southeast Asian style, with peacocks, bold accents, jewel/gold colors, and lots of velvet). Pros: friendly bar staff, high quality cocktails, creative menu, lively crowd, best regular house music offering in the entire city every Thursday night -- called "Secret Garden" -- for real, if you like house music and you need something to do on Thursday night, check this out. Cons: expensive.”
177 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Another hidden happy hour gem. Half price pizzas from 4pm-5:30pm. That's $6 for a margherita and it's one of the best in town. Get there early as it's a small place!”
114 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our favorite place to walk our dogs to. Gret outside seating and beer selection. You can get a Spinach salad but you will get a doughnut with it! Famous doughnut burger place and desert.”
131 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Movie and dinner experience in one of Austin's locally owned cinema. Includes a bar and cafe as well. ”
145 locals recommend
Movie Theater
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“An Austin original! This small theater only features a handful of films but it's less than a mile away and has all the quirky events for which the Drafthouse is known. Get tickets early because it fills up quickly.”
115 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Long time local favorite, get there early for a table, great local acts, Typically 2 to 3 shows per night”
153 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Spring fed pool. So great. Hit up pool burger before or after..find it in the food section. Also, right behind Deep Eddy Cabaret. ”
145 locals recommend
Tex-Mex Restaurant
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“This is the place i bring everyone. Amazing Mexican food and atmosphere. Must get the Bob Armstrong dip. ”
117 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Not East Sixth, but the best bar to go to on Manor Road, which is a place popular with the mid-twenties crowd, esp (grad) students. Lots of places here, including the restaurants, are worth checking out, but this is the quintessential Manor bar.”
136 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Another close location to the Airbnb..this Alamo is in a cool area with lots of restaurants, a park, farmers market, The Thinkery and more. ”
99 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local favorite that serves up liquor, coffee, stand up comedy & the BEST philly cheesesteak in the land from the food truck outside: 1776. Do it!”
143 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Because violet lattes and amazing tacos. If they don't have the tacos you want, turn right around with your coffee and cross the street to Mi Madre's. Their menu is off the chain.”
141 locals recommend
Bar
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“Saturday & Sunday. The shrimp & grits are my favorite! Grab a bucket of mimosas & chill on the tree-filled patio.”
135 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Hip, cheery coffee shop pouring locally roasted beans & craft beer on tap, plus snacks & sandwiches”
130 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Brewery and pizza spot. Famous for their hazy IPA- the Electric Jellyfish. It’s our favorite beer in town!”
100 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Wonderful restaurant...a bit pricey. They also have a great happy hour if you’re price conscious. Reservations recommended for dinner. ”
83 locals recommend