Guidebook for Austin

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Guidebook for Austin

Food Scene

We have a ton of great places to eat and drink within walking distance. Here are some favorites.
Great sandwiches and snacks. Just a short walk away. Who Dat... my favorie
111 locals recommend
Austin Daily Press
1900 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
111 locals recommend
Great sandwiches and snacks. Just a short walk away. Who Dat... my favorie
Open 24 hours, 2 minute walk from Austin's Eastside Flats. Good coffee, cool scene
223 locals recommend
Bennu Coffee
2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
223 locals recommend
Open 24 hours, 2 minute walk from Austin's Eastside Flats. Good coffee, cool scene
In 2011, Shook parted ways with Daily Juice and converted his locations into JuiceLands. For over 13 years, Shook and his team have kept communities juiced. They currently have 17 Texas locations, one Brooklyn location, a cleanse program, a record shop, and a uniquely Austin vibe spirited by creative and conscious employees.
519 locals recommend
JuiceLand
1625 Barton Springs Rd
519 locals recommend
In 2011, Shook parted ways with Daily Juice and converted his locations into JuiceLands. For over 13 years, Shook and his team have kept communities juiced. They currently have 17 Texas locations, one Brooklyn location, a cleanse program, a record shop, and a uniquely Austin vibe spirited by creative and conscious employees.
Salty Sow is an American Gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare. Hand-crafted cocktails and entrees are served fresh daily, mindfully sourced from local farms and purveyors. Michelle Obama visited here in 2016 during SXSW
381 locals recommend
Salty Sow
1917 Manor Rd
381 locals recommend
Salty Sow is an American Gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare. Hand-crafted cocktails and entrees are served fresh daily, mindfully sourced from local farms and purveyors. Michelle Obama visited here in 2016 during SXSW
Aurelio and Rosa Torres opened their doors and hearts to Austinites in 1990. What started as a 10 seat “taco shop” has evolved into a wonderful restaurant serving the finest Tex-Mex cuisine. The restaurant has been renovated twice, and now offers two dinning rooms, a beautiful patio and quick to-go area. Mi Madre’s has become an East Austin favorite with a very loving and loyal clientele
180 locals recommend
Mi Madre's Restaurant
2201 Manor Rd
180 locals recommend
Aurelio and Rosa Torres opened their doors and hearts to Austinites in 1990. What started as a 10 seat “taco shop” has evolved into a wonderful restaurant serving the finest Tex-Mex cuisine. The restaurant has been renovated twice, and now offers two dinning rooms, a beautiful patio and quick to-go area. Mi Madre’s has become an East Austin favorite with a very loving and loyal clientele
El Chilito was born as a fast-casual approach to El Chile, a contemporary take on modern Tex-Mex dining located just a few blocks west on Manor Rd. Dubbed El Chile’s “little brother,” El Chilito, uses many of the same flavors, but in a more laid-back atmosphere and a lot of local charm.
302 locals recommend
El Chilito
2219 Manor Rd
302 locals recommend
El Chilito was born as a fast-casual approach to El Chile, a contemporary take on modern Tex-Mex dining located just a few blocks west on Manor Rd. Dubbed El Chile’s “little brother,” El Chilito, uses many of the same flavors, but in a more laid-back atmosphere and a lot of local charm.
Hoover's Cooking is Texas cooking. FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS, HOOVER’S COOKING HAS BEEN A FORCE IN THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY.
163 locals recommend
Hoover's Cooking
2002 Manor Rd
163 locals recommend
Hoover's Cooking is Texas cooking. FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS, HOOVER’S COOKING HAS BEEN A FORCE IN THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY.
Are you hungry in Austin? Welcome to Abo Youssef, where you can find great Mediterranean food available for delivery or takeout. This is becoming an Austin food trailer icon.
23 locals recommend
Abo Youssef Mediterranean Food
2101 Manor Rd
23 locals recommend
Are you hungry in Austin? Welcome to Abo Youssef, where you can find great Mediterranean food available for delivery or takeout. This is becoming an Austin food trailer icon.
Sno.Co Flattop Shaved Ice: Open year around! 8 days a week (unless it's raining and some holidays). Call 512.710.7SNO or email info@atxsno.co for questions
6 locals recommend
Sno.Co Flattop Shaved Ice
2307 Manor Rd
6 locals recommend
Sno.Co Flattop Shaved Ice: Open year around! 8 days a week (unless it's raining and some holidays). Call 512.710.7SNO or email info@atxsno.co for questions
Local favorite for tacos, no flash, just good tacos.
56 locals recommend
Taco Mex
2611 Manor Rd
56 locals recommend
Local favorite for tacos, no flash, just good tacos.
Dai Due was created in 2006 to reconsider what “our” food is and will be. By using ingredients that are present in our region, we are able to serve foods that are fresher, buy food that is produced in a fair and equitable way, represent local culinary traditions, and support farmers and ranchers who are striving to improve the quality of our food.
263 locals recommend
Dai Due
2406 Manor Rd
263 locals recommend
Dai Due was created in 2006 to reconsider what “our” food is and will be. By using ingredients that are present in our region, we are able to serve foods that are fresher, buy food that is produced in a fair and equitable way, represent local culinary traditions, and support farmers and ranchers who are striving to improve the quality of our food.
We’ve always loved the simple, neighborhood bars of the Midwest and northeast. They’re there to serve the neighborhood – any and all. We took that accessible attitude and put it toward Haymaker. We serve simple, hearty food: Poutine and Comfort Sandwiches. Big, burly comfort sandwiches inspired by our favorite spots around the country. And tons of Craft Beer. It’s comfortable. We have TVs if you like sports, but we’re not a sports bar. We’re the kind of place you can go to a few times a week. We’re every day, for everybody
246 locals recommend
Haymaker
2310 Manor Rd
246 locals recommend
We’ve always loved the simple, neighborhood bars of the Midwest and northeast. They’re there to serve the neighborhood – any and all. We took that accessible attitude and put it toward Haymaker. We serve simple, hearty food: Poutine and Comfort Sandwiches. Big, burly comfort sandwiches inspired by our favorite spots around the country. And tons of Craft Beer. It’s comfortable. We have TVs if you like sports, but we’re not a sports bar. We’re the kind of place you can go to a few times a week. We’re every day, for everybody
Thunderbird is a locally owned café in Austin, Tx. We have two locations in great neighborhoods, Cherrywood (East Austin) and Brentwood/Crestview (North Central). We specialize in high-quality direct-trade coffee and fine craft beers. We also have a great selection of snacks and light fare.
251 locals recommend
Thunderbird Coffee
2200 Manor Rd
251 locals recommend
Thunderbird is a locally owned café in Austin, Tx. We have two locations in great neighborhoods, Cherrywood (East Austin) and Brentwood/Crestview (North Central). We specialize in high-quality direct-trade coffee and fine craft beers. We also have a great selection of snacks and light fare.
Spicy sweet success. That's El Chile. A testament to the power of friendship, loyal customers, and good fresh food. Or maybe it's the El ChileTini, the frosty Michelada or the spicy Chilango Margarita? Fans and critics rave about those too! Come see us and you'll see why. Bring your friends.
141 locals recommend
El Chile Cafe y Cantina
1900 Manor Rd
141 locals recommend
Spicy sweet success. That's El Chile. A testament to the power of friendship, loyal customers, and good fresh food. Or maybe it's the El ChileTini, the frosty Michelada or the spicy Chilango Margarita? Fans and critics rave about those too! Come see us and you'll see why. Bring your friends.
Roland's Soul Food serves a variety of ol' time, family favorite meals that often generate the response, "This taste just like my grandma used to make it! A local favorite
8 locals recommend
Roland's
1311 Chestnut Ave
8 locals recommend
Roland's Soul Food serves a variety of ol' time, family favorite meals that often generate the response, "This taste just like my grandma used to make it! A local favorite
Aaron Franklin’s interest in BBQ started with the backyard cookouts that he and wife, Stacy, would throw. When they opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into. Today, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the most popular, critically lauded and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world) — and Franklin is the winner of every major barbecue award there is, including Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas award and Bon Appétit’s Best Barbecue Joint in America. Six days a week, crowds stand in line for hours for a taste of his mouth-watering brisket. Franklin’s barbecue h
919 locals recommend
Franklin Barbecue
900 E 11th St
919 locals recommend
Aaron Franklin’s interest in BBQ started with the backyard cookouts that he and wife, Stacy, would throw. When they opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into. Today, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the most popular, critically lauded and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world) — and Franklin is the winner of every major barbecue award there is, including Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas award and Bon Appétit’s Best Barbecue Joint in America. Six days a week, crowds stand in line for hours for a taste of his mouth-watering brisket. Franklin’s barbecue h
Great Italian food trailer at the Vortex Theater
182 locals recommend
Patrizi's
2307 Manor Rd
182 locals recommend
Great Italian food trailer at the Vortex Theater
Sour Duck Market’s mission is to extend the reach of our Craftsman’s cooking approach to the fast-casual market, while maintaining the integrity and support of our local farm and rancher supply chain. With our smoker as a center piece, expect smoked meats for sandwiches and plates. We offer a full bakery and coffee shop. Sour Duck will give our guests the experience of an enchanting outdoor beverage/dining lounge and to bring warm, authentic hospitality to a mixed retail restaurant setting. The outdoor space will take you away from the stresses of everyday life and allow you the opportunity to relax and recenter. You will find private areas, communal seating for large groups, walk up bar area, music, sporting events, and more! We will provide a unique atmosphere accompanied by locally inspired brews, cocktails on tap, and wine to tie together the overall theme of the space. Sour Duck Market aims to create a space that has some of the comforts of home but always inspires an air of enchantment.
152 locals recommend
Sour Duck Market
1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
152 locals recommend
Sour Duck Market’s mission is to extend the reach of our Craftsman’s cooking approach to the fast-casual market, while maintaining the integrity and support of our local farm and rancher supply chain. With our smoker as a center piece, expect smoked meats for sandwiches and plates. We offer a full bakery and coffee shop. Sour Duck will give our guests the experience of an enchanting outdoor beverage/dining lounge and to bring warm, authentic hospitality to a mixed retail restaurant setting. The outdoor space will take you away from the stresses of everyday life and allow you the opportunity to relax and recenter. You will find private areas, communal seating for large groups, walk up bar area, music, sporting events, and more! We will provide a unique atmosphere accompanied by locally inspired brews, cocktails on tap, and wine to tie together the overall theme of the space. Sour Duck Market aims to create a space that has some of the comforts of home but always inspires an air of enchantment.
397 locals recommend
Amys Ice Creams
1301 S Congress Ave
397 locals recommend
89 locals recommend
Bird Bird Biscuit
2701 Manor Rd
89 locals recommend
13 locals recommend
Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream
1814 Harvey St
13 locals recommend
Great for families, they have food, often live music and a playground for the kids
765 locals recommend
Central Market
4477 S Lamar Blvd
765 locals recommend
Great for families, they have food, often live music and a playground for the kids
502 locals recommend
Ramen Tatsu-Ya
1234 S Lamar Blvd
502 locals recommend
fancy tacos
78 locals recommend
Nixta Taqueria
2512 E 12th St
78 locals recommend
fancy tacos
9 locals recommend
Lola's Donuts
2406 Manor Rd
9 locals recommend
397 locals recommend
Launderette
2115 Holly St
397 locals recommend
27 locals recommend
Vic and Al's
2406 Manor Rd
27 locals recommend
25 locals recommend
Love Supreme
2805 Manor Road
25 locals recommend
Veracruz All Natural Food Truck
2505 Webberville Road
314 locals recommend
48 locals recommend
Texas Coffee Traders
1400 E 4th St
48 locals recommend
88 locals recommend
Rockstar Bagels
1900 Rosewood Ave
88 locals recommend
151 locals recommend
Fried and True Food Truck
1308 E 6th St
151 locals recommend
QI Austin: Modern Asian Kitchen
835 West 6th Street
22 locals recommend
77 locals recommend
Juliet Italian Kitchen
1500 Barton Springs Rd
77 locals recommend
their home base, great cafe style food with roof top eating area
1332 locals recommend
Whole Foods Market
525 N Lamar Blvd
1332 locals recommend
their home base, great cafe style food with roof top eating area
100 locals recommend
Kinda Tropical
3501 E 7th St
100 locals recommend
522 locals recommend
Justine's
4710 E 5th St
522 locals recommend
30 locals recommend
Birdie's
2944 East 12th Street
30 locals recommend
250 locals recommend
Cherrywood Coffeehouse
1400 E 38th 1/2 St
250 locals recommend
15 locals recommend
Gati Coconut Milk Ice Cream
1512 Holly St
15 locals recommend
371 locals recommend
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
3825 Lake Austin Blvd
371 locals recommend
269 locals recommend
Hula Hut
3825 Lake Austin Blvd
269 locals recommend
Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar
9515 North Lamar Boulevard
90 locals recommend
The Peached Tortilla
5520 Burnet Rd
90 locals recommend
70 locals recommend
Bufalina Due
6555 Burnet Rd
70 locals recommend
11 locals recommend
Julie's Noodles
8557 Research Blvd
11 locals recommend
29 locals recommend
Jewboy Burgers
5111 Airport Blvd
29 locals recommend
84 locals recommend
Hank's Austin
5811 Berkman Dr
84 locals recommend
62 locals recommend
L'Oca d'Oro
1900 Simond Ave
62 locals recommend
39 locals recommend
Olamaie
1610 San Antonio St
39 locals recommend
75 locals recommend
Koriente
621 E 7th St
75 locals recommend

Drinks & Nightlife

The Wheel is a friendly neighborhood bar catering to the East Austin neighborhood with a comfortable and inviting space where all are welcome.Come grab a beer or cocktail in our intimate atmosphere or enjoy some sunshine on our outdoor beer garden complete with a beer fountain and ample picnic style seating.
115 locals recommend
The Wheel
1902 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
115 locals recommend
The Wheel is a friendly neighborhood bar catering to the East Austin neighborhood with a comfortable and inviting space where all are welcome.Come grab a beer or cocktail in our intimate atmosphere or enjoy some sunshine on our outdoor beer garden complete with a beer fountain and ample picnic style seating.
Class is in session! Fantastic happy hour specials on food and drink, great atmosphere and fun times.
153 locals recommend
School House Pub
2207 Manor Rd
153 locals recommend
Class is in session! Fantastic happy hour specials on food and drink, great atmosphere and fun times.
Vortex Theater, Butterfly Bar and Patrizi's Italian Food
61 locals recommend
The Vortex
2307 Manor Rd
61 locals recommend
Vortex Theater, Butterfly Bar and Patrizi's Italian Food
188 locals recommend
Skylark Lounge
2039 Airport Blvd
188 locals recommend
Food, Drink and Live Music
282 locals recommend
Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River St
282 locals recommend
Food, Drink and Live Music
Cool bar at the Vortex Theater
145 locals recommend
The Butterfly Bar Austin
2307 Manor Rd
145 locals recommend
Cool bar at the Vortex Theater
153 locals recommend
School House Pub
2207 Manor Rd
153 locals recommend
35 locals recommend
Oddwood Ales
3108 Manor Rd
35 locals recommend
73 locals recommend
Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches
3220 Manor Rd
73 locals recommend
AWESOME brewery
53 locals recommend
Meanwhile Brewing Company
3901 Promontory Point Dr
53 locals recommend
AWESOME brewery
159 locals recommend
Zilker Brewing Company
1701 E 6th St
159 locals recommend
291 locals recommend
The Liberty
1618 East 6th Street
291 locals recommend
561 locals recommend
Whisler's
1816 E 6th St
561 locals recommend
227 locals recommend
Lazarus Brewing Co.
1902 E 6th St
227 locals recommend
672 locals recommend
The White Horse
500 Comal St
672 locals recommend
A MUST VISIT
478 locals recommend
Broken Spoke
3201 S Lamar Blvd
478 locals recommend
A MUST VISIT
118 locals recommend
Lustre Pearl East
114 Linden St
118 locals recommend
138 locals recommend
Central Machine Works
4824 E Cesar Chavez St
138 locals recommend
193 locals recommend
Gourmands
2316 Webberville Rd
193 locals recommend
153 locals recommend
Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River St
153 locals recommend
24 locals recommend
Cidercade
600 East Riverside Drive
24 locals recommend
Nestled between East Austin neighborhoods, Este celebrates fresh seafood, Mexican cuisine, and charcoal cooking. From the team behind the East 6th favorite, Suerte, Chef Fermin and restaurateur Sam Hellman-Mass are taking their love for masa coastal. In a location with a rich history, Este’s bright dining spaces, artisan decor and spacious outdoor deck bring the energy of seaside towns to East Austin. An extensive wine list and vibrant coastal-inspired cocktails are the perfect pairing for aguachiles, ceviches, oysters y otros mariscos!
Este
2113 Manor Road
Nestled between East Austin neighborhoods, Este celebrates fresh seafood, Mexican cuisine, and charcoal cooking. From the team behind the East 6th favorite, Suerte, Chef Fermin and restaurateur Sam Hellman-Mass are taking their love for masa coastal. In a location with a rich history, Este’s bright dining spaces, artisan decor and spacious outdoor deck bring the energy of seaside towns to East Austin. An extensive wine list and vibrant coastal-inspired cocktails are the perfect pairing for aguachiles, ceviches, oysters y otros mariscos!

Entertainment & Activities

Home of the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns Football team.
97 locals recommend
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
2139 San Jacinto Blvd
97 locals recommend
Home of the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns Football team.
29 locals recommend
Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre
1800 Congress Ave
29 locals recommend
concerts, movies and shows
68 locals recommend
Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave
68 locals recommend
concerts, movies and shows
Home of the University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Baseball Team
21 locals recommend