Erin's Guidebook

My partner Chico and I are musicians living in Austin, Texas. We love traveling and now love hosting, too! Chico owns a recording studio and I work in the restaurant industry and am an artist, ... read more

Things to do in Austin

779 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The essential Austin summer spot. Lounge around on grassy slopes with big beautiful trees overlooking a huge natural spring fed pool. Take a dip in the freezing water to cool off, or swim laps if y... read more

366 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best brisket in the world, period. But you will wait half a day to eat it.


Home Slice Pizza

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1415 South Congress Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

292 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An Austin institution. Best NY style pizza in town.

272 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cute little spot with decent vegetarian/vegan food. I recommend the veggie royale, the vegan BLT, or the potato leek omelette. Cheap mimosas, good coffee, very 'austin' vibes. Elijah Wood lives in ... read more


Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1400 South Congress Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

261 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredible burgers with amazing fries that you can dip in truffle aioli or chili con queso and BEEEEER and shakes...the list goes on...



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 801 South Lamar Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

251 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best restaurants in the city, hands down. Crazy fresh fish, beautifully crafted plates, and stellar service. Expensive, but worth it.

246 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Western/Texas themed bar with two stepping, live music, cheap drinks, and boatloads of hipsters



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 4710 East 5th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

208 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cocktails and a cute atmosphere with a FULL MENU UNTIL 2AM!!! And when I say cute atmosphere, I mean magical. Adorable old house spinning vinyl with a beautiful old wood bar. French food. Huge pati... read more


Blue Dahlia Bistro

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1115 East 11th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

195 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite spots to stop for a mid afternoon snack/drink/coffee. We love the goat cheese and pine nut salad, and we add chicken salad and pesto! At dinner, try the mushroom crepes, mussels... read more



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1417 South 1st Street·Map·Hours·Website·

171 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Chico's favorite restaurant in Austin. Delicious modern take on Thai food with a beautiful selection of Rieslings and Gewurztraminers to pair with it.



Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$· 1010 East Cesar Chavez Street·Map·Hours·Website·

180 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our favorite coffee shop. Wonderful food, coffee, booze, and a cute atmosphere just down the street! Try their bagel and lox or breakfast tacos for breakfast, or at lunch their fish tacos and chips... read more



Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 1816 East 6th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

164 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredible cocktails, a fun mezcal bar hidden upstairs, and home to East Side King Thai Kun food truck! (Amazing spicy thai food!)


Quickie Pickie

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1208 East 11th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

155 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place has EVERYTHING. An east side gem. Specialty groceries, food, booze, a patio, and a great atmosphere. Fun to grab a bite on the go, or stop and have a few beers. OPEN UNTIL 12AM! This is ... read more


East Side Pies

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1401 Rosewood Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

150 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Thin crispy crust, amazing variety of delicious pizzas!


The Liberty

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1618 East 6th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

134 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dive bar with cheap drinks, pool, and the original East Side King food truck (try the Brussels sprouts, chicken, or beet fries!)

123 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cheap drinks, great bar food, and a huge patio to hang out with your dog a short walk from our house. Food is decent.


Whip in

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1950 South Interstate 35 Frontage Road·Map·Hours·Website·

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing beer and wine selection, and AWESOME food. Fun place to hear live music sometimes as well.


Odd Duck

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1201 S Lamar Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best restaurants in town. Gotta try the parker house rolls!

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great spot for vegetarian/vegan food in the heart of beautiful Hyde Park (oldest neighborhood in Austin)


Weather Up

Drinks & NightlifeBars
1808 East Cesar Chavez Street·Map·Hours·Website·

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Swanky bar with a great atmosphere a block away - pretty good food too!

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

How to even explain the magic of the Alamo Drafthouse? Old timey movie theater with every other row removed - so that you have a table in front of you. Food and booze service all throughout the mov... read more


Blanton Museum of Art

Arts & CultureMuseums
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

160 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Bufalina Pizza

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1519 East Cesar Chavez Street·Map·Hours·Website·

87 local Airbnb hosts recommend

AMAZING Neapolitan pizza, beautiful appetizers, and a stunning wine list just down the street!

161 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Stay Gold

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 1910 East Cesar Chavez Street·Map·Hours·Website·

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great cocktails and live music right behind our house! Also with Toaster (grilled cheese food truck on the patio) - try the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Sandwich!

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredible BBQ - without the wait! (food truck)


Clark's Oyster Bar

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1200 West 6th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

BEST OYSTERS IN TOWN. flown in twice a day. check out their happy hour for $5 cocktails and oyster specials. cute little patio!


Ramen Tatsu-Ya

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1234 South Lamar Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best ramen places in the country. Get the original and add brussels sprouts and an extra egg. Also, plan to take a nap afterwords.

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is a butcher shop/salameria AND restaurant. Great selection of responsibly raised meats and hard to find craft beers.

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great spot to check out touring bands and good local music