512 DO AUSTIN
Taco Joint ($)
Vera Cruz ($)- Migas Taco is a top 5 taco in country. Trailer on East Cesar Chavez.
Juan in a Million ($)
Fresas- drive through on Lamar, and a sit down with a more full menu on 1st street.
Taco Shack ($) - DANK
FOOD & DRINK
Hula Hut or Abel’s on the Lake ($)- Food with a view of the lake!!
Gourdoughs- DANK donuts, some sweet and some savory
Amy’s Icecream- local Austin ice cream spot
Juiceland- scattered everywhere, fancy juice and smoothies
Walton’s- Sandra Bullock’s restaurant, Brunch/Lunch cute aesthetic.
24 Diner- open 24/7, American
Maudies- Mexican, quick
Food Trucks on Barton Springs- (1720 Barton Springs Rd, 78704)
Food Trucks and Eatery on 1stStreet
Chuy’s- Mexican on Barton Springs Road
Polvos- TexMEx on 1st
Rudy’s Barbeque- chain bbq in Austin, picnic/family style
La Barbeque- another bbq option, more expensive than Rudy’s
Elizabeth Street- $$ Vietnamese French fusion CUTE
Ra Sushi- good view of frostbank tower, aesthetic
Mango Mango- fancy Asian style dessert
Lucky Lab- coffee west campus
Medici- coffee shop, west campus
TO DO DAYTIME
Ladybird Hike & Bike Trail- park under the bridge by Austin Highschool!!
Barton Springs Pool & Zilker Park- right next to each other. Sand volleyball courts at Zilker, and also a lot of puppies.
Auditorium Shores Dog Park- continue on the Zilker hike and bike trail if you want to play with even more puppies
SUP ATX- Stand up paddle boarding on Austin high side of trail
Mt. Bonnell- Really good view of Austin’s countryside
South Congress- Vintage, thrift and random stores, a bunch of food and food trucks for a bite to eat. Gueros is good. Homeslice, Hopdoddy for more grease.
Peter Pan Mini Golf- old mini golf spot of Austin, cute, fun and cheap
Alamo Drafthouse- movie theatre with dinner!! and a full drink menu!!
Violet Crown- similar to Alamo Drafthouse but has more “smaller” films that wouldn’t be in chain movie theatres
Domain- shopping, food, everything you probably could think of! It’s like a mini city. Also some really swanky night clubs and dinner spots.
CRAFT- $10 bucks for an hour of arts and crafts. 4260 East Cesar Chavez St. IN THE BACK!!!
Art of Ice cream Experience
Flashback Vintage- Thrift store on 1ststreet
Waterloo Records Store
Auditorium Shores- Great view of downtown Austin
Hideout theatre- 9pm on weekend they do improv ensembles that you can go watch. Normally pretty funny or cringey.
Ester’s Follies- one of Austin’s best comedy clubs, a little on the pricey side ($25) but totally worth it. Also right on east (dirty) sixth street ;)
Rainey Street- “House Style” bars, really fun!! 21+
Bangers (highly recommend)
“Dirty” Sixth Street- Congress Ave to I-35
West Sixth- Nicer bars and clubs 21+
Broken Spoke- Country dance hall and bar, they also do country dance lessons
Cain and Abels- campus bar and food spot on the corner of 24thand Rio Grande, 21+
Shady Grove- restaurant that has live music on the weekends
New Movement- comedy club