This venue, south of the river, is a throwback to the 1950s. Roots rock and country reign supreme in this bar, where one can often find men in leather jackets and classic Cadillacs out front. With live music nightly, tributes to Elvis, and celebrations of Hank William's birthday, this place is great for dancing, drinking and kicking back on the high stools. Happy hours feature some of Austin's favorite songwriters. The venue has broadened its range of live music to include occasional indie rock.
Mohawk is a unique nightclub in Austin. Its aim is to bring independent and upcoming acts — local and otherwise — through its doors. Fostering an inclusive community of artists, Mohawk welcomes musicians from a wide variety of genres and styles. It's hard to stand out in a town so inundated with music clubs as Austin, but with its fresh acts, tasty drinks and friendly crowd vibe, Mohawk shows how it's done.
The Butterfly Bar is widely hailed as serving some of the best cocktail mixes in town. Get seated on their large outdoor patio and sip on an exotic list of cocktails prepared by friendly and experienced bartenders. It also has an impressive wine and beer collection. The light snacks and the yummy cheesecakes make for good accompaniments with drinks. All in all, this intimate space meets high standards, while also having reasonably priced drinks.
Elysium Nightclub plays some of the best music to dance to that you could ask for. Whether it's '80s, goth, Euro dance or underground retro, it's all played to make you move like you've never moved before. One of the best entertainment venues in Austin, this nightclub will rock your world all night. The warehouse building that the club is located in is hundreds of years old, making for a unique atmosphere.
Barbarella is Austin's premiere dance club. Come here on any given night and you might hear your favorites from the 1980s as well as retro, soul, electro and indie music. People come here to enjoy a bit of nostalgia, or simply to dance. The club is also a venue for a number of shows and bands; it's part of the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival. So, for a fantastic time in Austin, hop over to Barbarella.
Whip In has Indian-infused breakfast items available until 2 p.m., perfect for late risers. Naan (Indian flatbread), scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of chutney (a spiced, Indian condiment) makes up the breakfast naan (cilantro chutney is rather appetizing). As if that wasn't enough, they also have an impressive beer selection on tap, a vegan/vegetarian grocery aisle, a wine and beer area, and a tobacconist with Indian candles & incense.
If you are a beer buff or if innovative brews interest you, Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom is a place which you must visit. This craft brewery uses the American Belgo style of brewing. This means that they take inspiration from American and English styles of brewing while making use of a particular strain of Belgian yeast. This creates a concoction which is unique and intriguing. You can check out the brewery and then sit in the taproom to enjoy large pours of their different beers. Get your own food to go with the brews or order in from the neighboring restaurants.
Located on the UT campus, this small dark cavern is a singer/songwriter paradise. The venue attracts local artists as well as nationally recognized ones. Acoustic combos also play here. The Cafe is rather small, so the acoustics are great and the audience is filled with both devoted music fans and the university crowd. It can be difficult to find; call ahead for walking directions on campus.
Operational for over a decade, Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon has earned the reputation for being the city's country-music stop. It's not your usual nightclub with thumping music; but is a great place for drinks and good music. It hosts live musical performances every Thursday- Billy Dee & Redd Volkaert, Justin Treviño and Dale Watson have kept this place alive on several occasions. So stop by for a memorable night at this simple place, which not surprisingly, has a cult following.
The premier source of coffee in Texas, Fara Cafe has its own coffee plantation in the mountainous areas of Matagalpa and Nicaragua. High quality coffee beans from the Fara Cafe farm are packaged and sent to different parts of the country. You can also sip your favorite coffee in the at the Fara Coffee Shop at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The coffee beans are also available at a number of grocery and specialty stores all over the state. You can also shop online for the same.
The Wheel is a neighborhood bar that focuses on its friendly service and laid-back vibe that patrons here will experience. Bicycle themed decor and photographs adorn the walls of this bar, where you can ride up on your bicycle and get it serviced as well. The bar menu of The Wheel offers a selection of locally crafted beers on tap, a number inventive cocktails and a whisky of the day that starts at USD4. While they do not serve food here, the bar has collaborated with Austin Daily Press, which serves hot bar snacks and sandwiches to your table. If the interiors of the bar are too dimly lit for you, take a seat outside in their beer garden and enjoy the sound of the quirky beer-tap water fountain.
If you like beers, then the right place to spend a Saturday night would be Lazarus Brewing Co. Chug down pitchers of Double Predestination, Amandus or One Eye Rye as you catch up with friends after a hectic work week. This fun and quirky watering hole also features a fantastic wine list as well as a fully-equipped espresso bar. You can keep the hunger pangs away by digging into some of the tastiest street Mex bites available in the kitchen. One of the highlights of this bar is that you're allowed to bring your beloved pooches as long as its on the patio. So what are you waiting for? Make immediate plans and visit the Lazarus Brewing Co as soon as possible.