EXPLORE EAST AUSTIN
(Nearby our East 6th @ The Corazon & East 6th @ The Arnold Locations)
Naturally-raised meats cooked to perfection with hand-picked fruits & vegetables. Funky, art-filled atmosphere. Try the empanadas ($3.75) or the gnocchi quartet ($14). INSIDER TIP: Going for a drink? Check out The Milonga Room Downstairs!
French fare plus a great wine and beer list in a Parisian setting. The Austin American Statesman says of it, "Chez Nous beckons to couples for romance, to friends for conversation, to gourmands for good food."
Expensive but epic. Enjoy a daily menu of yakitori (meat skewers) and fresh edamame sushi. Try the pork belly skewer ($4) or any of the sushi rolls ($12).
Gourmet New American Fare. This polished cafe space was converted from a laundromat/gas station. Known for their brunch menu.
Colorful Trailer in a small Food Trailer Park serving up tamales, tacos, and other traditional Mexican fare. Go Pueblo Viejo Style!
Beer, brisket, and music downtown. Locals love the Sunday Gospel Brunch. "In the 1970's, Stubb's restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Stubb's restaurant [is] always filled with good friends, great music, and plenty of Bar-B-Q."
American Gastropub serving contemporary farmhouse fare. Fresh entrees daily. Hand crafted cocktails. Try the Slow-cooked Beef Shoulder ($19) and the crispy brussels sprouts leaves ($6).
A diverse crowd collects at this Austin Downtown Bar. "Tuezgayz" is especially popular - a night filled with lively DJ music and (too much) dancing.
Originally set on Rainey Street, this relocated popular spot has lots of seating, laid-back vibes, and a full kitchen. Check out the Desert Rose Cocktail ($7) and try the Patty Melt ($8) if you get hungry.
Nightly live country music in a dive-bar-esque venue. $2 Lone Star beers, a sweet open patio, pool table, piano, and even a food truck outside. Grab a drink and feast your eyes on the dance floor. Or, if you're brave, go for a spin with a willing partner!
The cheapest mixed drinks in town. Dimly lit, laid-back digs. Try the Orange Whip ($4). If you get hungry, head outside and grab some VIA313 Detroit Style Pizza from Food Trailer out front.
Craft cocktails with hand-carved ice. Cute vintage feel both inside and out. Have been known for great brunch. Try the Late Night Reviver ($13)!
Large, locally-owned bookstore housing all reading material from classics to magazines, to coffee-table books, to children's favorites. Find great stationery, gifts, and notebooks here, too.
Stylish, understated shop offering stationary, books, kitchen ware, and fancy toiletries. Great for finding the perfect home accessories and gifts.
Go back in time to your childhood! (Stop by here especially if you have kids.) Quirky, colorful store offering a plethora of toys - both old and new! Puzzles, stuffed animals, and novelty items.
Quirky shop featuring an eclectic array of antiques, jewelry, art, and taxidermy. Need an old sign? A cool vintage postcard? Want to add to your glassware or taxidermy collection? You're sure to find all of that and more at Uncommon Objects.
One of the largest university art museums in the country! "189,340 square feet devoted to temporary exhibitions, permanents collection galleries, storage, administration offices, classrooms, a print study room, an auditorium, shop, and cafe."
Community Paint Park. Providing muralists, street artists, and arts education classes a space to display large scale art pieces driven by inspirational & positive messaging.
American cinema chain founded in '97. Not your average theater. Sit back, relax, and dine mid-movie. Try an "adult milkshake!" Join in on the fun for a sing-along or quote-along.
Intimate improv theater company featuring seasoned and upcoming talent. A great cafe attached for snacks and beverages during intermission!
This Sculpture Garden is a museum and outdoor sculpture garden centered on the artistic works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf. Donation-based. Bring the kiddos along on Sundays for Family Day!
Natural swimming pool filled entirely by nearby natural springs. The water is (REALLY) cold, but it's worth a dive. Located within Zilker Park. Bring $8 to enter if you're an out-of-towner ($3 if you're a local).
Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards on Lady Bird Lake in Downtown Austin. No reservations needed, but be sure to bring your driver's license along with you to rent a boat. Tours are given Friday morning (book below).
Join hundreds of others and huddle on the hill right below Congress Street Bridge to watch a show of a lifetime! Thousands of bats have claimed home underneath the bridge. At dusk each night, they leave their stoops for a feeding frenzy. It's an unbelievable sight.
East Austin's aerial and circus arts studio. While most classes are based in aerial arts, check out the other classes for circus and performing arts!
Whether you're looking to get in and out quickly with a meticulously cultivated mani or to get pampered with a wine and a pedi - Avery has it all.
Great, community-driven farmer's market. Farm-fresh produce, food vendors, live music, and even workshops like yoga and cooking! (Sundays, 11AM - 3PM)
Nothing but good reviews come out of this salon. Cuts, coloring and up 'dos, plus eyebrow shaping and makeup tutorials! You deserve it.