A lively atmosphere and friendly crowd make for a fun evening at the Black Sheep Lodge, whether you're here to catch a game or simply hang out with friends. A popular local institution, the bar offers a varied list of wines, cocktails and no less than 26 beers on tap. The food menu offers starters and light bites like sandwiches and hot dogs. Burgers at the Black Sheep deserve a special mention and should not be missed. With a large number of screens occupying every corner of the space, you'll never miss any sporting action. The outdoor patio is a popular hangout when there's no game in progress. Check website for more.
Irie Bean Coffee Bar is a nice little coffee shop that has managed to attain for itself a modest fan following. With comfortable leather couch seats and a pleasant patio area, you will be welcomed with the aromas of freshly brewed coffee. From the fresh coffee to the lattes, you will find it all here. The menu also offers beer and snacks like muffins and sandwiches. On the entertainment front, events lined up here include live music sessions, open mike nights and so on. For more information, do call ahead.
Take an exquisite lake view, add in a spacious deck, a glass of carrot juice and a double latte, and what do you have? This king of all coffeehouses, where coffee drinks and desserts can be had in one building and, across the deck in the juice bar, a yogurt smoothie or fresh vegetable juice. Caffeine addicts and natural food buffs can mingle and soak up the view, while music lovers can enjoy the live music Wednesdays through Sundays. This coffee room attracts a varied crowd, from early morning exercise nuts to late-night conversationalists. Others simply kick back, relax, and smell the coffee.
1703 South 1st Street Austin, TX 78704 +1 512 445 9197
Freddie's Place is on Bouldin Creek and everyone you meet who's been here will tell you there's something very 'Austiny' about it. It's like going over to a friend's and having a cookout. The entrées (pork chops, chicken fried steak) and the special Freddie's Heart Attack (a Texan burger with queso and ten slices of bacon) are truly southern and the desserts (apple pie, Freddie's cheesecake) are all house-made. You can also participate in a game of pool or 'washer pit' (if you know how to). Add to this live music and theme nights (Brisket and Blues, Catfish and Country) and you know why it's called good southern hospitality.
1900 South 1st Street Austin, TX 78704 +1 512 416 1601
If you think that Bouldin Creek Coffee House serves only coffee and breakfast, then you're wrong. Boulder Creek serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but the menu here is strictly vegetarian. For drinks, try the chai latte and the honey lemonade. Leslie Martin, the owner offers the best multi-cultural menu at reasonable prices.
1315 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704 +1 512 441 2444
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.
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.
Austin has long been a serious hotbed for film & TV production, and, with many talented artists living here, there is great competition for this industry's attention. Thus, in addition to a rotating lineup of shows, it is nice to see that The Institution Theater dedicates itself to providing intimate, affordable acting & sketch writing classes. As if all of that were not enough, the instructors of this company offer "Corporate Training" packages. The idea of this package is to help young business people effectively and efficiently communicate within the workplace through improv. - Freddie Obregon
909 West Mary Street Austin, TX 78704 +1 512 447 9473
Conceived in the best interest of contemporary minds, Cafe Caffeine takes care of the needs of each of its customers. Satiating the modern love for everything organic, the cafe makes it available in its menus. Apart from the food and drinks, the cafe organizes various theme nights. From open mic nights to evenings of hilarious gigs, are all revved up for the visitor. Shows by the famous ComedySportz Austin are never to be missed and sure to leave one crying happy tears. For evenings of entertainment and fun, head straight to the cafe. For further information, log on to their website.
Aussie's Grill & Beach Bar is a perfect place to spend an evening with your mates. The menu boasts of large burgers, tastier salads and steaks; well stocked bar comprising draft beers perfectly complements the food and the mood. With 14 TV screens, you can catch-up on the latest matches. What distinguishes it from the rest are its on-site courts that host volleyball league matches. If you want to be a part of the action, call ahead and book the courts in advance. Check website for more details.
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