2300 Whitis Avenue University of Texas Austin, TX 78713 +1 512 475 7964
Built in 1933, the Hogg Memorial Auditorium, part of the theater complex of the University of Texas, Austin, was the primary space for the performing arts in Austin. It features classical concerts and operas, as well as popular theater events.
2901 Medical Arts Street Suite # B Austin, TX 78705 +1 512 495 9299
Take Starbucks, lower the prices, throw some antique-yellow paint on the walls and you have got yourself another cozy place to perk up. It is nice to know that you can still get a Double Cappuccino for less than three bucks in this country, but the difference between this campus coffee house and its corporate competitor boils down to a few 1970s-style lime-green love seats. The coffee maintains a pleasing, medium strength. There are lots of fruit and energy drinks to choose from. The stone floor is polished and so clean you could eat off it. The ever-popular Longhorn Po-Boys and Falafel shares rent space with this java house, creating two stores in one. This place opens from Monday to Friday at 7.30 pm and from Saturday to Sunday at 8.30am.
2305 Trinity Street University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712 +1 512 471 2787
Seating nearly 3,000 people, the largest auditorium on the University of Texas campus is host to a myriad of performances. Opera, symphony, ballet and even traveling Broadway shows use this venue. A computerized lighting board and orchestra pit that can be raised or lowered provides a wealth of options for performing organizations. Perfect for an aria or a symphony, Bass Concert Hall is likely to have a show to fit everyone's taste.
2222 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78705 +1 512 474 5730
Located across from the UT campus on the Drag, this is a popular destination for students who need to take a break or are looking for a quiet place to study. If you can handle a bit of attitude from the staff, you will enjoy the modern atmosphere and a good cup of coffee.
1000 East 41st Street Suite 255 Hancock Center Austin, TX 78751 +1 512 451 4200
Founded in 1983 in Houston, Marble Slab Creamery offers a super-premium ice cream. Select which homemade flavor of ice cream you'd like and select a fruit, nut, cookie or candy topping. These two items (or more!) are then mixed on a frozen marble slab, creating a personal flavor that cannot be bought in a package. They have a great selection of freshly baked gourmet cones, with toppings like dark chocolate and heath bar.
2908 Fruth Street Austin, TX 78705 +1 512 480 9562
The Spider House, located close to UT, is an unusual establishment open from breakfast until late night. Largely populated by students in search of coffee drinks, light food and solitude by day, this quiet spot gets decidedly more upbeat at night when beer and wine are the more common fare. Based in an old house complete with wooden floors and wrap-around porch, the interior is comfortable and serene with tables and chairs for lounging. Outside, there is a fabulous patio with strings of festive lights and mismatched funky furniture.
2025 Guadalupe Street Suite 238 Austin, TX 78705 +1 512 472 3456
Right below the reputedly tallest (27 stories) dormitory building in America lies a complex of shops and businesses, one of which is this nifty four-screen movie house. Independent films have a way of starting small here, then breaking into national acclaim; credit the theater's owners for selecting a broad variety of movies both big and small, foreign and domestic. This place has much to satisfy the expectations of its hip collegiate audiences-a very good thing, too, since the University of Texas campus is literally across the street. Midnight shows are also commonplace. See website for showtimes and more.
2247 Guadalupe Street University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78705 +1 512 475 6515
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.
2538 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78705 +1 512 477 4747
With its little stage having played host to some big names over the decades, Hole in the Wall has long been regarded as one of the city's most storied venues. Today, it mostly serves as a launching pad for local up-and-comers ranging in size and genre from 9-piece bluegrass bands to individual singer-songwriters. And although the nature of the crowd itself is subject to similarly sudden shifts (this often being a function of the performing schedule), the bar's proximity to UT brings in a steady flow of students and associated youngsters, most of whom come in for pitchers of Shiner and Lone Star.
3000 Duval Street Austin, TX 78705 +1 512 476 3283
Double Daves is the go-to place for longhorn fans. It sits near the cross section of Duval and San Jacinto. On game day, you can hear the cheers drifting from the outdoor sitting area into the streets. Double Dave's combines a rustic look with feel of a dive bar with several HD screens both inside and outside for constant coverage of Texas games. It is also a great place for daily happy hour specials and perhaps one of the best places in Austin for pizza. The bar also serves wings, sports food, and a buffet table for Sunday sport frenzies. Warning: do not venture in if you are an OU or Aggies fan. Regardless, it's a great spot to wear your burnt orange loud and proud! - Temitope Eletu-Odibo
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