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Top bar recommendations from locals

Cinema
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“Stylish theater chain for new & classic films features cocktails & creative bites served seat-side.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“There are several of these Austin favorites around. Just Google to see which is closest to you while you're out and about. Amazing burgers, beers selection, fabulous frozen margaritas, salads, you name it!”
  • 91 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This is hands-down one of the top handful of restaurants in the city. I'm a writer and I've written about this place and its chef/owner, Bryce Gilmore, in publications from local to The Telegraph newspaper out of London! It's an absolute favorite of Austinites, and if you're a foodie you absolutely will not be disappointed by a meal here. Highly, highly recommended.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
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“Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Classic Austin mainstay. For years, it was owned by the same people who kept it adorned in Christmas decor - with various theories regarding its origin. Some say it was because the owner's son left for war during Christmas and never came back. Some say it's simply good marketing. It has recently taken new ownership but its halls are still decked with boughs of holly, and now there's a Stubb's food truck outside.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
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“This whole street is a classy version of 6th street. You can come here for bar hopping and clubbing.”
  • 26 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Mysteriously under the radar BBQ spot with a full bar. Their herbed pork ribs are some of the best I've had here, in my opinion, and the other stuff isn't too shabby either. Sides are tweaked by the chef, not straightforward, and slightly "fancy." Whiskey of the month is $5 at all times and $3 during happy hour. Tons of whiskey, full bar, incredible old building, beautiful bar, and decent outdoor area. They run out of BBQ towards the end of the night. Parking is really tough, so this would be a great one to Lyft to...and take advantage of that special whiskey. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“A local favorite Tex-Mex place, right across Burnet. Try their Mexican martinis!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Great entertainment, great food, and great drinks all in one place. 3.5 miles away from the property”
  • 21 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Modern American fare with Southwestern twists accompanied by extensive wine, beer & spirits list.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is great and a staple for dog owners visiting the Austin area; in this park, you can hang, eat, drink, and bring your dog! They have "lifeguards" on duty to take care of pups while you socialize, and when the weather is good, a great place to sit down and relax.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Quintessential dive bar turned trendy - basically still a dive bar without scary people. Pro-tip: there's an amazing food truck out back that has unique menu items like venison and bass ceviche. Personally I prefer fanciness served with plastic cutlery. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Mid- to up-scale Italian cuisine at the Domain. Get reservations for prime time.”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“Cool, British-style gastropub chain with quirky decor, serving inventive cocktails & comfort food.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“Check their schedule during your stay, some big names come through here quite often. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“sunday funday, sports watching and the best all you can eat brunch with $1 mimosas around.”
  • 11 locals recommend