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Review for Spider House by Conrad
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Pros: Great Beer Selection, Great Coffee, Amazing Atmosphere, Events 7 nights a week at the Ballroom Side. Just a must when in Austin visiting or if your luckily enough to live in Austin
Cons: Service could improve, But really no big deal when your just having such amazing time here!
Comments: Spider House has an intimate, electric interior, excellent 24 draft beers and mixed Cocktail drink selections, and one of the most unique, fun outside areas in Austin ,which is no easy task!. I just love this place. Always an interesting crowd, delicious coffee, and a wonderful building... So much fun ..
Review for Sherlocks Pub by Anthony
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Pros: North Austin, live music, plenty of seating
Cons: North Austin if you live south
Comments: Great Live Music venue. They have 3 rooms. One is a video game, darts, and billiards room. The second room is lounge/restaurant room. Although you can eat in any room, this one has a large bar, booths and tables without the live music playing which promotes a better atmosphere for ..
Review for Austin Zoo by Sean
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Pros: Lots of animals, in the Hill Country so great views, train ride
Cons: There was a lack of sanitizer throughout the park, not in Austin so it is a bit of a drive, the store has very little "Austin Zoo" souvenirs, just generic animal/zoo stuff.
Comments: Great zoo, lots of animals. I have been to the zoo during the day as well as the during Halloween at night. Both were great times and the train around the zoo is well worth it. Plan for the day and pack a meal. The zoo ..
Review for Bats Underneath Congress Bridge by Scott
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Pros: The bats are a free attraction to see when visiting Austin.
Cons: The smell on the bridge can be disturbing.
Comments: The Bats under Congress Bridge are an experience you must check out! Seriously a sight to see when visiting Austin. When the sun goes down, you see hundreds of thousands of bats taking flight and flying into the city skyline. You can also experience it by boat ..
Review for Maggie Mae's by Scott
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Pros: The rooftop bar is by far the best feature about Maggie Mae's but the great crowd, the entertainment and drink specials also make this one of Austin's best bars.
Cons: Parking to go out on 6th Street can be a drag sometimes so just plan ahead or don't drive.
Comments: Maggie Mae's is by far one of Austin's best bars. The multi level and multi room bar features a British Pub, multiple stages for live music, courtyard, club room and best of all, the rooftop deck overlooking 6th Street and Austin's skyline. The crowd is young but diverse ..
Review for Dave & Buster's by Anthony
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Pros: awesome place
Cons: only one in austin
Comments: Pretty cool place! I enjoy going here on Sat nights to catch the UFC fights. No cover at the door and you can play video games during a commercial break. ..

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901 West 24th Street , Austin TX, 78705
Cafe and Hookah lounge in Austin. Daily Happy Hour, Patio, Hookahs, espressos, smoothies and more!
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606 Maiden Lane , Austin TX, 78705
A favorite local dive bar in Austin. Known for their interesting decor which can only be seen and not described, friendly bartenders and DJ's. A must see...
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1900 Rio Grande , Austin TX, 78705
Judges' Hill Restaurant & Bar welcomes our guests in 2009 with a fresh new approach to our menu, service and ambiance. We are now offering our critically...
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2905 San Gabriel Street , Austin TX, 78705
A second-story, corner restaurant with a beautiful interior matched by its impeccable menu items and cocktails. Offers both a festive bar scene and romantic...
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1900 Rio Grande , Austin TX, 78705
Judges' Hill Restaurant & Bar welcomes our guests in 2009 with a fresh new approach to our menu, service and ambiance. We are now offering our critically...
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2905 San Gabriel Street , Austin TX, 78705
A second-story, corner restaurant with a beautiful interior matched by its impeccable menu items and cocktails. Offers both a festive bar scene and romantic...
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300 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. , Austin TX, 78701
Open since 1981, Players is the late-night grubbing destination for many University of Texas students. Players serves up traditional American fare like...
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1914 Guadalupe St. , Austin TX, 78705
Veggie Heaven serves up healthy vegetarian cuisine with a delicious oriental flavor. Enjoy vegetarian-friendly menu items like vegan potstickers, spinach...
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1904 Guadalupe St. , Austin TX, 78701
Brave New Books is a must-visit for any book lovers in Austin. Hosting the "worlds’ largest and most varied libraries of suppressed information", Brave...
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2011 Guadalupe St. , Austin TX, 78701
BC Smoke shop brings Austin the finest hand blown glass pipes at the best possible prices. Quality matters and you can be assured you'll be buying pipes...
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510 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. , Austin TX, 78701
Asel Art has been supplying Austin-ites with art supplies for over 50 years. Asel carries art supplies from quality vendors such as paints from Winsor...
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About West University

Boundaries: Lamar Blvd. to Guadalupe St. and 38th St. to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The West University neighborhood of Austin, Texas is mostly a residential area made up of apartment, fraternity and sorority housing with a large population being in their early 20's. West Univerisity is interspersed with coffee houses and popular restaurants. Caswell Tennis Center is a large public tennis facility on the southwest side of the neighborhood and abuts a large green space that contains a Frisbee Disc Golf course, running trails, small swimming pool, volleyball courts and picnic facilities.

West University borders west of the University of Texas district, making West University a prime area for college students to live in Austin. Guadalupe Street is the largest thoroughfare of the area and runs the length of the neighborhood, next to the U.T. campus. Guadalupe Street is referred to as the "Drag" and has a number of shops and restaurants, as well as two large churches on its southern end.

The entire neighborhood is filled with large oak trees, historic homes and quaint cafes. It is definitely one of the preferred areas to live in for students of the University of Texas, as the campus is a short walk away. The availability of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs make it a lively entertainment area while still feeling at home.

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