Austin, Texas long been an cultural oasis of tall, leafy trees, incredible spring fed swimming holes, and parks surrounded by hundreds of live music venues, museums and great restaurants. Home at various times to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson and other country music greats, the city also features a thriving punk rock and jazz scene. On a warm evening -- and most evenings in this town are suitable for walking around without a jacket, since winters are mild -- anyone in search of a good time can head down to Sixth Street and stroll from club to bar to restaurant amid throngs of ecstatic partygoers. Most clubs have low admissions prices, if any, and all offer that staple of Texas culture, Lone Star Beer. When your stomach starts rumbling, there's no better place in Texas to look for a good meal, whether it's the southern-fried deliciousness of Threadgills, which offers chicken fried steak with jalapeŮo peppers, oyster po boys, sweet tea and several types of cobbler, or the meaty goodness of the town's many taquerias, you'll have no trouble finding something good to eat. In the morning, Austinites love to work off their decadence with a run around Town Lake, in the greenbelt, or a swim in icy, spring fed Barton Springs pool, which has a natural limestone bottom and even a few fish swimming about. For the less intrepid, there are other pools fed from warm water springs. Then its off to work at one of Austin's many high-tech companies, like Dell Industries, or for the Whole Foods chain, which is headquartered in town. Or maybe shopping is your thing, in which case the numerous trendy boutiques around The University of Texas will satisfy any cravings not met by Austin's awesome malls.
Events in Austin
Antone's Anniversary: Joe Ely Band
at Antone's Nightclub
ANTONE'S PRESENTS Antone's 44th Anniversary: Joe Ely Band SAT ¬∑ JULY 20, 2019
Jawbox @ Mohawk
Jawbox was formed in Washington, DC in 1989 by J. Robbins, bassist Kim Coletta, and original drummer Adam Wade. The group released their debut 7‚ÄĚ in 1990 on their own DeSoto label. Grippe, released on Dischord Records in 1991, was Jawbox‚Äôs first full-length outing. Tha
That BIG 80s Party ‚ėÖ Austin
at The North Door
‚ėÖ Sat July 20th : The ultimate 80s night ‚Äď That BIG 80s Party. DJ Dave Paul from San Francisco returns to Austin to break down the 80s and reconstruct the decade at The North Door.
Cars and Coffee Austin
at Circuit of the Americas
Central Texas' biggest gathering of auto enthusiasts has found a new home at Circuit of The Americas! CARS & COFFEE AUSTIN is taking over Lot A for a monthly pop-up car show for the entire family.
AFS Presents: WINE CALLING
at AFS Cinema
The world of wine has been in full effervescence, shaken by a counter culture as strong as the rock scene was in its time. All around the world, joyous rebels have invaded the vineyards to create the wine they love: a natural wine free of codes and norms.
AFS Presents: GRASS
at AFS Cinema
A chamber piece involving the patrons of a small caf√© in Seoul where artists and writers come to dream. The inimitable Korean director Hong Sang Soo, crafts a film about overheard conversations, chance meetings, and the circular paths that artists travel.
BlueStar Cooking Demo at The Jarrell Company
Join our expert as they demonstrate the amazing cooking power of BlueStar and discover the benefits of new chef-inspired refrigeration.
AFS Presents: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
at AFS Cinema
Quentin Tarantino‚Äôs ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.
AFS Presents: POM POKO
at AFS Cinema
Japan‚Äôs Studio Ghibli is perhaps best known in the west as the home base of its cofounder Hayao Miyazaki, but Miyazaki was not the only master at work there.
Beck and Cage the Elephant: The Night Running Tour
at Austin360 Amphitheater
Beck and Cage The Elephant announced a North American co-headline tour across amphitheaters this summer ‚Äď The Night Running Tour.
Tomorrow at 08:00 ‚Äď 12:00 pm
Today at 09:00 PM - Jul 21, 01:30 AM
Today at 09:00 PM - Jul 21, 02:00 AM
Review 1 week ago
This is the place for wings! Spicy pineapple, sweet chili, chile limon, garlic parm, ranch on fire - so many choices and they're always good! Two Austin locations - Rainey Street and Pickle Road.