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 jalapeńo 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
Beer Release: Kokomo Royale
at Blue Owl Brewing
Looks like a new sour beer is washing up to shore! Join us for the release of Kokomo Royale, a tropical fruited smoothie sour ale.
Beer Release: Plum de Plume
at Blue Owl Brewing
Join us for the release of Plum de Plume, our plum jam & orange marmalade sour. This year's batch is brewed with plums, orange peel, lemon juice, sage, and vanilla.
Ice Ball 2021: BBBS 50th Anniversary Special
at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Austinâ€™s brightest gem, the 2021 Ice Ball gala. Itâ€™s a night of elegance, inspiration and revelry that makes a lifetime of difference for children in our community.