Austin with Friends
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
Austin is, without question, one of the coolest cities in the Southwest, with a grass roots foodie culture, a beautiful natural setting offering ample chances to enjoy the great outdoors, and a music scene that's the envy of Texas.
7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752, USA
Owned and managed by a cooperative made up of its workers and the community, Black Star Co-op supports fair wages, sources its ingredients from local farms, and elects its governing board democratically. Sound strident? It isn't: It manages...
3300 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA
Start with an appetizer of smooth hummus, rich Baba Ghanooj, tasty Dolmeh, and tangy tabouli with a side of wine or beer, or dive into the buffet and taste an array of Persian specialties, including Lamb dishes. If you come for dinner either...
305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
The Belmont is a state-of-the-art music venue space in the Warehouse District. The new Belmont boasts a cutting edge sound and light system and hosts music ranging from indie rock and electronic dance music to what’s the next hottest band! You can...
5300 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78730, USA
Okay, so I've never seen someone actually pull off the "hang ten" maneuver (when the surfer walks to the front of the board and hangs all ten toes over the nose of the board) while wake surfing, but surfing is still a popular pastime on Lake ...
4729 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
Nothing accompanies a great pizza pie like a perfectly brewed pint of beer, and the folks over at Pinthouse Brewery have mastered this combo. The beer tanks lining the entrance will lure you in, while the smell of the perfect pizza, baked with...
1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Weekend brunch is a bit of a ritual at my house, and finding the perfect balance between great food and short lines is always tricky. If you get there early enough to avoid the crowd, Hillside Farmacy serves delicious farm-to-table fare and a mean...
400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Tacos in Austin are like pizza slices in New York. They’re everywhere. I dined at La Condesa restaurant in buzzing downtown Austin to learn more about quintessential TexMex cuisine. Condesa is known for its hip Latin style and two-story bar...
9025 Research Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78758, USA
Specializing in Southern Indian vegetarian food, this North Austin restaurant cooks incredibly vibrant and tasty options. The lunch buffet is a good bet if you want to try different dishes. Must try: SAG PANEER: Home-made cottage cheese cubes...
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
There is nothing like a Texas sunset. One of my favorite places to catch the sunset is at the Hula Hut on Lake Austin Blvd, a spot that has a deck that overlooks the lake and the dam. The restaurant provides the perfect vista for the sunset while...
3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758, USA
1700 B South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Feathers Boutique has offered a carefully curated collection of vintage clothing for women since 2005, and now also boasts a collection of artisan jewelry to match. Best of all, they're committed to making fashion accessible (that is, affordable)...
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Bootleg Airstream is the first of its kind—it's a shoe store in an Airstream trailer. Launched in spring 2013, the vintage trailer is the brand showroom of Bootleg Market, an online marketplace where people can buy, sell or swap high-fashion...
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