Houses date back from the early-to mid-1900s, sidewalks are steeped in Texas history and there's a perpetual enthusiasm for year-round dining and drinking--with great Rosedale bars. Sited between North Loop and 38th, with Lamar to the east and Shoal Creek to the west, this Old Austin 'hood has dibs on everything from old-school brew pubs to nationally-lauded, contemporary watering holes. Here, we give you the five Rosedale bars we deem most worthy of a big ol' bottoms up. (Pictured: Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar)
In the vein of ?keeping Austin weird?, our city ousts corporate chains like it's nobody's business. Propelling major local love to the forefront is good ol? Austin Bergstrom International Airport, where McDonald's and Starbucks are unapologetically MIA in support of something more home-grown. Get a microcosmic feel for this town's offerings with our roundup of terminal treats.
Before you begin feeling weepy for University of Texas students with poorly managed diets, take a moment to reconsider whether they truly, TRULY have it that tough with all the great Austin campus restaurants nearby. Between the organic, probiotic frozen yogurt and the fresh sushi afforded by pre-paid Bevo Bucks (FREE in student jargon), the answer is an absolute no. The occasional Keystone 12-pack aside, it's safe to say collegiate grubbing could be much worse. Take a gander at our list of student-approved, pretty darn delicious campus-area restaurants. (PIctured: UT Longhorn cupcake from Polkadots)
Austin's city center holds more than commercial high-rises and government offices?urban lofts, sidewalk eateries and local boutiques sit scattered abound, particularly in the Second Street District. Come nighttime, the of-age crowd zeroes in on the bars and sources of trendy imbibements featured on the soon-to-be-renamed Willie Nelson Boulevard, and for excellent reason. Trendy, chic, urban luxury intertwined with that notorious Austin unpretentiousness and darn good mixologists on hand? We give it two thumbs up. Cheers to the barkeeps at these notable Second Street District destinations.
Tarrytowners are a lucky bunch. Centrally located just a skip away from downtown Austin's lively buzz, this Old West neighborhood is oh-so-peacefully tucked away on lush, tree-lined streets with unparalleled convenience and enough character and enviable charm to boot. And the restaurants? Slightly limited but still fabulous. Fabi & Rosi rounds out our picks for favorite Tarrytown eateries. (Pictured: Mozart's)
When it's hot out, there's nothing better than a sweet, cool treat. Here are our picks for the best ways to cool off in Austin with ice cream and other sweet and frozen treats.
With no major league team in the area, Dell Diamond'the glorious home of the Houston Astros AAA farm team?is as close as it gets to big time baseball near Austin. The short hike up I-35 is certainly worth Round Rock Express game day fun, but does the same ring true for $10+ cans of Shiner?! Give your wallet a break and opt for any of these eateries and bars outside the ballpark for zealous (and affordable) pre-or post-game consumption.
If the thought of treating someone to a nice steakhouse outing conjures up nothing but dread, let us remind you of the beauty and magnificence of killer restaurant deals here in Austin. They're bountiful and lure just about anyone?even the broke college kid using student loans as beer money. Consider these options when wanting to take things up a notch in a super budget-friendly way.
(Pictured: Finn & Porter)
Dining outside is an Austin pastime. There are plenty of Austin patios, gardens and street-side cafes, and here are our favorite Austin restaurants for outdoor dining in Austin.
Austin is generally lauded as an adult playland, with many of its classic landmarks clearly designated as for adults only. Fortunately for the twee, not-yet-of-age set, there is lots to do, too. And many of the spots that bar the young from entering will flip their script from time to time, allowing the youth of today to run wild - with appropriate supervision, of course. Below find a selection of some of the finest eateries to be young (not just feel young) in A-town.