Beats, BBQ, and Beer - A Taste of Red River Cultural District

Austin, TX

  • The local artist behind the mural,  Tim Kerr.
  • This mural features 8 local musicians.
  • The iconic Stubb's BAR-B-Q sign.
  • Stubb's pork ribs, sausage, and brisket.
  • Can't decide on one flavor, try three!
  • When in doubt, eat where the local cops eat.
  • Easy Tiger's bourbon tasting.
  • The Japanese Whiskey Highball (Suntori Toki, Topo Chico, and orange zest).

2 hours
0.3 mi
Guided by Chris


Red River is a street that doesn’t miss a beat. You can have a love affair with a plate of ribs, a date with live music, make nice with an ice cold craft brew, and wet your whistle with whiskey drinks. In a city that is constantly evolving and reinventing itself, you can always count on Red River to find culture on tap.

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About Your Guide

Hi I'm Chris, Co-Founder of The Guild! My family & I recently returned to Austin after a 13 year absence and are thrilled to be back. When I'm not drinking a Topo Chico based cocktail on East 6th, you can find me stroller jogging on Town Lake, swimming with my 2 year old in Barton Springs, sunrise wakesurfing with friends on Lake Austin or willing Longhorns Football back to national prominence at Darrell K. Royal Stadium. Hook 'em!

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Guide Points

  1. Unsung Pioneers of Austin Music Mural

    Austin isn't called the Live Music Capital of the World for nothing. On this walk, we'll explore a few of the reasons why. We kick off with…

  2. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

    Who comes to Stubb’s? Live music fans, brisket lovers, all-natural meat eaters, barbecue sauce aficionados, and gospel brunch goers seeking…

  3. Jim Jim’s Water Ice

    This unremarkable tiny walk-up is the _largest_ manufacturer of Italian Water-Ice in Texas. Welcome! What the hell is Water-Ice?

  4. Easy Tiger

    East 6th St (or what the locals call, "Dirty Sixth") is a desert island when it comes to good beer, so Easy Tiger is something of an oasis.…

Sidewalk Reviews

  1. 9 Reviews

    1. Anonymous

    May 9, 2019

    1. Anonymous

    Jul 18, 2018

    1. Dave

    May 2, 2018

    1. Anonymous

    Wouldn’t recommend. Homeless people everywhere. Saw a drug deal and two people tweaked out yelling at nothing. The murals were neat but not worth the uneasy feeling of the surroundings. And this was at 11:00am in the morning.

    Apr 27, 2018

    1. Anonymous

    A great mid day tour! Stubbs BBQ didnt have live music at 4 oclock on a Moday, but that’s not entirely surprising lol. Thanks for the fun time!

    Apr 9, 2018

    1. Anonymous

    Apr 9, 2018

    1. Jason

    I now see why Austin is such a hip city. Chris' recommendations were spot on. I completely would have walked past some of these places and not realized what I was missing - big mistake. I'm heading back to Jim Jims tomorrow - digging how close everything is from The Guild.

    Mar 29, 2018

    1. Corey

    Had a couple hours to kill before a flight and this walk was perfect. I had no idea what a “water ice” was, but when it’s 80 degrees outside orange water ice really hits the spot. Also, easy tiger is a gem. Beer + outdoor patio = 😁

    Mar 29, 2018

    1. Anonymous

    This spot needs a nap time spot after Stubbs! The food was amazing and filling. It helped the weather was perfect today. Thanks for the tips!

    Mar 26, 2018

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