We’re on a mission to explore the essential downtown Austin experience in one fell swoop. Friends don’t let friends come to Austin and miss out on these spots. We will start with one of my favorite places for “fancy BBQ” and then we will take a quick visit to a live music institution, grab a quintessential local coffee to fight the meat sweats, and end the night with craft cocktails and live jazz. Grab your boots. This is going to be a fantastic night.
Hey, Sidewalkers! I'm Abby: a Creative Director here in Austin. I grew up in Boston, but moved here from Chicago. I fell in love with Austin's great weather, creative & talented folks, and the amount of nature dispersed throughout the city. I adore taking road trips around Texas with my boyfriend, Alex; we've been to Marfa, Alpine, Houston, Corpus Christi, and Fredericksburg... but love calling Austin home. My passions include essay writing, contour drawing, light studying, pie baking, and people watching. I hope to do some world traveling in the next few years: Greece, Spain, and Japan are high on my list.
Barbecue is a way of life in Austin. There are dozens of BBQ joints throughout town, each with its own philosophy on rubs, wood, smoke, cut…
We find ourselves outside of Austin City Limits, one of the most important live music establishments in the country.
If Willie is instrumental in keeping Austin weird, Jo’s is responsible for keeping Austin caffeinated.
Swift’s Attic is a great spot to stop for a cocktail before we head to The Elephant Room afterwards for some live jazz (shows start around …
It wasn’t voted Austin’s best jazz bar seven years running for nothing. Often referred to as the epicenter of the Texas jazz scene, The Ele…
Great experience! I live in Austin but haven’t been out in awhile. I really enjoyed myself and will recommend to family and friends.
Feb 25, 2020
Aug 15, 2019
Can't wait to try these spots! (reviewed on flight into Austin.)
Oct 21, 2018
May 31, 2018
Amazing! Thanks for guiding me around town Abby. This is my first time visiting Austin and I had a blast. I’m going back for another Belgian bomber tomorrow! 🤤
Apr 26, 2018