A must-hit for every visitor, this thoroughfare offers a glimpse into our city’s vibrant social scene. Hop from bar to bar and take five for a bite on the fly.
DJ Booth. Courtesy Vulcan Gas Company, Credit Bret Brookshire.
1886 Cafe and Bakery, Window with Chef. Courtesy The Driskill.
THE DRISKILL: Dating back to 1886, stay here for the historic Texas ambiance, imbibe on a Bluebonnet Cocktail at the bar and indulge in a piece of signature chocolate cake in the 1886 Cafe and Bakery. driskillhotel.com
*Insider Tip: Ask nicely and the hospitable staff will even give you the cake recipe to take home.
The Backspace. Credit Carrie Ryan.
THE BACKSPACE: Have a hankering for Italian? The Backspace, sister restaurant to Parkside, is located just behind in the same building and serves up delicious Neapolitan-style pies in a cozy setting. thebackspace-austin.com
The Hideout Theatre and Coffeehouse. Courtesy of The Hideout Theatre and Coffeehouse.
VOODOO DOUGHNUT: If your sweet tooth desregards the time of day, this 24-hour sugar haven will cater to it with zany concoctions like the cayenne and cinnamon dusted Mexican Hot Chocolate. voodoodoughnut.com