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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Coffee Shop
“4 miles. Radio is a great local coffee and beer place. it's got a hip austin vibe and is a great place to sit outside sip some coffee and enjoy austin.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Food and drinks and music. This place has it all. Its got a really cool vibe. Always bursting at the seams with life. The beers are HUGE. The pizzas are amazing. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
“This is the area that people talk about when they mention "6th st". It has a lot of bars including shot bars, food trucks, a piano bar, pedi-cabs, and cheap drinks.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Fauna from all regions. Amazing walk with a view that is indescribable. All within the heart of downtown. Just a minute from Zilker and Barton Springs.”
  • 126 locals recommend
“Nice little cafe within walking distance. From espresso drinks to happy hour on the patio. GF bread.”
  • 204 locals recommend
“Cool outdoor venue with yummy baked goods and sandwiches. Located on the river that runs through downtown. Friendly environment and staff! Pick up a loaf of homemade bread.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Blended coffee drinks, ice cream, light food and desserts on a large, shady, multilevel dock on Lake Austin. Perfect rest stop after Mt. Bonnell and/or the 360 Bridge. Great evening stop. Dripping with Christmas lights reflecting off the water all holiday season. Aim for off hours, when it's not crowded. ”
  • 165 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Contigo is a little further out in the Mueller neighborhood but great food and patio. Also good for brunch.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“The original Chuy's! It doesn't feel like a national chain inside—they have really quirky decor and a fun vibe. Favorite things on the menu: their stuffed avocado or the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas (pro tip: get extra Boom-Boom sauce).”
  • 158 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Bryce and I love this American restaurant. The menu changes monthly and there’s always something local and in season!”
  • 160 locals recommend
“Breakfast all day! Delicious burgers, salads, milkshakes, too. Open late at night.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Great place to score national love music acts. Also has side bar with live music that’s open to public, no ticket needed. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
“The only Formula One track in America! Check out concert series as well at Amphitheater 360”
  • 145 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Black Sheep Lodge is an authentic “old Austin” dive with plenty of beer, sports, and hearty burgers.”
  • 184 locals recommend
Convention Center
“The Austin Convention Center is down the street on Cesar Chavez Street. Easy UBER/Lyft, or bus ride to the convention center from Casa Willow. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“$$$ Gourmet New American fare served in a polished cafe space in a converted gas station/Laundromat.”
  • 165 locals recommend