Best schools in Austin

Check out the top schools in Austin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

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248 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-974-6700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
RV
Zilker Park is known as the crown jewel of the Austin parks system. It is named for Andrew Jackson Zilker. …
Nancy
Zilker Park is known as the crown jewel of the Austin parks system. It is named for Andrew Jackson Zilker. Mr…
Jeany
Barton Springs Pool is located here!
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

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248 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-974-6700
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RV
Zilker Park is known as the crown jewel of the Austin parks system. It is named for Andrew Jackson Zilker. Mr. Zilker came to Austin in 1…
Nancy
Nancy
Zilker Park is known as the crown jewel of the Austin parks system. It is named for Andrew Jackson Zilker. Mr. Zilker came to Austin in 1876…
Jeany
Jeany
Barton Springs Pool is located here!
2. Broken Spoke

2. Broken Spoke

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104 local reviews
3201 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-442-6189
Point of interestEstablishment
Susan
For two stepping, this is your place! The Broken Spoke has been around for decades and some of the best old-sc…
Tinisha
Old school Texas Two Stepping
Dan
Great chicken fried steak and burgers. Small museum to the country music stars over the decades. Funky old pla…
2. Broken Spoke

2. Broken Spoke

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104 local reviews
3201 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-442-6189
Susan
Susan
For two stepping, this is your place! The Broken Spoke has been around for decades and some of the best old-school country bands play here.
Tinisha
Tinisha
Old school Texas Two Stepping
Dan
Dan
Great chicken fried steak and burgers. Small museum to the country music stars over the decades. Funky old place to do the 2 step.
3. Big Top

3. Big Top

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19 local reviews
1706 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-462-2220
FoodStorePoint of interest
Lauri
Colorful, circus-themed sweets store featuring old-school confections & a soda fountain.
Dani
Colorful, circus-themed sweets store featuring old-school confections & a soda fountain.
Chris & Kristin
Best candy shop! Colorful, circus-themed sweets store featuring old-school confections & a soda fountain.
3. Big Top

3. Big Top

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19 local reviews
1706 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-462-2220
Lauri
Lauri
Colorful, circus-themed sweets store featuring old-school confections & a soda fountain.
Dani
Dani
Colorful, circus-themed sweets store featuring old-school confections & a soda fountain.
Chris & Kristin
Chris & Kristin
Best candy shop! Colorful, circus-themed sweets store featuring old-school confections & a soda fountain.
4. Saxon Pub

4. Saxon Pub

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75 local reviews
1320 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-448-2552
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Christi
Famous old school Austin music venue with terrific and diverse musicians on any given night!
Renee
This music venue is iconic and as "old School" Austin as it gets. Stuck in 1970 and not in any hurry to catch …
Michael
Most of Austin's legendary old-school music venues have now gone the way of the do-do, but the Saxon Pub lives…
4. Saxon Pub

4. Saxon Pub

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75 local reviews
1320 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-448-2552
Christi
Christi
Famous old school Austin music venue with terrific and diverse musicians on any given night!
Renee
Renee
This music venue is iconic and as "old School" Austin as it gets. Stuck in 1970 and not in any hurry to catch up with the progress that's ta…
Michael
Michael
Most of Austin's legendary old-school music venues have now gone the way of the do-do, but the Saxon Pub lives on -- and it's one of the bes…
5. Ego's

5. Ego's

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12 local reviews
510 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-474-7091
Electronics storeBarNight club
Rachel
Old school music venue in a parking garage, super low ceilings and billiards. Ultimate dive bar.
Heather
Old school music venue in a parking garage, super low ceilings and billiards. Ultimate dive bar.
Heather
Old school music venue in a parking garage, super low ceilings and billiards. Ultimate dive bar.
5. Ego's

5. Ego's

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12 local reviews
510 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-474-7091
Rachel
Rachel
Old school music venue in a parking garage, super low ceilings and billiards. Ultimate dive bar.
Heather
Heather
Old school music venue in a parking garage, super low ceilings and billiards. Ultimate dive bar.
Heather
Heather
Old school music venue in a parking garage, super low ceilings and billiards. Ultimate dive bar.
6. Kung Fu Saloon

6. Kung Fu Saloon

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10 local reviews
716 West 6th Street, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-469-0901
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Stephanie
Full bar (including their signature sake bombs) plus old-school video games, foosball & Skee-Ball.
Joe and Susan
Full bar (including their signature sake bombs) plus old-school video games, foosball & Skee-Ball.
Ron & Hattie
Full bar (including their signature sake bombs) plus old-school video games, foosball & Skee-Ball.
6. Kung Fu Saloon

6. Kung Fu Saloon

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10 local reviews
716 West 6th Street, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-469-0901
Stephanie
Stephanie
Full bar (including their signature sake bombs) plus old-school video games, foosball & Skee-Ball.
Joe and Susan
Joe and Susan
Full bar (including their signature sake bombs) plus old-school video games, foosball & Skee-Ball.
Ron & Hattie
Ron & Hattie
Full bar (including their signature sake bombs) plus old-school video games, foosball & Skee-Ball.
7. The Volstead Lounge

7. The Volstead Lounge

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19 local reviews
1500 East 6th Street, Austin
Closed now
(512) 524-1584
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Arden
DJ's play everything from Reggaeton and Cumbia to Old School Hip-Hop and Trap
angela
The best DJs in town. If you're a 90s kid, you'll love this place. Old school and new school hip hop played fo…
Amy
Casual night club with leather couches, cocktails & boasting a massive patio & DJs most nights.
7. The Volstead Lounge

7. The Volstead Lounge

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19 local reviews
1500 East 6th Street, Austin
Closed now
(512) 524-1584
Arden
Arden
DJ's play everything from Reggaeton and Cumbia to Old School Hip-Hop and Trap
angela
angela
The best DJs in town. If you're a 90s kid, you'll love this place. Old school and new school hip hop played for non stop dancing. Can chill …
Amy
Amy
Casual night club with leather couches, cocktails & boasting a massive patio & DJs most nights.
8. Casa de Luz

8. Casa de Luz

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22 local reviews
1701 Toomey Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-476-2535
RestaurantGymSchool
Erin
Crazy little vegan/health restaurant nestled in the trees. Home to a yoga studio and a private school, with a …
Michael & Luz
Tranquil macrobiotic cafeteria behind neighborhood Montessori school serves organic and vegan, breakfast, lun…
Heather
Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant cafeteria style. Very earthy atmosphere, those who love this place really LOVE thi…
8. Casa de Luz

8. Casa de Luz

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22 local reviews
1701 Toomey Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-476-2535
Erin
Erin
Crazy little vegan/health restaurant nestled in the trees. Home to a yoga studio and a private school, with a strange almost cafeteria-like …
Michael & Luz
Michael & Luz
Tranquil macrobiotic cafeteria behind neighborhood Montessori school serves organic and vegan, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu changes da…
Heather
Heather
Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant cafeteria style. Very earthy atmosphere, those who love this place really LOVE this place.
9. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In

9. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In

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15 local reviews
12419 Lowden Lane, Manchaca
Closed now
+1 512-850-6127
Movie theaterPoint of interestEstablishment
Antony
Old school drive-in that plays classic movies. Check their website for calendar and pricing.
Casey
Walk or bike over to a modernized miniature version of the old school drive in theater! So fun!
Casey
Walk or bike over to a modernized miniature version of the old school drive in theater! So fun!
9. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In

9. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In

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15 local reviews
12419 Lowden Lane, Manchaca
Closed now
+1 512-850-6127
Antony
Antony
Old school drive-in that plays classic movies. Check their website for calendar and pricing.
Casey
Casey
Walk or bike over to a modernized miniature version of the old school drive in theater! So fun!
Casey
Casey
Walk or bike over to a modernized miniature version of the old school drive in theater! So fun!
10. The Skylark Lounge

10. The Skylark Lounge

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35 local reviews
2039 Airport Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-730-0759
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Blaine & Rachel
Among the best old school live music venues in town. This place has soul and so do the artists that come thro…
Aga & B
The only real old-school dive left in East Austin... you have to try the pizza!
Danielle
Locals-only, hole in the wall, old-school Austin Jazz joint. Small cover weekend nights. Pool table and cheap …
10. The Skylark Lounge

10. The Skylark Lounge

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35 local reviews
2039 Airport Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-730-0759
Blaine & Rachel
Blaine & Rachel
Among the best old school live music venues in town. This place has soul and so do the artists that come through. Great blues and jazz eve…
Aga & B
Aga & B
The only real old-school dive left in East Austin... you have to try the pizza!
Danielle
Danielle
Locals-only, hole in the wall, old-school Austin Jazz joint. Small cover weekend nights. Pool table and cheap drinks for outstanding music.
11. School House Pub

11. School House Pub

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31 local reviews
2207 Manor Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-469-7630
BarRestaurantFood
Blaine & Rachel
School themed bar with excellent beer selection. Go eat the poutine fries smothered with braised short rib. …
Grace Marie
I'm a teacher, so naturally I flock to schoolhouses - esp if they serve beer and amazing treats. This is a bar…
Nancy
Airy, woodsy bar and eatery serving upscale pub grub, local brews on tap, school-themed drinks.
11. School House Pub

11. School House Pub

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31 local reviews
2207 Manor Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-469-7630
Blaine & Rachel
Blaine & Rachel
School themed bar with excellent beer selection. Go eat the poutine fries smothered with braised short rib. Go now.
Grace Marie
Grace Marie
I'm a teacher, so naturally I flock to schoolhouses - esp if they serve beer and amazing treats. This is a bar but they have an extremely le…
Nancy
Nancy
Airy, woodsy bar and eatery serving upscale pub grub, local brews on tap, school-themed drinks.
12. C-Boy's Heart & Soul

12. C-Boy's Heart & Soul

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39 local reviews
2008 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-215-0023
Night clubBarPoint of interest
Gwen & Richard
Sophisticated dive for soul, R&B (old-school), and jazz. Check out the hippest bathrooms around upstairs in th…
Brenda
Perfect for Blues Lovers! I love this place! Old school groovy.
Karen
Amazing new live music venue
12. C-Boy's Heart & Soul

12. C-Boy's Heart & Soul

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39 local reviews
2008 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-215-0023
Gwen & Richard
Gwen & Richard
Sophisticated dive for soul, R&B (old-school), and jazz. Check out the hippest bathrooms around upstairs in the lounge.
Brenda
Brenda
Perfect for Blues Lovers! I love this place! Old school groovy.
Karen
Karen
Amazing new live music venue