Best of Austin

Best of Austin


Best Alamo Drafthouse Yet: Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline

Best Devilish Views and Hitchhiking Ghosts: Devil's Backbone

Best Horror House Doppelganger: Burkland-Frisk House

Best Narrative Art: Bobby's Sculpture Garden

Best Neighborhood Watch: West Lynn Gorilla

Best Nothing Exceeds Like Excess: Gourdough's Public House Ladies' Room

Best Old New Hostel: Firehouse Hostel

Best Place to Take Your Stoned Boy/girlfriend for a Late Night Make-Out Session: Draka the Dragon

Best Pocket Park: Royal Blue on Congress

Best PoMo Place: Moore/Andersson Compound

Best Real-Life, Locally Sourced Bar Rescue: Skylark Lounge

Best Roaming Artwork: Patrizi's

Best Sign of Old Times: St-Elmo-Tel

Best Thing on the Capitol Grounds Without a Dome: Old General Land Office Building

Best Wall of Sound: Boombox Gate

Best Way to Show Your Love: The Butter Half Mural

Best Coffee Ceremony: Taste of Ethiopia

Best Eclectic Boogaloo: The Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata

Best Improvement on Perfection: Violet Crown Cinema

Best Inaugural Festival: Protos by Austin Museum of Digital Art

Best Place to Coast By: South Austin Gallery

Best Place to Get Buzzed on Poetry: Free Beer Friday at Write Bloody

Best Roving Street Festival: HONK!TX

Best Screen Play: Mexic-Arte Museum's Screen It! Program

Best Something Old, Something New: The Hidden Room Theatre

Best Spirit of Schroeder: Michelle Schumann

Best Visionary Change on the 40 Acres: Landmarks

Best Way to Lose Yourself: Lose Your Own Adventure

Film Fanatics' Favorite New Clubhouse: AFS at the Marchesa

Best Bar Keeping South Austin Real: Red Shed Tavern

Best Bar People: Quality Seafood

Best Beer Recommendations: Hopfields

Best Cinema/Brew House Combo: Flix Brewhouse

Best Dangerous Body Rocker: DJ Chorizo Funk

Best Dark Side Ride: Darth Vader Pedicab

Best Enabler of Our 'Adventure Time' Obsession: Mondo Gallery

Best Happy Hour Lounge Act: TIE: Mike Miller at Truluck's; Margaret Wright at Skylark Lounge

Best Magical Realist Game Developer: Zak Ayles

Best Multitasking 'Mo: Jeremy Timothy-John von Stilb

Best New Fest: 12th Night Austin

Best Parade for Spectators and Participants: Austin Pride

Best Place to Avoid a Scene: Downtown

Best Place to Party With Fido: Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Best Public Workshop: TechShop

Best Sculptor of Male Anatomy: Gina Dominguez at Vixen Creations

Best Transition from SXSW-Austin to Austin-Austin: Uncle Doug's Chili Dog Fest at the Side Bar

Best Way to Heed Your Need for Speed: Circuit of the Americas

Best West Campus Bar With a Rich History: Freedmen's

Best Affordable Fajitas: Taquerias Arandinas

Best Between-Class Munchies: Rancho Rio Eatery