1305 W. Oltorf
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11:30am-11pm; Fri., 11:30am-mid; Sat., noon-mid; Sun., noon-10pm
While the ABGB remains a favorite South Austin pizza and pint hangout, with a large outdoor patio and rotation of on-premise signature brews, its inside stage has become a regular stop for local bands since opening in 2013. Its 270-person inside and laid-back, shared-table vibe provides excellent sound, generous floor space in front of the stage, and a casual, family-friendly atmosphere that can accommodate both fans of the bands or just the beer. The parking lot fills quickly.
Get an inside tour of ABGB's process and philosophy. Sat., April 29, 12:30pm. $6.
This is the best people-watching spot in the 78704 ZIP code. The usual coffees and lattes, as well as a selection of baked goods, provide context for the best fried pies in town.
1300 S. Congress, 512/444-3800