1185 Junction Hwy.
Hours: Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm
In addition to great appetizers and pub fare, Aussie's offers big-screen TVs and beach volleyball courts out back.
306 Barton Springs Rd., 512/480-0952
This tiny place serves reasonable small plates such as chicken-fried olives stuffed with bleu cheese and pomme frites with truffle aioli and Pecorino, as well as some of the most inventive cocktails in town.
200 Congress, 512/827-2755
Irish music, excellent pub grub, and Guinness and Smithwick's Ale by the 20-ounce imperial pint make this a great place to watch sports. Check out six 42-inch hi-def plasma TVs and the 65-inch "ScreenZilla" Mitsubishi in back.
204 E. Sixth, 512/494-1335