1607 San Jacinto
Opened in 1866 by German immigrant August Scholz, this historic biergarten is the oldest operating business in Texas. Generations of state politicos and UT students have imbibed here. The garten itself holds over 500, while adjoining Saengerrunde Hall can seat 250 with a maximum occupancy of 600. Both have stages frequently rented out for special events. Saengerrunde plays host to a number of annual events, including the stein and sausage-swinging Austoberfest and a celebration of German-speaking composers called Beerthoven. The venue is owned by its namesake German singing society. Established in 1879, Austin Saengerrunde’s Maennerchor and Damenchor still perform today.
The Front Porch
First Sunday of every month, 7pm
Jim's Country Jam
Drink some beer, eat some schnitzel, and watch the last night of the Democratic National Convention and official nomination of Hillary Clinton with the Travis County Democratic Party. Thu., July 28, 6-9pm.
Bring a credit or debit card and check out a pair of wireless headphones (free of charge, they just want to make sure you give them back). Tune in to one of three DJ-curated channels and find other folks listening to the same jams for possible freaking. Best thing? you can take the headphones off and have an actual chat with another person! Fri., July 29, 9pm-1am. $5-20.
- 1997: Readers Patio/Beer Garden
- 1995: Readers Patio/Beer Garden
This longtime UT Greek hangout in West Campus is best known as a watering hole but also serves salads, soups, wraps, and breakfast tacos all day.
2313 Rio Grande, 512/476-3201
Upscale, modern American cuisine in a lavish setting on the UT campus. Try one of the exquisite desserts or the tangy Benedicts.
1900 University Ave., 512/404-3655
An inviting selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées, and side dishes awaits you. Eat in or take out.
104 E. 31st, 512/589-6063