David Brendan Hall

Best Teen Hangout

TIE: Barton Springs, Spiderhouse

Remember what it was like before you were old enough to drink? You hung out in coffeehouses, didn't you? And wouldn't you have hung out at a beautiful, parent-free zone filled with swimming, sunbathing, and guitar-strumming hippies if you had the chance? Well, lucky for them, Austin's teenagers have both these bases covered. With the Spider House's outdoor patio and caffeinated confections and the laid-back summertime vibe of Barton Springs, playing hooky has never been so easy.

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr., 512/974-6300

Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe
2908 Fruth, 512/480-9562

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