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2010 › Critics › Entertainment

Best Emblematic Hangout or Don Draper Bowl-a-rama: The HighBall

Best Emblematic Hangout or Don Draper Bowl-a-rama: The HighBall

Every generation of Austinites has an emblematic local hangout that defines the heyday of their carefree youth in River City, such as Barton Springs Pool, the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch, etc. Judging from the crowds that have packed the HighBall since it opened last fall, Tim and Karrie League's ultra hip and quirky pleasure palace is likely to figure prominently in the cherished memories of a whole generation of Austin residents. Someday, they'll reminisce about playing the vintage bowling lanes or attending crazy parties in the themed karaoke lounges, lapping up delectable cocktails and feasting on chef Trish Eichelberger's local-focused food. Ah, these are the days.

The HighBall
1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309,

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