photo by John Anderson

Best Second Downtown

Rock Rose at Domain NORTHSIDE

Remember when the Domain promised it would be a second Downtown? Well, Rock Rose at Domain NORTHSIDE fulfills that promise as North Austin's nightlife hub, boasting two dozen restaurants and bars. Upmarket shopping in the day sets you up for informal fine dining at Bazille, fun and games at the bubbling Yard House, and heavy grooves on the Rose Room's top deck. If you yearn for the OG Downtown experience, there's a branch of the Lavaca St. Bar and fusion cooking institution Thai Kun. Plus, unlike the original Downtown, the parking is free and plentiful.

11700 Domain Blvd., 512/758-7937

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