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2018 Critics Picks

“It has that charming mom & pop feel with a retro twist. Who else offers you a beer while you’re waiting?!” April Martin

Birds Barbershop
Birds Barbershop South Lamar, 2110 S. Lamar, 512/442-8800
Birds Barbershop Burnet, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/454-1200
Birds Barbershop East Sixth, 1107 E. Sixth, 512/457-0400
Birds Barbershop South Congress, 1902 S. Congress, 512/445-0500
Birds Barbershop 41st/Red River, 905 E. 41st, 512/492-8400
Birds Barbershop Slaughter, 5000 W. Slaughter, 512/758-7800
Birds Barbershop 183/Anderson Mill, 13219 Hwy. 183 N., 512/879-4700
Birds Barbershop Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose #114, 512/610-7600
Birds Barbershop Westlake, 3736 Bee Cave Rd. #2, 512/582-5100


“Head and shoulders above the rest (pun intended).” James Williams

Method Hair
1800 E. Fourth #103

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Photo by Jana Birchum


“I wish I was fancy so I could afford to go to Milk + Honey more often!” Ali Diaz-Tello

Milk + Honey
100-A Guadalupe, 512/236-1115
12901 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. D1-110, 512/236-1115


“Just got the most fabulous massage here. Love this spa.” Molly Duncan

Milk + Honey
100-A Guadalupe, 512/236-1115
12901 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. D1-110, 512/236-1115

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Shelley Hiam



Cute Nail Studio
1211 E. Seventh


“Wouldn't trust my kitty to anyone else.” Laura Richardson

Wax That!
2406-C Manor Rd., 512/789-8019

Photo by Shelley Hiam

Photo by Shelley Hiam


“They have some of the baddest-ass lash artists in the business.” Alexander Wheaton

Pink Lady Lash
3801 Capital of TX Hwy. N. Ste. 160-C


“I'm not cool enough to have ever stayed here, but, by George, do I love hitting up the bar and pretending like I am.” Claire Luning

Hotel San José
1316 S. Congress

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Photo by John Leach

Bike Shop/Repair

“Repairs and advice – spot-on, friendly, never an upsell.” Sarah Goodfriend

Bicycle Sport Shop


“Angeliska gave me a reading that was as good and intense as 10 quality therapy sessions. She immediately tapped into what I needed to know and hear in that moment. Not only that, but she directed me to resources and literature to deepen my journey.” Aileen Leung

Sister Temperance Tarot

Photo by John Leach

Photo by John Anderson


“Great selection of artists, great atmosphere/decor, lovely family-owned Austin business.” Autumn Sheets

Atomic Tattoo
8401 Burnet Rd., 512/458-9693
13686 Hwy. 183 N., 512/249-7319
15301-F N. I-35, Pflugerville, 512/252-8537
2800 S. I-35 #108, 512/445-7260

Auto Repair/Service

“Friendly, knowledgable, and trustworthy.” Alex Cogburn

Groovy Automotive
4011 Red River, 512/450-0951
3511 Guadalupe, 512/275-0535

Photo by John Anderson

Photo by Sandy Carson

Computer/Appliance Repair

“They have everything, know everything.” Katherine Squier

Discount Electronics
1011 W. Anderson, 512/983-9989
9711 Menchaca Rd., 512/458-8612
1001 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/637-7051

Music Services/Equipment

“Very accommodating for buying a trumpet. Made payments and when we were short on money they allowed arrangements and understand life happens!” Lea Davis

Strait Music Co.
2428 W. Ben White, 512/476-6927
13945 Hwy. 183 N., 512/918-3743

Photo by John Leach

Photo by John Leach

Home Maintenance/Services

“I love ABC. We use them for all of our household needs.” Emily Swogger

ABC Home & Commercial Services
9475 Hwy. 290 E., 512/837-9500
202 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/819-9140
208 S. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, 512/392-9500
1010 College St., Bastrop, 512/308-1274

Lawn Care/Landscaping

“I swear they do everything. And the old jingle still creeps up on me every time I see their logo. 'ABC Pest and Laaaaaaaawn!'” Betsy King

ABC Home & Commercial Services
9475 Hwy. 290 E., 512/837-9500
202 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/819-9140
208 S. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, 512/392-9500
1010 College St., Bastrop, 512/308-1274

Photo by John Leach

Photo by David Brendan Hall

A/C Repair/Installation

“Love Radiant! The entire team, from the first phone call to the last person on the job, is exceptional.” Jami Yaeger

Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning
901 Reinli


“The commercials. THE. COMMERCIALS!” Prudence Arceneaux

Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning
901 Reinli

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson


“Been using them for years. Usually same-day service.” Scott Midgett

8225 Burnet Rd., 512/454-9547
2119 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/246-3979

Maid Service

“Well-trained staff. Very professional.” Elsie Palmer

Merry Maids

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson


“Drive out of my way to use this cleaner. Love the punch card promo and use it.” Poppy Friske

2438 W. Anderson Ste. C-3, 512/236-8645
4012 N. Lamar, 512/236-8645
3005 S. Lamar Ste. D-114A, 512/236-8645
3600 Capital of Texas Hwy. N. #120, 512/263-8645

Dry Cleaner

“Fast, affordable quality and great service. I'm glad I found them.” Carolina Lopez

Rick's Cleaners
3652-D Bee Cave Rd., 512/327-6846
7435 Burnet Rd., 512/454-7425
110 N. I-35 #250, Round Rock, 512/244-4363
5324 Cameron, 512/452-2200
13492 Research #100, 512/258-8181
850 N. Bell Blvd. #304, Cedar Park, 512/258-4990
11126 Jollyville, 512/346-8845
900 N. Austin Ave. #603, Georgetown, 512/930-0666
500 W. William Cannon #404, 512/462-3868
12218 RR 620 N., 512/257-0057
8400 Brodie #101, 512/291-1588
3810 Gattis School #102, Round Rock, 512/244-3733
13011 Shops Pkwy. #200, Bee Cave, 512/263-1588
3411 N. Lamar, 512/323-0188
2614 S. Lamar, 512/433-6666

Photo by John Anderson


“Excellent work at a fair price.” Brian Pape

Ace Custom Tailors
724-A N. Lamar, 512/478-9965
11909 Domain Dr. #154, 512/345-7688
2707 Walsh Tarlton, 512/329-0523


“Einstein Moving Co. actually turned a painful move into an absolute pleasure. Every Einstein employee I spoke to was super helpful, kind, and professional. Expect service that goes above and beyond the norm.” Jasmine Foo

Einstein Moving Company
9200-A Brown, 512/815-8781
3904-B Warehouse Row, 512/815-8781

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Real Estate Agent

“I am ride or die with Lilly Damn Rockwell.” Jason Stanford

Apartment Locator

“I had to relocate from NYC and Smart City helped find me the perfect apartment at no cost.” Andrea Gardner

Photo by Bret Brookshire


“They saved my cat Chili from the three-foot-long shoelace he decided to eat. Oh, Chili.” Sarah Colby

Austin Vet Hospital
4701 N. I-35

Doggie Day Care

“Every Wednesday I pick up my dog from Taurus and tell her how much I missed her and she's like OH MY GOD MOM DON'T EMBARRASS ME IN FRONT OF MY FRIENDS.” Kim Jones

Taurus Academy
715 S. Lamar, 737/402-8679
6917 McNeil, 737/242-2359
12419 Metric, 737/242-2381
3721 RR 620 N., 737/202-2156
6506 Burnet Rd., 512/900-2236

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Pet Grooming

“Love this place, quick and easy, tubs always clean and ready to go.” Brian Hull

Dirty Dog
8108 Mesa, 512/342-8399
2710 S. Lamar, 512/443-0013
3016 Guadalupe, 512/453-3647
1901 W. William Cannon, 512/383-0444
710 W. Fifth, 512/476-3647

Wedding Venue

“I got married here, and it's beautiful and conveniently in the heart of South Austin. They were so great to work with from beginning to end.” James Miller

Mercury Hall
615 Cardinal

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Photo by Bret Brookshire

DWI Lawyer

“Mary Ann saved my ass! She managed to get my DWI expunged and I’m forever grateful to her for that.” Tierney Ness

Mary Ann Espiritu
1307 Nueces

Wild Card

“Mitzi is all about helping the family handle everything with minimal stress.” Fred Fox

Austin Natural Funerals
2206 W. Anderson

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

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