1305 W. Oltorf
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11:30am-11pm; Fri., 11:30am-mid; Sat., noon-mid; Sun., noon-10pm
While the ABGB remains a favorite South Austin pizza and pint hangout, with a large outdoor patio and rotation of on-premise signature brews, its inside stage has become a regular stop for local bands since opening in 2013. Its 270-person inside and laid-back, shared-table vibe provides excellent sound, generous floor space in front of the stage, and a casual, family-friendly atmosphere that can accommodate both fans of the bands or just the beer. The parking lot fills quickly.
This is the best people-watching spot in the 78704 ZIP code. The usual coffees and lattes, as well as a selection of baked goods, provide context for the best fried pies in town.
1300 S. Congress, 512/444-3800