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Whip In

1950 S. I-35
Austin, 78704
The former convenience store and beer bar expanded its programming of late, adding a second stage outside to complement its more subdued space inside. Add to that upstart booking agency Nine Mile Touring and exciting locals like Carson McHone, Sweet Spirit, and Ben Ballinger, and the Whip In’s become a routine destination for weekend day parties. Weeknights typically find singer-songwriters and blues crews on the inside stage, be it Sahara Smith, Jacob Jaeger, Corey Baum, or Ben Balmer. Copious beers and westernized Indian food to keep your bellies bumpin’.

Chronicle Reviews

Whip In

Not your typical highway stop-and-shop, here you'll find specialty beers, obscure wines, and locally packaged gourmet foodstuffs

Rachel Feit, February 26, 2009


Cheap Eats: Whip In

Austin classic remains one of the best dining bargains in town

Mary Bryce, Feb. 2, 2017

Best of Austin Awards

First Plates Awards

Restaurant Poll Awards

  • 2012: Critics Best Place to Score a Cool Wine from the South of France with a Hot Chana Masala
  • 2010: Critics Favorite Hot and Crispy Snack
  • 2009: Critics Best Hybrid Sandwich
  • 2009: Critics Best Tex-Indianized Chili

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Jo's Coffee

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.

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