Emerald Point Bar & Grill
5973 Hiline, 512/394-6070
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-12mid; Sun., 11am-10pm
Sat., Sept. 21
Austin Party Band (8:30), Bruce Islandmind (5:30), Bobby Noble (2:00)
Wed., Sept. 25, 6pm, Wed., Oct. 2, 6pm and Wed., Oct. 9, 6pm
Thu., Sept. 26, 6pm
Fri., Sept. 27
Gary McGrath (6:30), Jack Petersen (4:00)
Sat., Sept. 28, 8:30pm
Sun., Sept. 29, 3pm
Bi-level space for fried chicken & other picnic fare, plus upstairs drinks & live music outside.
18800 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, 512/264-1014
The Leander/Cedar Park area can feel half a planet away from the ATX music scene, even if it’s just 40 minutes out. Fortunately, the region has Rumi’s Tavern, located in the nexus of Leander and Jonestown. Specialty cocktails and microbrews join oysters, shrimp, and sandwiches in filling your belly, while bands leaning toward classic rock and Americana fill your ears. You can even get in on the action with Sunday night open jams hosted by DeWayne Davis. With a capacity of about 150, every show feels intimate.
18626 FM 1431, Jonestown, 512/267-4327
Check out one of the 55-inch hi-def TVs, and wash down an excellent chicken-fried chicken with the coldest beer around.
21815 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood, 512/264-3777