14010 N. Hwy. 183 #500, 512/249-0249
Hours: Mon-Thu, 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-7pm
This Union version of the popular Drag-Kingdom of the Cheesesteak (and non-chain!) opened up last year to great rejoicing. Also serves a decent selection of beer for the somewhat sparse over-21 bowling and pool patrons.
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.
1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242
A nice cross between a convenience store and a grocery store - the place you want to have around the corner when you run out of syrup midway through the pancakes.
3503 Webberville, 512/480-0930
Around the corner from El Mercado, you'll find Mexican fare, sandwiches, burgers, and smoothies to enjoy in the expansive basement dining area.
314 W. 17th, 512/469-0380