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.
Austin's favorite dreamy cream with an attitude. Employees are known for their irreverent wit and outrageous serving routines.
In addition to great appetizers and pub fare, Aussie's offers big-screen TVs and beach volleyball courts out back.
This trailer uses all organic, fair trade, local, and humane ingredients and prides themselves on their customer service.
It may be described as Chicago-style Italian, but this popular spot offers some sophisticated fare as well. One special, the clams with sweet vermouth and roasted peppers over pappardelle pasta, had our critic swooning.
Pick up a book, play Battleship, and enjoy all your favorite coffee drinks along with some killer honey lemonade. You don't have to be vegetarian to love this always-packed, South Austin-funky restaurant and coffeehouse. Extensive vegan options as well.
Utilizing sour dough and King's Hawaiian Bread, these artisan grilled cheese sandwiches contain a range of elements such as aged cheese, spicy maple bacon sauce, organic peanut butter, apricot fig sauce, and smoked prosciutto.
Located in the South Congress hotel, this American eatery offers innovative takes on classics and globally-influenced fare. The playful pastry program is not to be missed.
Located at the South Congress Hotel, the likably retro Central Standard is less devoted to making things new than to doing things well, excelling at thoroughly American hearty mains, proper salads, and a few well-composed but secondary sides.
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