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SXSW: The Travellers' Guide
Buffalo Billiards is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

1. Buffalo Billiards

5.9
201 E 6th St (Brazos St), Austin, TX
Sports Bar · Downtown Austin · 89 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Bad sightlines upstairs for watching bands but the sound is exceptional

Residence Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

2. Residence Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center

6.4
300 E 4th St (at Trinity St.), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 27 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Favourite hotel. Starbucks downstairs and not as busy or noisy as the main hotels which is good when you roll in at 3am ready to drop

Starbucks is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

3. Starbucks

6.1
300 E 4th St, Austin, TX
Cafetería · Downtown Austin · 36 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: The queue is a bit wonky but the service is fast

Salt Lick Bar-B-Que is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

4. Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

7.5
3600 Presidential Blvd (at AUS Airport), Austin, TX
Parrilla · 202 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: crazy cafeteria style set-up threw me for a loop first time but the BBQ is probably some of the best!

The Mohawk is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

5. The Mohawk

8.4
912 Red River St (at E 10th St.), Austin, TX
Club de rock · Downtown Austin · 130 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Hands down...MY FAVOURITE PLACE TO SEE A BAND IN AUSTIN!!

Maggie Mae's is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

6. Maggie Mae's

7.3
323 E 6th St (at Trinity), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 93 tips y reseñas
Cedar Street Courtyard is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

7. Cedar Street Courtyard

8.6
208 W 4th St (Colorado & Lavaca), Austin, TX
Salón · Downtown Austin · 71 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Catch the daytime FILTER showcases during music week. 2 bars, access to bathrooms and always a great bill. what more could you ask for

Phoenix is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

8. Phoenix

5.2
409 Colorado St (E 4th St), Austin, TX
Club nocturno · Downtown Austin · 15 tips y reseñas
SXSW Badge Pick-up is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

9. SXSW Badge Pick-up

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX
Centro de convenciones · Downtown Austin · 16 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: It gets more organized every year. In and out with no problems!

10. SXSW Swag Bag Collection

101-199 Trinity St, Austin, TX
Tienda de golosinas · Downtown Austin · 2 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Who doesnt love a BIG BAG!!

La Zona Rosa is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

11. La Zona Rosa

612 W 4th St (at Rio Grande St.), Austin, TX
Lugar de música · Downtown Austin · 31 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Worth the long haul across the city. The sightlines are great and the sound is spectacular. It just seems like a place you should be able to smoke in.....

12. Barbarella

8.1
615 Red River St (btwn 6th and 7th), Austin, TX
Club nocturno · Downtown Austin · 95 tips y reseñas
Congress is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

13. Congress

7.6
200 Congress Ave (at 2nd St), Austin, TX
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Downtown Austin · 21 tips y reseñas

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: It occupies the ground floor of a luxe new condo building--not my preferred restaurant location, but I'll go anywhere for executive chef David Bull's distinctly American comfort food.

Frank Restaurant is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

14. Frank Restaurant

407 Colorado St (btw 4th & 5th), Austin, TX
Local de Hot Dogs · Downtown Austin · 391 tips y reseñas
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

15. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

9.0
303 Red River St (at E 3rd St), Austin, TX
Restaurante americano · Downtown Austin · 374 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Call ahead and lock a table on the patio. Order a hard lemonade and something with pork in it

The Ginger Man is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

16. The Ginger Man

301 Lavaca St (at W 3rd St), Austin, TX
Pub · Downtown Austin · 200 tips y reseñas
Güero's Taco Bar is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

17. Güero's Taco Bar

8.1
1412 S Congress Ave (at Elizabeth St.), Austin, TX
Restaurante mexicano · Bouldin Creek · 247 tips y reseñas
Magnolia Cafe South is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

18. Magnolia Cafe South

8.7
1920 S Congress Ave (at E. Mary St.), Austin, TX
Cafetería · Bouldin Creek · 284 tips y reseñas
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

19. Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

214 W 4th St (btw Lavaca & Colorado), Austin, TX
Pub irlandés · Downtown Austin · 101 tips y reseñas
Noble Sandwich Co. is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

20. Noble Sandwich Co.

12223 Ranch Road 620 N Ste 105 (at Lake Creek Pkwy), Austin, TX
Local de sándwiches · Village at Anderson Mill · 87 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Attention to detail wins the Noble Pig a spot on our list; the fact that they have the best sandwiches in Northwest Austin doesn't hurt, either. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

Burger Tex is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

21. Burger Tex

5420 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX
Hamburguesería · North Loop · 24 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: They make their own buns twice a day and have the best condiment bar we know of, but what really keeps us coming back to Burger Tex is the famous Bulgogi Burger. [Eater 38 Member]

Franklin Barbecue - Moving to East Austin 3/12 is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

22. Franklin Barbecue - Moving to East Austin 3/12

3421 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX
Carrito de comida · Upper Boggy Creek · 21 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: This food truck produces what has quickly become one of Austin's, if not Texas', most talked-about barbecue. It's so good they regularly run out of meat; get there early. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

Tacodeli is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

23. Tacodeli

9.2
1500B Spyglass Dr (at Barton Skyway), Austin, TX
Local de tacos · Bartons Bluff-Spyglass · 152 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Two words: Salsa. Doña. The tacos themselves have earned their reputation, but it's this verde sauce that is really why we keep coming back. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

Antone's is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

24. Antone's

2015 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX
Club de rock · Riverside · 46 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: For my Canadian friends, think the legendary Horsehoe vibe but with high ceilings and ventilation. Great sound, sight lines and service

BD Riley's Irish Pub is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

25. BD Riley's Irish Pub

204 E 6th St (btwn Brazos & San Jacinto), Austin, TX
Pub irlandés · Downtown Austin · 77 tips y reseñas
Barcelona is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

26. Barcelona

7.1
209 E 6th St (at Brazos), Austin, TX
Club nocturno · Downtown Austin · 38 tips y reseñas
311 Club is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

27. 311 Club

311 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Club de rock · Downtown Austin · 1 tip
Beauty Bar is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

28. Beauty Bar

617 E 7th St (Red River St), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 26 tips y reseñas
Red Eyed Fly is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

29. Red Eyed Fly

715 Red River St (at E. 8th St.), Austin, TX
Club de rock · Downtown Austin · 31 tips y reseñas
Austin Convention Center is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

30. Austin Convention Center

500 E Cesar Chavez St (btwn Trinity & Red River St), Austin, TX
Centro de convenciones · Downtown Austin · 145 tips y reseñas

VH1VH1: Come see us at "#Downloaded, the SXSW Interview" -- Wednesday, March 14, 2:00PM - 3:00PM, Room 18ABChttp://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP990376

The Driskill is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

31. The Driskill

8.9
604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 170 tips y reseñas
The Jackalope is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

32. The Jackalope

7.8
404 E 6th St (btwn Trinity St. & Neches St.), Austin, TX
Antro · Downtown Austin · 218 tips y reseñas
Torchy's Tacos is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

33. Torchy's Tacos

8.7
5119 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Local de tacos · Brentwood · 101 tips y reseñas
24 Diner is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

34. 24 Diner

8.5
600 N Lamar Blvd #G (at W 6th St), Austin, TX
Cafetería · Old West Austin · 325 tips y reseñas
Whole Foods Market is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

35. Whole Foods Market

9.1
525 N Lamar Blvd. (btwn W 5th & 6th), Austin, TX
Tienda de comestibles · Downtown Austin · 406 tips y reseñas

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: This 80,000-square-foot store is a site to behold. Sign up for cooking lessons; buy fresh Texas peaches, local Pure Luck Farm goat cheese, and Flat Creek Flat Creek Estate's "Super Texan" Sangiovese.

Waterloo Records is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

36. Waterloo Records

9.4
600 N Lamar Blvd (at W 6th St), Austin, TX
Disquería · Old West Austin · 75 tips y reseñas

Jaysyn L.Jaysyn Longoria: Top notch staff here. These guys know their stuff so don't hesitate to ask any questions. Hands down this is Austins best record shop.

The Parish is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

37. The Parish

7.3
214-C E 6th St (San Jacinto), Austin, TX
Club de rock · Downtown Austin · 52 tips y reseñas

SoundCloudSoundCloud: An Austin favorite. Quality music, cheap drinks & a great sound system!

Austin Music Hall is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

38. Austin Music Hall

208 Nueces St, Austin, TX
Lugar de música · Downtown Austin · 44 tips y reseñas

VH1VH1: For the best sound, head to the balcony. The acoustics everywhere else just don’t compare. – Vidhisha B.

6th Street is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

39. 6th Street

Austin, TX
Carretera · 64 tips y reseñas

Kyle S.Kyle Smith: Trophy room! Enough said!

The Driskill Bar is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

40. The Driskill Bar

8.6
604 Brazos St (6th St), Austin, TX
Bar de hotel · Downtown Austin · 115 tips y reseñas

Visit AustinVisit Austin: The Driskill bar serves up the Batini! Roll like a cattle barron at this landmark of Texas hospitality. Since 1886 the Driskill has offered luxury and great service. Just don’t longboard in the lobby.

Hole In The Wall is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

41. Hole In The Wall

8.3
2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX
Club de rock · West University · 48 tips y reseñas

VH1VH1: Sometimes it’s easy to forget how big this place is. Head out back for the less crowded bar and take your drinks to the picnic table in the alley for some people watching on the Drag. – Robert F.

Red 7 is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

42. Red 7

7.5
611 E 7th St, Austin, TX
Club de rock · Downtown Austin · 31 tips y reseñas

VH1VH1: If you're drinking, try the root beer-infused vodka. It’s a Red 7 specialty. It's also delicious. – Laura B.

Amy's Ice Creams is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

43. Amy's Ice Creams

9.2
1301 S Congress Ave (at The Cir), Austin, TX
Heladería · 90 tips y reseñas

David B.David Blackman: Make sure to get the hot fudge.

Rio Rita is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

44. Rio Rita

1308 E 6th St (at Navasota St), Austin, TX
Bar · 104 tips y reseñas
East Side King is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

45. East Side King

8.7
1618 1/2 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Carrito de comida · 82 tips y reseñas

MashableMashable: "Beet Fries, Veggie Meshi (you've never really tried brussels sprouts til you have them this way)." - Kenneth Macias Leer más.

Agave is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

46. Agave

5.4
415 E 6th St (at Neches), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 12 tips y reseñas
Cactus Cafe is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

47. Cactus Cafe

8.1
2247 Guadalupe Street (at 24th), Austin, TX
Lugar de música · University of Texas-Austin · 17 tips y reseñas
Roaring Fork is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

48. Roaring Fork

8.3
701 Congress Ave (at 7th St.), Austin, TX
Steakhouse · Downtown Austin · 89 tips y reseñas
Austin City Limits Live is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

49. Austin City Limits Live

9.3
310 Willie Nelson Blvd (at Guadalupe St), Austin, TX
Lugar de artes interpretativas · Downtown Austin · 98 tips y reseñas
Home Slice Pizza is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

50. Home Slice Pizza

9.4
1415 S Congress Ave (Gibson St. E), Austin, TX
Pizzería · 334 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Best NY Style Pizza joint in Austin. Super fast and super delish. Grab a White Pie with spinach slice while you wait and a Eggplant Pie to go

The Peached Tortilla is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

51. The Peached Tortilla

8.8
5520 Burnet Road #100 (5200 Burnet Rd), Austin, TX
Restaurante asiático · Allandale · 67 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Worth the wait!!!!! After these tacos, you"ll never be the same

Slamin Sliders And Fries is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

52. Slamin Sliders And Fries

Texas
Hamburguesería · Downtown Austin · 1 tip

SaundraSaundra: Get the quinoa slider. No regrets

Blue Ribbon Barbecue is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

53. Blue Ribbon Barbecue

120 E 4th St (at Brazos), Austin, TX
Parrilla · Downtown Austin · 45 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Order the pulled pork baked potato loaded for lunch

Stubb's Bar-B-Q is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

54. Stubb's Bar-B-Q

8.1
801 Red River St (at E 8th St), Austin, TX
Parrilla · Downtown Austin · 338 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Park yourself on the lone tree on the right. Somewhere to lean and close to 2 bars. Big shows, big sounds, big crowds. Get ready

Esther's Follies is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

55. Esther's Follies

8.6
525 E 6th St (at Red River St.), Austin, TX
Restaurante con show humorístico · Downtown Austin · 46 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: According to Sl8tr, worth a couple hours break on a Friday night. Air conditioned (shocker), seating and good times

Lucy's Fried Chicken is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

56. Lucy's Fried Chicken

8.5
2218 College Ave (S. Congress), Austin, TX
Local de pollo frito · Bouldin Creek · 126 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: This South Austin beer garden and fried chicken joint is kid-friendly, parent-friendly, and people-who-love-giant-piles-of-fried-chicken friendly. [Eater 38 Member]

The Stage On Sixth is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

57. The Stage On Sixth

508 E 6th St (btwn Neches St & Red River St), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 25 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: This is the only place in Austin that I remember being air conditioned. That being said, head outside to the patio.

Lustre Pearl Bar is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

58. Lustre Pearl Bar

97 Rainey St (Driskill St.), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 84 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Get up close and personal to your favourite bands in this patio space. Best bartenders in Austin in my opinion.

Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

59. Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake

9.5
800 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX
Parque · Bouldin Creek · 51 tips y reseñas
Hype Hotel is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

60. Hype Hotel

1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX
Lugar de música · 38 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: MOVED: 3rd and San Jacinto. Line-ups for RSVPers are brutal but if you have a pass or wristband, you're golden for night shows.

The Belmont is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

61. The Belmont

7.7
305 W 6th St (Lavaca St.), Austin, TX
Lugar de música · Downtown Austin · 67 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: Dare i say the bigger and better Cedar Street Courtyard for SXSW? Big outdoor space with good sound. Bar staff need to ramp it up though to complete w

The Main is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

62. The Main

5.3
603 Red River St (6th St), Austin, TX
Lugar de música · Downtown Austin · 3 tips y reseñas

SaundraSaundra: formerly, the legendary EMOS, Try to get past the 2" of urine in the porta-potty and you'll love this place.Still one of the greatest venues to see a band outside while feeling like you're inside.

Second Bar + Kitchen is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

63. Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave (W 2nd St), Austin, TX
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Downtown Austin · 199 tips y reseñas
Lucky J's Chicken & Waffles is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

64. Lucky J's Chicken & Waffles

1180 E 6th St (at Waller St), Austin, TX
Carrito de comida · 18 tips y reseñas

IFCIFC: They serve chicken.. wrapped in waffles. What more do you want?

W Austin is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

65. W Austin

8.9
200 Lavaca St (at W 2nd St), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 113 tips y reseñas
Rusty's Austin is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

66. Rusty's Austin

403 E 7th St (Trinity), Austin, TX
Bar gay · Downtown Austin · 14 tips y reseñas
P. Terry's Burger Stand is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

67. P. Terry's Burger Stand

8.7
404 S Lamar Blvd (at Barton Springs Rd.), Austin, TX
Hamburguesería · Zilker · 120 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The ethos of this chain is somewhat atypical: small menu, locally-sourced when possible, no freezers, open kitchens, fresh cut french fries, pay above industry average, and no franchising whatsoever.