The City Guide: Austin, Texas

 

Allegedly, 150 people move to Austin each day. So, one, stop moving here; and two, stop moving here. And while city of Austin hardly needs another guide touting its many (many!) attractions, since you can throw a rock and hit several great spots, we figured it couldn't hurt. 

Side note: if anyone tells you they are "from" Austin, there's a 96% chance they are definitely not born and bred Austinites (and yes, we made that statistic up).  

 

EAT

Our favorite thing to do in Austin is eat. Our second favorite thing to do in Austin is to talk about where we should eat. Our third favorite thing to do is think about where we'll eat next. to be impartial, we're not including any of our current clients in this line up, otherwise we'd recommend my name is joe for every single category we make up.

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cafe no se: favorite healthy 

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Zocolo Cafe: **current** favorite mexican

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otoko: best sushi, boujie meal 

Holy roller: best comfort food 

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clark's: best seafood + vibes

juice society: best juice, avo toast

 

STAY

Obviously we're partial, but if you have a big group, you must stay at hotelette austin. if not, south congress hotel because it smells amazing. 

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hotelette austin: best airbnb

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south congress hotel: best (smelling) hotel 

 

DO 

obviously you know to go to acl and sxsw. you probably even know to walk town lake and south congress. so we're not sure what suggestions to make, other than never (EVER!) doing a beer bike (everyone hates you when you do it) and not to attempt to go anywhere between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00pm. that said, austin is very outdoors and outdoors + alcohol centric (see rainy street), so it's hard to go wrong. 

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town lake: best view of the city 

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south congress: most quintessentially austin 

 

SHOP 

home to outdoor voices (the only recreational/athletic/athleisure brand that matters) and more vintage stores than you can imagine, austin also has a surprising number of high-end retail options. Try by george on lamar and south congress if your wallets are heavy. and while we're not into vintage clothes, we will recommend vintage furniture shops, especially room service vintage. 

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outdoor voices: best for doing things 

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by george: best for spending money on chic as shit pieces