Guidebook for Austin

John And Melissa
John And Melissa
Guidebook for Austin

Food Scene

Best sushi in the country - no lie. Too many awards to list including James Beard, Bon Appetit top 10 restaurants in the US. Check it out!
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Uchi
801 South Lamar Boulevard
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Best sushi in the country - no lie. Too many awards to list including James Beard, Bon Appetit top 10 restaurants in the US. Check it out!
Funky juice and smoothie bar. An Austin favorite. Keeping Austin weird!
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JuiceLand
1625 Barton Springs Road
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Funky juice and smoothie bar. An Austin favorite. Keeping Austin weird!
One of our favorites! Local brewpub and great non-pub food for something easy in the neighborhood. Also a great place to catch some local music inside. On a nice day their outside beer garden can't be beat.
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The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
1305 West Oltorf Street
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One of our favorites! Local brewpub and great non-pub food for something easy in the neighborhood. Also a great place to catch some local music inside. On a nice day their outside beer garden can't be beat.
One of the best gastropub concepts in the city! Farm to table, craft beer.
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Odd Duck
1201 South Lamar Boulevard
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One of the best gastropub concepts in the city! Farm to table, craft beer.
Great coffee and vegan snacks walking distance from the house. This is Paleo HQ if that's your thing.
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Picnik
1700 South Lamar Boulevard
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Great coffee and vegan snacks walking distance from the house. This is Paleo HQ if that's your thing.
Our favorite coffee spot in town - we are there almost daily. They also have breakfast tacos and pastries, and beer and wine.
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Caffe Medici
1100 South Lamar Boulevard
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Our favorite coffee spot in town - we are there almost daily. They also have breakfast tacos and pastries, and beer and wine.
Our favorite ice cream in Austin - you are either a Amy's fan or Lick...
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Lick Honest Ice Creams
1100 South Lamar Boulevard
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Our favorite ice cream in Austin - you are either a Amy's fan or Lick...
Super hyped ramen joint. There will be a long line out the door, but it actually moves fast and is worth it if you like ramen!
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Ramen Tatsu-Ya
1234 South Lamar Boulevard
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Super hyped ramen joint. There will be a long line out the door, but it actually moves fast and is worth it if you like ramen!
Romantic Italian restaurant with an awesome outside bar and patio.
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Juliet Italian Kitchen
1500 Barton Springs Rd
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Romantic Italian restaurant with an awesome outside bar and patio.
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TLC Austin
1100 S Lamar Blvd
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Loro is a must for lunch or dinner. Great outdoor seating as well. Asian BBQ with delicious inventive food options.
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Loro
2115 S Lamar Blvd
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Loro is a must for lunch or dinner. Great outdoor seating as well. Asian BBQ with delicious inventive food options.
Delicious Thai food very close to the apartment. We get take out from here regularly.
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Super Thai Cuisine
2024 S Lamar Blvd
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Delicious Thai food very close to the apartment. We get take out from here regularly.
Great spot for happy hour or dinner. Happy hour starts at 3pm. Delicious wine/cheese during happy hour.
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Aviary
2110 S Lamar Blvd
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Great spot for happy hour or dinner. Happy hour starts at 3pm. Delicious wine/cheese during happy hour.
Romantic, vintage-chic outpost featuring creative cuisine with Mediterranean & Indian accents. Great outdoor patio and happy hour. Make a reservation for dinner.
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LENOIR
1807 S 1st St
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Romantic, vintage-chic outpost featuring creative cuisine with Mediterranean & Indian accents. Great outdoor patio and happy hour. Make a reservation for dinner.
Our go to restaurant for mexican food in the neighborhood. Great outdoor patio upstairs, happy hour and brunch on weekends. It can get crowded so go early or make a reservation.
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El Alma Cafe y Cantina
1025 Barton Springs Road
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Our go to restaurant for mexican food in the neighborhood. Great outdoor patio upstairs, happy hour and brunch on weekends. It can get crowded so go early or make a reservation.
Carpenters Hall is located in a boutique hotel right off Barton Springs. It's a great restaurant for having drinks and snack at the bar or full dinner. Great table options as well and drinks and food are very good. It's one of our go to's in the neighborhood.
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Carpenters Hall
400 Josephine St
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Carpenters Hall is located in a boutique hotel right off Barton Springs. It's a great restaurant for having drinks and snack at the bar or full dinner. Great table options as well and drinks and food are very good. It's one of our go to's in the neighborhood.
Yes it's a chain, but they make pretty good burgers. Not quite as good as Luke's trailer across the street though..
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Shake Shack
1100 South Lamar Boulevard
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Yes it's a chain, but they make pretty good burgers. Not quite as good as Luke's trailer across the street though..
This is one of the top 3 coffee geek places in town. Also a great place to work/hang out.
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Merit Coffee
1105 S Lamar Blvd
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This is one of the top 3 coffee geek places in town. Also a great place to work/hang out.

Essentials

Convenient store a couple blocks away for basic necessities.
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Bluebonnet Food Mart
1701 Bluebonnet Lane
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Convenient store a couple blocks away for basic necessities.
High end convenient store for artisan products.
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Thom's Market
1418 Barton Springs Road
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High end convenient store for artisan products.

Arts & Culture

Dinner and a movie - iconic Austin movie theater. Food is awesome also.
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar
1120 South Lamar Boulevard
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Dinner and a movie - iconic Austin movie theater. Food is awesome also.
A great way to spend a morning or afternoon.
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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Robert E Lee Road
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A great way to spend a morning or afternoon.
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Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road
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Art and theater
Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Art and theater
Performing Arts and events
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The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 West Riverside Drive
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Performing Arts and events

Parks & Nature

The gem of Austin, a spring-fed pool that's 68 degrees year round. A must for any trip to Austin. Walking distance and a must see while in Austin in the summer. We have beach towels in the apartment for you also.
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Barton Springs Municipal Pool
2131 William Barton Drive
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The gem of Austin, a spring-fed pool that's 68 degrees year round. A must for any trip to Austin. Walking distance and a must see while in Austin in the summer. We have beach towels in the apartment for you also.
You can borrow a frisbee if you want - just let us know!
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Zilker Metropolitan Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
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You can borrow a frisbee if you want - just let us know!
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Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road
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Everything Else

Rent a bike for the weekend!
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Barton Springs Bike Rental & Tours
1707 Barton Springs Road
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Rent a bike for the weekend!
Cool bike shop, higher end bike rentals, mtb and road bikes.
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Trek Bicycle Lamar
517 South Lamar Boulevard
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Cool bike shop, higher end bike rentals, mtb and road bikes.
Featured on the Food Network - one of the best trailers in the city. You can eat in the bar connected to it, the Gibson.
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Luke's Inside Out
1109 South Lamar Boulevard
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Featured on the Food Network - one of the best trailers in the city. You can eat in the bar connected to it, the Gibson.
Let us know if you want to borrow a Yoga mat
Yoga Yoga South
Let us know if you want to borrow a Yoga mat
This is a great local yoga studio.
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Sukha Yoga Austin
2324 South Lamar Boulevard
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This is a great local yoga studio.
Coated Nails
1100 S Lamar Blvd

Drinks & Nightlife

Cool neighborhood bar, good beer taps and drinks.
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Gibson Street Bar
1109 S Lamar Blvd
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Cool neighborhood bar, good beer taps and drinks.
This place is a sleeper hit. We always have a great meal and it's not incredible expensive. Originally from Oakland, the chef is very good.
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Barlata Tapas Restaurant
1500 S Lamar Blvd
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This place is a sleeper hit. We always have a great meal and it's not incredible expensive. Originally from Oakland, the chef is very good.
If you need Tex-Mex, this is the place. It's one of the go to's for most Austinites.
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Maudie's Too
1212 South Lamar Boulevard
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If you need Tex-Mex, this is the place. It's one of the go to's for most Austinites.
This is your classic dive bar, but with friendly staff and some recent updates.
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The Golden Goose
2034 S Lamar Blvd
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This is your classic dive bar, but with friendly staff and some recent updates.
Great for drinks and snack at the bar early or later. Carpenters Hall is a restaurant within a boutique hotel.
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Carpenters Hall
400 Josephine St
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Great for drinks and snack at the bar early or later. Carpenters Hall is a restaurant within a boutique hotel.

Shopping

Shops, restaurants, coffee shops, cinema, etc
Lamar Union Plaza
1100 S Lamar Blvd
Shops, restaurants, coffee shops, cinema, etc