Top Things To Do & See in North Austin

North Austin is a go-to for families and groups who are looking for bigger restaurants, more parking and options for all tastes. You’ll find Southwestern flair at Z’Tejas, known for its margaritas and outdoor patio with a stellar view. Austin is obsessed with tacos, and Veracruz All Natural is the spot for regional Mexican food and aguas frescas. You may miss it the first time, but hidden in a strip mall you’ll discover Garbo’s, serving New England coastal cuisine. Their laid-back beachy vibe is a perfect backdrop for an afternoon spent munching on lobster rolls and sipping champagne. When you’re in Domain NORTHSIDE, turn up the heat with something spicy like the green papaya salad from Thai Kun. At Second Bar + Kitchen, the bacon-and-bleu pizza with truffles is a must-try.
One of Austin’s first breweries, you’ll find beer made on-site and hearty American dishes at NXNW. Take a seat at Culinary Dropout, a gastropub with a rebellious attitude, serving fried chicken and whiskey with a side of live music. One of America’s best ramen spots, slurp up traditional noodle dishes in an intimate environment at Ramen Tatsu-Ya. Take the kiddos and the pups to Hat Creek Burger Company, an indoor/outdoor spot featuring all natural juicy burgers, milkshakes for the kids, craft beer for the 'rents, picnic tables and a playground. Or, discover delightful dim sum every day of the week in New Fortune Chinese, which also specializes in seafood.
North Austin is a shopping mecca, with two major outdoor lifestyle malls. The first is the Arboretum,where you can buy fancy olive oils at Austin-owned Con’ Olio, taste artisanal cheeses at Austin Cheese Company or shop bigger box stores like Sephora and Pottery Barn. Nearby, The Domain and Domain NORTHSIDE is a walkable mixed-use development with hotels, restaurants, bars and a ton of shops representing both local and well-known brands. Here’s where you’ll find high-end items at Nordstrom, fast-fashion at Frye, books at Texas’ first Amazon Books bookstore and organizers at the Erin Condren flagship store. Discerning buyers could find a signature piece by local jewelry designer Nina Berenato.
If you’re in search of a frosty beverage, you’ll find a number of places to choose from in the Rock Rose corridor. For a high energy DJ experience check out 77 Degrees, a Miami-style rooftop with craft cocktails.


Posted by: Visit Austin
Posted on: 11/11/2019

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