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Top things to do and see in Central Austin

DINING
FoodHeads is a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado Cafe is your a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is a great spot for burgers and movie nights.
Peached Tortilla: Asian meets Southern at this hip spot on Burnet Road.
Pinthouse Pizza: Choose from 40+ craft beers and one of their classic pies - think pepperoni and basil - or build your own. Try a beer and ice cream float for dessert.
NIGHTLIFE
Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Musicians like Spoon and Gary Clark Jr. have played here. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.
Spider House Cafe & Ballroom: A renovated house-turned-coffeshop with a yard full of quirky antiques. The adjacent ballroom showcases everything from comedy acts to candlelit cabaret.
Tigress Pub: The one-room hideaway pours local draft beers and boasts a specialty cocktail menu.
MUSEUMS 
Stroll around the University of Texas at Austin’s campus with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Go back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. 
Guzu Gallery: Get edgy with artwork, vinyl toys, books and peculiar gifts.
Hancock Golf Course: This historic 9 hole course is a challenging layout with numerous carries up and down hills and over a beautiful creek in the heart of Austin.
SHOPPING
Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky shops with retro clothing, home decor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage, Bertha's and Blue Velvet always have fantastic, affordable finds.
BookWoman: This one-of-a-kind feminist bookstore is packed with books, T-shirts, jewellery and gifts you won't find anywhere else. They also host poetry events, book festivals and open mic nights.
Atown: Home to goods by 100+ local creatives (think wood cake toppers, apothecary items and stitched wine totes).
For more information visit https://www.austintexas.org/austin-insider-blog/post/central-austin/ 

 

Posted by: Visit Austin
Posted on: 01/02/2019

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