Tips for an Epic Weekend in Austin, Tx
Like the rest of the Austin population, we at Blackhawk were so disappointed about the cancellation of SXSW. While it’s a necessary measure, we know our favorite Austin businesses need a little extra love this month!
We’ve told you about our favorite nature spots, and now it’s time for the next best thing: food, drinks, & shopping.
So if you’re still visiting the Live Music Capital next week, here are some of our very favorite local gems that you must check out.
South Congress Ave.
You can’t go wrong spending a day along Congress Ave. From the Capitol of Texas all the way down to the iconic South Congress or SoCo, as we call it, you’ll have so much to do.
When you’re ready to eat, try Perla’s, JoAnn’s Fine Foods, Hopdoddy, or Homeslice. And before you leave, accept the fact that you’re a tourist and get a snap in front of the iconic “I love you so much” sign at Jo’s Coffee.
Now let’s discuss something important: Tex-Mex. Matt’s El Rancho on S Lamar is home to what some might call the greatest queso of all time. We highly recommend going for a late lunch to beat the crowds – order a Bob Armstrong dip and a Knockout and you’ll be perfectly content.
Nightlife time. Austin is known for its live music and nightlife scene for good reason. For the pre-game, try tequila tastings at Whisler’s or beers and ping pong at Easy Tiger. Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is a MUST on East 6th Street, rightfully known as “Dirty Sixth.”
For a more modern ambience, pop down to Green Light Social on West 6th (the alcoholic Capri-Sun is a must-try), or head over to Rainey Street.
Sunday Scaries? Not here!
Now we’ve gotten to Sunday morning. Yikes. To keep the scaries at bay, stand-up paddle board on Lady Bird Lake and cool off in Deep Eddy Pool, or check out any of our other favorite nature spots in ATX. After, Juiceland for smoothies and a wheatgrass shot if you dare!