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SXSW will descend upon our city soon, bringing non-stop panels, parties, performances, activations and film screenings to seemingly every inch of central Austin. We've put together a list of places to eat and drink during the fest, but those who aren't participating will want to entirely avoid downtown Austin—and even those who are active for the festival will inevitably need an escape from the masses. Take a breather and recharge with food, drink and sweet silence at the following spots.
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