The ultimate visitor’s guide to Austin

We keep it weird here in Austin—don’t miss a minute of the weirdness and wonderfulness with our guide to where to eat, drink, play and stay

Photograph: Courtesy Austin CVB

The ever-expanding Texas capital is a virtual playground for lovers of great food, strong booze and very, very good times. Here, Time Out Austin’s insiders guide you through the city’s offerings, from the cocktails you should be drinking (and where you should be drinking them) to the best restaurants in town, where to hear that famous Austin live music and where to rest your head at night (or the wee hours of the morning).

Where to drink

The 20 best bars in Austin
Bars

The 20 best bars in Austin

Drink up with our guide to the best bars in Austin, from cocktail bars to dive bars, wine bars and beyond

The 15 best cocktails in Austin
Bars

The 15 best cocktails in Austin

Your ATX boozing bucket list is here, with the best cocktails in Austin shaken and stirred by the city’s top bartenders

One of America’s best beer gardens
Bars

One of America’s best beer gardens

Check out the Austin beer garden that’s among the nation’s best

Austin’s world-class rooftop bar
Bars

Austin’s world-class rooftop bar

Time Out named the best rooftop bars in the country, and an Austin gem was among the top picks

Where to eat

The 20 best restaurants in Austin, TX
Restaurants

The 20 best restaurants in Austin, TX

Looking for the best restaurants Austin, TX, has to offer? For great Austin BBQ, Japanese and seafood, look no further.

The best BBQ in Austin
Restaurants

The best BBQ in Austin

Who’s doing brilliant things with brisket? Sensational sauces? These 10 restaurants do the best BBQ in Austin.

The 13 best coffee shops in Austin
Restaurants

The 13 best coffee shops in Austin

Attention, bean fiends: We’ve got the best coffee shops Austin has to offer for great espresso, drip coffee and more

The 10 best Mexican restaurants in Austin
Restaurants

The 10 best Mexican restaurants in Austin

These trailers and restaurants deliver the goods when it comes to authentic eats

Things to do

The 20 best things to do in Austin
Things to do

The 20 best things to do in Austin

Your ultimate guide to things to do in Austin, from essential music festivals to great shopping, bar-crawling and BBQ

Austin events calendar
Things to do

Austin events calendar

Find the best music festivals, food festivals, concerts and events through the year with our ultimate Austin events guide

The 11 best things to do in Austin with kids
Things to do

The 11 best things to do in Austin with kids

Our guide to the best things to do in Austin with kids, from Austin Zoo to a prehistoric dino experience

The 10 best Austin museums
Things to do

The 10 best Austin museums

Austin is a culture-devourer’s delight as much as it is a playland for foodies and revelers

Where to stay

The 12 best Austin hotels
Hotels

The 12 best Austin hotels

For cheap and luxury accommodation, from boutiques to mega-chains, these are the best Austin hotels

Austin’s music scene

The 10 best venues for live music in Austin
Music

The 10 best venues for live music in Austin

Our guide to where to see live music in Austin, from bars to amphitheaters to nightclubs and more

The nine best record stores in Austin
Shopping

The nine best record stores in Austin

Need to boost your record collection? The best record stores Austin has to offer are here to help.

The best summer music festivals in Texas
Music

The best summer music festivals in Texas

Our guide to the best spring and summer music festivals in Texas, kicking off with SXSW and closing with ACL

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