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    Here's some of my favorite things to do in Austin, TX.   Casual fun stuff:
    • Buffalo Billiards for pool & shuffle board and watching sports.
    • Tuesday night adult skate night at Playland Skating Center
    • Get a scooter and ride around the Long Center then use 3rd and 4th St bike path to cruise to the East Side.
    • Going to Gold's Gym Downtown.
    • Javelina on Rainey St Monday night Trivia Night.
    • BuzzSaw on Riverside for s'mores and pancakes.
    • Halcyon downtown for S'mores and sometimes live music. Amazing place to chill & read & coffee.
    • Cafe Crepe downtown for yum crepes and nice atmosphere.
    • Handlebar on 5th St always a solid and not-to-crowded bar to hang on weekdays.
    • Wanderlust Yoga has cool classes and a solid fruit/smoothie bar inside.
    • Drive in movies on the Eastside (sporadic showings).
    • Chicken Bingo.
    • Bingo places on Riverside make for an interesting night.
    • Elephant Room has live jazz in a downstairs New-York-Like bar every night of the week. Solid place to chill.
    • Red Room Wine Lounge, secret wine lounge underground.
    • Aviary Wine and Furniture Store on Lamar. Weird combo that somehow works.
    • Backspace pizza on 6th St. Small and solid restaurant, has space for about 20.
    • Tarbouch Lebanse Grill and Hookah on Rainey St.
    • Waller Creek Boathouse behind Four Seasons.
    • Alta's Cafe on the trail by the water....has paddleboard and kayak rentals, also a great coffee/wine stop, great view of water.
    • Mt. Bonnel, easy hike up 250 steps for a great view of the hills/houses/water, especially at sunset.
    • Rocket Electrics has electric bikes so you can cruise all of Austin without breaking a sweat.
    • Whole Foods World Headquarters on Lamar. Grab a beer or wine bottle to drink with food.
    • Free Thursday Night Swim at Barton Springs during summer months.
    • ABGB Brewery - Good music and food.
    • Dolce Neve - Ice Cream.
    • Amy's Ice Cream by campus and by Lamar.
    • First Thursdays on South Congress. Walk up and down SC, tons of shops and interesting booths.
    • Zilker Park. Bring a frisbee, blanket, and some sunscreen.
    • Capital Picnic. Go to the capital 24 hours a day, super safe, super clean, bring picnic and chill.
    • Independence Brewery - Cheap, live music, good beer.
    • Phara's on 51st St, mediterranean food and hookah and belly dancing.
    • Club Bench: Bring a flask, get food truck food, find a bench downtown, make that your home.
      Cool Movie Theaters:
    • DOWNTOWN: Violet Crown movie theater (get the 1st row seats, they're the best)!
    • DOWNTOWN: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on 6th St. Has tons of weird and cool movie "events."
    • DOMAIN: iPic theater, get the $30/person upgraded seats. Amazing, like watching a movie in a fine dining restaurant.
      Fun Activities (several hours):
    • Go to The Domain outdoor mall and explore.  Lots of fun bars like Punch Bowl Social Club to hangout.
    • Go to Hula Hut on the water to eat, then stop by Mozart's next door for coffee or ice cream.
    • Go to The Oasis to watch the sunset over the waters of Lake Travis.
    • Rent a Boat on Lake Austin for 2 hours.  Or jet ski. Easy boating, can't get lost, beautiful home views. Can wakeboard and tube.
    • Zip lining.
    • Austin Boldering Project - Largest indoor rock climbing gym ever.
    • Artificial wake boarding by the airport.
    • Blazer Tag on 71 by the big Gold's Gym.
    • Comedy Show on 6th St called Esther's Folleys.  Can catch a late show then walk around 6th St.
      Hype / Dance Places:
    • Salsa Dancing on weekends at Gloria's.
    • Barbarella: Has dancing, on 6th st.
    • The W Lounge is always chill/vibe.
    • West 6th St always has packed bars/clubs.
    • Kingdom is grungy underground club that goes till 4am on weekends.
    • White Horse on the East Side has a variety of country and dancing.
    • Vulcan Gas Company on 6th St for electronic music.
      Food Places:
    • Coopers BBQ downtown, my fav.
    • Franklins BBQ, best BBQ in country, but has 3 hour wait.
    • Wu Chow for nicer Chinese food.
    • Bar Chi - Great price, great sushi and food, safe bet for everyday eating.
    • Salty Sow on the Eastside, good food, good price.
    • Blue Dhalia on East Side.
    • Uchi - Classic nice sushi place.
      Enjoy! -Neville
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