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The Driskill

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
4.5
27 reviews

Expensive, fancy, ornate and historic. The Driskill is one of Austin's prize properties, and has housed many a famous guest during SXSW and film festivals. It has hosted presidents. It dates back to 1886, and was the place for a cattle Barron to show off his wealth.

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    0.11 mi

    6th Street

    0.11 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    62 reviews

    The main drag in Austin, also part of the historic district, 6th Street offers a wide variety of clubs, eateries, and random shops to stop and browse about. Fun for a stroll or a meal.

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    0.12 mi

    Long Center

    701 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX
    0.12 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    3 reviews

    So many events and things do do at the Long Center. Come enjoy a picnic on the lawn, or go to free concerts in the park during the summers at the Long Center. Located just south of downtown and Town Lake, it is a picturesque place and well-loved by locals.

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    0.2 mi

    Elephant Room

    315 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
    0.2 mi from The Driskill
    5
    5 reviews

    This is a great cozy underground jazz bar with amazing house musicians. It's very laid back and a great atmosphere.

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    0.11 mi

    Alamo Drafthouse Austin: Downtown

    320 East 6th Street, Austin, TX, United States
    0.11 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    38 reviews

    Longtime favorite for indie films. Food and drinks are served while you watch.

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  • 5
    0.15 mi

    The Jackalope

    404 East 6th, Austin, TX, United States
    0.15 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    9 reviews

    This dive bar along Austin's main drag (and center of SXSW) is famous for its lusty decor, but it also offers a stellar menu of gourmet burgers, waffle fries, and the phenomenal (or phenomenally strange) Guinness Bloody Mary. They've also got tons of specials, including $2.50 Wells and Pints every day from 11:30am to 7pm and Happy Hour prices all ...

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    0.12 mi

    Texas State Capital

    Austin, Texas
    0.12 mi from The Driskill
    5
    14 reviews

    Clean, pristine. It's were the politicians work. Beautiful building with a wonderful complimentary tour provided as well.

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    0.24 mi

    Antone's

    213 West 5th Street, Austin, TX, United States
    0.24 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    20 reviews

    Had the honor of going backstage with Antone, he was a wonderful man. Signed my tshirt just weeks before he passed away - you made Austin Weird Antone!

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    0.24 mi

    Congress Avenue Bridge

    South Congress Ave, Austin, Texas
    0.24 mi from The Driskill
    5
    13 reviews

    If you want something unique, environmentally educational for kids, and FREE then I would recommend watching the bats emerge from under the Congress Ave Bridge. Parking in the parking lot of the Austin American Statesman newspaper building is free and there is a grassy area below the bridge that provides a great vantage point for seeing the bats. There are ...

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    0.02 mi

    Sixth Street

    Old Pecan St, Austin, Texas
    0.02 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    14 reviews

    Tons of bars and drinkers-fun if you are in the mood!

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    0.11 mi

    Paramount Theatre

    713 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
    0.11 mi from The Driskill
    5
    3 reviews

    The best place to see an old movie. The Classic Film Series that goes on through the summer is the best. Always great choices of film and seeing them in the theater on the big screen is perfect. The Paramount is an old theater and still retains its style from its former glory. Going to the Paramount is always an ...

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    0.15 mi

    6th St

    6th St, Austin, TX
    0.15 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    3 reviews

    Historic 6th Street is a must for every tourist that wants to experience Austin nightlife. On Friday and Saturday nights, they block traffic on the street so everybody can walk freely between live music venues and drinking establishments.

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    0.1 mi

    HandleBar

    121 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas
    0.1 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    3 reviews

    Pool/ rooftop patio/ live music/ mustaches encouraged

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  • 13
    0.11 mi

    Blind Pig Pub

    317 East 6th Street, Austin, TX, United States
    0.11 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    3 reviews

    Super casual pub that we somehow always end up in when bar hopping. The patio upstairs is good for people watching the Sixth Street crowds. You might event see a lab coat carrying a life-sized stuffed deer during SXSW (I kid you not). Depending on the live act downstairs, you can put in song requests.

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    0.23 mi

    Cedar Street Courtyard and Péché

    208 West 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701-3927
    0.23 mi from The Driskill
    3.5
    4 reviews

    For 15 years, Cedar Street Courtyard has been combining two of Austin's biggest passions: live music (seven nights a week) and delicious cocktails. The open-aired veranda is the home to several weekly performers, including The Spazmatics, an energetic new wave 80s band, that draws big crowds every Wednesday night. During SXSW, the intimate venue features incredible day shows (free to ...

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    0.04 mi

    Buffalo Billiards

    201 East 6th Street, Austin, TX, United States
    0.04 mi from The Driskill
    4
    4 reviews

    Great venue with 3 levels offering all kinds of good times...

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    0.15 mi

    Wanderlust LIVE

    206 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas
    0.15 mi from The Driskill
    5
    3 reviews

    This is a fantastic yoga studio, and I believe the first lesson is free. They also have a Blenders and Bowls on-site which is a great place to get a smoothie.

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    0.13 mi

    Arthouse At the Jones Center

    700 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
    0.13 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    2 reviews
  • 18
    0.16 mi

    Library Bar

    407 East 6th Street, Austin, TX, United States
    0.16 mi from The Driskill
    4
    2 reviews

    Library Bar is one of those definitive college experiences for my social group in college. It was the place to be to start your night, especially on a thursday night. It attracts regulars who congregate in the back bar. The drinks are extremely cheap and sometimes it is hard to drive up the $10 minimum on your credit card. The ...

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    0.12 mi

    Austin, TX

    Austin, TX
    0.12 mi from The Driskill
    4
    2 reviews
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    0.12 mi

    Maggie Mae's

    512 Trinity St, Austin, TX
    0.12 mi from The Driskill
    3.5
    3 reviews

    This huge 6th street bar is basically an Austin Institution and it seems to attract frat guys for years after they graduate. The best part of this place is there is tons of rooftop space and it is one of the largest bars on 6th street. This bar has been around for awhile and that wont change for a long ...

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