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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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  • 1
    0.24 mi

    Antone's

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

    One of Austin's most popular live band venues. This place has housed many incredible bands over the years and was one of Austin's first nightclubs. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Los Lonely Boys, Ian Moore, and Bob Schneider all got their start here. It's prime location makes it easy to head to other bars after a show.

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  • 2
    0.11 mi

    6th Street

    0.11 mi from The Driskill
    4.5
    62 reviews

    Good place to find clubs, bars, music, and restaurants. It's pretty historical too, and holds many festivals throughout the year.

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  • 3
    0.12 mi

    Opossum Temple and Voodoo Pew

    Austin, Texas
    0.12 mi from The Driskill
    5
    1 review

    On Lake Austin's dirt trail. Constructed in 1993 from steel and concrete as a part of Austin's 'Art in Public Places' Collection. A nice break from your downtown run or walk.

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  • 4
    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

    I can not imagine a better movie experience. Get there early to catch the awesome visual entertainment that the Alamo creates.

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  • 5
    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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  • 6
    0.24 mi

    Congress Avenue Bridge

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

    People come here to watch the bats fly from under the bridge, but it's a great bridge to even just drive on. Facing the city (north), you see the Austin skyline and the Texas State Capitol Building at the north end of Congress Ave.

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  • 7
    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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    0.15 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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    0.2 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

    Paramount Theatre

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

    This elegant theater is stage for live and movie performances. Look closely for a hole in the ceiling above the stage where Houdini left his mark during one of his performances.

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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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  • 14
    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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  • 15
    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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  • 16
    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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  • 17
    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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  • 18
    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
  • 19
    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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  • 20
    0.12 mi

    Austin, TX

    Austin, TX
    0.12 mi from The Driskill
    4
    2 reviews
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