After what feels like an eternity, SXSW is back and in-person from March 11th through March 20th!
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably packing your schedule to soak up all the things you’ve missed over the last few years. A little piece of advice from your fellow Austinites? We highly recommend carving out a little time to experience our city!
We’ve listed a few of our favorite things to do in the Downtown Austin area – feel free to snag the list below and share with friends. You’ll surely become their favorite tour guide!
Experience the local flavors
A true staple in ATX! Try their Otto or Jess Special at their Congress location.
Known for their homemade tortillas and organic agua frescas! The nearest location to all things SXSW is in The Line Hotel on Cesar Chavez.
Not only are you in for a treat with their noteworthy patio, but fun fact: they were the creator of Austin’s own Mexican Martini back in the 80s! Located on 2nd Street right across from the J.W. Marriott.
Capture the Austin Aesthetic
Historic 6th street mural
2022 marks 10 years since Sanctuary Printshop painted this iconic mural on 6th street. Located at 582 N IH 35 Frontage Road.
Named for a star, Tau Ceti by Josef Kristofoletti is a technicolor, multi-dimensional marvel. This is sure to be an epic photo op! Located at the corner of Brazos and Second Street.
In honor of Women’s Month and the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, artists Sandra Chevrier and Shepard Fairey teamed up to create this mural. Coming in at 12 stories high, this mural is now the largest in Austin, Texas and will forever live on the side of The Line Hotel. Located at 111 East Cesar Chavez St.
Top music spots
Established in 1975, this iconic blues venue has brought a variety of musicians, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and James Brown, to ATX over the last 40 years.
Holding around 100 concerts a year, this live music venue is best known for being the permanent home of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series, Austin City Limits taping - which happens to be the longest running music series in American TV history.
Where BBQ and live music collide! In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene and became a sought-after spot for musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and more.
Texas's most definitive dance hall, which has been an Austin tradition since 1964. It’s known for great live country music and good Texas cooking, and it was featured on the latest season of Queer Eye!
We love the overall atmosphere, the views, and the drinks! We recommend the Sundown Cobbler and patatas bravas!
P6 Rooftop at the LINE Austin; Photography by Chase Daniel
Not only will you leave with a million photos of their cute interior, but make sure to try out their Frosé and Pink Margaritas!
Interested in learning more? Here’s a guide for FREE SXSW events taking place this year!
We hope you enjoy our favorite city as much as we do!! And, if you’re in need of a sweet treat or two, make sure to order your cupcakes here - we deliver downtown!