1. Latitude 30

512 San Jacinto Blvd (at E 5th St), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 23 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Usually home to the British Music Embassy during SXSW, this place is a great venue to take in a show. Probably not the best place to talk the Royal Wedding, though.

2. The Belmont

305 W 6th St (Lavaca St.), Austin, TX
Music Venue · Downtown Austin · 67 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: This place is CLASSY. Order a drink form the bar on the roof and catch a show downstairs.

3. Buffalo Billiards

201 E 6th St (Brazos St), Austin, TX
Sports Bar · Downtown Austin · 84 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Home to the Mashable party usually, this place is a bar games paradise with foosball, ping pong and shuffleboard.

4. Cedar Door

201 Brazos St (2nd St), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 70 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Large patio and great karaoke! Step up and belt a tune.

5. Chupacabra Cantina

400 E 6th St (Trinity St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 128 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Delish dinner if you’re on a time squeeze. Walk in, dish up and chow down.

6. Scoot Inn

1308 E 4th St (Navasota), Austin, TX
Bar · 44 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: This place isn’t much of a looker, but the atmosphere is great. Grab a drink and head outside for a good show.

7. The Mohawk

912 Red River St (at E 10th St.), Austin, TX
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 120 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: This place has/had an awesome gallery of bearded photos inside. Take a pic with one.

8. The Mighty Cone

1720 Barton Springs Rd (Sterzing St), Austin, TX
Food Truck · Zilker · 43 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Food + Cone = NOMS! Seriously.

9. Allens Boots

1522 S Congress Ave (at Monroe St.), Austin, TX
Shoe Store · Bouldin Creek · 25 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Need some new duds? Check out this place’s selection of boots, spurs, and just about anything else a cowboy could want/need.

10. Emo's (WE MOVED!)

603 Red River St (at E 6th St), Austin, TX
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 74 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: If outdoor venues are your thing, roll by the day Music starts and see some great sets before you head back to your cube.

11. Stubb's Bar-B-Q

801 Red River St (at E 8th St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 301 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Great BBQ and an awesome music venue? Yes please! Outdoor stands have food during concerts and you can always get grub inside.

12. Speakeasy

412 Congress Ave (btwn 4th & 5th St.), Austin, TX
Music Venue · Downtown Austin · 62 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: – Push past the bar and head up to the rooftop for a good time and some Lone Stars.

13. Iron Works BBQ

100 Red River St (Cesar Chavez St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 165 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Close to the convention center, but get here early if you plan on making it to your after lunch sessions!

14. Juan in a Million

2300 E Cesar Chavez St (Mildred St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · 196 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Go here and see if you can take on the Big Juan (of Man vs. Food fame).

15. Manuel's

310 Congress Ave (at 3rd St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 105 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Mole, mole, mole. It’s all about the mole here.

16. Mi Madre's Restaurant

2201 Manor Rd (at Coleto St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Upper Boggy Creek · 56 tips and reviews

Internet E.Internet Explorer: Get the chilaquiles, they’re amazing.