Buffalo Billiards is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

1. Buffalo Billiards

6.8
Sports Bar · Downtown Austin · 201 E 6th St (Brazos St), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Bad sightlines upstairs for watching bands but the sound is exceptional

Residence Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

2. Residence Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center

6.8
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 300 E 4th St (at Trinity St.), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Favourite hotel. Starbucks downstairs and not as busy or noisy as the main hotels which is good when you roll in at 3am ready to drop

Starbucks is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

3. Starbucks

6.6
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 300 E 4th St, Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: The queue is a bit wonky but the service is fast

Salt Lick Bar-B-Que is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

4. Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

7.8
BBQ Joint · 3600 Presidential Blvd (at AUS Airport), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: crazy cafeteria style set-up threw me for a loop first time but the BBQ is probably some of the best!

The Mohawk is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

5. The Mohawk

9.1
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 912 Red River St (at E 10th St.), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Hands down...MY FAVOURITE PLACE TO SEE A BAND IN AUSTIN!!

Maggie Mae's is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

6. Maggie Mae's

7.6
Bar · Downtown Austin · 323 E 6th St (at Trinity), Austin, TX
Cedar Street Courtyard is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

7. Cedar Street Courtyard

8.8
Lounge · Downtown Austin · 208 W 4th St (Colorado & Lavaca), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Catch the daytime FILTER showcases during music week. 2 bars, access to bathrooms and always a great bill. what more could you ask for

Phoenix is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

8. Phoenix

6.8
Nightclub · Downtown Austin · 409 Colorado St (E 4th St), Austin, TX
SXSW Badge Pick-up is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

9. SXSW Badge Pick-up

Convention Center · Downtown Austin · 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: It gets more organized every year. In and out with no problems!

10. SXSW Swag Bag Collection

Candy Store · Downtown Austin · 101-199 Trinity St, Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Who doesnt love a BIG BAG!!

La Zona Rosa is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

11. La Zona Rosa

Music Venue · Downtown Austin · 612 W 4th St (at Rio Grande St.), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Worth the long haul across the city. The sightlines are great and the sound is spectacular. It just seems like a place you should be able to smoke in.....

Barbarella is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

12. Barbarella

8.1
Nightclub · Downtown Austin · 615 Red River St (btwn 6th and 7th), Austin, TX
Congress is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

13. Congress

8.0
New American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 200 Congress Ave (at 2nd St), Austin, TX

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: It occupies the ground floor of a luxe new condo building--not my preferred restaurant location, but I'll go anywhere for executive chef David Bull's distinctly American comfort food.

Frank Restaurant is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

14. Frank Restaurant

9.2
Hot Dog Joint · Downtown Austin · 407 Colorado St (btw 4th & 5th), Austin, TX
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

15. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

9.3
American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 303 Red River St (at E 3rd St), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Call ahead and lock a table on the patio. Order a hard lemonade and something with pork in it

The Ginger Man is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

16. The Ginger Man

9.2
Pub · Downtown Austin · 301 Lavaca St (at W 3rd St), Austin, TX
Guero's Taco Bar is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

17. Guero's Taco Bar

8.4
Mexican Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 1412 S Congress Ave (at Elizabeth St.), Austin, TX
Magnolia Cafe South is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

18. Magnolia Cafe South

9.3
Diner · Bouldin Creek · 1920 S Congress Ave (at E. Mary St.), Austin, TX
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

19. Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

8.6
Irish Pub · Downtown Austin · 214 W 4th St (btw Lavaca & Colorado), Austin, TX
Noble Sandwich Co. is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

20. Noble Sandwich Co.

9.2
Sandwich Place · Village at Anderson Mill · 12223 Ranch Road 620 N Ste 105 (at Lake Creek Pkwy), Austin, TX

EaterEater: Attention to detail wins the Noble Pig a spot on our list; the fact that they have the best sandwiches in Northwest Austin doesn't hurt, either. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Burger Tex is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

21. Burger Tex

7.8
Burger Joint · North Loop · 5420 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX

EaterEater: They make their own buns twice a day and have the best condiment bar we know of, but what really keeps us coming back to Burger Tex is the famous Bulgogi Burger. [Eater 38 Member]

Franklin Barbecue - Moving to East Austin 3/12 is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

22. Franklin Barbecue - Moving to East Austin 3/12

Food Truck · Upper Boggy Creek · 3421 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX

EaterEater: This food truck produces what has quickly become one of Austin's, if not Texas', most talked-about barbecue. It's so good they regularly run out of meat; get there early. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Tacodeli is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

23. Tacodeli

9.5
Taco Place · Bartons Bluff-Spyglass · 1500B Spyglass Dr (at Barton Skyway), Austin, TX

EaterEater: Two words: Salsa. Doña. The tacos themselves have earned their reputation, but it's this verde sauce that is really why we keep coming back. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Antone's is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

24. Antone's

Rock Club · Riverside · 2015 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: For my Canadian friends, think the legendary Horsehoe vibe but with high ceilings and ventilation. Great sound, sight lines and service

BD Riley's Irish Pub is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

25. BD Riley's Irish Pub

7.6
Irish Pub · Downtown Austin · 204 E 6th St (btwn Brazos & San Jacinto), Austin, TX
Barcelona is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

26. Barcelona

8.1
Nightclub · Downtown Austin · 209 E 6th St (at Brazos), Austin, TX
311 Club is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

27. 311 Club

7.8
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 311 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Beauty Bar is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

28. Beauty Bar

Bar · Downtown Austin · 617 E 7th St (Red River St), Austin, TX
Red Eyed Fly is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

29. Red Eyed Fly

7.9
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 715 Red River St (at E. 8th St.), Austin, TX
Austin Convention Center is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

30. Austin Convention Center

Convention Center · Downtown Austin · 500 E Cesar Chavez St (btwn Trinity & Red River St), Austin, TX

VH1VH1: Come see us at "#Downloaded, the SXSW Interview" -- Wednesday, March 14, 2:00PM - 3:00PM, Room 18ABChttp://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP990376

The Driskill is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

31. The Driskill

9.2
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 604 Brazos St (at W. 6th St.), Austin, TX
The Jackalope is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

32. The Jackalope

8.1
Dive Bar · Downtown Austin · 404 E 6th St (btwn Trinity St. & Neches St.), Austin, TX
Torchy's Tacos is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

33. Torchy's Tacos

9.1
Taco Place · Brentwood · 5119 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
24 Diner is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

34. 24 Diner

9.0
Diner · Old West Austin · 600 N Lamar Blvd #G (at W 6th St), Austin, TX
Whole Foods Market is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

35. Whole Foods Market

9.5
Grocery Store · Downtown Austin · 525 N Lamar Blvd (btwn W 5th & 6th), Austin, TX

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: This 80,000-square-foot store is a site to behold. Sign up for cooking lessons; buy fresh Texas peaches, local Pure Luck Farm goat cheese, and Flat Creek Flat Creek Estate's "Super Texan" Sangiovese.

Waterloo Records is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

36. Waterloo Records

9.5
Record Shop · Old West Austin · 600 N Lamar Blvd (at W 6th St), Austin, TX

Jaysyn L.Jaysyn Longoria: Top notch staff here. These guys know their stuff so don't hesitate to ask any questions. Hands down this is Austins best record shop.

The Parish is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

37. The Parish

8.3
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 214-C E 6th St (San Jacinto), Austin, TX

SoundCloudSoundCloud: An Austin favorite. Quality music, cheap drinks & a great sound system!

Austin Music Hall is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

38. Austin Music Hall

7.6
Music Venue · Downtown Austin · 208 Nueces St, Austin, TX

VH1VH1: For the best sound, head to the balcony. The acoustics everywhere else just don’t compare. – Vidhisha B.

6th Street is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

39. 6th Street

8.4
Street · Austin, TX

Kyle S.Kyle Smith: Trophy room! Enough said!

The Driskill Bar is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

40. The Driskill Bar

8.9
Hotel Bar · Downtown Austin · 604 Brazos St (6th St), Austin, TX

Austin, TexasAustin, Texas: The Driskill bar serves up the Batini! Roll like a cattle barron at this landmark of Texas hospitality. Since 1886 the Driskill has offered luxury and great service. Just don’t longboard in the lobby.

Hole In The Wall is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

41. Hole In The Wall

8.5
Rock Club · West University · 2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX

VH1VH1: Sometimes it’s easy to forget how big this place is. Head out back for the less crowded bar and take your drinks to the picnic table in the alley for some people watching on the Drag. – Robert F.

Red 7 is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

42. Red 7

7.9
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 611 E 7th St, Austin, TX

VH1VH1: If you're drinking, try the root beer-infused vodka. It’s a Red 7 specialty. It's also delicious. – Laura B.

Amy's Ice Creams is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

43. Amy's Ice Creams

9.2
Ice Cream Shop · 1301 S Congress Ave (at The Cir), Austin, TX

David B.David Blackman: Make sure to get the hot fudge.

Rio Rita is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

44. Rio Rita

8.6
Bar · 1308 E 6th St (at Navasota St), Austin, TX
East Side King is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

45. East Side King

9.2
Food Truck · 1618 1/2 E 6th St, Austin, TX

MashableMashable: "Beet Fries, Veggie Meshi (you've never really tried brussels sprouts til you have them this way)." - Kenneth Macias Read more.

Agave is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

46. Agave

5.9
Bar · Downtown Austin · 415 E 6th St (at Neches), Austin, TX
Cactus Cafe is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

47. Cactus Cafe

8.4
Music Venue · University of Texas-Austin · 2247 Guadalupe St (at 24th), Austin, TX
Roaring Fork is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

48. Roaring Fork

8.4
Steakhouse · Downtown Austin · 701 Congress Ave (at 7th St.), Austin, TX
ACL LIVE is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

49. ACL LIVE

9.5
Performing Arts Venue · Downtown Austin · 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. (btwn Lavaca and Guadalupe), Austin, TX
Home Slice Pizza is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

50. Home Slice Pizza

9.5
Pizza Place · 1415 S Congress Ave (Gibson St. E), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Best NY Style Pizza joint in Austin. Super fast and super delish. Grab a White Pie with spinach slice while you wait and a Eggplant Pie to go

The Peached Tortilla is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

51. The Peached Tortilla

9.2
Asian Restaurant · Brentwood · 5520 Burnet Rd (5200 Burnet Rd), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Worth the wait!!!!! After these tacos, you"ll never be the same

Slamin Sliders And Fries is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

52. Slamin Sliders And Fries

Burger Joint · Downtown Austin · Texas

SaundraSaundra: Get the quinoa slider. No regrets

Blue Ribbon Barbecue is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

53. Blue Ribbon Barbecue

5.8
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 120 E 4th St (at Brazos), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Order the pulled pork baked potato loaded for lunch

Stubb's Bar-B-Q is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

54. Stubb's Bar-B-Q

8.7
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 801 Red River St (at E 8th St), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Park yourself on the lone tree on the right. Somewhere to lean and close to 2 bars. Big shows, big sounds, big crowds. Get ready

Esther's Follies is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

55. Esther's Follies

8.7
Comedy Club · Downtown Austin · 525 E 6th St (at Red River St.), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: According to Sl8tr, worth a couple hours break on a Friday night. Air conditioned (shocker), seating and good times

Lucy's Fried Chicken is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

56. Lucy's Fried Chicken

8.5
Fried Chicken Joint · Bouldin Creek · 2218 College Ave (S. Congress), Austin, TX

EaterEater: This South Austin beer garden and fried chicken joint is kid-friendly, parent-friendly, and people-who-love-giant-piles-of-fried-chicken friendly. [Eater 38 Member]

The Stage On Sixth is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

57. The Stage On Sixth

7.6
Bar · Downtown Austin · 508 E 6th St (btwn Neches St & Red River St), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: This is the only place in Austin that I remember being air conditioned. That being said, head outside to the patio.

Lustre Pearl Bar is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

58. Lustre Pearl Bar

Bar · Downtown Austin · 97 Rainey St (Driskill St.), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Get up close and personal to your favourite bands in this patio space. Best bartenders in Austin in my opinion.

Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

59. Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake

9.5
Park · Bouldin Creek · 800 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX
Hype Hotel is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

60. Hype Hotel

Music Venue · 1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: MOVED: 3rd and San Jacinto. Line-ups for RSVPers are brutal but if you have a pass or wristband, you're golden for night shows.

The Belmont is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

61. The Belmont

8.5
Music Venue · Downtown Austin · 305 W 6th St (Lavaca St.), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: Dare i say the bigger and better Cedar Street Courtyard for SXSW? Big outdoor space with good sound. Bar staff need to ramp it up though to complete w

The Main is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

62. The Main

Music Venue · Downtown Austin · 603 Red River St (6th St), Austin, TX

SaundraSaundra: formerly, the legendary EMOS, Try to get past the 2" of urine in the porta-potty and you'll love this place.Still one of the greatest venues to see a band outside while feeling like you're inside.

Second Bar + Kitchen is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

63. Second Bar + Kitchen

9.0
New American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 200 Congress Ave (2nd Street), Austin, TX
Lucky J's Chicken & Waffles is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

64. Lucky J's Chicken & Waffles

8.2
Food Truck · 1180 E 6th St (at Waller St), Austin, TX

IFCIFC: They serve chicken.. wrapped in waffles. What more do you want?

W Austin is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

65. W Austin

9.1
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 200 Lavaca St (at W 2nd St), Austin, TX
Rusty's Austin is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

66. Rusty's Austin

Gay Bar · Downtown Austin · 403 E 7th St (Trinity), Austin, TX
P. Terry's is one of SXSW: The Travellers' Guide.

67. P. Terry's

9.0
Burger Joint · Zilker · 404 S Lamar Blvd (at Barton Springs Rd.), Austin, TX

EaterEater: The ethos of this chain is somewhat atypical: small menu, locally-sourced when possible, no freezers, open kitchens, fresh cut french fries, pay above industry average, and no franchising whatsoever.