SXSW To-Do
foursquare court is one of SXSW To-Do.

1. foursquare court

318 E 5th St. (at Trinity St.), Austin, TX
Playground · Downtown Austin · 37 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: Cherry Bombers & Shoe Shiners beware — the referee really knows his stuff.

Cedar Street Courtyard is one of SXSW To-Do.

2. Cedar Street Courtyard

8.8
208 W 4th St (Colorado & Lavaca), Austin, TX
Lounge · Downtown Austin · 72 tips and reviews

Talisa C.Talisa Chang: Come to the foursquare party on March 11! DJ set by Bo Bliz. We're expecting a ton of people so please arrive early!

The Driskill is one of SXSW To-Do.

3. The Driskill

9.2
604 Brazos St (at W. 6th St.), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 163 tips and reviews

Ted P.Ted Power: Have a drink at the bar, feel like an oil baron

The Mohawk is one of SXSW To-Do.

4. The Mohawk

9.2
912 Red River St (at E 10th St.), Austin, TX
Rock Club · Downtown Austin · 122 tips and reviews

exfmexfm: Hands down coolest music venue in Austin. Head outside to the main stage or up the stairs to the rooftop deck that looks over the stage. If you want a more intimate experience head to the back stage.

Stubb's Bar-B-Q is one of SXSW To-Do.

5. Stubb's Bar-B-Q

8.8
801 Red River St (at E 8th St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 306 tips and reviews

STA Travel U.S.STA Travel U.S.: Not only is the barbeque delicious, but they have awesome indoor and outdoor stages! If you are a lover of indie or alternative rock, you will absolutely love it.

Cedar Door is one of SXSW To-Do.

6. Cedar Door

8.4
201 Brazos St (2nd St), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 71 tips and reviews

Talisa C.Talisa Chang: Head here on March 11 for the Made in NY:Austin party!

Mashable SXSWi House 2012 is one of SXSW To-Do.

7. Mashable SXSWi House 2012

201 6th St. (Buffalo Billiards), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 1 tip
GroupMe Grill is one of SXSW To-Do.

8. GroupMe Grill

350 Trinity St (ACC Entrance), Austin, TX
Sandwich Place · Downtown Austin · 11 tips and reviews

Wayne G.Wayne Grover: Free beer and grilled cheese!

Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is one of SXSW To-Do.

9. Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

8.5
1 Congress Ave (over Colorado River), Austin, TX
Bridge · Downtown Austin · 111 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Driving across the Congress Avenue Bridge, you'd never know the world's largest urban bat colony (1.5 million at summer peak) lives under it ... unless you show up at sundown to see them.

Lustre Pearl Bar is one of SXSW To-Do.

10. Lustre Pearl Bar

97 Rainey St (Driskill St.), Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 84 tips and reviews

Brooklyn UnitedBrooklyn United: Step inside to grab a drink but head right back outside to mingle with others, enjoy the lounge chairs, or hit up the picnic and Ping-Pong tables. Oh, and there's typically a taco truck. No brainer.

Hilton Austin is one of SXSW To-Do.

11. Hilton Austin

8.6
500 E 4th St (at Neches St), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 164 tips and reviews

Talisa C.Talisa Chang: The site of the infamous SXSWi “backstroke” competition. Dens is confident in a win this year.

Lambert's Downtown BBQ is one of SXSW To-Do.

12. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

9.1
401 W 2nd St (at Guadalupe St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 251 tips and reviews

David B.David Blackman: The wild boar ribs are like the ultimate expression of a buffalo wing. They are transcendant.

SoundCloud Open House is one of SXSW To-Do.

13. SoundCloud Open House

501 E 6th St (Neches St.), Austin, TX
Event Space · Downtown Austin · 5 tips and reviews

Jeff E.Jeff Elder: Stop by to say hello and get our great T-shirt!

Iron Works BBQ is one of SXSW To-Do.

14. Iron Works BBQ

8.3
100 Red River St (Cesar Chavez St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 168 tips and reviews

DensDens: Yeah, I know it's packed but you gotta get the steak with the butter sauce (shit, what kind of sauce was it?) and the side of mac and cheese. Bananatown delicious.

Lipstick24 is one of SXSW To-Do.

15. Lipstick24

606 E 7th St (1/2 block east of RedRiver), Austin, TX
Gay Bar · Downtown Austin · 10 tips and reviews
Mashable Food Truck: Free Food and Digital News is one of SXSW To-Do.

16. Mashable Food Truck: Free Food and Digital News

5th Street (at Brazos Street), Austin, TX
Food Truck · Downtown Austin · 3 tips and reviews

MashableMashable: We'll be here with delicious empanadas from 11am-3pm, Friday Mar. 9 through Sunday Mar. 11. Come say hi, take a photo, and tweet it with the hashtag #mashsxsw!

The Nokia Lab @ SXSW is one of SXSW To-Do.

17. The Nokia Lab @ SXSW

200 Brazos (at 2nd St), Austin, TX
Movie Theater · Downtown Austin · 11 tips and reviews