Where to celebrate your birthday right.
January 17, 2023
South LamarSouth Austin
Clark’s is a very cute oyster bar in Clarksville that looks like it was shipped in from New England.
August 25, 2023
Bryker WoodsCentral Austin
Olive & June is a beautiful Italian restaurant in Bryker Woods, with a patio built around a massive oak tree.
August 14, 2023
IYKYK is a rooftop bar at the Inn Cahoots complex in East Austin.
August 1, 2023
South MenchacaSouth Austin
Reset is a bar in South Austin with arcade games and video game consoles.
Austin Land & Cattle—better known as ALC Steaks—is a locally owned steakhouse at 11th and Lamar serving Texas-sourced cuts of beef.
June 29, 2023
Wu Chow is a buzzy modern Chinese restaurant in downtown Austin with great food and tiki drinks.
April 13, 2023
Head to The White Horse on East 6th for live country music and lots of dancing.
April 3, 2023
Jeffrey's is a fancy steakhouse with dry-aged steaks, martinis, and soufflés, and it's exactly where you want to be when you’re celebrating.
February 6, 2023
The best thing to do at North Austin restaurant Tomodachi is to order anything and everything off of the specials board.
January 31, 2023
Uchiko is an excellent sushi and Japanese-fusion restaurant in Rosedale from the same team that brought Uchi to Austin.
Uchi on South Lamar is an adventurous sushi and Japanese fusion restaurant.
Barley Swine serves a seasonal tasting menu of Texas-inspired bites, and is one of Austin’s original trailer-turned-restaurant success stories.
January 11, 2023
Suerte is an upscale Mexican spot on East Sixth with a buzzy dining room and excellent tortillas.
November 23, 2022
ATX Cocina downtown has one of the longest tequila and mezcal lists in the city and serves some very good Mexican food.
September 20, 2022
Head to Vespaio on South Congress to celebrate with very good Italian food.
September 7, 2022
Olamaie is an upscale Southern restaurant in an old renovated house near campus.
September 1, 2022
Seoulju on North Lamar specializes in soju, classic and large-format Korean dishes, and KFC (Korean fried chicken).
August 18, 2022
Asia Cafe serves excellent Sichuan food out of a large, strip-mall restaurant off Spicewood Springs Rd.
Rainey StreetDowntown Austin
Emmer & Rye’s seasonal small plates and beautiful space make it one of our favorite restaurants for a special occasion, and the best reason to visit Rainey Street.
August 4, 2022
Red Ash is a modern Italian restaurant in downtown Austin serving dry-aged steaks, pastas, and seafood from a wood-fired oven.
June 21, 2022
Licha’s on East Sixth has a great patio, solid drinks, and some really tasty Mexican food.
June 14, 2022
Tsuke Edomae is an excellent sushi omakase restaurant in Mueller.
June 13, 2022
DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya is an upscale hot pot restaurant on Burnet from the Ramen Tatsu-ya team.
May 2, 2022
Lebowski's Grill is an old-school burger joint at the bowling alley Highland Lanes in Wooten.
April 8, 2022