This sand volleyball spot off Barton Springs is an ideal place to hang with your friends on a sunny day. Volleyball is the focus here, but if your last attempt at organized sports ended in double iced knees, there’s plenty of food, alcohol, and chairs to sit in while you watch other people throw balls over a net - especially since the games are usually fairly competitive and fun to watch.
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Buford’s is a big bar downtown that’s indoor and outdoor, and has a rooftop. Start your night here with a group.
Dirty Bill's is a small, dark bar downtown that's full of regulars, and gets rowdier than you'd expect for a dive bar.
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Uncle Nicky's is an all-day cafe in Hyde Park with a great patio, coffee, pastries, and smaller plates later in the day as well as a good Happy Hour.
Tommy Want Wingy
Tommy Want Wingy is both a Tommy Boy reference and a food truck at Lustre Pearl on Rainey Street serving lollipop wings with nine different sauces.
Turf N’ Surf
Turf ’N’Surf is located within Lavaca Street Bar, and serves po’boys, tacos, and other great bar food.
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Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum
Lin Asian Bar is a new spot from a Wu Chow chef in Clarksville - head here for the soup dumplings and other dim sum dishes in a bright space.
The Liberty on East Sixth is half-dive bar, half-beer garden with an East Side King food truck parked out back.
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