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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In the middle of the lobby of the Line Hotel downtown is a walk-up counter location of Alfred, a mini-chain of trendy coffee shops out of LA.
Austin Land & Cattle
Austin Land & Cattle, in downtown Austin, is a local steakhouse serving Texas-sourced cuts of beef.
Patika Luncheonette is tucked away on the ground floor of the 100 Congress building downtown, serving very good coffee and lunch.
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Native Bar And Kitchen
Austin is home to a lot of dive bars - Native is not one of them. Head here if you’re looking for something trendy.
Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
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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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