Einstein said that when things on Earth are so bad that bees go extinct, human beings will also die off within five years. We’ve long believed that when Spider House closes, the soul of Austin is no more. It’s hard to explain this place other than it’s many things crammed into one colorful space - a coffee shop with alright food, a music venue, tattoo parlors, a stand up comedy venue, a small makeshift arcade, and a slew of popup vendors - but at night it’s a fantastic laid-back bar and beer garden with outstanding people-watching opportunities.
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You’re in Austin for the first time. You’ve got 72 hours and you want to drink at a bar. Where do you start? Here’s the answer.
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Dirty Martin’s Place
Dirty Martin’s on campus has been open for over 90 years, and serves incredible burgers with thin patties (get the double) in an old-school space.
Don Japanese Kitchen
Don is a popular food trailer serving up classic Japanese donburi bowls in the campus area.
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Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social in The Domain is everything you dreamed about as a kid - there’s bowling, skeeball, pinball - along with a bar for the adults.
Parlor and Yard
Parlor and Yard Downtown is a great game-day or day drinking options, with tons of seating, corn hole, bar snacks, and plenty of TVs.
Spin Downtown has more ping pong tables than any other place in town so come here with friends, grab a few drinks, and get awkwardly competitive.
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