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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Texas French Bread
When you need somewhere casual by Campus with good food, or want to have a quiet conversation over lunch, head to Texas French Bread.
Vaquero Taquero by campus serves great al pastor and breakfast tacos to UT students who don’t know how good they have it.
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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.
The Little Darlin’
The Little Darlin’ in South Austin is a great place to unwind or spend a chill Sunday afternoon on the picnic tables.
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