We all have that friend who’s constantly planning tournaments. They require matching tees, a Google Doc for outlining the bracket, and at least 164 reminder emails. So when that friend gets the itch again, cut their WiFi and take them to SPIN - it’s gigantic and has more ping pong tables than any other spot in town. There’s also a bar in case you lose in the first round of the tournament or you swear you play better after a drink or two.
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HandleBar is a Dirty Sixth bar with an inexplicable mustache theme, but the rooftop is great for a big group.
TLV is an Israeli street food spot in Fareground Market from the team behind one of our favorite restaurants, Emmer and Rye.
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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Skylark in MLK is an excellent place for a live music night, and it has a nice patio too.
Crown & Anchor Pub
Head to Crown & Anchor for their big beer selection, good patio, and great burger. Just know that a few UT students will be there too.
Gourdough’s Public House
Towers of beer, sweet and savory funnel cakes, and a big bar. What more do you want?
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Kung Fu Saloon
Kung Fu is the quintessential bachelor party bar on West Sixth. Prepare for loud music, big groups, and pickleback shots.
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.
Aussie’s Grill and Beach Bar
Aussie’s off Barton Springs is one of the best places to hang out in the sun, there are people playing volleyball, drinks, and food.
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