Show Up with a Frown and Turn that Crap Upside Down at Cheer up Charlies

Once you live in Austin a couple of years it becomes a point of pride to rub it into newcomers faces that you remember when this used to be that. Successful businesses in Austin tend to be bought up, renamed, and relocated. For Cheer Up Charlies they may have moved, but at least they did […]

Don’t Cheat. You Can Do Better.

With the tag line “everyone needs a little on the side” it is easy for me to be disdainful. If I am going to cheat on my favorite dive bars and hangouts with Side Bar, I am just licking the bottom of the an empty shot glass left behind trying to convince myself it was […]

By |May 21st, 2015|Categories: Evening Fun|Tags: , |0 Comments

Brush up on that Norse Mythology at Valhalla

The reason why I love Valhalla is all in the name, apt and prophetic as to the courage needed to cross into the threshold. Located on Red River it is unlike the glamour of surrounding 6th street with its chain bars. Red River businesses follow the trend of real Austin, whatever that is. Wait; let […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Categories: Evening Fun|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Not just a hairstyle, Mohawk’s is Statement Venue for Austin.

Mohawk is one of the best venues in town. In turn Cheer up Charlies has to compensate and compete as they are nestled at the bottom of the cliff face that makes Mohawk aesthetically appealing. As their name implies, their shows tend to run to the more alternative side of rock and music. All your […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Evening Fun, Fun Times|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Plush: A DJ’s Bar with a Dive Vibe

Plush is a DJs bar; a grittier version of Cheers. Like the misunderstood pit-bull, the strong show of strength can be intimidating but Plush will only attack if provoked. Show respect to the bartenders and the patrons and you will find Plush to be a loyal guard dog. It is one of the friendlier bars […]

Longbranch Inn

6th St has a lot to offer, but the weekend mixed crowd of tourists, bros, packs of single ladies, and underage drinkers looking to slip by with their fake IDs can be daunting. For those who like the feeling of a local bar, more chill and welcoming to conversations that do not require shouting over […]

By |April 12th, 2015|Categories: Evening Fun|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Gingerman

There’s plenty of places in Austin where you can grab a great beer, but when you are looking to try something new, I always look for a few things

Large selection of beers, and not just twenty kinds of Lone Star
Knowledgeable staff, If I can give them my tastes and they give me a beer I […]

By |August 24th, 2014|Categories: Evening Fun|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Six of the Best Beer Bars in Austin

Texas might not be known for its beer. Hampered by restrictive beer laws and over-reaching political oversight  even the popular beers have a hard time getting started, and getting found outside of the state. Fortunately many persevere, and Austin now has more than its fair share of fantastic breweries, and varied beers.  But it’s not […]

By |May 24th, 2014|Categories: Top Lists|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fados Irish Pub & Restaurant

As an Englishman in Austin I avoided Fado’s for a long time.  There was a two fold reason for this. Firstly, I didn’t come to Austin to reminisce about England (Which invariably happens when I hang out with people from my homeland.) Secondly, most Irish bars tend to just feel a little fake.

So when I […]

By |April 19th, 2014|Categories: Food|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Poutine and Pub Fare at the Haymaker Austin

New bars are popping up everywhere in Austin, but the Haymaker brings something a little special to Austin. To start with it has a huge range of beers, and switches out it’s staff regularly to keep even the greatest beer nerd on their toes.  With a vast selection of bottles, bombers and draft curated by […]

By |January 26th, 2014|Categories: Evening Fun, Food|Tags: , , |0 Comments