Emo’s East Life After 6th Street

If new to Austin there is always the question asked, “How long have you been here?” Once answered it is followed by, “So you remember when blank was still blank?” Emo’s is a good gauge in how long you have lived here, and if you remember seeing a show when it still was on 6th […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Categories: Evening Fun|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

“The City of the Violet Crown” continues on through the 21st century.

The best way to take a break from the overwhelming drone of cicadas under the oppressive summer sun has always been the darkness and cool air of a movie theater. Austin is awash with different ways to experience cinema: name brand movie houses, independent theaters with limited screens, drive-ins, or a spread out blanket while […]

How to Start a Downtown Bender Right with Koriente

Amid all the bars, venues, and gas stations downtown there is one restaurant out of the way that is the complete opposite to its surroundings. The more popular restaurants around dirty 6th/7th have larger seating in order to accommodate the traffic. They offer hearty foods heavy in taste: barbecue, pizza pies, tex-mex. At every corner are […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Categories: Food|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

Hillside Farmacy and Seasonal Love

Hillside Farmacy is a delicious restaurant full of contradictions; it is hard not to gush about the restaurant without adding a but to every statement. Located on East 11th it is part of a neighborhood on the fast track to gentrification. It is a beautiful building and easy to recognize, and here comes the first […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Evening Fun, Food|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Pinballz Arcade has Mass Appeal

Those of you with children, how can you stand to be at Chuck E. Cheese? To be surrounded by the stench of sweaty children feet in the tubes of doom as you try to wrestle them out in order to shove cardboard pizza down their throats, the terrifying animatronic animals hypnotizing your child into begging […]

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