Heading to the Digiday Retail Summit in Austin?
Perfect, we have just the guide for you.
As an Austin native (yes, I’m a unicorn!), I have taste-tested everything Austin has to offer. To ensure you get the most out of your trip — when you have a chance to take a quick break from the Summit, of course — be sure to check out these must-sees. After all, can’t have you wasting calories consuming inferior barbeque!
Here’s everything you need to know for your short trip (and feel free to download our guided map below!):
Happy Hour on SOCO
With the best shopping, restaurants, and live music venues in town, your afternoon will easily turn to night on South Congress. Start with a perfect michelada at the Hotel San Jose and take a quick stroll across the street to Continental Club to see some real country music.
Austin truly is the epicenter of Honky Tonk. For a casual 2-steppin’ class and a few cold, long neck beers, be sure to check out the Little Longhorn Saloon, Broken Spoke, The White Horse, or Donn’s Depot.
Fancy barbecue? That’s right! Lamberts serves up slow-smoked Texas bbq with local beers, classic cocktails, and new world wines. Not feeling BBQ? Lamberts also has the best ribeye and seafood specials in town.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
BBQ and live music aside, Austin is also a shopper’s dream. For authentic Western wear, head to Allen’s Boots on South Congress. Guys should plan to spend some time at Stag and By George, also on South Congress. The gals can enjoy an easy walk down East 11th for super chic summit-wear at Miranda Bennet and perfect housewares at Take Heart.
So much Tex-Mex, and I love it all. Stop by Curra’s Grill and try all five homemade salsas, the shrimp flautas, and an avocado margarita. And don’t forget about Veracruz All Natural — Austin’s best taco (it’s life-changing!).
Take time to check out one of Austin’s amazing spring-fed swimming pools located right in the center of town. Deep Eddy Pool on Lake Austin Blvd. is favorited by the locals! Grab your suit, take a plunge, and follow it all up with a Mai Thai cocktail and the best burger in town next door at Pool Burger. The perfect way to add vacation vibes to your afternoon.
Can’t wait to hear about your favorite spots! And hope to see you while you’re in Austin.
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