Eddie V's A great place for fresh seafood. (512) 472-1860. http://www.eddiev.com/ . 301 E. 5th St. (0.2 miles)
Roaring Fork - Upscale cowboy cuisine in the Inter-Continental Hotel. (512) 583-0000 . 701 Congress Ave (0.5 miles)
sushi with an "aloha-shirted" atmosphere. (512) 478-8899.
718 Congress Ave. (0.6 miles)
Michael Amr has a magical Cajun-Creole touch, plunking Louisiana
down in the heart of Austin.
(512) 480-8053. http://www.gumbosaustin.com/ . 710 Colorado St. (0.6 miles)
Thai Passion - Delicious Northeastern Thailand cuisine served in an elegant atmosphere. (512) 472-1244. http://www.thaipassion.com/ . 620 Congress Ave. (0.5 miles)
sophisticated approach to American comfort food. (512) 236-9599.
303 Red River St. (0.1 miles)
Grande - Healthy
Tex-Mex in a fun, casual environment. Located in the old Real World
(512) 476-8300. http://riograndemexican.com/ . 301 San Jacinto Blvd. (0.2 miles)
The Iron Cactus A menu inspired by the cuisine of various regions in Mexico. (512) 472-9240. http://www.ironcactus.com/ . 606 Trinity St. (0.2 miles)
Chez Nous Casual french bistro. (512) 473-2413. http://cheznousaustin.com/index.html . 510 Neches St. (0.1 miles)
Roppolo's Pizzeria – Simply the best in Austin “Street Pizza”. (512) 476-1490. 316 E 6th St. (0.2 miles)
Stubb's BBQ – Great BBQ in the heart of downtown Austin, a great live music venue too. (512) 480-8341. http://www.stubbsaustin.com/ . 801 Red River St. (0.3 miles)
Sol y La Luna – Consistently
good traditional Tex-Mex. (512) 444-7770.
600 East 6th St. (0.2 miles)
Marakesh Cafe – Inexpensive and tasty Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. (512) 476-7735. http://marakeshaustin.com/ . 906 Congress Ave. (0.7 miles)
Paradise Cafe – A Sixth Street bar that pulls off a quality burger. (512) 476-5667. http://paradiseonsixth.com/ . 401 E 6th St (0.2 miles)
Habana – From the islands of the Caribbean. (512) 443-4252 http://www.habana.com . 709 E. 6th St. (0.3 miles)
We Fuse – Asian/French fusion food, fast, cheap and good. (512) 236-1011 http://www.wefuse.net/ . 120 E 4th St. (0.2 miles)
Downtown Deli – Deli sandwiches and other goodies. (512) 473-2800. 408 Brazos St. (0.2 miles)
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits, the special effects show, The Star of Destiny, in the Texas Spirit Theater, and Austin's only IMAX Theatre. (512) 936-8746. http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/ . 1800 Congress Ave. (1.4 miles). By bus: pick up Capmetro Bus 142 northbound from 4th and Congress, exit at 18th St. and Congress.
The Texas State Capitol Building - The Texas Capitol is an extraordinary example of late 19th century public architecture and is widely recognized as one of the nation's most distinguished state capitols. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history." (512) 463-0063. 1100 Congress Ave. (0.8 miles)
The Austin Museum of Art-Downtown - Reflecting the unconventional spirit of Austin, AMOA-Downtown offers informative and informal art experiences oriented towards the interests of a broad general audience. (512) 495-9224. http://www.amoa.org/ . 823 Congress Ave. (0.6 miles)
The Austin Children's Museum – For those with children, the Austin Children's Museum creates innovative learning experiences for children and families that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. (512) 472-2499. http://www.austinkids.org/ . 201 Colorado St. (0.5 miles)
Barton Springs Pool - One of the crown jewels of Austin, Barton Springs Pool. Three acres in size, the pool is fed from under ground springs and is on average 68 degrees year round. 2101 Barton Springs Road (2.6 miles). By bus: pick up Capmetro Bus 30 southbound from 4th and Congress, exit the Barton Springs/Zilker stop.
The Gingerman – A great pub in the Wearhouse District, >100 beers on tap. http://austin.gingermanpub.com/ . 301 Lavaca St. (0.5 miles)
The Drafthouse at the Ritz – Independent movie theater on 6th St. Classic movies and special showings. Serves food and drinks during the show. http://www.originalalamo.com/ . 320 E. 6th St. (0.2 miles)
famous Blues and Rock music venue. (512) 320-8424
. 213 W. 5th
The Elephant Room – Small, underground bar. Best venue in Austin for Jazz. (512) 473-2279 http://www.elephantroom.com . 315 Congress Ave. (0.3 miles)
The Hideout – Coffeeshop and theater. Home of Austin's improv comedy scene. (512) 443-3688. http://www.hideouttheatre.com/ . 617 Congress Ave. (0.5 miles)
The Cedar Door – Inventor of the original Mexican Martini. (512) 473-3712. http://www.cedardooraustin.com/ . 201 Brazos St. (0.3 miles)
DeVille – Funky
bar in the Red River District. (512) 457-0900.
900 Red River St. (0.4 miles)
The Belmont – Upscale restaurant and bar with live music most evenings. (512) 457-0300. http://www.thebelmontaustin.com/ 305 W. 6th St. (0.6 miles)
The Austin Chronicle – Free, independent entertainment newspaper, great source for news about events and music around town. http://www.austinchronicle.com/
Austin 360 – Food/Entertainment/Events around town, off-shoot of the Austin American Statesman Newspaper (source for some of the information here). http://www.austin360.com/