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    Just bought tickets to see Rush in April in Austin and have never been there. We still haven't bought our airfare so haven't decided how long to stay. Austin experts, how many days would you recommend for someone (and girlfriend) who have never been to Austin. Also, what are some must do things in the food, nature, and arts world in Austin? Thanks!

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    My only advice would be to leave the girlfriend at home and bring a bro friend. More hot sluts in Austin per capita than any city in America, no doubt. Otherwise, South Congress can be fun, 6th street can be fun if you're really young (early 20's). I would say Lake Travis would be fun but the last time I was down there the fucking thing was dried up, plus its kind of a mission getting out there.

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    Here's a quick rundown, tell us what catches your interest for more details.

    Food: most of the hot restaurants are downtown or close to it. Upscale food trailers are big right now and they will often group up and have picnic tables for their shared guests.

    Nature: not sure what you are interested in exactly. Barton Springs is the classic experience, it's a natural spring fed pool south of downtown. There's also Zilker botanical gardens, hike and bike trails, Hamilton Pool, frisbee golf courses, Lake Travis/Lake Austin/Lady Bird Lake (all formed by dams on the Colorado river), etc. What are you looking to do?

    Fine Arts: there are live music venues everywhere, as well as a couple of museums and whatever is being hosted by the university or other big venues. Again, what type of stuff are you looking for?

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    We're both in our upper 30's so the bar scene isn't on our radar. Just wanted to find a few places to eat and something to keep us out of the hotel for 3 or 4 days with a mellow vibe, we very rarely get to take vacation. I'm working on a Japanese garden in my backyard so the botanical gardens sounds pretty cool. Other than that just looking for a few sight seeing type things that the locals would recommend, instead of some guidebook. Appreciate the info so far, going to look up the things mentioned already.

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    I see the concert is on campus, so I assume you guys will stay in the downtown area. From north to south: UTexas campus, the capital and downtown are lined up one after the other. The capital itself is fairly interesting and open to self-guided tours on the weekends, unless that changed recently. Very close to the capital are the Bob Bullock Texas History museum (which also has an IMAX) and the Blanton art gallery, which belongs to UTexas. If you want a walking tour of downtown with some historical info, you can take a Ghost Tour. They walk you around some of the various landmark locations and tell you about the history and ghost rumors at each stop.

    Outside of 6th street, which is strictly a college crowd, most of the bars in the downtown area are geared towards young-to-middle age professionals. If you are a beer fan, you have to visit to the Ginger Man.

    I could give much better restaurant advice assuming I knew what kind of food you like and if you are going high budget, mid budget, on the cheap, etc. I'll put a few out there to start: Congress is one of the best fine dining restaurants in town but very pricey; Swift's Attic is fancy food at a more reasonable price; Easy Tiger is upscale pub food with a great beer selection at very reasonable prices for the quality. If you are into Top Chef, Andrew Curren of Easy Tiger was a contestant and the exec chef for Uchiko is Paul Qui, who won the Texas season. Paul also has several upscale food trailers and Andrew also runs 24 Diner. Anyway, there's a preview. I can give better advice with more info.

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    - stay away from 6th street at night. that's when it's full of rambunctious young college students
    - see a movie at an alamo drafthouse theatre
    - east austin has some of the more charming areas
    - austin has some of the best food in the country. some of my favorites include little deli and pizzeria, dk sushi, and curra's grill. just look on yelp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguex View Post
    We're both in our upper 30's so the bar scene isn't on our radar. Just wanted to find a few places to eat and something to keep us out of the hotel for 3 or 4 days with a mellow vibe, we very rarely get to take vacation. I'm working on a Japanese garden in my backyard so the botanical gardens sounds pretty cool. Other than that just looking for a few sight seeing type things that the locals would recommend, instead of some guidebook. Appreciate the info so far, going to look up the things mentioned already.
    My wife and I went to Austin in December (probably well-timed because UT was just on winter break). I went to school there. I still love it. It's gotta be one of the best cities in the U.S.

    Don't feel like you need to spend a lot on a hotel. This place is fine and has more of an Austin feel than anything pricier: http://www.austinmotel.com/ It's on South Congress, just across the bridge. There's good food and kinda touristy shopping nearby. You could walk or take a bus to pretty much anything you'd want to do.

    Take in something at the new Austin City Limits stage at Moody. It's a pretty awesome venue. Jog around Zilker. Take it easy there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertouch View Post
    - stay away from 6th street at night. that's when it's full of rambunctious young college students
    - see a movie at an alamo drafthouse theatre
    - east austin has some of the more charming areas
    - austin has some of the best food in the country. some of my favorites include little deli and pizzeria, dk sushi, and curra's grill. just look on yelp
    ^^^This. All of this is righteous truth.

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    SXSW - Anyone going? Thinking about driving down for an extended weekend/spring break next week. Still have a few old bros down there, I can usually talk em into a weekend of very bad things. There's so many fucking bands playing I don't know where to start. Who are the highlights this year?

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    Couple food recommendations:

    +1 for 24
    Just about a hundred yards north on Lamar is a tiny place called the Counter Cafe. Absolutely amazing breakfast. There is also the Whole Foods flagship store right there if you are into that kind of thing.

    Both spots are good as you can then walk south on Lamar and get to Barton Springs/Zilker area in short order. For lunch/diner if you are still in the park area, Shady Grove is pretty descent, they have a nice outdoor eating area. Across the street from there is Juice Land if you want to get your healthy fix. Junk food? Go to P. Terry's for a burger.

    If you are looking for a slightly upscale dinner or brunch. One of my favorite places is Bess Bistro. It is casual/upscale. Great food. Apparently Sandra Bullock and her sister own it.

    A very nice area with trails that you can go to is Barton Creek Greenbelt

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    Moto GP race at the circuit of the Americas outside of Austin late April. Just throwing that out there, possibly not your thing.

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    Heading here for Dreamhack next week with some friends. Anyone have anything else to add/suggest?

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    Been living here for 5 years now, soooo my time to shine!

    Key Restaurants/Food Trucks:

    -Vera Cruz Tacos (Food truck on E. Caesar Chavez)
    -Romanouskas' Delicatessen (food truck downtown, Jewish Deli stuff like awesome Reubens)
    -Ramen Tatsu-Ya (get Tsukemen)
    -Pho Dan (Braker Avenue, get #2. Broth is out of this world good)
    -Hop Doddy (hispter burger joint with some interesting stuff. HUGE fucking lines though)
    -Sunday Brunch at Banger's Sausage House on Rainy is cool as shit and has these gigantic mimosas... German folk band and shit. Fun times.
    -East Side Kings, the food truck or the restaurants. Asian fusion/interesting dishes.
    -Odd Duck/Qui if you're interested in high quality fancy food.

    You can get breakfast tacos in every conceivable location as well. Which is awesome.

    BBQ:
    Most will tell you Franklins. But that place is mainly for the fun of standing in line and drinking for several hours before you go in. Black's BBQ is a drive away but also quite good and there's a top BBQ near Vera Cruz Tacos as well that isn't as well known.

    Breweries:

    TONS of these in Austin.
    -Adelbert's Brewery has a really convenient tour/tasting schedule. Friday or Saturday and you can try all of their delicious Belgian ales.
    -Real Ale Brewery in Blanco. My personal favorite
    -Uncle Billy's. Right next to Barton Springs so you can have some craft beer and walk over to the Barton Springs Pool

    Well fuck it just read this. Brewery Guide.

    Nightlife:

    Avoid 6th street (dirty six). Kind of nice and deserted during the day though. East 6th is where I prefer to go when I do go downtown. Go to Rainy Street before it is completely overrun with development. It was a cool neighborhood of bars thing when I moved here originally. Now it doesn't even resemble its former self. Its crazy.


    Outdoors:

    If you're here in the near future. The Barton Greenbelt is full of water after all this rain. So go enjoy it! Kind of like a cool little beach in the middle of the city. Austin likes to be topless, so be prepared for hot and not so hot titties abound on the Greenbelt and Barton Springs especially.

    Lake Travis is also full for the first time in a decade with all the rain we've been getting. So that is there to enjoy. Be ware of the Southeast side of the lake as it is nudist area. Unless that's your thing.

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    Come jump out of planes with me or join me at iFly for some wind tunnel time. PM me!
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    I second Black's for BBQ. It is a bit of a drive, but worth it.
    If you are near the capital, Hut's Hamburgers is awesome, plus it is near Book People and Waterloo Records (if you are in to dirty hipster things).
    The Russian House was a decent place, was a nice change of pace for "Typical" Austin fare but the dinner was hit-or-miss (free shots good, appetizer good, main dish not so much).

    Be aware Austin is full of both agressive bums and aggressive Grackles. Man fuck those birds.

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    Mark Maron, the comic, was talking about his favorite BBQ place, and he said it's Opie's. It's about 30 min outside of Austin, in Spicewood.
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    No more Uber!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orcmauler View Post
    Be aware Austin is full of both agressive bums and aggressive Grackles. Man fuck those birds.
    That's mainly on Guadalupe though and by UT. The bums downtown are not nearly as aggressive.

    And yes, no more uber and lyft, sadly. Thanks city council fuckheads.

    Seriously, I've lived in Austin since 1992 and I just laugh at everyone that thinks this place is awesome today. It's maybe 10% as awesome as it was in the early 90s. Seriously. Ask anyone that's been here that long and everyone will tell you Austin's best days were 1990 - 1997, without question. I live out in Bee Cave now, I can't fucking stand being inside Austin city limits anymore. For new people, its a fun place, but you missed out on the glory days.

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    Austin hipster

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    Aladain is an OG Austin Hipster. I was a child during the glory days so whatever. I also live in Pflugerville though because of how retarded housing prices are in this city. That and commuting makes me physically ill.
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    Missed this thread. I know I'm a little late for the OP, but since it's still active I'll weigh in. Been a while since I lived there so I can't swear these places are still going. Some of you current denizens let me know how these places are doing.

    BBQ: County line on the Hill. it's the second best BBQ place I've ever been to, and the #1 spot is closed down (it was called Dusty's and was in manor). Get a loaf of bread and the honey butter as an appetizer. Don't accidentally go to county line on the lake. It seems to be more hip, but the food aint as good.
    Home Cooking : Hoovers, it was on a road called manor. I forget the cook's name but he made everything from scratch. The Chicken Fried Steak is worth killing for.
    Hamburgers: Frans or Dans. There's lots of them around and they are pretty much identical. I've never had a better greasey hamburger anywhere in all of my travels.
    Mexican: Anywhere really. If it looks like a run down house, it's probably great food. I used to like Darios, Austexmex, and Enchiladas Y Mas. Austex and EYM were run by brothers.
    Breakfast tacos: Good ones all over, but I liked the tacos from dans and kens best. Kens is also a HB joint, but I never went there for lunch.

    For entertainment I can't help much. Strip clubs are pretty much the only thing I ever did, and those always go on good runs and bad runs. A spot would be awesome and have all the hot chicks for a few months, and then they'd leave and go somewhere else. There's a couple of lakes close by, a place called Hippy Hollow (on one of those lakes) and a swimmng hole called barton springs (unless the endangered salamanders finally shut them down). There's also the Hill's cafe on south congress. The food is decent, not great, but they have live bands. Other than 6th street, that's the only place I ever went in austin to listen to live music.
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    Aladain, 1997 was when I moved to austin. i guess I was part of the problem. /sadpanda

    Are the bats still running? I always thought they were dumb but people liked to go see them.

    Did leslie ever show back up? That's one aggressive bum who is worth going to 6th street to see.
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    Bats are still here. But Bats are also on basically every overpass now... or rather a TON of them.

    Leslie died.

    What made Austin 100x more awesome in the 90s?
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    Who made that claim? The only thing I ever heard was that it was weird. Those bums on the street corners might have PHDs and just decided they wanted out of the rat race. The people moving in from silicon valley fucked it up because they brought more traffic, more people with sticks up their asses, and higher housing costs. Beyond that though, I cannot answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    Who made that claim? The only thing I ever heard was that it was weird. Those bums on the street corners might have PHDs and just decided they wanted out of the rat race. The people moving in from silicon valley fucked it up because they brought more traffic, more people with sticks up their asses, and higher housing costs. Beyond that though, I cannot answer.
    I did. Austin was just.. very unique in the 90s. Keep in mind I lived in the thick of it at the time: Barton Springs and South Lamar, 78704, liberal hippie heaven. But there were no hipsters, though everyone was very environmentally conscious so everyone kept everything clean and fought hard for it - eg: Barton Springs itself. It's hard to put into words, maybe it was just growing up there.. but you could walk south lamar from barton springs all the way to ben white (when ben white was just a 2 lane road with lights) and just enjoy all the unusual, unique things that didn't exist anywhere else at the time.. the Saxon pub suit of armor, the medieval inn bar (now closed), thundercloud subs was THE hangout for all of us in high school to just bum around except when we wanted a phily cheesesteak and then we'd hang at delaware subs (both locations now gone, bulldozed, and replaced with condos). Planet K, one of the first locations, was there on South Lamar.

    Alamo Drafthouse started in 1997, here in Austin. That shit was fun to go to when it was new, as the concept of food and beer in a theater was a whole new deal. Whole Foods Market, while started in the 80s, started to actually go outside of Austin in the 1990s. Austin had one of the very first "whole food" healthy type markets in the nation. The live music scene blew up in the 90s in Austin and there were some INCREDIBLE live music clubs that would blow your mind. La Zona Rosa was awesome but went to shit after 2000 and is closed now. The continental club! Grey Ghost and other amazing blues artists performed live there. It's lost a lot of it's flair since the 90s but it's still pretty good and has live music shows every single day. Liberty Lunch, Antone's, and other AMAZING live music venues, since bulldozed for condos for California hipsters. Many memories of Liberty Lunch.

    You had some fun shit like Aquafest, which was actually fun. Red Bull gets credit for Red Bull Flugtag, but honestly Aquafest was doing shit like that since the 1970s. Today you have SXSW which I guess is fine, if you dont mind paying over $1,000 for a ticket. Austin was always a high-tech mecca, mainly thanks to Dell, but even without it was a very busy place for technology. Used to be "Second Saturday" downtown Austin where there was a massive flea market for used computer parts. Good times. Showplace lanes, right there on 35, awesome bowling place. Treaty Oak was a news story.

    I dunno, I just can't stand it today. Its so much traffic. So many condos. So crowded, and so many hipsters. The price of living in Austin is thru the roof. It's just a typical urban sprawled mess now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    Missed this thread. I know I'm a little late for the OP, but since it's still active I'll weigh in. Been a while since I lived there so I can't swear these places are still going. Some of you current denizens let me know how these places are doing.

    BBQ: County line on the Hill. it's the second best BBQ place I've ever been to, and the #1 spot is closed down (it was called Dusty's and was in manor). Get a loaf of bread and the honey butter as an appetizer. Don't accidentally go to county line on the lake. It seems to be more hip, but the food aint as good.
    Home Cooking : Hoovers, it was on a road called manor. I forget the cook's name but he made everything from scratch. The Chicken Fried Steak is worth killing for.
    Hamburgers: Frans or Dans. There's lots of them around and they are pretty much identical. I've never had a better greasey hamburger anywhere in all of my travels.
    Mexican: Anywhere really. If it looks like a run down house, it's probably great food. I used to like Darios, Austexmex, and Enchiladas Y Mas. Austex and EYM were run by brothers.
    Breakfast tacos: Good ones all over, but I liked the tacos from dans and kens best. Kens is also a HB joint, but I never went there for lunch.

    For entertainment I can't help much. Strip clubs are pretty much the only thing I ever did, and those always go on good runs and bad runs. A spot would be awesome and have all the hot chicks for a few months, and then they'd leave and go somewhere else. There's a couple of lakes close by, a place called Hippy Hollow (on one of those lakes) and a swimmng hole called barton springs (unless the endangered salamanders finally shut them down). There's also the Hill's cafe on south congress. The food is decent, not great, but they have live bands. Other than 6th street, that's the only place I ever went in austin to listen to live music.
    Didn't see this but..

    County Line on the Hill is still there. Hoovers is also still here, although it was never as good as Dots, but sadly Dots burned down and just never recovered and she ended up retiring. But jesus, Dots.. that place would be the best place to get a 10,000 calorie lunch no bullshit. Frans and Dans are awesome, but Frans is closed. Dans renovated now it looks much nicer and has a drive-thru. However, I think it's lost its flair with that re-make, BUT... the hamburgers are still the fucking best in Austin. Anyone that says P Terrys or Mighty Fine is the best is a certified hipster. The only valid answers to "best hamburger in Austin?" is either Dans, Top Notch, or Huts. Kens tacos hands down best breakfast tacos in Austin. When I worked at Dell we used to get those beasts every day, no wonder we got fat back then. They are still just as good today as they were years ago, and just as massive.
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    Haha!

    Sounds like Portland before its sprawl. I understand how much more enjoyable it would be to be less crowded. I too hate fucking crowds. I spend 99% of my time biking around North Austin/Pflugerville (Howard Lane) working and whatever.

    Weekend time is out in BFE by Luling for my weekend fun job. I may go into the city proper a few times a month. Mostly for food trucks and shit though. Also for races, but most of the best bike races are way outside the city. Real Ale Ride is a ton of fun every year. Lyndon B. Johnson Ride. I love all of it. Hill Country is still very good for biking. SXSW and City Limits mean jack and shit to me. I despise festivals.


    Thanks for some of the tips Aladain! I didn't know about some of those places so will check them out.
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    Do they still do eeyores birthday and the pun-off? Those were a couple of events I always intended to hit but never did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    Do they still do eeyores birthday and the pun-off? Those were a couple of events I always intended to hit but never did.
    Yep, last saturday in april for eeyores birthday. Very fun, I did it once, lots of neat costumes and fun times. They still do the punoff but I've never been to it either.

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    I went to Eeyore's the past two years. Punoff didn't interest me. Eeyore's is fun though. But you can see Eeyore's microcosm near Barton Springs Pool everyday its warm.

    Hippies and their drum circles.
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    Since we have so many long time austinites here, can someone tell me what happened to the Sam & Bob morning show? They ruled the radio when I was living there. I went back a few years later looking for them in the morning and they were gone. The only mention I could find online was some article gloating about how nasty and mean sammy was and it was good he got his come-uppance. I couldn't tell if the article was meant to be informative or just hateful towards sammy.
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    Disclaimer: Don't live in Austin just doing e-detective work

    It sounds like the Sam portion got replaced by someone named Bucky. Sam was fired because of some possibly racist remarks about Obama. Here in Columbus we had a similar thing where our #1 sports show was Common Man and the Torg but Torg tweeted one say about how he wished an ESPN personality would "get fired or die" so he could watch the pre-game coverage. Well ESPN is an affiliate and Spielman got all uppity and called for his job -- which got taken away. So now its Comman Man and T-Bone. Sounds like a similar situation occured.

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    Last time I went looking, the only story I saw was that he hoped a caller got prostate cancer or something. Obviously different versions running around. But the one thing common to both stories is that management was looking for a reason to get rid of him.
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    Sometimes personalities get a bit too big for their britches and act like they're irreplaceable. I think when talent starts acting like that management looks for a reason to get rid of them. Pretty much applies to all professions really.

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    Reminds me of when Bubba the Love Sponge pissed off the FCC and got the axe in Tampa, now he's headlining on Stern's XM channels.

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    Austin is a nice place to live. Work is plentiful (especially in tech) and the metro area is affordable. But if you come for quirky, keep Austin weird idiocy then prepare to be disappointed. The majority of the whiny hipsters currently in Austin who hate what the place has become are exactly the same kind of people who have been doing the same thing in Portland, Oregon. Complaining they can no longer live downtown 7 to a house for $1000 a month between them as those same houses now cost 10x what they did before.

    The Hill Country itself is probably the best part of TX in terms of outdoors too. Cycling here is amazing. If you're the type that loves going to shows all the time and festivals and all that crap. You'll have a ball.
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    Went to Ken's Tacos on Aladain's mention of it. Not bad man. Not sure if I prefer burrito sized breakfast tacos as I like to have 2 or 3 regular sized ones with different stuff in them.
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    Going to a bachelor party in Austin first week of September. So far the only plan is to rent a private bus to take us to College Station for the UCLA A&M game (most the people in the party are UCLA alumni). Will the city get pretty crazy since Texas plays Notre Dame that weekend? We were thinking about just going to the tailgate for that. Anything else good for a bachelor party out there? And what strip club has the best girls currently? Also, how do you get around without uber? Is there any alternative aside from taxis?

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    No more crazy than usual if you intend to go to 6th Street or something. I don't go to strip clubs so I can't help you there.

    EDIT: There's a train that runs North South that you can use to get downtown cheaply from wherever you're staying. Uber is gone in Austin, but it still works in the metro area. So, you have Uber in Pflugerville, Kyle, Cedar Park, etc. Just take one up there and you can usually get the driver's number to come and retrieve you later for cash. There's a few other apps floating around but I do not know much about them.

    I don't recommend using a rental car because of the parking/traffic AIDS. What is the age range of your group? Tailgating then going to 6th could be pretty fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJT View Post
    I don't go to strip clubs so I can't help you there.
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    I have no current intel on austin strip clubs. If none crops up, I'd suggest planning on jumping around till you find one with good talent. The laxity of the rules / overall experience is pretty consistent all around town other than the fact that there are a few all nude places where you have to bring your own booze. My best guess would be to start on the north side and work your way south cause I remember the prettier girls tended to be up north.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaughtCross View Post
    Going to a bachelor party in Austin first week of September. So far the only plan is to rent a private bus to take us to College Station for the UCLA A&M game (most the people in the party are UCLA alumni). Will the city get pretty crazy since Texas plays Notre Dame that weekend? We were thinking about just going to the tailgate for that. Anything else good for a bachelor party out there? And what strip club has the best girls currently? Also, how do you get around without uber? Is there any alternative aside from taxis?
    Palazio's is the closest thing to a "Vegas" club, and it's not a Vegas club. Expose is a solid multi-night place, not too expensive. Austin sadly isn't Las Vegas/Dallas when it comes to strip clubs. As far as craziness goes, there is 6th street. It's always somewhat crazy. Having a big program from out of town in for a football game, even better. Can't tell you how many girls/people I have met from other schools while in town for football games. Not quite F1 fun, but should be a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaughtCross View Post
    Going to a bachelor party in Austin first week of September. So far the only plan is to rent a private bus to take us to College Station for the UCLA A&M game (most the people in the party are UCLA alumni). Will the city get pretty crazy since Texas plays Notre Dame that weekend? We were thinking about just going to the tailgate for that. Anything else good for a bachelor party out there? And what strip club has the best girls currently? Also, how do you get around without uber? Is there any alternative aside from taxis?
    Going to Austin for strippers in lame. Let me make a suggestion: see an Austin City Limits show, or if you gotta do the bachelor party strippers thing, rent a party boat and hire a couple of strippers for voyage.

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    Vegas strip clubs suck. I thought we'd covered that in this thread, but apparently not. Austin strip clubs are better and it's not a lame reason to visit. All those college girls stripping their way through school is much better than the bitter golddiggers with smashed dreams stripping because they had no better backup plan.
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    The Spearmint Rhino is full of babes though.

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    I saw some of the worst titties in my life at Glitter Gulch...and then the strippers came out.

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    Living in Austin (round rock currently) for about 20 years, Texas all my life. Lots of strip clubs here, those that serve alcohol and those that don't. Those that don't, the girls go full nude. You can bring your own alcohol (beer or hard liquor) into those that don't.

    worst strip club i've ever been to (having been to some in Vegas, NYC, South America) has got to be lerougeboutique. Went in once for a guy's bachelor party, he wanted the dirtiest place and this was it. i can't describe how bad it was beyond this. Imagine walking in and seeing someone's mom. Not the hot mom, the stay at home house wife that doesn't take care of herself. She's walking around in a leopard print panties i guess, can't remember if her top was on at the time or not, but 45 year old unwanted titties, and a bottle beer in one hand, and a half empty 6 pack in the other. There was one hottie there, she wasn't working but a customer. there's a swinger's club a few blocks away, my guess is her and her biker boyfriend were going there later.

    the rest of the strip clubs in austin are fine. i can't say any better or worse than the girls you'd find in vegas. The one thing about the big clubs in vegas is they have 100s of girls walking around. Most clubs in Austin or Houston will have 10-30. there's 1-2 types of champagne rooms in Austin and Houston. There's 5 or more levels in Vegas. In Vegas, tip the waitress when you get to the 'private' room. even if you don't get a drink, just water or something. There's small rooms that are semi private, tipping the waitress will keep your room empty and the other rooms will get multiple people.

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