Megan GillerWondering where to eat and drink in Austin? Consult our specialty lists like 5 Craft Breweries in Austin and 5 Hip Austin Restaurants/Grocery Stores, as well as many others. But to help you with the infinite decisions, the Thrillist has just released a comprehensive guide with pretty photos and custom snark. (Freedmen's Bar is "the most exciting thing to happen to West Campus drinking since that magical summer of '97 when you could drink Everclear while singing 'I Will Buy You A New Life,'" and Weather Up serves "what Vanilla became when he could no longer afford a tattoo artist: hand-carved ice." Plus there are even a few jokes that don't come at the expense of '90s music.)
We like it for the nods to newcomers like Salt and Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria, Hi Hat Public House, Micklethwait Craft Meats and Chicago House as well as old favorites like El Naranjo, Hopfield’s and Hillside Farmacy. Check out your area of town to see what’s new or branch out to another neighborhood for a change of scenery.