The Little Longhorn Saloon
Classic dive with Chicken Shit Bingo on Sundays
This Austin icon is great any night of the week (except Monday when they are closed) for cold, cheap beer and some of the best country music in the city. But Sunday's are really the day to come because that is when they host Chicken Shit Bingo. The game, which costs $2 a ticket, functions exactly like you'd expect, with multiple rounds played between 4 and 8pm. This is an incredibly fun, unique Austin experience that you have to see to believe. Bring your cash if you want to play bingo.
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
Great smoked meats, even for dinner
While meat lovers often have to stand in long lines at places that sell out of food early in the afternoon to get their hands on delicious barbecue, this place is the exception. While this rustic, cool spot can get a bit crowded during the lunch rush, the wait times are reasonable. Additionally, their incredible beef ribs and other barbecue staples like brisket, pork ribs, and sausage are available through dinner. As the name suggests, they have a number of local craft beers on tap as well.
Stiles Switch BBQ
Sit down place for Neapolitan-style pizza and wine
This simple and welcoming spot serves exquisite, bubbly crusted Neapolitan pizzas alongside a great wine list, just like the original Bufalina in East Austin still does. While this small spot that doesn't take reservations, it is a bit easier to get a table here than at the original location, which is a huge benefit of this Burnet location. Once you are done with your meal, head next door for a little ice cream from Lick.
Austin themed gift shop with goods from local artists
If you are looking for some fun souvenirs or gifts to remember your time in Austin, this is the spot. Weather you are looking for shirts, prints, patches, socks, or gifts, this shop that houses products made by over one hundred local artists and designers is the place to go.
Creative fine dining in a casual, rustic space
This locally sourced, farm to table restaurant from Chef Bryce Gilmore manages to elevate comfort food small plates without making the menu or space feel unapproachable. Because this seasonal, rustic chic restaurant changes it's menu every day you never know what dishes will be available, but the adventurous won't be disappointed if they splurge on the Chef's Tasting Menu. For all of the deliciousness at a bit more manageable price point, stop by to try a few of their dishes at half the price during their Sunday to Friday happy hour from 5 to 6:30. Their best deal is from 5 to 6 on Sunday when their tasting menu is $30 off. If you can, snag a bar seat that looks into the kitchen so you can watch the magic happen. If you like it here, try Gilmore's other restaurant Odd Duck, but be sure you make a reservation before stopping by either spot.
The Peached Tortilla
Regional comfort food with an Asian flare
This bright, casual, hip place gained prominence serving Southern-Asian fusion comfort food from a food truck before expanding to this brick and mortar location. They offer a street food centric lunch menu that offers regional staples, including tacos, with an Asian flare, while their dinner plates lean more towards classic Asian dishes with a southern twist. They also offer a popular brunch service on Sundays. If you like it here, try Bar Peached, their lighthearted sister spot in Clarksville for delicious cocktails and food. Reservations are recommended.