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Local Food + Drink
Well known BBQ joint listed in the Texas Monthly as one of the Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas. Order off the menu or eat up their Daily Specials. For special events, they also offer a private space for up to 95 guests who will enjoy family style BBQ. Also serving vegetarian options. And domestic and import bottles of beer and wine.
Vivo’s Tex-Mex and cocktails1.1 MI / 1.8 KM
Serving traditional Tex-Mex favorite dishes and creative cocktail drinks with a carefully selected list of tequilas and mezcals. Known for their Mexican martinis during Happy Hour and serving Brunch on Sunday and Mondays.
Quality Seafood Market Restaurant & Oyster Bar1.8 MI / 2.9 KM
An Austin institution since 1938. It’s a Retail Market and Restaurant serving the freshest seafood in Austin with their focus on local Gulf favorites. Also offers draft, bottled beer and wines. Yes, live music starting on Monday’s at 6:30PM. Also offering cooking classes.
Pappasito’s Cantina (Tex Mex)1.6 MI / 2.3 KM
A 4th generation restaurant serving Tex-Mex and known for their freshness and presentation. Be sure to experience their tableside guacamole, beware, other guacamoles won’t ever be the same. In addition to their known fajitas, is their seafood options that’s prepared with a true Tex-Mex style. Their expert bartender serves signature handcrafted margaritas with their extensive tequila selection. Also offers a Fiesta Room (party room) for up to 70 people.
Alamo Drafthouse Mueller (Movie Theater & Restaurant/Bar)3.7 MI / 6 KM
Perfect spot for lovers of movies new and old. The Alamo Drafthouse hasn’t just invested in new technology and over-sized reclining theater seats with individual tables for the best viewing experience. They also pair their movies with award-winning cuisine, exceptional cocktails and finest craft beers, brought to your seat by a server who will be there throughout your entire movie experience. Box office opens 45 minutes before scheduled show times. So come early and enjoy.
Thinkery (Interactive Children’s Museum)
Austin’s home for “why” and “how”. Thinkery is the place where families play side by side, enjoy science and connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. This interactive museum was created by a group of grassroots parents and educators to inspire our next generation. Teaching them to learn creative problem solving while having a really good time. While this is a children’s museum, the child in you hasn’t been forgotten.” Thinkery 21” is available for Adults Only.
Frank Erwin Center5.3 MI / 8.5 KM
This Special Events center has served Central Texas and visitors with live entertainment since 1977. Located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin and home to UT men’s and women’s basketball. Also hosts entertainment events such as concerts, wrestling events, bull riding and private banquets.
Area Outdoor Activities
Walnut Creek Greenbelt – Hiking & Biking Trails6.3 MI / 10.1 KM AWAY
This popular hilly and wooded public park features 15+ miles of hiking and biking trails, loved by local mountain bikers due to the extensive network of trails. The park offers numerous barbecue pits, picnic tables, a swimming pool and playground, perfect for family get-togethers. Dog lovers also enjoy this area due the designated off-leash areas. The multiple softball fields cater to all ages. Don’t miss out on this beautiful park full of limestone bluffs.
Mueller Lake Park – Hiking & Biking Trails3.6 MI / 5.8 KM AWAY
Mueller Lake Park is located at the new and upcoming Mueller community. The 5-mile hike and bike trail leads around the 6.5-acre lake, past the interactive play-scape, next to the open air amphitheater & stage and weaves around the community. This trail also connects to two existing Austin parks and the public Morris Williams Golf Course. If you’re hungry or need other entertainment, they have this too. The trail leads right next to Aldrich Street, new home to several hip eating establishments the famous Alamo Drafthouse and Thinkery.
Zilker Park8 MI / 12.9 KM AWAY
Zilker Park is well-known and visited by many Austenite families and their dog’s year round. One of Austin’s landmarks, the Barton Spring Pool offers a natural swimming pool to keep you cool in the Texas heat with a separate pool for your four legged kiddo’s too. Home of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Kite Festival, Summer Musical, Blues on the Green and the annual Trail of Lights. While visiting Zilker Park, you’ll see many enjoying the Hike and Bike trails or playing disc golf or volleyball. Come join in on the fun.
Local Universities / Schools
University of Texas at Austin4.8 MI / 7.7 KM
Home to 51,000 students who have 1,300+ student organization options to add to their studies. The 431 acres of the main campus include 17 libraries, 4 museums and 15 career centers.
Austin Community College: Highland1.6 MI / 2.6 KM
ACC has been an institute in Austin since 1973. Started with one campus / 1,726 students and has grown to become one of the largest colleges and universities in the nation, now with 11 campuses / 76,000 students. ACC caters to the communities evolving needs by partnering with area business and industry, other universities, school districts, lawmakers and nonprofit organizations.