6911 North Interstate Hwy. 35
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 617-4900
Fax: (512) 459-9274
Bars & Cafes
'Bout Time II is a gay-friendly bar located on the northern side of Austin. It has earned quite a few regular customers thanks to its friendly service and reasonable prices. They have a variety of DJs spinning tunes throughout the week (there's plenty of space to dance) and special events occurring regularly, including drag shows, pool tournaments and karaoke.
Kick Butt Coffee, is famous for its freshly roasted coffees which they have to offer. The taste of every coffee will wake you up from the sleepy mood you're in. Apart from the variety in their coffee menu, they do have a full bar not to mention snacks like pizzas et al. With a clean and a comfy ambiance, the staff provides you with good service. Stand-up acts, Wi-fi and a big screen television to add to the customer's entertainment and satisfaction.
The name means "thatched roof," and it is hard to miss this one, atop a large Mexican restaurant alongside Highway 290. The casual, spacious interior allows for conversation without noise from the kitchen or too-close fellow diners crowding in. Generous Tex-Mex combination plates are the rule here. Try the satisfying enchiladas and bring the rest home for the next day. You will find nearly fish bowl-sized margaritas from the full bar that are not to be missed, and an all you can eat fajita buffet Saturday nights. Karaoke is offered in an adjacent area on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Quality Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar is part of the owner's retail and wholesale market, so you are sure that the fish is fresh. The menu features an extensive variety that will please any lover of seafood, with crawfish and catfish being popular favorites. While buying fish for your home, grab a dinner of oysters, scallops or cod. You can bring your whole family here, as the rates are moderate. You can also host your celebration here and treat your guests to fresh bounties from the sea.
Serving as a rare hipster oasis in an area that's otherwise uniformly rustic (a restaurant specializing in chicken giblets sits nearby), Barfly's brings in the scenesters by way of youthful camaraderie, a revered, genre-bending jukebox and some of the most genial bartenders for miles around. Inside, the bar is dark, dank and loud, but all in a good way, whereas the lower backyard area, which is accessible by staircase and dotted with picnic tables, is better equipped for mingling among strangers. And though the available beer selection does cover all the bases, this is by and large a liquor bar.
Nomad Bar is quite an undertaking not too far from Downtown. This place has a trendy atmosphere buzzing around, while the people come here just to have a great time. Most come here after work, while for the rest, it's a regular fun outing. The chairs and tables are over-sized and comfy too. Not to mention the outdoor patio, where the weather feels just right. A potential romantic spot as well. But, this glistening bar is mainly better of for friend circles. It has a great range of premium drinks to select from, while the bartenders are professional thus bankable. The food served here is really delicious. One must try the hummus plate, which you may be surprised by its taste and texture. Occasional live music is just one the best aspects of this bar. A favorite spot for many. This place opens at 5pm.
Tejano Ranch, is a nightclub known for its country/tejano type of music. Mainly known for the events on every Friday and Saturday, this club can really make you experience an eventful evening. The club has a slight touch of Texas atmosphere, not to mention the cowboy hats worn by many men out there. Drink at great prices with the DJ doing his bit. Live bands and more to add to this unusual club in Austin.
The Parlor may not be a beauty saloon but it certainly will make you feel stomach full if not beautiful. That's right, this fine undertaking plays quite a few roles from a pizza place to a coffee house to a bar and so on. Parlor's customers can't stop going gaga about their pizzas and why not? After all, they serve mouth-watering pizzas with ample of toppings that makes every pizza look and taste good. This hip spot serves as a very friendly coffeehouse as well. Not to mention the inexpensive beer they serve. Jukebox and pool tables to satisfy the entertainment factor. Outdoor patio for the ones who like to enjoy the weather. Almost a complete package which very few want to pass on.
Carousel Lounge is a mildly unorthodox bar in Austin, with a crazy circus theme. Check out the pink elephant and lion-tamer murals including a real miniature carousel behind the bar. Carousel Lounge is well-known for their unpredictable stage acts, from amazing musical acts or sensuous belly-dancers. Opened in the 1960s, this bar is still the favorite of many an Austin resident. The bar has a divey feel to it, with drinks available at dirt cheap rates.
Some of the crown jewels of North Loop Boulevard include vintage shopping and other interesting stores. But when you are done exploring, there is only one place where you can really relax. Epoch provides both inside and outside seating depending on your mood. Because of its proximity to Hyde Park, the cafe draws a crowd of students and professionals looking for a comfortable space where they can get work done and use free WiFi. With the endless number of electrical outlets dotted around, you won't be surprised to find customers hunched over a laptop for hours. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is warm and inviting with an assortment of cakes, coffee, and pizza to sustain you once you resurface from your shiny screen.
Curiosity is the tool that Kome has used to entice strangers to its establishment. To the unseeing eye, it is easy to miss until you notice the large wooden letters on the wall. The menu is unique because it has been designed specifically for Kome Sushi Kitchen, and features home-style preparations. The restaurant itself creates some atmosphere of Japanese authenticity by using Japanese names and characters on their notice board, as well as serving their sushi on wooden blocks. This place also attracts natives, hip Austinites, and sushi lovers. It is certainly a hidden gem.
More aptly named when the airport used to be in the vicinity and airplanes would fly directly overhead, Flightpath continues to be a charming, though quieter, neighborhood coffee spot. This area of town has a large student population, many of whom frequent this spot to study or to relax. The interior is very inviting with couches and interesting furniture. A small patio houses tables out front and on the side of the building. It neighbors a great thrift shop and an unusual art gallery—take a peek in those shops before you get too comfortable here.