15 Must-Visit Austin Businesses to Support After SXSW’s Cancellation

| March 13, 2020

Still headed to Austin amid South By Southwest’s historic cancellation? No need to fear, there are plenty of local businesses near! We made a list of the most Austin-y establishments that everyone should visit while exploring the Live Music Capital of The World.

1. Bouldin Creek Cafe

This veggie haven cafe features new local art every month and is located right off 1st Street.

2. Cheer Up Charlies

An Austin original gay bar with outdoor music, drinks, drag shows & more. Cheer up, Charlie knows how to have fun!

3. The Venue ATX

Located on historic 6th street in downtown Austin this bar is known for its beautiful view and elevating events.

4. The Buzz Mill

Open 24/7, this rustic community-driven brand serves coffee, beer & cider around the clock. Welcome to the neighborwoods!

5. Counter Culture

The infamous blue cafe that offers meatless, dairy-free and raw foods made from scratch. Their specialty is serving up internationally inspired vegan comfort food here.

6. Coconut Club

Coconut Club

A tropical-themed dance club with a rooftop lounge and lower level dance floor. Guaranteed to have great DJ’s and drinks. And yes– it does smell like coconuts.

7. Amy’s Ice Creams

Another Austin classic, cool off with a scoop of Amy’s Ice Creams. We have been keeping Austin weird since ’84 with our original flavors and crush’ns on demand.

8. The Magnolia Cafe

With 2 locations around Austin enjoy breakfast, dinner, lunch, and late-night specials at any time as they are open all hours of the day.

9. Barbarella

Known for its vibrant and diverse atmosphere, Barbs is dedicated to playing dance music that will keep the party going all night long!

10. Ramen Tatsu-ya

This isn’t your average 10-cent ramen. Founded by two local chefs, their mission to bring the soul food of Japan to the Lone Star State has been quite successful.

11. The Eleanor

Sister bar to The Roosevelt Room, The Eleanor will donate half of all sales to the Austin chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) and the Austin Food & Wine Alliance. An elegant venue located in Austin’s historic Warehouse District.

12. Franklin Barbecue

The line forms early for this one-of-a-kind BBQ experience. Opening at 11 am and remaining open until they are sold out this delicious Austin staple is a must-try.

13. Juan in a Million

A family-owned establishment, Juan in a Million has some of the best homemade recipes. Everything from enchiladas to menudo is available on the menu and breakfast is served all day.

14. Mozart’s Coffee

Located right on the lake, Mozart’s roast their own coffee beans and has a wide variety of pastries. Enjoy coffee and a sweet treat with a beautiful view.

15. Spider House

An Austin classic since 1995, Spider House Patio Bar & Ballroom has a laid back atmosphere where they serve up specialty cocktails each day and night. There are also multiple food trucks located around the cafe for a variety of noms to chose from!