Here are some restaurants that are walking distance or a very short Uber ride away from your hotel room.


MAX’s Wine Dive

207 San Jacinto Blvd.

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 904-0111

There’s nothing wrong with sipping remarkable wine to a bit of rock n’ roll in the Live Music Capital of the World. Perched on the corner of 2nd Street and San Jacinto Blvd., a stone’s throw from The Austin Convention Center and a stroll from The Texas State Capital Building, MAX’s Wine Dive is the stop for your dining experience in the heart of downtown Austin. Embracing the music that pumps Austin’s veins, MAX’s Wine Dive goes above and beyond what you ever thought a wine bar or restaurant was supposed to be. With a vast array of gourmet comfort foods with a twist, cool craft cocktails and a wine list that includes fan favorite labels, unique and interesting selections and some privately sourced options, we mean to leave our mark on the city’s dining scene.

Manuel’s Restaurant

310 Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 472-7555

Fax: (512) 418-8807

For 30 years Manuel’s restaurant has delighted local residents, politicians, musicians, and students in Austin, Texas. From the farm to the sea, we prepare Mexican food infused with unique, savory flavors, and steeped in tradition. Our award-winning mole and famous margaritas transport you to a place of timeless satisfaction.

Delicious food comes from centuries of passion, and the toil of one mother’s hand to another. Traditional Mexican cooking was recently recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible World Heritage Cuisine. As stewards of this type of cooking, we honor and share this legacy.

Manuel’s food is prepared with love and care, using high quality, local, and seasonal ingredients. The beef, chicken, and pork we serve are all natural, and our seafood is wild-caught from certified sustainable waters. Our fresh fish is hand cut daily, never frozen. Salad dressings and fried foods are made with canola and virgin olive oils, and we feature many gluten-free, dairy free, and vegetarian options. Muchas Gracias for choosing Manuel’s!

Eddie V's

301 E. 5th Street

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 472-1860

It’s time to put your mustache where your mouth is. A two-minute walk from the heart of the city, Austin Taco Project once and for all renders the “where-should-we-get-tacos” question irrelevant. In our digs or on our patio, join us for fusion tacos, custom cocktails, and a shameless celebration of all-things eclectic.

Austin Taco Project

500 E. 4th Street

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 682-2736

A two-minute walk from the heart of the city, Austin Taco Project once and for all renders the “where-should-we-get-tacos” question irrelevant. In our digs, at our bar, or on our patio, join us for fusion tacos, custom cocktails, and a shameless celebration of all-things eclectic.

Find out what’s going on and when…we have live music, and lots of ways to blow off steam or keep a good night going.

Hours of Operation: 4:00 pm – 1:30 am


301 E. Sixth St.

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 474-9898

Fax: (512) 605-0077

Shawn Cirkiel’s flagship restaurant, Parkside, opened on Austin’s historic 6th Street in 2008 and first introduced the “farm-to-table” concept long before it became commonplace in town. The restaurant quickly became a major influence in Austin’s growing culinary landscape as the city’s first gastropub, and set the standard for local, sustainable dining. Parkside’s seasonally changing menu offers classic American fare, elevated with the highest quality, locally-sourced and sustainably grown products. Parkside is also known for its extensive raw bar and superior selection of oysters from all over the country. Now a dining destination for locals and tourists alike, Parkside’s ingredient-driven menu, convivial setting and consistent service have made the restaurant a 6th Street landmark.

Parkside is the flagship to Chef Cirkiel’s Parkside Projects, which also includes: the backspace, Olive & June, Bullfight and 800 Congress. Go to Parkside Projects for more about who we are.

Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 482-8842

Swift's Attic, located in the heart of downtown Austin on the city’s famous Congress Avenue, and occupying a second floor space above the legendary Elephant Room, brings forth style and dimension from its historic interior to its menu. Under the skillful hands of Executive Chef Mat Clouser, Sous Chef Zack Northcutt and Pastry Chef Callie Speer, Swift’s shareable small plates menu successfully fuses worldy fare intoa seamlessly epicurean, New American menu. The space, brought forth by C.K. Chin and Stuart Thomajan, offers an ebullient escape from the streets below. Providing revelers with a sophisticated yet irreverent menu, cocktail program and atmosphere; Swift's Attic is ideal for an evening among friends.

Red Ash Italia

303 Colorado St.

Ste. 200

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 379-2906

Influenced by the culinary traditions of Northern and Southern Italy, Red Ash features craft Italian cuisine expertly prepared by Owner and Executive Chef John Carver. The star of the Red Ash kitchen is the custom-built wood-burning grill, oven and plancha. Red ash is released from the live wood fires, which is the inspiration for the restaurant’s name.


314 Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 479-8131

One of Austins most popular and acclaimed restaurants since July 2000, Chef Marion Gillcrist offers seasonal fresh and elegant Italian inspired cuisine in the warmest of settings. Our hospitality mirrors the love and respect we put into our food.


117 West Fourth Street, Suite 200

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 322-2005

Fax: (512) 322-2025

Located on West Fourth Street, The Capital Grille offers nationally acclaimed dry aged steaks, fresh seafood offerings, and over 350 world-class wines. The restaurant is located in the former Spaghetti Warehouse building, which was built in 1902 and served as a grocery warehouse during prohibition.


401 W. Second Street

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 494-1500

Fax: (512) 494-1503

Located in the carefully restored & historic Schneider Brothers Building, Lamberts serves up slow smoked BBQ & modern Texas cooking with local beers, classic cocktails and new world wines. Situated in the heart of bustling 2nd Street Lamberts has a fun laid back atmosphere and warm professional service. Our upstairs bar and lounge features live music nightly and is available for special events and parties.

Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 827-2750

This casual offshoot of chef David Bull's Congress specializes in superb, farm-to-table New American fare served all day along with craft cocktails and wines; the modern-industrial Downtown space sports a wraparound bar for dining or drinks.


400-A W. Second St.

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 499-0300

James Beard-nominated Modern Mexican in the heart of Downtown Austin.


79 Rainey St

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 386-1656

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden offers one of the Lone Star state’s widest and most innovative offerings of handcrafted sausages and craft beers. Opened in July of 2012 in the heart of Austin’s Rainey Street entertainment district, Banger’s offers more than 100 exclusively craft beers on tap. The food menu offers an array of exotic, traditional and vegetarian sausages, creative plays on comfort food favorites and a Southern style, big band brunch every Sunday. The beer hall and beer garden seats approximately 350 at communal tables and regularly feature live music from local acts.


51 Rainey St., Suite 110

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: (512) 366-5530

Emmer & Rye is a restaurant designed around the farmer’s haul. With a focus on seasonally inspired and local cuisine, we change the menu daily. Paying homage to the two grains in our name, we mill heritage grains for pastas, breads, and desserts. When it comes to meat, we source whole animals. With a goal to maximize local ingredients we have an in-house fermentation program. This allows us to capture flavors at their peak to preserve them for the off season. When you visit the restaurant, take a peak in our larder to see vinegars, pickles, and brines bubbling away. There are two ways to dine with us. One is off the menu which offers small plates, pastas, larger entrees and desserts. As you dine, about 10 or so dishes will circulate the room on carts in a dim sum style service. These nightly specials will be described tableside and range in price from $4-$12.


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