Staff Favorites for All Things ACL and Austin

Check out some of our staff favorites for all things related to ACL and Austin for this weekend – best of entertainment, food, and drinks.  Whether you’re attending this year’s festival or just experiencing all the city has to offer, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy this weekend. And while you’re reading, check out TicketCity’s ACL playlist of some favorite bands that will be at this year’s festival!


This year marks the 9th annual Austin City Limits Festival and is one event that will be keeping us all talking about our unforgettable experiences until next year’s ACL. Still needing tickets to ACL? Don’t worry! TicketCity still has some 3 day passes or individual day tickets available.  Visit or call 1.800.SOLD.OUT.

And be on the lookout for the TicketCity crew this weekend at Uncle Billy’s on Barton Springs! We’ll be handing out some great gear for ACL as well as some info for chances to win free tickets from TicketCity! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We just might be posting some info on giveaways this weekend!

Looking for some great night shows this weekend? Bands like Black Joe Lewis, Ryan Bingham, Spoon, and The Black Keys are all playing shows outside of ACL. We’ve got your hard to find tickets here!

Need to get some workout time in? A morning or evening run will be perfect on Lady Bird Lake.  Or rent a kayak or stand-up paddle on the lake instead. Need to do some people watching? Plant yourself anywhere on South Congress and you’ll definitely be in for a treat!


Austin has an abundance of eclectic and incredibly-cravable restaurants that all started right here. We love to support local so check out our favorite restaurant and trailer locations:


There are plenty of great places for brunch – no matter if you’re looking to cure your morning headache or looking for an authentic Austin brunch icon:

Austin Java

East Side Café


Flip Happy Crepes

Kerbey Lane


There are so many great places to eat in Austin, there are options for everyone:

Torchy’s Tacos – Best Tacos

Odd Duck – Best Farm to Trailer Food

Vivo – Best Tex-Mex and Margaritas

El Chile – Best Interior Mexican and Mole Sauce

Home Slice – Best Pizza

Uncle Billy’s – Best BBQ, Location, and Atmosphere


Whether you’re looking for a dive bar or a place to be seen, check out a few of our favorites:

Cedar Door – Best Mexican Martinis

East Side Showroom – Best Eclectic Bar

Kung Fu – The Bar for the Kid at Heart

Key Bar – Great Patio

Little Woodrows – Great beer selection

Shangri-La – Great Dive Bar

Lustre Pearl – Best Outdoor Bar


With highs in the 80s, you can’t get better weather than this! No matter what, get out and enjoy the ATX!