Where To Eat, Drink, and Play In South Austin

This area we are defining as South of 71/Ben White. For more information on the South Austin Neighborhood of 78704, just north of 71 and south of Downtown, read here. 


Sunset Valley/Westgate

Eat: Radio Coffee & Beer / Veracruz Tacos, The Funkadelic, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Cane Rosso, Sichuan River, Hunan Lion, DK Sushi, Poke Austin, Mad Greens, Austin Java, El Chilito, Nala’s, Bao’d Up

Drink: The Barn, Doc’s Backyard, Casino South Side Lounge, Rusty Cannon Pub, Vincent’s Sports Pub

Play: Westgate Lanes, Austin Hookah Lounge, Altitude Trampoline Park, Haunted ATX Hearse Tours, Farmers Market Sunset Valley, Austin Custom Winery


St. Elmo/Stassney Lane

Eat: Picnik, Umi, Aviator Pizza, Artipasta, Full English, Summermoon

Drink: Little Darlin’, Bender Bar, Git Out, St. Elmo Brewing Company, Still Austin Whiskey Distillery, Austin Urban Winery, Spokesman, Twin Peaks, Nomadic Beerworks

Play: Blazer Tag, Austin Batting Cages

St. Elmo Brewery

Circle C/West Slaughter Lane

Eat: District Kitchen & Cocktails, Satellite, Mangieri’s Pizza Cafe

Drink: Backspin, Waterloo Ice House

Play: Alamo Drafthouse


South Park Meadows/Slaughter & I35

Eat: Haiku, Waterloo Ice House, Green Mesquite BBQ, Brooklyn Pie Co., Rosa’s Cafe & Tortilla Factory, Amaya’s Taco Village, Austin Rotisserie, Austins Pizza, Maudie’s, Galaxy Cafe

Drink: South Austin Beer Garden, Moontower, Little Woodrows, Far Out Lounge, Third Base, The Grove

Play: Painting with a Twist, Onion Creek Golf Club, Blue Lapis Light Aerial Fitness Studio

Little Woodrows

Oak Hill/The Y

Eat: Jack Allen’s Carve, Via 313, Juiceland, Wholy Bagel, Lil’ Doddy, Kerbey Lane, Mandolas, Shore Raw Bar, Austin Pizza Garden

Drink: Detour, Boomerz, Slab BBQ & Beer Bar, Pluckers

Play: Moviehouse & Eatery, Epic Fun, Painting with a Twist, Dick Nichols Park, YMCA

Via 313 Oak Hill

Buda/Manchaca/Kyle

Eat: Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Ilario’s Italian Restaurant, Texas Pie Company, Mi Ranchito, Summer Moon, Macho Taco, Dan’s Hamburgers, Green Mesquite BBW, Garcias, Main Street Pizzeria

Drink: Nate’s, Glenn’s Bar & Grill, Buck’s Backyard, Centerfield Sports Bar, Stardust, Tavern on Main, Giddy Ups

Play: Hardihoods Eatery & Drinkery / Arcade

Main Street in  Buda

Dripping Springs/Driftwood

Eat: Salt Lick BBQ, Pieous, Trattoria Lisina, The Switch, Tillie’s at Camp Lucy, Epicure, Homespun Kitchen & Bar, Rolling in Thyme & Dough, Proof & Cooper

Drink: Salt Lick Cellars, Desert Door, Twisted X Brewing Company, Jester King Brewery, Grawlix, Sidecar Tasting Room, Frog Pond Distillery, Parmeson Wines, Bell Springs Winery, Treaty Oak Distilleries, Hawks Shadow Winery, Family Business Beer Company, Vista Brewing, Fall Creek Vineyards, Duchman Winery, Driftwood Estate Winery, Austin Paintball

Play: Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room, Nutty Brown Cafe, Texas Hill Country Olive Company, Hamilton Pool (and Vineyard), Dripping Springs Farmers Market, Board & Brush Creative Studio, Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Milton Reimers Ranch Park, Live Fire Food & Wine Festival

Dripping Springs
Erin is our resident food and happy hour aficionado. Born and raised in Texas, and spending the last 12 years in Austin, she is constantly trying out new places and giving us her foodie opinion. Erin also is very active in the workout class and wellness scene, providing insight into living a healthy, active and fun lifestyle in our beautiful city of Austin, TX.