Daily Do: Guy's Trip

What to do on a guys trip to Austin

There are so many fun things to do in Austin on a guy’s trip. There are cool restaurants, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boards, swimming, bars and music venues. We have provided you with a one stop shop for everything you need to find all the best things to do in Austin on a guy’s trip. See below for an Itinerary, list of Dinner restaurants, cocktail bars and dive bars, comedy clubs, music venues, food trucks, breweries and more. Don’t want to wade through a ton of options? Check out our short list for three choices under each category based on type of place or activity and time of day.

Guys Trip Itinerary

Use our curated itinerary for planning what to do on a guys trip to Austin

Thursday

Guys Trip

Group Activities, Private Dining, Fitness, Events and Tours-see full list

Thursday: South Austin

  1. Terry Black’s for a proper Texas welcome
  2. Get some sunshine at Butler Pitch and Putt, Peter Pan’s Mini Golf or Pickleball and drinks at Bouldin Acres (court reservations required)
  3. Grab some drinks of choice and head to Zilker Park 
  4. Bar hop on your walk back towards S Lamar with a final stop at Barton Springs Saloon
  5. Matt’s El Rancho for dinner
  6. After dinner drinks at Black Sheep Lodge or Gibson Street
  7. Nightcap at the Cedar Tavern at Eberly

Friday

Friday: Everywhere

https://www.ziplaketravis.com/

Fly Fishing

  1. Check out Living Waters Fly Fishing for guided excursions (check out Round Rock Donuts) other activity options: Boat Rental, motorcycle rental, electric bike tour, go karts
  2. Afternoon snack and beer at Easy Tiger either The Linc or East location
  3. Private Cocktail Class at Roosevelt Room
  4. Dinner at Red Ash
  5. Upstairs at Caroline 
  6. Dirty 6th and bar crawl your way to East Austin for bars such as Latchkey, Shangri-la, Liberty and Whistler’s

Saturday

Saturday: Everywhere

If in town for UT Game, head to Scholz Garten or if it is gameday and you aren’t going to the game

College sports:Armadillo Den

  1. Biscuits at Bird Bird Biscuit or bagels at Rockstar Bagels
  2. Take a walk or ride a bike on the Butler Trail to get some fresh air
  3. Rent a paddle board and hit Lady Bird Lake, The Rowing Dock if you want to hit the Sand bar or full list of options here
  4. Grab a pool pass at one of the downtown hotels and enjoy good drinks and sunshine
  5. Find a rooftop before dinner, options include Hotel Zanzibar, Geraldine’s (Hotel Van Zandt) or La Piscina (Austin Proper Hotel)
  6. Dinner at either Lambert’s (2nd Street downtown), La Condesa (2nd Street Downtown) or Perla’s (S Congress)
  7. Live music at Continental Club
  8. Head to West 6th-Dogwood, Parlor and Yard, Buford’s and The Rustic Tap

Sunday

Sunday

  1. Classic mexican breakfast at Juan in a Million for the Don Juan
  2. For sports Little Woodrow’s on West 6th is a go to, there are specific bars for the Eagles, Redskins, Seahawks, Packers and Buffalo Bills (https://do512.com/p/football-watch-parties-in-austin)
  3. Brewery and Food truck crawl

Other options:

  1. If you want to finish the weekend out strong, Rainey is the place to be on Sunday’s: (Idle hands, Bungalow, Icenhauers to name a few)
  2. Another great way to finish the weekend is a sunset hike at Pennybacker Bridge or Mt. Bonnell and night swim at Barton Springs Pool
  3. Dinner at Dai Due or Patrizi’s on Manor Rd
  4. Nightcap at Techo Mezcaleria and Agave Bar

Short List

Plan your weekend with our short list of what to do on a guy's trip to Austin

The Short List for Things to do in Austin on a guy’s trip. Don’t want to wade through a ton of options? Check out our short list for three choices under each category based on type of place or activity and time of day. Expect to find  specialty food stores, wine, beer and liquor, breakfast tacos, outdoors activities, fitness options, dinner, food trucks and party destinations
The Basics
  1. DaI Due
  2. South Austin Lamar Wine and Spirits
  3. East 1st Grocery
Morning
  1. The Biscuit Hut
  2. Brew and Brew 
  3. Juan in a Million
Daytime
  1. Central Machine Works
  2. The Long Play-Texas Playboys
  3. Bouldin Acres Pickleball
Get Outside
  1. Zilker Park
  2. Deep Eddy Pool
  3. Butlers Pitch and Putt
Shop
  1. Waterloo Records
  2. Stag Provisions
  3. The Austin Shaker
Wellness
  1. Crux Climbing Gym
  2. East Austin Athletic Club
  3. Ride Fitness
Date Destinations
  1. Garage Bar
  2. Jeffrey’s Happy Hour
  3. Pennybacker Bridge Overlook
Night 
  1. Red Ash
  2. Cedar Tavern/Eberly
  3. Lambert’s
Drinks
  1. Whistlers
  2. Seven Grand
  3. Shangri La
Party
  1. White Horse
  2. Bufords
  3. Icenhauers

The drinking guide for planning what to do on your guys trip to Austin,

Things to do in Austin on a guy’s trip that include holding a drink in your hand. When you plan a guy’s trip to Austin, you got to know the best places to get drinks. Choose your own adventure, do you want a classy joint? fancy cocktails? mixed drinks in styrofoam cups? A cold beer on a patio? We have it all. Pick your neighborhood, type of bar and get the party started.

East

 

Cocktail Bars

 

Manor Rd
Techo Mezcaleria & Agave Bar https://www.facebook.com/techomezcaleria/
 
E 6th St
Whistler’s https://whislersatx.com/
 
Ah Sing Den https://ahsingden.com/
 
MLK
The Wheel  https://thewheelaustin.com/
 
E 12th St
King Bee https://m.facebook.com/King-Bee-1462071510718466/

 

Dive Bars

 

E 6th St

 

The Liberty  https://www.facebook.com/thelibertyaustin/
 
Latchkey  https://latchkeyatx.com/
 
Shangri La  https://shangrilaaustin.com/
 
The Violet Crown http://violetcrownsocialclub.com/
 
Yellow Jacket Social Club  https://www.yellowjacketsocialclub.com/
 
Le Holly https://cantinaholly.com/
 
E Cesar Chavez
 
High Noon  https://www.highnoonaustin.com/
 
Drinks Lounge  https://www.drinkslounge.bar/
 
Rosewood
 
Nickel City  https://www.nickelcitybar.com/

 

Party

 

E 6th St

 

Volstead  https://volsteadlounge.wordpress.com/

 

Manor Rd

 

Haymakers  https://www.haymakeraustin.com/

 

 

West

 

Cocktail Bars

 

W 6th St:

 

The Beez Kneez https://www.instagram.com/beezkneezaustin/?hl=en

 

W 34th St

 

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge https://honeymoonspiritlounge.com/

 

Dive Bars


W 5th St

Mean Eyed Cat https://themeaneyedcat.com/ 

Lake Austin Blvd

Deep Eddy Cabaret https://deepeddycabaret.com/

Party

 

West 6th

 

Greenlight Social https://greenlightsocial.com/

 

Rustic Tap  https://rustictapaustin.com/

 

Parlor and Yard https://www.parloryard.com/

 

Dogwood http://www.thedogwoodaustin.com/

 

The Cat’s Pajamas  https://www.catspajamasatx.com/

 

Dirty Bills https://www.dirtybillsaustin.com/

 

Rio https://www.instagram.com/rio_austin/?hl=en

 

West 5th St

 

Donn’s Depot https://donnsdepot.com/

Central

 

Lutie’s accepts reservations https://www.luties.com/#intro

 

Foreign and Domestic-accepts reservations-Sunday only http://fndaustin.com/contact-us/

Downtown

 

Cocktail Bars

 

Dirty 6th

 

MIdnight Cowboy https://midnightcowboymodeling.com/
 
E 7th St

 

Small Victory  http://www.smallvictory.bar/
 
W 5th St

 

The Roosevelt Room https://www.therooseveltroomatx.com/
 
Firehouse Lounge and Bar https://www.firehousehostel.com/lounge

 

DuMont’s Down Low https://dumontsaustin.com/
 
Eden Cocktail Room https://www.edencocktailroom.com/
 
Seven Grand http://sevengrandbars.com/
 
Garage Bar https://garagetx.com/

 

Ellis https://ellisofaustin.com/

 

Dive Bars

 

Colorado St

 

The Cloak Room  https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-cloak-room-austin

 

San Jacinto

 

Scholz Garten http://www.scholzgarten.com/

 

Red River

 

Side Bar http://www.thesidebaraustin.com/

 

Valhalla  https://www.valhallalounge.com/

 

Party

 

Dirty 6th St

 

Bling Pig https://www.blindpigpubaustin.com/
 
The Library Bar http://thelibraryaustin.com/

 

Congress

 

Upstairs at Caroline https://www.carolinerestaurant.com/upstairs-at-caroline

 

UT/MLK:

 

Otopia Rooftop https://www.otopiarooftop.com/

 

Rainey

 

Party

 

Icenhauers https://www.icenhauers.com/

 

Bungalow https://www.bungalowaustin.com/

 

Augustine’s www.augustineaustin.com

 

Lustre Pearl Rainey https://dunlapatx.com/lustre-pearl-rainey/

 

Idle Hands https://www.idlehandsaustin.com/

 

South

 

Cocktail Bars

 

Cedar Tavern https://eberlyaustin.com/cedar-tavern

 

The Golden Goose https://www.thegooseaustin.com/

 

South Congress Hotel Bar https://southcongresshotel.com/eat-drink

 

Hotel San Jose https://www.sanjosehotel.com/

 

Dive Bars

 

Barton Springs
 
Barton Springs Saloon  https://www.bartonspringssaloonatx.com/
 
Riverside
 
Frazier’s Long and Low https://www.fraziersbar.com/
 
The Jackalope https://www.facebook.com/thejackalopesouthshore/
 
S Congress
 
Crowbar  https://crowbaraustin.com/
 
S Lamar
 
Black Sheep Lodge https://blacksheeplodge.com/

 

Party

 

S Lamar

 

Corner Bar https://www.facebook.com/CornerBarAustin

 

Gibson Street Bar https://gibsonstreetbar.com/

Breweries

The Brewery guide for what to do on your guys trip to Austin

Things to do in Austin on a guy’s trip if you love Breweries. Breweries, breweries and more breweries, IPA’s, lagers, weird collaborations, sours and beyond. Welcome to Austin, now have a beer

East 

 

E 6th St

Lazarus https://www.lazarusbrewing.com/ 

Zilker Brewing Company https://zilkerbeer.com/ 

 

E Cesar Chavez

Blue Owl https://blueowlbrewing.com/ 

 

Govalle

Friends and Allies https://friendsandallies.beer/ 

 

Airport

Oddwood Brewing https://www.oddwoodales.com/ 

 

Far East 183

Southern Heights http://www.southernheightsbrewing.com/

 

West

 

Rosedale

 

The Draught House https://www.draughthouse.com/
 
W 5th St
 
Hold Out Brewing https://holdoutbrewing.com/ 

Central

 

Airport

 

Brewtorium https://www.thebrewtorium.com/

North

 

N Burnet Rd

 

Celis Brewing https://www.celisbeers.com/ 

 

Austin Beerworks https://austinbeerworks.com/ 

 

Circle Brewing Co https://www.circlebrewing.com/ 

 

4th Tap https://www.4thtap.coop/ 

 

Hopsquad  http://hopsquad.com/ 

 

Adelberts https://www.adelbertsbeer.com/

South

 
Ben White/St Elmo
 
Independence Brewing https://independencebrewing.com/ 

 

Meanwhile Brewing https://www.meanwhilebeer.com/ 

 

Pinthouse https://pinthouse.com/ben-white 

 

St. Elmo Brewing Company http://www.stelmobrewing.com/ 
 
S Lamar
 
ABGB (Austin Beer Garden Brewing) https://theabgb.com/ 


Far East 183
 
Hi Sign Brewery https://www.hisignbrewing.com/ 
 
S 1st

(512) Brewing Company https://512brewing.com/

 

 

Road Trip

 

Del Valle, TX

 

Live Oak https://liveoakbrewing.com/ 
 
Far West Austin
 
Jester King https://jesterkingbrewery.com/ 
 
Beerburg https://beerburgbrewing.com/ 
 
Dripping Springs
 
Family Business https://familybusinessbeerco.com/ 
 
Driftwood
 
Vista Brewing  https://vistabrewingtx.com/ 
 
Blanco, TX

Real Ale Brewing https://realalebrewing.com/

 

The Food guide to planning what to do on your guys trip to Austin

Things to do in Austin on a guy’s trip if you like to eat. Not telling you how to live, but if I am taking a Guy’s Trip to Austin, I am thinking about what I am going to eat. Dinner is the new brunch. Want a nice steak? Dim Sum? Tex Mex? Seafood? It’s your world, we are just living in it. Oh and by the, we hear the Barbeque is really good here.

East 

Dinner

 

Rosewood:
 
Rosewood Gulf Coast Chophouse https://rosewoodatx.com/
 
Manor Rd
 
Dai Due  https://www.daidue.com/ 
Salty Sow’s  http://saltysow.com/ 
Vic and Al’s  https://www.vicandals.com/ 

E 6th St
Buenos Aires Cafe https://www.buenosairescafe.com/ 
Il Brutto https://www.ilbruttoaustin.com/ 
 
E Cesar Chavez
Justine’s https://justines1937.com/

Barbeque

 
Rosewood
Franklins https://franklinbbq.com/ 
Micklethwait Craft Meats https://www.craftmeatsaustin.com/ 
J Leonardi’s https://jleonardibbq.com/ 
 
E 6th St
Rollin Smoke https://www.rollinsmokeatxbbq.com/ 
 
E Cesar Chavez
La Barbeque https://www.labarbecue.com/menu 
Kerlin BBQ https://www.kerlinbbq.com/index.html 
E 7th St
B Cooper Barbeque https://www.bcooperbarbecue.com/

West

 

Dinner

 

W 5th St
 
Wu Chow https://wuchowaustin.com/
 
W 6th St
 
J Carvers https://www.jcarveratx.com/

Lonesome Dove https://lonesomedoveaustin.com/

 

Clarksville

 

Jeffrey’s
 https://jeffreysofaustin.com/

 

North

 

Dinner

 

Burnet Rd

 

La Fonda San Miguel https://www.fondasanmiguel.com/

 

Barbeque

 

North Lamar
Rudy’s https://rudysbbq.com/ 
 
Research
Slab BBQ https://dopebbq.com/

South

 

Dinner

 

S Lamar

 

Odd Duck https://www.oddduckaustin.com/ 
 
Eberly  https://eberlyaustin.com/ 

S Congress

 

Perla’s https://perlasaustin.com/ 
 
Riverside

 

1618 Asian https://1618asianfusion.com/

 

Barbeque

 

Barton Springs

 

Terry Black’s https://www.terryblacksbbq.com/ 

 

Green Mesquite https://www.greenmesquitebbq.com/ 

 

S Congress

 

Leroy and Lewis https://leroyandlewisbbq.com/ 

 

S Lamar 

 

Loro https://www.loroeats.com/ 

 

Brown’s Barbeque https://www.facebook.com/BrownsBarBQue/

 

Menchaca

Moreno https://www.morenobbq.com/ 

 

Whitfield https://www.facebook.com/WhitfieldsATX/

 

 

Rainey

 

Barbeque

 

Rainey

 

Metcalf at Stagger Lee https://www.facebook.com/metcalfbbqatstaggerlee/ 
 
Gebby’s BBQ https://www.gebbysbbq.com/

 

Downtown

Dinner

 
2nd Street District
III Forks https://www.3forks.com/location/austin/
 
Garrison https://www.garrisongrill.com/ 
 
Hestia https://hestiaaustin.com/ 
 
Waller Creek District
Vince Young Steak House https://vinceyoungsteakhouse.com/
 
Congress

Red Ash http://www.redashgrill.com/

Swifts Attic https://swiftsattic.com/

 

Barbeque

 

2nd Street District

Lamberts https://lambertsaustin.com/ 

 

Congress

Coopers Old Time http://coopersbbqaustin.com/ 

 

Iron Works https://www.facebook.com/ironworksbbq/

Roadtrip

 

Barbeque

 

Buda

 

Valentina’s https://www.valentinastexmexbbq.com/ 
 
Del Valle, Texas

 

Henry’s Barbeque http://henrys-barbecue.edan.io/ 

 

Lockhart 

 

Black’s Barbeque  https://www.blacksbbq.com/lockhart 

 

Kreuz Market https://www.kreuzmarket.com/ 

 

Smitty’s Market http://smittysmarket.com/ 

 

Lexington

 

Snows BBQ: https://snowsbbq.com/

 

Food Trucks

The Food Trucks guide to what to do on your guys trip to Austin

Things to do in Austin on a guy’s trip that can be served from a truck. As a local, some of my favorite meals are from a food truck. Some serious eats out there. Beet home fries, chicken karaage, banh mi sandwiches, California burritos. They come in all different varieties as well, gas station parking lots, residencies at bars and food truck parks. Plan some time to tour Austin one food truck at a time.

East

 

Asian

 

E 6th St
 
Golden Tiger https://www.goldentigeratx.com/ 
 
East Side Kings https://eastsideking.com/ 
 
Spicy Boys https://www.spicyboyschicken.com/ 
 
E 7th St
Saigon Le Vendeur https://saigon7th.square.site/ 
 
Govalle
Fil N Viet https://www.filnviet.com/

 

Bar Food

 

Rosewood

 

Delray Cafe https://www.nickelcitybar.com/

 

Barbeque

 

E 6th St

 

Rollin Smoke https://www.rollinsmokeatxbbq.com/


German

 

E Cesar Chavez

 

Hippy Picnic https://hippiepicnik.com/

 

Italian

 

Manor Rd
 
Patrizis https://www.patrizis.com/ 

 

Pizza

 

E 12th St

Sammatoro https://www.sammataro.pizza/

 

Latin America

 
E 6th St
 
Boteco https://www.botecoatx.com/ 
 
Webberville

 

The Doughminican http://thedoughminican.com/

 

Mediterranean

 

Manor Rd

Abo Youssef Mediterranean Food  https://menupages.com/abo-youssef-mediterranean-halal/2101-manor-rd-austin

 

Tacos

 

E 6th St
 
Tacos Juanita http://places.singleplatform.com/taqueria-dona-juanita/menu?ref=google 

 

Taco Flats  tacoflats.com/location/la-holly/ 


E Cesar Chavez 

 

Granny’s Tacos https://grannystacosatx.square.site/ 

 

Las Trancas https://www.facebook.com/Las-Trancas-Taco-Stand-307145385983596/ 

 

Texsueno https://www.texsueno.com/ 

 

Webberville

 

Veracruz Tacos https://veracruzallnatural.com/

 

West

 
more info coming soon

 

Central

 

Breakfast

 

North Loop

 

Biscuits and Groovy  https://iwantbiscuits.com/  

 

Bar Food

 

Guadalupe

 

Wayside https://waysideatx.com/ 

 

Vegan/Vegetarian

 
Guadalupe

Arlo’s https://arloscurbside.com/

 

North

 

Asian

 

Burnet Rd

 

Wat Zab Thai Food https://wat-zab-thai-food.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral 

 

Bar Food

 

Burnet Rd

 

T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs https://www.tlocs.com/ 

 

Seafood

 

Misc

Garbo’s https://www.garboslobsteratx.com/food-truck-schedule 

 

Tacos

 

Brentwood 

Paprika ATX https://www.facebook.com/paprikaatx/

 

South

 

Asian

 

Menchaca Rd
Dee Dee Thai https://www.deedeeatx.com/ 
 
Barton Springs
 
Coat and Thai https://www.facebook.com/Coatandthai/ 

 

Bar Food

 

Rainey St

 

Tommy Want Wingy https://www.tommywantwingyatx.com/ 

 

S Lamar

 

Luke’s Inside Out https://www.lukesinsideout.com/ 

 

Barbeque

 
South Lamar
 
Brown’s BBQ https://www.facebook.com/BrownsBarBQue/ 
 
Misc
 
Distant Relatives https://www.distatantrelativesatx.com/ 

 

Breakfast

 

S 1st St:

 

Brooklyn Breakfast Shop https://www.brooklynbreakfastshop.co/ 

 

St. Elmo
The Biscuit Hut  https://atxbiscuithut.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral 
 
Wham Bam Bagels https://www.whambamatx.com/ 
 
Barton Springs

 

Biscuits and Groovy https://iwantbiscuits.com/ 

 

Comfort Food

 

S 1st

 

Gourdoughs https://gourdoughs.com/gourdoughs-original-food-trailer

 

Hawaiian

 

S 1st

 

Hawai’i Nei Cafè https://www.hawaiineicafe.com/ 

 

Indian

 

S 1st

 

Austin Dosa https://www.bombaydhabaaustin.com/ 

 

Italian

 
S 1st

 

II Saporis Italian Food Truck   https://il-saporis-italian-food-truck.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral 

 

Pizza

 

Misc
 
Dough Boys  https://www.doughboysatx.com/

 

Latin America

 

Riverside
Sabor a Honduras http://ordersaborahonduras.com/ 
El Sabor Hondureno http://places.singleplatform.com/el-sabor-hondureno/menu?ref=google 
Delmy’s Pupuseria http://orderdelmyspupuseria.com/ 

 

Tacos

 

S 1st

 

El Primo Taco Trailer https://www.elprimoatx.com/ 
 
Oltorf
La Tunita 512 https://la-tunita-512.square.site/ 

Downtown

 

Asian

 

Congress
 
My Thai Mom https://www.facebook.com/MyThaiMom/ 
 

Soul Food

 
Lavaca St.

 

Turf N Surf Po Boys https://lavacastdowntown.com/turf-n-surf 

 

Bar Food

 

Red River

Ditty Dog https://www.dittydog.com/

Rainey

 

Dessert

 

Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts https://littlelucys.com/ 

 

Bar Food

 
Burro Cheese Kitchen https://www.burrocheesekitchen.com/ 

Tommy Want Wingy https://www.tommywantwingyatx.com/
 

Group Activities

The Group Mentality for planning what to do on your guys trip to Austin

Things to do in Austin on a guy’s trip that brings everyone together. Nothing tastes better than a celebration after some friendly competition, adventure or anything related to water. You will find anything here from a Stunt Ranch and Zipline to Par 3 golf and pontoon boats.  It’s your trip, do you but we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make this Guy’s Trip the best it can be. Plus a little physical activity always makes the beer colder and the drinks stifer.

Comedy/Improv

 

The Hideout Theatre https://www.hideouttheatre.com/

 

Esthers Follies https://www.esthersfollies.com/

 

Vulcan Gas Company https://www.vulcanatx.com/

Games and Recreation

 

Smash ATX https://www.smashatx.com/

Pinballz Arcade https://www.pinballzarcade.com/

Highland Lanes https://highlandlanes.com/

Butler’s Pitch and Putt https://butlerpitchandputt.com/

Peter Pan’s Mini Golf: https://peterpanminigolf.com/

Texas Playboys Sandlot Baseball: https://texasplayboysbaseball.com/

Roller Skating https://playlandskatecenter.net/

Bouldin Acres Pickleball https://www.bouldinacres.com/

Art/Museums/Creative

 
Event:
 
Canopy-First Fridays http://www.canopyaustin.com/
 
Sculpture Garden
 
Laguna Gloria https://thecontemporaryaustin.org/exhibitions/betty-and-edward-marcus-sculpture-park-at-laguna-gloria/
 
Museum
 
Blanton Art Museum-Free Thursdays
https://blantonmuseum.org/

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