Austin Insider Guide 2016/2017 : Page 37

LOCAL STAR GAZING: When home, local songstress Kat Edmonson -whose hit song “Lucky” was played on a Coca-Cola commercial that debuted during the XXII Winter Olympics -can be found hanging out at the Elephant Room. elephantroom.com PHOTO FINISH TRADITION: Be sure to get a camera shot in front of the Public Art wall outside of Frank. hotdogscoldbeer.com 2ND STREET DISTRICT: The walkable stretch of several blocks showcases eclectic boutiques offering everything from makeup and jewelry to guitars and gadgets, coffee houses, wine bars and eateries. HAUNTED HAPPY HOUR : Former bootlegging saloon, The Speakeasy is registered as part of the Haunted Austin Tour. Some have claimed to see a woman’s apparition in the elevator; as well as screams, slamming doors and footsteps running up and down the staircase. speakeasyaustin.com BREW TIP FROM A SIP MASTER: “Locals at our downtown spot Mean Eyed Cat (themeaneyedcat.com) love to sip Noisy Cricket IPA from Friends & Allies Brewing (friendsandallies.beer) . It’s an IPA that is light enough for those hot summer days but full bodied enough to drink well when the temps are more chilly.” ––Max Moreland, Owner of Mean Eyed Cat YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! UP TO 25% OFF IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN Take advantage of the Hilton Big World Sale and save up to 25% on select dates in downtown Austin. Visit the state capitol for a free tour, rent a kayak to see Lady Bird Lake from the water, and hit the shops and restaurants in the SoCo area. With so many activities happening in Austin, you’ll want to book now for the best savings! 512 482 8000 I AUSTIN.HILTON.COM COURTESY FRIENDS & ALLIES BREWING; CAMERA ISTOCKPHOTO/MARABIRD austintexas.org 37

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