From dive bars to decadent dinners, spend an entire day enjoying Central Austin’s wide range of food, drink and shopping options. AROUND TOWN LITTLE LONGHORN SALOON / CHICKEN ST BINGO: Find yourself a dance partner at this classic honky-tonk and drop by on Sunday for Chicken St Bingo. thelittlelonghornsaloon.com PEACHED TORTILLA: Asian meets Southern at this hip spot on Burnet Road. thepeachedtortilla.com LALA’S LITTLE NUGGET: It’s Christmas all year round at this dive bar with an oldies jukebox. lalasaustintexas.com TOP NOTCH: This drive-in with griddled burgers and fried chicken was featured in the cult classic, Dazed and Confused. topnotchaustin.com TEXAS FRENCH BREAD: Enjoy a pastry to go or sit down for something more substantial. texasfrenchbread.com GUZU GALLERY: Get edgy with artwork, vinyl toys, books and peculiar gifts. guzugallery.com Cultural Immersion Appreciate modern art at the BLANTON MUSEUM (blantonmuseum.org), explore the Civil Rights Movement at the LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY (lbjlibrary.org), spend time with tomes at the HARRY RANSOM CENTER (hrc.utexas.edu) or take in live music at the CACTUS CAFE (cactuscafe.thundertix.com). Keepin’ It Central Kick off your North Loop adventure with an iced Mojo at EPOCH COFFEE (epochcoffee.com), browse for vintage finds, order the off-menu burger at FOREIGN & DOMESTIC (fndaustin.com) and wind down with a craft cocktail at DRINK. WELL. (drinkwellaustin.com). Jaunt to Burnet Road for local gifts at ATOWN (shopatown.tumblr.com), a diner-meets-French fusion experience at BONHOMIE (bonhomieaustin.com) and divey BUDDY’S PLACE for drinks (buddysplaceatx.com). North Loop is a haven for vintage shoppers. Stop into BLUE VELVET (bluevelvetaustin.com) BERTHA’S (bigberthasparadisevintage.com) and ROOM SERVICE VINTAGE (roomservicevintage.com) for everything from clothes and jewelry to mid-century modern furniture. BARLEY SWINE: Nosh on exquisitely constructed small plates from James Beardwinning Chef Bryce Gilmore. barleyswine.com SPIDER HOUSE CAFE: Coffee, craft beer and crazy events keep this campus coffee shop weird. [spiderhouse.com(http://spiderhouse.com) FOODHEADS: Dine alfresco on stacked sandwiches and iced tea underneath bright umbrellas. foodheads.com LITTLE DELI & PIZZERIA: This neighborhood gem touts big pizzas, BYOB and outdoor seating aplenty. littledeliandpizza.com
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