Nosh & Stroll


Awake For Brunch

After a late night, brunch at Perla’s on SOCO is delicious and a lively location to grub and socialize. The Crab Florentine and Lobster Omlettes also pair up nicely with the indie soundtrack. Another option is Elizabeth Street Café, if you want to add a French Vietnamese twist to your menu.

TIP: Grab a spot under the big oak tree at Perla’s for great shade and people watching.


Relax & Detox

Want some pre-festival pampering or post-ACL Fest detoxing? Book a 75-minute muscle-melting Signature Massage at Viva Day Spa, or any of the other luxe treatments on their extensive spa menu.


Retail Rarities

If a pre-afternoon to-do includes shopping for a Festival outfit, boutiques like STAG, Kick Pleat and By George have some fashionable items, including one-of-a-kind leather bags from Austin’s Cambria Handmade.


Stroll Downtown

For lunch, La Condesa on 2nd Street delivers delectable modern Mexican fare. Try their signature Margarita La Condesa, then walk it off with a stroll through one of Austin’s upscale shopping areas, the 2nd Street District.


Easy Snoozing

Naptime back at the hotel? Try a stay at the Four Seasons located downtown. It’s only a quick stretch from Zilker Park and has a great view of Lady Bird Lake.


Wine Locally

Maybe instead of dining out, you want a glass of merlot and some small bites. Wine spots like Mulberry (Downtown) and Vino Vino (Hyde Park) have a good selection you can pop the cork with.


Local Dining

If dinner is on the list, don’t miss award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s take on Japanese farmhouse dining at Uchiko in Rosedale. The hama chili is a must. You can also venture over to East Side Showroom, which mixes superb libations with delish food.


Close Out The Night

Grab a nightcap before you tuck in at the minimalist-meets-modern Hotel San Jose on South Congress. Remember this location, because the Iced Turbo next door at Jo’s is the perfect morning pick-me-up. Enjoy!