ATX Bucket List

With my upcoming move to the mid-west, I’ve decided to narrow down my ATX favorites list for “one more last hurrah” before I leave. I know, its so bittersweet!! BUT I thought this list would also make a great Bucket List for someone who would like to vacation in Austin. My other guides (linked below) are super detailed and can be kind of an information overload to someone who doesn’t live here but wants to know what there is to do in Austin… so this is my Must Do/See/Eat ATX Bucket List!


ATX Bucket List Eats


Black’s BBQ
Cooper’s BBQ
Driskill The restaurant itself is amazing, but happy hour is ballin- $5 loaded fries and truffle popcorn!!
Franklin’s BBQ Skip the line and order 5lbs for pick up!
Gordoughs Everything comes served on a donut, you need this!
Haymaker One of the best “bar food” menus I’ve ever seen
Home Slice The greatest pizza in ATX
Hopdoddy The line is usually deceiving, its amazing!
Juan in a Million Authentic breakfast tacos
Lucy’s Fried Chicken 
Try the fried deviled eggs
Perry’s Steakhouse Go for their Friday pork chop lunch special!
Prohibition Creamery Boozy Ice Cream
Ramen Tatsuya Not your typical Ramen Noodles
Ritual Austin The prettiest charcuterie boards you won’t want to eat it, just kidding!
Salt Lick BBQ
Salty Sow I’ll take one of everything on the menu, please
Shady Grove An Austin original
Torchy’s Make it trashy!
Tumble 22 
Nashville hot chicken
Valentina’s BBQ
Wu Chow I’m salivating just thinking about the eggplant

See Also:


Name Someone with A Bigger Sweet Tooth Than Me… I’ll Wait.

ATX Bucket List Drinks


Cru Wine bar with awesome wine flights!
Driskill Hotel A true Texas vibe
Garage Cocktail bar in a parking garage at 5th & Colorado
Geraldines Stunning bar at the Van Sandt Hotel
HaymakerThe best drink specials every day of the week!
Midnight CowboyAn awesome speakeasy on dirty 6th
Treaty Oak A ranch turned brewery/distillery in Dripping Springs
Jester King Another ranch turned brewery in Dripping Springs
Oasis Literally the best view of Lake Travis
P6 Line Hotel A gorgeous space overlooking Lake Austin
Red Headed Step Child 
A speakeasy at Floppy Disc Repair Co. do you know the password?
Swift’s AtticThe most charming bar and delicious cocktail menu
Techo Mezcaleria A mezcal speakeasy above School House Pub
* You have to visit dirty 6th street, west 6th street, Rainey street

See Also:


The Happiest of Hours in ATX

ATX Hotel Bars You Won’t Want to Miss!!

100+ Places to Drink ATX Craft Beer

My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in ATX


ATX Must Do Bucket List


Alamo Drafthouse Who doesn’t like recliners and want beer brought to them during a movie?
Barton Springs Pool An Austin staple
Blanton Museum of Art
Bullock Texas state History Museum
Congress Bridge Bats See what all the fuss is about on a summer evening at sunset
Greenbelt Hike along the river and go for a swim at Sculpture Falls
Hamilton PoolA gorgeous preserve
Rodeo Some old fashioned bull riding and a pickle on a stick!
South Congress Walk the infamous street of restaurants and shops and take your photo in front of the I love you so much mural
TX Stars Hockey Game
UT Game & Tailgate Anything at tailgate is fair game
Wurstfest Technically in New Braunfels, but see what this German festival is all about

See Also:



The Ultimate Guide to Austin, Texas!

It’s the Holiday Season: ATX Edition

17 Instagrammble Murals in ATX

Surviving Summer in ATX

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