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Austin, Texas is home to beautiful scenery, great food and of course a thriving live music scene. They don’t just hand out the title of “Live Music Capital of the World” to any city.
While you’re in town for the Texas Public Power Association Conference, here are a few spots to check out to ensure your stay in Austin is one to remember.

Live Music Venues

305 E 5th St. | Open Every Day 5pm-2am
Thriving music venue that has played host to Austin’s most iconic musical acts.

The White Horse
500 Comal Street | Open Every Day 3pm-2am
This relative newcomer to the local music scene features some of Austin’s best new country talent almost every night of the week with a full bar to quench your thirst, and an awesome taco truck out front to keep you fueled up.

The Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave. | Mon-Fri 4pm-2am, Sat-Sun 8pm-2am
One of Austin’s rare dedicated jazz venues, The Elephant Room features a cozy basement space with the best local jazz acts that Austin has to offer.

The Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave | Open Every Day 4pm-2am
Rock, country, jazz and blues are just some of the genres that take the stage to perform in one of Austin’s most classic venues.

Saxon Pub
1320 S Lamar Blvd | Open Every Day 2pm-2am
Another classic Austin institution, the Saxon Pub offers free weekday happy hour shows and cheap cover on the weekends.

Mohawk Austin
912 Red River | Open Every Day 5pm-2am
Multilevel music venue and bar located in the heart of downtown Austin.

Great Food

Hopdoddy Burgers
Multiple Austin Locations
Original burger creations, tasty sides and craft beer add up to a delicious experience.

Clay Pit
1601 Guadalupe St.
Traditional Indian cuisine and contemporary items make this spot a can’t miss.

107 W. 5th St.
Fresh Chinese food with a full bar and late-night delivery options.

Cooper’s BBQ
217 Congress Ave.
Offering mouth-watering BBQ and classic sides to bring out the Texan in anyone.

Magnolia Cafe
1920 S Congress Ave.
24/7 cafe serving Tex-Mex, breakfast and classic American diner food.

Hut’s Hamburgers
807 W. Sixth St.
An Austin burger institution serving delicious burgers, fries and shakes in a dive bar atmosphere.

301 W. Riverside Dr.
Down-home American comfort food, with an outdoor patio and live music.

Malaga Tapas & Bar
440 W. 2nd St.
Locally owned restaurant and bar serving a wide variety of Spanish tapas.

Mai Thai
207 San Jacinto Blvd
Authentic Thai Cuisine centrally located in downtown Austin

Home Slice Pizza
1415 S. Congress Ave.
Whichever method you choose: dine in, takeout or by the slice, this Austin pizza place is centrally located around shops and other fun things to do.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
301 E. 5th St.
Upscale seafood and oyster bar with a Texas flair.

Kerbey Lane Cafe
Multiple Austin Locations
24/7 breakfast, Tex-Mex and American restaurant offering seasonal dishes and a variety of vegetarian options.

Casino El Camino
501 E. Sixth Street
Quintessential dive-bar serving gourmet burger creations to go with their large selection of beers. If the music gets too loud inside, check out the patio out back.

True Food Kitchen
222 West Avenue
Wide selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dining options made with locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

Counter Cafe
626 N Lamar Blvd
Cozy brunch cafe serving American breakfast classics with some gourmet touches.