travel with purpose
COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Alejandro Escovedo

Originally from San Antonio, Austin-based Chicano artist Alejandro Escovedo was formerly a member of the ‘70s San Francisco punk band The Nuns, and has familial ties to Santana drummer Pete Escovedo and daughter Sheila E. Escovedo has collaborated with numerous celebrated artists over his four-decade-long career, including acclaimed producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex).

city guide:
Austin, TX
Maria’s Taco Xpress

No-frills Mexican joint known for its tacos, beer, booze & live music on the patio on weekends.

2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Recommended by
Guero’s Taco Bar

A large menu, salsa bar & hand-shaken margaritas in a landmark building with a patio.

1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Cedar Door

A pub menu with all-natural meats, a large beer selection & the signature martini plus a large deck.

201 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Recommended by
Hole in the Wall

Booze, tattoos & plenty of daily live music, both inside & out on the patio.

2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
Barton Springs Pool
Barton Springs Pool is a recreational outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby natural springs. It is located on the grounds of Zilker Park.
2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746, USA
Waterloo Records

Longtime hot spot with in-store performances, local artist compilations & concert ticket sales.

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Chez Nous
Traditional French fare along with a selection of wine & beer is served in a Paris-like setting.
510 Neches St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Recommended by