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Austin Basham

“I think like with any of the places I’ve lived, Austin has definitely influenced my music. With so many cool festivals and artists that come through the city, its always inspiring to see other artists find success and in turn pushes me to improve.”  —  Austin Basham

city guide:
Austin, TX
food
Matt’s El Rancho
"It has some of the best tex-mex you’ll ever eat and a great outdoor patio. Get a bob’s queso, beef fajitas and you definitely have to get a Matt’s Knockout Mexican Martini. One and done."  — Austin Basham
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Hopfields
"My wife and I really like this pub called Hopfields. They have a big selection of craft beers and a cozy atmosphere. Order-wise, I try to switch things up each time, but can’t go wrong with a good IPA."  —  Austin Basham
3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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venue
Spider House

Eclectic performance space featuring diverse events (live music, DJs & comedy), a full bar & patio.

2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
coffee
Jo’s Coffee
Order Stumptown coffee, baked goods & more from a colorful kiosk with outdoor seating & iconic graffiti.
1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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landmark
HOPE Outdoor Gallery
"HOPE Outdoor Gallery has a good view of downtown and provides space for an impressive series of graffiti murals."  —  Austin Basham
1101 Baylor St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
hotel
Hotel San José
Set in a revamped 1930s motor lodge located near buzzy bars and music venues, this hip hotel is 2.5 miles from the Texas State Capital.
1316 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, United States
hotel
Austin Motel
Located south of the Colorado River, this historic, quirky motel dates back to 1938 and is within a 4-minute drive of popular South Congress Avenue and a 6-minute drive from the State Capitol.
1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Mohawk

Multilevel space with a bar, roofdeck & indoor/outdoor stages hosting local & touring acts.

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
bar
Ego’s
Karaoke rules at this basic bar & pool venue, which hosts nightly sessions & national tournaments.
510 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
shopping
New Bohemia Vintage
Quirky retailer featuring vintage men's and women's apparel, plus a wide array of boots and accessories.
4631 Airport Blvd #116, Austin, TX 78751
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outdoors
Barton Creek Greenbelt

This popular urban natural area offers opportunities for biking, hiking, swimming & rock climbing.

3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78704, USA
outdoors
Sculpture Falls
Swimming hole near Austin, Texas.
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail, Austin, TX 78746, United States
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outdoors
Campbell’s Hole
Swimming hole near Austin, Texas.
Barton Creek, Austin, TX, Austin, TX 78746
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outdoors
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
outdoors
Zilker Park
Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in south Austin, Texas at the juncture of Barton Creek and the Colorado River that comprises over 350 acres of publicly owned land
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704, United States
outdoors
Mount Bonnell
Mount Bonnell, also known as Covert Park, is a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s.
Mount Bonnell, Austin, TX, United States
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bar
Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
This classic honky-tonk draws crowds with cold beer, live music & famous bingo games on Sundays.
5434 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, United States
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