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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!
Okkervil River

Raised in New Hampshire and now living in New York, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff says Austin taught him to unwind. “I felt like the most uptight person in Austin, but Austin slowly taught me how to loosen up and relax.” The folk rock band, also comprised of Cully Symington, Will Graefe, Benjamin Lazar Davis, Sarah Pedinotti will release their newest album Away on September 9.

city guide:
Austin, TX
shopping
End of An Ear

Cozy record store stocking a diverse array of new, vintage & rare vinyl records, plus CDs & DVDs.

2209 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
venue
Hole in the Wall

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

2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
food
Tam Deli & Cafe

This light-filled, casual Vietnamese eatery for pho, banh mi & desserts, plus takeout deli counter.

8222 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753, USA
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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
food
Polvo’s Mexican Restaurant
Mexican restaurant known for its margaritas, extensive salsa bar & large patio.
2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
bar
qui

Funky-chic spot for global fusion fare & cocktails in a modern setting with an airy feel.

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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shopping
Waterloo Records

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

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
coffee
Cenote
Trendy spot for French pressed coffee, farm-fresh eats & local Rockstar Bagels.
1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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food
Uchiko

Offshoot of the famed Uchi restaurant with upscale sushi & small plates in a farmhouse-chic space.

4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
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