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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!
The Sword

Metal band The Sword formed in 2003, and have toured the country with the like of …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead among others. Founded by J.D. Cronise, the band also includes guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Trivett Wingo.

city guide:
Austin, TX
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

Beer, brisket and music Downtown with a renowned Sunday gospel brunch.

801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Waterloo Records

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

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Draught House Pub & Brewery

This hip brewpub's vast craft-beer menu includes a few made on-site, plus food-truck grub outside.

4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756, USA
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The Moody Theater

Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater hosts diverse performers, from Belle & Sebastian to ZZ Top.

310 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Popular South Congress eatery drawing long lines with rustic cooking, great wines & elegant space.

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Antone’s Record Store

Venerable stop for CDs, used vinyl records & accessories, with an emphasis on blues & local artists.

2928 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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La Cocina de Consuelo
"You can't order wrong here. Everything is amazing. My personal order would be some of Connie's famous enchiladas, chicken with tomatillo sauce!"  —  The Sword
4516 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, United States
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Rustic spot serves coffee, beer & cider around the clock in general-store digs with a back patio.

1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741, USA
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Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors
Artisan java & bites are served at this cafe with industrial–chic decor, a patio & a laid-back vibe.
1111 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Pennybacker Bridge
Pennybacker Bridge is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway.
Pennybacker Bridge, Austin, TX, United States
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DK Sushi
Classic & custom sushi rolls, Japanese kitchen fare, sake and beer, plus an on-site Asian market.
5610b N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, United States
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Prototype Vintage Design
"Best men's shirt section in town. Prepare to open your wallet though, quality threads don't come cheap."  —  The Sword
1700 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, United States
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Inner Space Cavern
"Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown — You take a big tour through a 10,000 year old cave system. I've been coming here since I was 5 years-old and it's always awesome!"  — The Sword
4200 I-35, Georgetown, TX 78626, United States
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Austin Vintage Guitars
Shoppers can buy, sell, trade or consign their vintage guitars at this store that also retails amps.
4306 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78751, United States
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Sap’s Fine Thai Cuisine

Standards like curries & noodles, plus some uncommon dishes, in a modern space accented by parasols.

4514 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745, USA
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Terra Toys
Neighborhood store stocking a variety of old-school & eclectic toys, plus sweets, gifts, and books.
2438 W Anderson Ln C1, Austin, TX 78757
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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