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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!
Wildfires

Taking their name from  a series of natural disasters in central Texas in 2012, Wildfires is a folky, dream-pop four-piece that formed in Bat City. Their EP Aguas Frescas is out now. To them, Austin is an ideal city for music lovers: “From a fan perspective, this is a heaven. You are never left wanting,” they tell us.

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
Mohawk

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

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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
bar
Cheer Up Charlies

Sizable gay bar offering a lodge-like indoor space, outdoor music, drinks, drag shows & more.

900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
bar
Yellow Jacket Social Club

Cozy watering hole known for its global nibbles, dog-friendly patio & recycled wood & stone decor.

1704 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702, 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
shopping
Waterloo Records

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

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
venue
Hotel Vegas

A venue decorated with gold wallpaper & taxidermy features DJs, live music & a patio.

1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
venue
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
landmark
Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor.

1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
coffee
Caffe Medici

French-pressed coffee blends plus a selection of single-origin & sustainable, direct-trade options.

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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coffee
Radio Coffee & Beer

Hip spot for coffee, beer & pastries in wood-paneled digs, plus tables & a taco truck out back.

4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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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