Playing golf can be frustrating. Between the dress-code, the required inside voices, and the all-day commitment, it’s not for everybody. So next time you accidentally swipe right on someone who happens to be a golf addict, or one person in your group is determined to lower their handicap, take them to TopGolf. It’s a three-story driving range with a lounge area that a small group could hang out in all day. There’s food and beer, cocktails, and wine, and if you try hard enough, you can turn this place into a bar and make everyone forget about improving their short game.
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Interstellar BBQ in northwest Austin, from the Noble Sandwich Co people, has quickly established itself as one of the best new options for barbecue.
Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
Ginny’s in North Austin is a great bar any night, but go on Sundays for Chicken Sh*t Bingo.
Charm BBQ Chicken
The Korean restaurant Charm BBQ Chicken in Anderson Mill in North Austin serves barbecue, fried chicken, and classic dishes like bibimbap.
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Lazarus Brewing Company
For a casual beer and some tacos outside in East Austin, head to the patio at Lazarus.
Draught House Pub & Brewery
With its excellent tap selection and huge outdoor space, Draught House is where you want to have your next day drinking outing.
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Craft Pride on Rainey Street has the widest variety of Texas beers in the city, along with a big patio and Via313 pizza in the backyard.
Aussie’s Grill and Beach Bar
Aussie’s off Barton Springs is one of the best places to hang out in the sun, there are people playing volleyball, drinks, and food.
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