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would like to get some advise from you guys if possible.
Never been to Austin for a game and need to know about parking, shuttles, restaurants etc.
Gonna come over and get some revenge for that butt kicking we got last year.
What part of town are you staying in? How old are you?
My Man, your campus, town and fans were all first rate.
Thank you for being classy and your co-eds were gorgeous.
Hope you have a fine time on your Austin trip.
This. Austin is kind of spread out, and pretty big. There are several hundred restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.
My recommendations to you would vary drastically whether you are in your 20's, 30's, 40's-70's, and what kind of weather we have that weekend. There are several restaurants at the lakes that are great. 6th Street is more for college kids. 2nd-5th Street is more for the late 20's-50's/60's crowd.
Lots of variables in your question-
Going with friends or wife/kids changes things a little too.
How long, what day do you arrive?
Also what are some favorite food types. Strongly suggest tex-mex and barbecue. " When in Rome "don't you know.
First you tell me how much y'all paid for tunsil?
As far as parking there are several pay garages on Trinity street. They are all close to some of the big tailgating areas if that is what you are looking for. Not to far from the Beer Garden also which is a good place to go and get a few drinks and a bite to eat while watching some games or hanging out outside and listening to the local ESPN radio which is always set up there.
Thanks for the replies.
Should have been more specific. 2 couples in early 60's going on 39. Staying at team hotel Courtyard Marriott downtown. Looking for good sports bars, and tex-mex. Arriving on Thursday.
The price we paid for Tunsil was high, we could have bought 2 of Alabama's recruits for what we paid for him.
Juan in a Million is great for breakfast. Franklins BBQ is supposed to be great (didn't get there early enough for brisket so we drove to Lockhart,Blacks was great,Smittys was meh).
Really liked Salt Lick. The atmosphere was outstanding and its BYOB. Torchys tacos was awesome.
Upvote just for that
Be sure to hit Matt's El Rancho for tex-mex and Schulz's beer garden before or after the game if you want to step into the lions den for cocktails. You'll have fun.
More information will be forthcoming if you promise to provide an update on your adventures the week following the game.
Make sure you go the The Broken Spoke. A timeless Austin classic that is being surrounded by new buildings
Thanks, I will be sure and get back with my experience after the trip.
Been to San Antonio many times but not to Austin. Have heard it is a great place.
If the Hotel does not have a Football Shuttle, El Mercado Restaurant, (512) 477-7689, 1702 Lavaca St., just north of downtown used to have a Football Shuttle. Their just a short throw from the Royal-Memorial Stadium.
Check out Scholz Garten, big pre Football Hang-out, ESPN Austin broadcasts there.
Iron Works BBQ is downtown. Matt's El Rancho was mentioned for Austin Tex-Mex, also El Gallo as well, 2910 S Congress Avenue, (512) 444-6696.
Sports Bars--Up Scale, Cover-3 http://cover-3.com/
http://www.thirdbaseaustin.com/ 3 locations
The Tavern http://www.tavernaustin.com/
At the Marriott Courtyard there is Champions SB
"Don't know. Never had one"
-- D. Royal-Mack Brown how to coach a team after a losing season
Texas fans are extremely friendly. You must go by Scholz before the game and tailgate wherever. Most everyone will welcome you. Most every bar will be packed after the game, just dive into anything you see.
Oil Can Harry's and/or Chain Drive will be good places for you to go after the game. As far as that goes, go the night before the game.
FYI-Oil Can is a Homosexual bar.
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Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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