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Keep Austin Weird

Keep Austin Weird

After my trip to Houston, we made the three hour road trip from H-Town to Austin, Texas. In Austin, I ate myself into a coma, explored an outdoor street art gallery and hit the infamous 6th street. The only thing I regret is not staying longer. I also definitely should've tried to eat at least two more tacos. SO good. 

 

Eat

When we finally got to Austin, it was late afternoon so after pre gaming at the hotel- Renaissance Austin- we hit up 6th street. The night began innocently and sober. I loved how there was literally food trucks on every corner, but it did make it hard to choose. In true Austin fashion, this particular square of trucks is located under a tent with many cuisines, a guy singing karaoke and bean bag toss. It's a fun place to hangout and eat. 

We ended up eating at Savor De Moi! I am not kidding when I say these were the best tacos I've ever eaten in my life y'all. EVER. I ordered Al Pastor- Pork Tacos with pineapple and lots of Cilantro and my boyfriend told them to give him their best taco. They presented him with The Moi, pulled pork topped with savory sauce. Man, I can't stop thinking about those tacos. The best part is that the tortillas are handmade.  SCORE! 

 

Drink

First stop on our mini pub crawl, was a place called The Brixton in East Austin. Of course, I wanted to stop in to see if it reminded me of the real Brixton in London. In a way it did. The vibe was very hipster, funky and cool. It still had a way of being very Austin weird, but I loved it. It's a great place to start your night. The have a super cool patio if you're looking to chill and drink with friends. 

After that we just strolled 6th street, people watching, riding on those bicycle-taxis and taking it all in. Austin is wild and 6th street is where no one can be tamed. I love that everyone comes here to hang out, it's very open and free. The entire street is lined with bars, so we continued to hop in and out of them. 

Explore

While checking out our hotel, there's a sign for an outdoor museum gallery. So we head over there and my to surprise, it the coolest outdoor street art gallery. It was filled with people taking pictures, buy artwork and spray painting. It's the perfect place to come with friends and have a mini photoshoot, while also creating something cool. 

We left to walk around and get more food, of course. But decided to return at for the sunset that night. The gallery is built up pretty high, so the we saw skyline views from the top. I loved every second of it. 

I can't wait to visit Austin again to hear some live music and eat more food than I should. 

Until next time ATX! 

 

Have you been to Austin? What was your experience? 

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