Take a break from all the great shopping along Austin's South Congress Avenue with cocktails or a meal at the diverting South Congress Cafea mod, curvy space with big windows overlooking the street. The patio at Austin's seminal gay cruise bar, Oilcan Harry's, is a favorite place to hobnob, listen to and watch music videos, and enjoy a break from the often crowded dance floor inside. This is New York-style pizza at its best. Continue to 17 of 33 below. Along this stretch you'll find Amy's Ice Cream, the famed Continental Club one of the city's most famous venues for live musicand Zen vegetarian and Japanese fast-food restaurant.
Order in the court! Continue to 21 of 33 below. This is a fine place for clothing-optional sunbathing, mingling with friends or making new ones, or boating around the lake.
These casual diner-style eateries specialize in healthful but filling regional American chow, from the gingerbread pancakes topped with pecans to the heart-stopping Manga Cristo sandwiches battered and grilled sourdough packed with turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss, avocado, and tomato.