SXSW: Where to Eat in Downtown ATX

A culinary guide for navigating your way through the city, from a late-night taco truck to a modern tequila bar. 

Amy’s Ice Creams
Famous local chain with quirky decor and unique flavors
1012 W. 6th, 512-480-0673
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Location: Downtown
Categories: Sweet Tooth, Late Night

Annies Café and Bar
Eclectic bistro serving American, sandwiches, and breakfast
319 Congress, 512-472-1884
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Late Night

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Pressed sandwiches in a downtown food cart
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Wood-fired pizzas at this joint tucked behind Parkside
507 San Jacinto, 512-474-9899
Follow @backspaceaustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Cheerful house dishing up fried chicken and all things bacon
900 W. 10th, 512-322-9777
Location: Downtown

The Belmont
Classic American cuisine and cocktails in a retro atmosphere
305 W. 6th, 512-457-0300
Follow @belmontaustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Bess Bistro
Casual, elegant French bistro and bar in a historic setting
500 W. 6th, 512-477-2377
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Big Top Dogs
New York–style hot dog cart in the heart of downtown
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Borboleta Gourmet
Cozy vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods cafe
1221 W. 6th, 512-828-7404
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

Brick Oven
Italian and thin-crust pizzas in a casual setting
1209 Red River, 512-477-7006
Location: Downtown
Category: Comfy Cafes

Café Josie
Relaxed, tropical vibe; New American
1200 W. 6th, 512-322-9226
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Casino El Camino
Gritty, late-night bar serving burgers and the like
517 E. 6th, 512-469-9330
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night

Chez Nous
Cozy, country feel French bistro
510 Neches, 512-473-2413
Location: Downtown
Categories: Upscale, Comfy Cafes

Chinese, sushi, and dim sum; warm and romantic
107 W. 5th, 512-637-8888
Location: Downtown
Category: Romantic

Coal Vines
A Dallas import featuring thin-crust pizza
314 W. 2nd, 512-473-2744
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Ambitious fare in a glamorous setting
200 Congress Ave, 512 827 2760
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Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Corazon at Castle Hill
Cheerful and romantic spot serving American and interior Mexican
1101 W. 5th, 512-476-0728
Location: Downtown
Category: Romantic

Counter Café
Eclectic American breakfast and lunch; burgers; organic
626 N. Lamar, 512-708-8800
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Comfy Cafes

Driskill Grill
Fine dining in a beautiful, historic hotel
604 Brazos, 512-391-7162
Follow @driskillhotel
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Eddie V’s Edgewater Grille (Downtown)
Upscale seafood; spacious, sophisticated dining room
301 E. 5th, 512-472-1860
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

El Sol y La Luna
Cozy, colorful Latin American soul food
600 E. 6th, 512-444-7770
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Finn and Porter
Upscale steaks, seafood, and sushi with a bar perfect for

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