The Spiderhouse is our favorite hangout, and not only because it was stumbling distance from our house. It has a nice junky vibe that we love, it’s a coffee house that’s open early in the morning, it’s a bar (that’s also open early in the morning; it’s not unusual to be ordering a cafe latte next to a dude ordering a Bud at 7am…), it’s a DJ/music venue, and it’s an art gallery. All around, it’s a mighty fine place.
location (201 west 8th street; 512.480.8330)
tito’s handmade vodka
The official beer of the people’s republic of Travis County, the Shiner brewery celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009. Ask for it by name.