Walkable Guide: Music District

You're staying with The Guild; you must love exploring! Here are our #guildpicks for the best things to do in Central Austin. Prefer a guided tour instead? Check out this walkable tour we created with Sidewalk just for you.

- food -

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Moonshine Grill

Walkability: 8min | 303 Red River St, 78701
Bar & Grill | Website
Contemporary comfort food & cocktails in a historic home with a patio.


Pelon's Tex Mex

Walkability: 1min | 802 Red River St, 78701
Tex-Mex Restaurant | Website
Funky saloon offering hearty Mexican eats, margaritas & tequila flights amid several spaces & patio.


Stubbs BBQ

Walkability: 1min | 801 Red River St, 78701
Barbeque Restaurant | Website
Beer, brisket and music Downtown with a renowned Sunday gospel brunch.

- drinks -


Easy Tiger

Walkability: 6min | 709 E 6th St, 78701
Beer Garden | Website
Hip hangout with both a bakery/cafe & a creekside beer garden serving simple snacks & cheeses.


 Cheer Up Charlies

Walkability: 1min | 900 Red River St, 78701
Bar | Website
Sizable gay bar offering a lodge like indoor space, outdoor music, drinks, drag shows & more.


508 Tequila Bar

Walkability: 2min | 508 E 8th St, 78701
Bar | Website
Laid-back spot for tequila drinks & Tex-Mex fare, in a funky, renovated house with a spacious patio.

- shops -


Bykowski Tailor & Garb

Walkability: 11min | 411 Brazos St, 78701
Men's Clothing | Website
Bespoke men's boutique offering made-to-order, turn-of-the-century-style suits, hats & accessories.



Walkability: 4min | 1209 E 6th St, 78702
Pottery Shop | Website
Handmade architectural ceramics & wheel-thrown pottery. 


Tears of Joy Sauce Shop

Walkability: 5min | 618 E 6th St, 78701
Sauce Shop | Website
Flavor shop offering a huge variety of hot & barbecue sauces, marinades, jams, spices & rubs.

- culture -



Walkability: 1min | 912 Red River St, 78701
Bar | Website
Multilevel space with a bar, roofdeck & indoor/outdoor stages hosting local & touring acts.

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The Contemporary

Walkability: 11min | 700 Congress Ave, 78701
Museum | Website
The Contemporary Austin is Austin, Texas's primary community art museum, consisting of two primary locations and an art school


The Capitol

Walkability: 13min | 1100 Congress Ave, 78701
State Capital | Website
The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor

- activity -

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Practice Yoga

Walkability: 12min | 1103 E 6th St, 78702
Yoga Studio | Website
Donation based yoga studio in east Austin.


Waller Creek Trail

Walkability: 6min | 703 E 6th St, 78701
Hike & Bike Trail | Website
Greenbelt runs from about Waterloo Park south all the way to Ladybird Lake.

- wellness -

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Milk + Honey

Walkability: Consider Driving | 100A Guadalupe St, 78701
Day Spa | Website
Voted Austin & Houston's Best Day Spa for Massage, Facials, and Mani-Pedi Treatments.


Swamp Mermaid

Walkability: 13min | 1000 E 5th St #114, 78702
Hair Salon | Website 
Beauty Project offers all hair services, lash extensions, cosmetic tattooing, and microblading.