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Austin on a Budget

Austin Entertainment

Austin is the most expensive city in Texas to live in; but you can visit on a budget.

Lively city is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” competes with Nashville, Tennessee.

You can visit a variety of live music venues, about 200 about the city. Few of the best venues you can go to on the cheap.

The Continental Club plays rock, country rock, country, jazz, and blues. Music is great and drinks are cheap. Late shows only $5.
Address: 1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is an outdoor venue that plays great gospel music. Tickets cheap starting at $7. Don’t forget to try their BBQ made with the original Stubbs BBQ featured on cooking shows.
Address: 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Parish arguably the best indoor live music venue in the city; yet tickets sell as cheap as $9! All-genre and Parish hosts musical legends such as Pete Townshend and Slash.
Address: 214 E. 6th Street 78701

Emo’s one of the best punk rock clubs in town. Tickets sell out fast. Best to reserve ahead of time.
Address: 2015 E Riverside Dr, 78741

If you want to spend the night you can rent a private room at around $55 and a shared room at $25 at a good hotel.

  • Hotelo San Jose
  • Heywood Hotel
  • Hostelling International
  • Firehouse hostel

Don’t want to walk? You can find a bicycle rental service to explore the city.

Cheap places to eat try:

  • Jo’s
  • Jackalope
  • Ginger Man
  • Texas Chili Parlor

Austin lives up to it’s logo: “Keep Austin Weird” at these two places of interest:

  • Museum of the Weird
  • The Cathedral of Junk

Good music. Good food. Good times on a dime.

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