Stubb’s - Austin, Tex.
Best place to toss out all genre bias while eating brisket: In the Live Music Capitol Of the World, Stubb’s reigns supreme, serving Austin generous helpings of the best touring acts along with its famous brisket and ribs. In the last few months, the outdoor venue’s typically genre-blind calendar has included George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Los Lonely Boys, Wolfmother, Patty Griffin, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Rakim and Ghostface, Manu Chao and Buddy Guy.
Introducing the music world to: Texas-style beef BBQ
801 Red River St., StubbsAustin.com
Best place to meet your drinkin’ buddies, hoist a PBR and get your face twanged off: With its warm light, red-velvet curtain and retro neon marquis, The Continental has been going strong since 1957. For over a decade it survived as a crooner hotspot and a burlesque club before becoming the landmark lounge it is today.
Introduced the world to: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Ely, Charlie Sexton, Butthole Surfers, Kinky Friedman
1315 S. Congress Ave., ContinentalClub.com
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