Trip to Austin/San Antonio - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW Regional Forums > Regional Forums > Southwest

Have you seen another BMW while driving around in your area? Maybe you can find their car in the E46Fanatics Garage!

If you don't have your garage setup, sign up today HERE

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-28-2013, 01:48 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CO
Posts: 244
My Ride: 330Xi
Trip to Austin/San Antonio

The GF and I are driving down to the Austin/San Antonio area 3/23-3/28 to visit some family. I'm looking for some cool places to stay in Austin and San Antonio. Preferably around some nice attractions,night life, sweet bars etc. nothing extravagant, just great atmosphere. Recommendations ate greatly appreciated.

fastjasonbmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
Eric E
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 11
My Ride: 325ci
You should go to the oasis on lake Travis for sunset great food and nice road to drive like Cali!
Eric E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CO
Posts: 244
My Ride: 330Xi
^ sounds great. Anymore, bbq etc
fastjasonbmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-19-2013, 01:58 AM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: El Paso/Austin
Posts: 56
My Ride: e quatro seiz
Downtown Austin is a great place to stay. Close to a lot of dining and drinking options but if you're not into the shot bar/frat boy/sorority girl thing, 6th st between Congress and I-35 isn't for you. West 6th is where the crowd is a little older and East 6th (east of 35) is where the dive bars are. This is where the hipsters hang out, but great live music options. The newest area in Austin is on Rainey St. This area is very unique that all the bars there were former residential houses. It's not uncommon to have 3 bars in a row then a residential home followed by another bar. Bangers restaurant on this street boasts the largest number of craft beer on tap and all of Austins finest local brews. Whole Foods HQ on 6th and Lamar makes for a nice lunch and experience.

As for BBQ you have a variety of options. Franklins bbq is considered the best right now but plan on getting there early and lining up because they usually sell out by 1 pm. The Salt Lick is also great and the ambiance there is what sets it apart from the rest, it's about a 30 minute drive from downtown but worth it in my opinion. LA bbq on s. 1st is also a favorite of some.

Getting around downtown is fairly easy with pedicabs all over so you won't have to worry about driving. Ask the drivers about all these areas they'll also offer suggestions.
less concerned about fitting into the world.......... your world that is.

Last edited by 915bimmer; 03-19-2013 at 01:59 AM.
915bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 12:27 PM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MURICA
Posts: 581
My Ride: Bavarian Panzer
Check out Alamo Street in San Antonio, FEAST has really good brunch and there are a few places to get a drink
Adionik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 12:07 AM   #6
Registered User
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston/Galveston TX
Posts: 293
My Ride: 323iT and more
The Salt Lick for sure for BBQ. It's in Dripping Springs.
SexualChocolate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 12:38 AM   #7
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Antonio,Tx
Posts: 297
My Ride: 2003 325i
Post 42 and 43!
ClaytonL is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.