America's Best Girlfriend Getaways
Courtesy of W Austin
If your friends stalk Spotify more than Facebook, planning a get-together in Austin will have you bonding to a sweet tune. Austin’s more affordable hipster music haunts can be found in the East Side district, where Emo’s draws indie music fans for local and touring bands. Spend another night in downtown Austin’s Red River district for live music at Red Eyed Fly and rock-and-roll karaoke at Beerland. Contigo’s killer cocktails made with mezcal, tequila, and fresh ingredients like raw ginger and lime should embolden the shy among you.
Where to Stay: The W Austin is connected to the Austin City Limits Live concert venue, and the hotel hosts a monthly Living Room Live session with top local musicians jamming in an intimate bar setting.