Extracurricular Activities During Time Machine 2018

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We may be a bit biased, but we highly recommend taking the time to explore Austin outside of Time Machine. Looking for things to do? Here’s some advice from a native Austinite (and freelance food writer) on the best attractions near downtown Austin.


Some of Austin’s best restaurants are within walking distance of Time Machine. Try Suerte for high-end Mexican cuisine centered around house-made masa (1800 E 6th Street; 15 minute walk). Il Brutto is a casual Italian spot with a great patio (1601 E 6th Street; 8 minute walk), or grab Detroit-style pizza from Via 313 (1802 E 6th Street, 12 minute walk).

Just outside of walking range are Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, a unique mash-up of a Texas roadhouse and Japanese izakaya, and The Brewer’s Table, a beer-focused restaurant with a passion for sustainability. Must have barbecue? Lambert’s is your best bet for smoked meats with no line.


First of all, stay away from the middle of Sixth Street—there’s a reason it’s called “Dirty Sixth.” Like whiskey or mezcal? Choose from hundreds at Seven Grand or Las Perlas, respectively. Easy Tiger is a laid-back beer garden and bakery. And Whisler’s and The Roosevelt Room have some of the best-crafted cocktails in the city.


While Austin is a tech city, it also provides ample opportunity to unplug. Go for a run (or walk) around the Hike & Bike trail to see downtown Austin via the scenic route. Catch the the bats that fly out every night from the South Congress bridge. Other spots to check off your sightseeing list: the M.C. Escher-like Central Library, the majestic Texas State Capitol, and any live music that happens to catch your ear as you walk by.

We’re excited to show off our hometown and the new, immersive Time Machine
experience. See you in November!

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