Quintessential Austin Honky Tonk! Texas Chili Parlor is a landmark in Austin, in business since 1976, this place is frequented by many and is the place, “where everybody knows your name." With great food, a full bar and a funky atmosphere, Texas Chili Parlor won’t disappoint. You must try the Frito Pie and Mad Dog Margarita! Open until 2am.
1409 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701
This cool, hip, dark restaurant is perfect for your post fest re-charge. Far East 5th Street is a jaunt but well worth it. Justine’s has the constant hum of records spinning, dim lights and great cocktails. With a cool and relaxing vibe, you can enjoy dining indoors or out. Open until 2am, catch some late night small bites and strong cocktails after you see some of your favorites perform at ACL!
4710 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Bakery above, beer garden below! This place is a perfect mix of the sweet and savory. Check out their sweet treats on the second level or chill outdoors, play ping pong and grab some of their house made sausages and beer on the first level. If you are already out on 6th street, you won’t have to look too far and the best part, they’re open until 2am!
709 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
$3 wine and beer, all day, everyday! Open 24 hours a day Thursday-Sunday, with 6 locations in Austin, you have no reason not to go. Meals for any mood including their locally famous breakfast, it’s a perfect place to stop on your way home from ACL! We love that they showcase local art on their walls, too.
3003 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704
Late night food truck! Open until 1:30am, East Side King was created as a side project to Uchi and Uchiko. Menu items are creative, fun and have an Asian spin ranging from Curry Buns to Sapporo Beer Bacon Miso Ramen. Listen to your favorite tunes at ACL then make your way to one of their three food trucks for some late night snackin’!
1618 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Their motto… “Everybody Knows, Everybody Goes”. Breakfast served 24 hours a day and burgers, Tex-Mex and other comfort food to satisfy that late night craving. Popular with the college crowd for their big portions and low prices, this establishment is still a hotspot year round, especially after a long day at ACL.
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This award-winning burger joint is known by many. Featured on Food Network for “Best Burger” and in Austin Chronicle for “Best Jukebox” this combo makes Casino El Camino a cool place to hang. Slinging burgers, dogs, wings and sandwiches until 2am!
517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Freshest burger in town! Using all-natural ingredients, P. Terry’s is known for good burgers and fast service. With 9 locations in Austin (and open until 3am on Friday and Saturday) you can easily hit up the drive thru on your way home and quench your thirst with some of their fresh squeezed lemonade!
404 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704
Pizza Pies and Phat Sandwiches! New York style pizza and their signature “Phat Sandwiches” are what you will find at Big Bite. Beginning in 1979 in NJ, these famous sandwiches (with over 30 varieties) became a huge hit and made their way to Austin in 2009. They deliver until 4am if you get home and just can’t live without!
415 West 24th Street, Austin, TX 78705
Nestled in East Austin, this joint, known for their pancakes and gigantic breakfast tacos, is an Austin icon! Boasting a retro diner feel, you can relax with friends and easily consume a few too many calories. Swing by after the festival or after you bar hop after the festival…after all, they are open 24 hours!
3101 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Exactly what it says…24 hours! Inspired by the classic 50’s diners-only better! You can find perfect late night chef-inspired comfort food that uses local farm-to-table organic produce whenever possible. And it’s pretty cool that they are neighbors with Waterloo Records.
600 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703
Since 1916! Once a grocery store turned steakhouse and now The Tavern, this iconic hotspot has seen a lot. Now serving American fare and open until 1am, it’s a perfect place for a nightcap before you begin another day at ACL. Legend has it that a popular yet secretive speakeasy and brothel operated in the second story of the building and that a former employee still haunts the second floor…go check it out and see for yourself.
922 West 12th Street, Austin, TX 78703