Thanksgiving in Austin (2015 edition)
November 18, 2015 4:35 PM   Subscribe

Going to meet up with my mom in Austin for Thanksgiving weekend. Neither one of us has ever been before. Where should we eat, drink, and hear great live music over Thanksgiving weekend?

We are not renting a car and we're going to be staying about a half mile west of the capital (I think the neighborhood is Clarkesville?)

Any recommendations for eating out on Thanksgiving day? This Eater article has some suggestions and I'm leaning towards Prelog's.

My mom is a big live music fan, particularly blues rock (John Mayall, Rolling Stones, Carol King kind of stuff) and she's really excited to check out some music venues in Austin.

Breakfast tacos.

Fun things to do that will be open on Thanksgiving weekend.
posted by forkisbetter to Travel & Transportation around Austin, TX (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For live music, the Saxon Pub is a solid place for blues/folk rock - Lonelyland on Monday is a staple, Patrice Pike and Shelly King are very good, and if I recall Slaid Cleaves correctly, that'd also be up your mom's alley.

Breakfast tacos you get at Maria's, if you can possibly make it there. There are others, but Maria's has the best.

If you're looking for a Sunday night thing to do, Elysium's 80s-themed dance night is always a hit, and is usually jumping on holiday weekends.

Hm, that appears to be a short list of things I desperately miss. Enjoy yourselves! Austin's a fun town.
posted by restless_nomad at 6:32 PM on November 18, 2015

Not sure if they're doing it that Sunday, but Stubb's Gospel Brunch could check some food and music boxes for Austin.
posted by pantarei70 at 7:11 PM on November 18, 2015

Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon and The White Horse are fun, local honky-tonks, and it looks like they'll have bluesy country bands on Friday and Saturday nights.
posted by bradf at 7:39 PM on November 18, 2015

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