Driving through Austin: Places to check out along Airport Boulevard – Entertainment – Austin 360
Austin Airport Boulevard is a long stretch. It starts in Central Austin at an intersection on North Lamar Boulevard and runs east. It ends when it meets (and transforms into) US 183 that goes to the airport. Depending on which part of the city you’re in, we’ve split this list of things to do along Airport Boulevard in half – things to do in Central Austin along the airport and things to do in East Austin along the popular west to east road.
Central Austin (west of Interstate 35)
Black Star Co-Op – 7020 Light Wind Dr.
This popular craft beer bar (technically on North Lamar Boulevard but right at the intersection with the airport) has a huge terrace, bar food, and lots of bar games while you eat and drink, as well as the occasional quiz night.
Jangs Chimac Cafe – 6801 Airport Blvd.
If you were wondering if Korean fried chicken was a thing, then it is. The restaurant offers six sauce options and lots of beer and Korean dishes.
Kick Butt Coffee – 5775 Airport Blvd.
The café is open late into the night and offers music and comedy open mic evenings as well as concerts. You can also use the shop as a free venue for concerts and family events.
Quality Seafood Market – 5621 Airport Blvd.
Satisfy your seafood cravings at one of Austin’s authentic seafood restaurants. You can also buy fresh fish to cook at home.
Barfly’s – 5420-B Airport Blvd.
This pub has a great jukebox as well as bar games like billiards and foosball. It also has a terrace if the darkness inside isn’t your mood.
Lammes Candies – 5330 Airport Blvd.
This candy store is a staple in Austin. Come and visit us to enjoy authentic old-time chocolate eateries and grab a box of chocolates.
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East Side Pies – 5312 Airport Blvd.
If you like a variety of unexpected toppings on your pizzas, East Side Pies is a must. You can also order Chicago style pizza, gluten-free cakes, and any traditional pizza you can eat.
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Komé – 5301 Airport Blvd # 100
This contemporary sushi place offers traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes, including happy hour Monday through Thursday. The restaurant recently moved to a larger, more open space and started serving ramen and Japanese whiskey.
Record Player Restaurant – 5111 Airport Blvd.
Get pizza, beer, wine and more at the recently opened restaurant owned by Barfly’s.
Bun Belly – 5001 Airport Blvd.
Check out the casual Vietnamese place for pho and steamed buns.
Sa-Ten Coffee & Eats – 4917 Airport Blvd.
The newest location of the local business offers coffee, espresso, Japanese toast, and leisurely digs.
Tysons Tacos – 4905 Airport Blvd.
It’s one of the city’s most popular taco places with a large, creative menu. And it’s open 24/7.
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I Windward Video – 4803 Airport Blvd.
Do you think video rental stores are going out of style? Not this legendary Austin store. It’s been around since 1984 and it’s one of the world’s largest independent video rental stores.
ColdTowne Theater – 4803 Airport Blvd.
ColdTowne is one of the best improvisation venues in Austin and a small BYOB theater with a variety of inexpensive shows every night, as well as comedy and improvisation classes.
Sweet Ritual – 4631 Airport Blvd # 125
This one-of-a-kind ice cream parlor in Austin offers gluten-free and vegan ice cream.
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The Grand – 4631 Airport Blvd.
Head to the Social Club for traditional bar games like pinball, darts and billiards, as well as Tex-Mex bar food.
Toy Joy – 4631 Airport Blvd.
The new location of Austin’s classic toy store is ideal for children and adults of all ages.
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New Bohemia – 4631 Airport Blvd # 116
This Austin vintage store is a must for classic clothing enthusiasts.
True Blue Tattoo – 4507 Airport Blvd.
Stop by one of Austin’s most popular tattoo parlors for new ink.
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East Austin (east of Interstate 35)
Patterson Neighborhood Park – 4200 Brookview Rd.
East Austin Park has picnic tables, basketball and tennis courts, a playground, a skate park, and a public swimming pool, as well as a community garden. There are also many hiking and biking trails in the area.
Mueller Lake Park – 4550 Mueller Blvd.
The park is located directly on Airport Boulevard and has a circular path, playgrounds, a picnic area and a beautiful lake. It is also home to several food trucks at different times of the week.
The City Theater Company – 3823 Airport Boulevard D.
Experience a play or a musical or take acting classes in the small non-profit performance room.
The Skylark Lounge – 2039 Airport Blvd.
It’s one of the most famous pubs in Austin and one of the best places to see a live blues performance in town.
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Dan’s Hamburger – 844 Airport Blvd.
The family-run restaurant serves one of the best fast food burgers in Austin.
Urban Axes – 812 Airport Blvd.
Connect with your friends or colleagues by throwing axes at targets. And it’s BYOB.
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Austin Animal Center – 7201 Levander Loop
Do you need a new furry friend? Adopt a pet in animal rescue.
Further activities along the Airport Boulevard:
Brazas Taco House – 6801 Airport Blvd.
Arpeggio Grill – 6619 Airport Blvd.
Yahala Shisha Lounge – 6617 Airport Blvd.
Tai Chi and Kung Fu by Meister Gohring – 6611 Airport Blvd.
China Palace – 6605 Airport Blvd.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar – 6100 Airport Blvd (Seasonal)
Sala and Betty – 5201 Airport BlvdEast Side Balance Pilates Studio – 815 E. 52nd St.Caseys New Orleans Snowballs – 808 E. 51st St.? Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery – 4909 Airport Blvd.
The Omelettry – 4631 Airport Blvd # 131A
Soup Vendor – 4631 Airport Blvd # 1309Round Fitness – 4631 Airport Blvd # 119Fuerte Fitness – 4631 Airport Blvd # 110A? Las Mangonadas – 1144 Airport Blvd.
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