Hanging out with dogs is a whole lot cheaper and more fun than therapy, so here’s your chance to do so even if your landlord doesn’t allow pets. The entire “patio” at Yard Bar off Burnet is an enormous fenced-in dog park/playground, with a full bar inside. Sometimes you just need a cocktail after a long day at work - but most other times adding hounds into the mix cures all ails.
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The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla on North Burnet serves everything from tacos to burgers to pork buns, and has one of the best Happy Hours in North Austin.
Fonda San Miguel
If you’re looking for an awesome dining experience that’s not outwardly trendy, and you don’t mind dropping money for it, Fonda San Miguel is the place.
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The Tavern downtown is one of the best places to post up at the bar - order a drink and the messy but fantastic burger, and watch whatever’s on TV.
Tommy Want Wingy
Tommy Want Wingy is both a Tommy Boy reference and a food truck at Lustre Pearl on Rainey Street serving lollipop wings with nine different sauces.
TopGolf in North Austin is a 3-story driving range where you could work on your short game just long enough to justify a drink at their bar.
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