The busy section of Guadalupe St. that runs along the western edge of the University of Texas campus is "The Drag." The Drag has always been the main shopping, dining and entertainment area for University of Texas students as it borders West Campus.
“The Drag,” on Guadalupe spanning the western border of the UT campus, is considered a hip shopping enclave of clothing, furniture and gift shops, and a great "good eats" zone. Here you can explore clothing shops featuring funky to high-fashion items, trendy furniture stores and shops featuring everything from gifts to cookware. The Drag has always been home to many eclectic, storied, Austin home-grown stores and that tradition continues today.
The Local is an easy going west campus watering hole on The Drag known for its extensive patio plus pool, sports on TV & happy-hour deals. Fifty three bottled beers, 23 draught beers, 11 HDTVs, 3 large couches, 1 enormous patio.
Kerbey Lane Cafe
An Austin tradition, Kerbey Lane Cafe serves up good, homemade quality food that is local, healthy and affordable. Good eats on West Campus.
Where: 2606 Guadalupe St
Phone: (512) 477-5717
Hole in The Wall
Since 1974 the Hole in the Wall remains the Austin music scene’s go-to club for generations of beginner bands, established touring acts, and famous rock stars to throw back a few, have a laugh with the locals. The decor and vibe is exactly what you’d expect at place that’s been around forever (like 1974), and it’s been fighting to survive since before you knew what cool was. Go pay your respects.
Where: 2538 Guadalupe St
A Thai Austin tradition, with a cult-like student following. Authentic Thai homestyle dishes served are "Mam"'s family recipes. Stop by and you'll be hooked.
Where: 510 W 26th St
Phone: (512) 305-3955