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 Pub & Patio

Out back at The Local Pub & Patio.  Photo: Will Taylor - LostinAustin.org
Out back at The Local Pub & Patio. Photo: Will Taylor - LostinAustin.org

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.

Where: 2610 Guadalupe St
Phone: (512) 478-2337
Web: The Local


Kerbey Lane Cafe

Arrived via two wheels at Kirby Lane Cafe on  The Drag.  Photo: Will Taylor - LostinAustin.org
Arrived via two wheels at Kirby Lane Cafe on The Drag. Photo: Will Taylor - LostinAustin.org

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
Web:


Hole in The Wall

The Hole in the Wall is an Austin tradition, on West Campus since 1974.  Photo: Will Taylor - LostinAustin.org
The Hole in the Wall is an Austin tradition, on West Campus since 1974. Photo: Will Taylor - LostinAustin.org

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
Phone:
Web:


Madam Mam's

It's supper time at Madam Mam's on West Campus.  Photo: Will Taylor - LostinAustin.org
It's supper time at Madam Mam's on West Campus. Photo: Will Taylor - LostinAustin.org

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
Web:

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