Comfort Suites Austin Airport
7501 E. Ben White Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
Phone: (512) 386-6000
Fax: (512) 386-6001
Highland Lake Bar, part of ABIA, a bar close to the airport is a good place to drop by especially to kill time in case of flight is delayed or so. A little trendy looking bar where you'll see a lot of tourists talking different languages yet it's unity in diversity out here. The drinks are served at fairly reasonable prices while the music mainly played throughout the year here is live. Comfortable seatings, good enough to enjoy a drink or two.
Lefty's Bar & Grille may sound like a regular bar but it's not mainly because it's located at the airport. Secondly, the ambiance here is quite trendy while the staff is professional to the core. The drinks and the bar food are equally good, which are priced very reasonably. This is one of those bars where, one would find many tourists, many of 'em not speaking your language, which makes this bar all the more interesting. Not to mention the live music played here by talented local artists, almost throughout the year.
Think Mexico when you go to El Meso because the friendly, warm ambiance, the hot-spicy food and the folk will surely make you feel you've arrived there. The Husband-wife team cook up delicious, authentic Mexican dishes like cochinita pibil, yucatan and pipian. There is self service and this place is open only for breakfast and lunch.
Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe, a cafe that opens up late in the morning, is quite pleased to serve its customers an early brunch or breakfast for that matter. It's a decent place to enjoy some good American cuisine. Live music to set the mood in the evening. The menu is quite diverse which will take you by surprise. Besides that, the service is good enough to leave you satisfied till you leave the cafe.
Justine's Brasserie serves up some of the best food in Austin. Specializing the French cuisine, Justine's is located in a very stylish small house in East Austin. No reservations are accepted, so be prepared to wait for a table at this popular spot. When you get a seat, make sure to start your meal with the escargot, one of the most popular dishes here.
El Regio is a term for the area around Monterrey, which is where the owner's from. El Regio means 'the regal one' in Spanish. El Regio is also a term synonymous with the pollo asado. Grilled marinated chicken is all this little drive through shack specializes in and people would drive across town for it, were they not to have multiple outlets. The pollo asado is served with beans, tortillas, onions(sweet and grilled) and a tomato/green avocado salsa(may cause problems if consumed in excess). This is largely a drive-through, but they do have picnic tables around. El Regio is one place where being given 'the bird' is not a problem.
Looking for some good tacos on a weekend night? If you're into good Mexican food, you can't go wrong by going to El Taquito. Not only will you find that the prices are very reasonable and affordable, but you will also love the fact that this place is open into the early hours of the morning, at times until 4a! Its popularity means it might take a while to get seated, but that all depends on the day and time you happen to show up. With a very friendly and funny staff and great service even during rush hour, you'll most definitely fall in love with El Taquito!
This restaurant is famous for its variety of frozen margaritas, especially the purple margarita! The most telling fact about the purple margarita is that they can only serve a maximum of two per customer. They're known for containing a bit too much liquor, which is the reason for the rule. Baby A's is a Tex-Mex restaurant, with happy hour specials every day and the occasional live music set on the weekends. The prices are reasonable, as most plates are under USD10 or even less if you show up for the happy hour deals. So if you're looking for a place to hang out with friends and get some food in your tummy, you can't go wrong by coming to Baby A's.
The bright yellow food stand located at South Shore Eatery has been wowing locals with its heavenly burgers. Gorge on such delightful creations as Blue Flame, Spare Tire, Pilgrim and Woody Harrelson. There's a veggie option as well. Sides include classics like sweet potato fries, tater tots and fried pickles. Pair it up with a refreshing drink from their selection that includes the very popular homemade cherry lemonade, Mexican Coke and root beer float. For something with more kick, Cow Bells offers BYOB, so you can also bring in your own favorite drink to pair up with the burgers. Check website for more.
Free chips and salsa are always served during happy hour at Juan in a Million, and you can get happy hour specials on game days as well. Though this place is only open for half the day, it's a great place to go have breakfast with friends. Very popular with the young crowd, you might have to wait a little before being seated. The restaurant serves great Tex-Mex food, and is famous for its huge and cheap burritos. They even have a contest, which was featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food, that challenges you to eat as many of their famous huge burritos as you can.
Whip In has Indian-infused breakfast items available until 2 p.m., perfect for late risers. Naan (Indian flatbread), scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of chutney (a spiced, Indian condiment) makes up the breakfast naan (cilantro chutney is rather appetizing). As if that wasn't enough, they also have an impressive beer selection on tap, a vegan/vegetarian grocery aisle, a wine and beer area, and a tobacconist with Indian candles & incense.
Barbecue worshiping Austinites need no introduction to the name, John Mueller. The talented pit master gained a reputation for the finest barbecued meat while working under the Mueller family's legendary barbecue trailer in South Austin. A very public, family spat later, he now operates from a trailer on the East 6th, which opened to eager anticipation and snaking lines in 2013. The draw remains pretty much the same; a delectable array of meats ranging from turkey to brisket, smoked to perfection. The large outdoor setup is relaxed and inviting for friends and family alike. Customers can grab a drink from the adjoining Kellee's Place bar and can also enjoy their barbecue inside.