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Live Music Venues

September 14, 2021

Austin is known as The Live Music Capital of the World. Our city has more live music venues per capita than anywhere else. Let’s recognize the wonderful places that helped Austin get that name, the live music venues. Here is...

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Vegan and Vegetarian Places Downtown

September 8, 2021

Dietary restrictions can make going out to eat challenging, especially when you’re meeting with someone who does not eat a similar diet. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, here are some places that have great plant-based options that are...

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The Dog Blog: Pet Friendly Places

August 26, 2021

We want to spend as much time with our furry best friends as possible, but it isn’t always easy when you want to venture somewhere other than a dog park. Downtown is full of great places to spend time with...

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Meet the Team: Angela Navarro

August 3, 2021

The Downtown Austin Alliance has a new addition to our team: Angela Navarro. Originally from New Jersey, Angela has called Austin home for the last three years. She is our new Community Outreach Coordinator and will be supporting public engagement...

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Public Safety Forum Recap

July 27, 2021

The Downtown Austin Alliance and Austin City Council Member Kathie Tovo hosted a virtual public safety forum on July 26, 2021 to gain insight from our panelists into the justice process. They discussed systems and procedures, interagency communication and coordination...

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Your Guide to Staying Active in Downtown Austin

July 22, 2021

The benefits of regular physical activity are nearly endless, among them lowering your blood pressure, improving your mood and reducing your risk for a variety of health conditions. Once you find the motivation, you can go down our list of...

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Fun and Games in Downtown Austin

July 19, 2021

There is nothing quite like a little fun and games to break up our regular routines. Some of us have agile fingers and quick reflexes with a controller, perfect for virtual play. Others prefer to exercise their gray matter and challenge...

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Where to Find Unique Gifts in Austin’s Downtown

July 15, 2021

When it comes to gift giving, anniversaries, holidays, birthdays, housewarmings and other celebrations that come up on the regular may leave you feeling tapped out. The search for the perfect gift can often feel like an overwhelming task. Whether gift-giving...

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How to Find an Austin FC Watch Party Downtown

July 12, 2021

Austin has its first professional sports team, and Matthew McCounaughey isn’t the only person who’s excited about it. If you can’t score a ticket to an upcoming game at Q2 Stadium, or it’s an away game, don’t worry. There are...

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Best Spots for Brunch in Austin’s Downtown

July 7, 2021

You could argue that brunch is a lifestyle. Perhaps it’s a fun outing with friends, a chance to snag a reservation at one of the newest places in downtown Austin or simply an answer for what to do if you...

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Meet the Team: Walter Gonzales

June 28, 2021

The Downtown Austin Alliance recently welcomed a new staff member to our team: Walter Gonzales. A native Austinite, Walter will lead our government relations efforts at the organization. Learn more about our new employee, Walter’s background and favorite spots downtown....

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What to Do on a Rainy Day in Austin

June 24, 2021

You know the drill: you have fun day planned in downtown Austin. Out of nowhere, a Texas thunderstorm rolls in and you are back in planning mode again. Don’t let the clouds spoil your adventure. When you need a plan...

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Austin 4th of July Fireworks & Downtown Events

June 21, 2021

The summer of 2021 is off to a promising start, as the Austin Symphony announced that the H-E-B July 4th Concert and Fireworks are returning this year! Here are some ideas of how to catch the Austin 4th of July...

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Ways to Cool Off in Downtown Austin

June 18, 2021

On those hot days in Austin when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk, you may find it’s difficult to get motivated to leave your house. But staying indoors all summer is not the answer, either. With one of...

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Meet the Team: Raasin McIntosh

June 15, 2021

The Downtown Austin Alliance is thrilled to bring fresh ideas and new faces on staff. This particular new hire was one of the founding board members of the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation. Find out a bit more about our new...

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2021 Austin Pride Month Events in Downtown

June 10, 2021

June is Pride Month, and there is no shortage of ways to celebrate in downtown Austin! Check out our insider guide for Austin Pride in 2021 for the destinations, events, and businesses supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. Gather...

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How to Celebrate Father’s Day in Austin’s Downtown

June 8, 2021

Ask most dads, and they will tell you that while they enjoy the gifts on Father’s Day, they treasure the time spent with families, making memories. On this Father’s Day weekend, we invite you to spend time rediscovering downtown, whether...

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Best Pool Day Passes in Austin’s Downtown

June 6, 2021

Given the relentless Texas sun, it’s no wonder that Austinites prefer to spend a hot day emerged in water. Lucky for us, there are plenty of places downtown to cool off. Here are our picks of the best pool passes...

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Downtown Austin’s “Front of House” Ready for Residents and Visitors

May 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on many downtown businesses, particularly in the hospitality and tourism industries. With vaccination rates climbing and Austin-Travis County moving to Stage 2 of the Austin Public Health Risk-Based Guidelines, the economic recovery is...

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Best Downtown Happy Hours in Austin

May 28, 2021

It’s no secret that the best days end with a happy hour. Downtown Austin has many options to grab a drink with friends or colleagues after work or before a show or performance. Here are our picks for the best...

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Public Order Ordinances Implementation Forum Recap

May 27, 2021

The Downtown Austin Alliance hosted a virtual panel discussion on May 24, 2021 on how the public order ordinances, which went into effect after the May 1 special election, will be implemented and upheld. Our panelists included City Manager Spencer...

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Come Downtown for Memorial Day Weekend In Austin

May 24, 2021

Thank you to our veterans and active members of the military. We are extremely grateful for your service to our country. After searching high and low, we have found some amazing ways to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in downtown Austin....

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Emergency Repair Contractors

February 18, 2021

Resources for Business: Winter Storm Emergency Contractors We are working with our partners to provide emergency contractor resources to the business and residential community, and are updating this page on a regular basis. If you have a resource you would...

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Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation presents second installment of Writing on the Walls

December 7, 2020

Published December 7, 2020 Urban art series to result in four new murals on Bouldin Creek The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation is partnering with Manifold Real Estate, Oak Pointe Real Estate and Michael Hsu Architecture to install four murals on...

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Voters Approved Two Major Transportation Propositions

November 16, 2020

Published November 10, 2020 Last week, voters approved two ballot measures that will shape the future of public transit and transportation in Austin. By voting in favor of Proposition A, voters approved a property tax increase that will help partially...

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