The Locals-Only Guide to Austin

Chances are you’ve heard the words "Austin is the next Portland" (or Brooklyn). Perhaps even now the soothsayers of social trending are busy christening somewhere else "the next Austin." The cat’s been out of the bag on the Blue Dot in the Red State for a while now. Hipsters, music aficionados, and tech companies alike are arriving in droves, making it the single fastest-growing city in the United States. With a self-professed motto of "Keep It Weird," this ever-expanding metropolis remains big on soul and chock-full of indie spirit. Here's a must-know list of local hot spots worth checking out.