Actor Glen Powell's Hometown Guide to Austin, Texas

Updated 04/29/19

Glen Powell belongs on your radar. Between a scene-stealing turn in writer and director Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, the much awaited “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused (the film that put a certain other young undiscovered Texas actor by the name of Matthew McConaughey on the map years ago), and his role as misguidedly lovable lothario Chad Radwell on Fox’s Scream Queens, the Texas-raised actor is one to watch. I caught up with the star in his native Austin just as the city’s annual SXSW festival chaos set into full swing.

All Southern hospitality and rambunctious, friendly charm, Powell generously offered up his must-visit list of local hangs. It’s good to know a proper hideaway when the circus comes to town—especially where breakfast tacos are involved. Keep scrolling for Glen’s guide to all things weirdly great about Austin—from shooting on location to the best late-night burger stand.

Dazed and Confused (The Criterion Collection) $40 $22
Boyhood $22 $14
Before Sunrise $35
Slacker (Criterion Collection) $40 $22

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