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How to spend the day on Burnet Road

Whether you’re looking to eat, drink, shop, see a game, or just explore the city, Burnet Road has everything you need across 7.2 miles.


We’re going on a trip down a favorite Austin strip, zooming down Burnet Road.

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Ah, Burnet Road: in recent years, this 7.2-mile roadway in North Austin has become a major up-and-coming thoroughfare, leading from Rosedale all the way to Q2 Stadium and The Domain.

Although Burnet Road has been the site of a lot of new development in recent years, the colorful strip still holds onto vestiges of Austin’s past.

Hang on tight, we’ll show you around.

What to eat

In one word, your food options on Burnet Road are abundant.

The front of Monkey Nest Coffee

With multiple rooms and a plethora of tables, Monkey Nest Coffee is a great place to work or study with friends.

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Coffee shops
Spend your morning on Coffee + Crisp’s large patio with a purple drink from All Gimmicks, alongside your furry friend at Dog Day Coffee, or get something on-the-go from Foxtrot.

Lunch + dinner

Two dishes from overhead

Get lost in Barley Swine’s deep beer list and rotating menus.

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Try the rotating menu from a James Beard Award nominee at Barley Swine, nosh on a wood-fired Neapolitan pizza from Bufalina Due, or have some Chinese comfort food at Old Thousand.


Fusion tacos are The Peached Tortilla’s bread and butter.

From classic flavors at Amy’s Ice Creams to upscale churros and decadent pieces of chocolate art, satiating your sweet tooth on Burnet Road is easy. Try one of these local spots:

What to do

A floral-patterned vintage couch sits in front of Room Service Vintage, a thrift shop in Austin, Texas.

Room Service Vintage also sells dishes, furniture, clothing, and knick-knacks.

Go secondhand shopping
Get that retro loveseat you’ve been dreaming of at Room Service Vintage, 117 E. North Loop Blvd., or peruse the Austin Antique Mall, 8822 McCann Dr.

Go to an Austin FC Game
Get your blood pumping at an Austin FC home game, because exploring Q2 Stadium (aka “Austin’s biggest party”) is half the fun.

Matches will start at Q2 Stadium in the next few weeks. | Photo via @touche_oshea

Q2 Stadium is often called the “biggest party in Austin” for its infectious energy.

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Shop at The Domain
Between The Domain and Domain NORTHSIDE, there are more than 225 stores, restaurants, bars, and spas to visit.

Get a tattoo
Looking for a shop in the area? Try one of these:

Where to drink

Aside from Domain NORTHSIDE’s Rock Rose District — which is home to 20+ restaurants and bars along the strip — Burnet Road is also home to 24/7 Christmas bar Lala’s Little Nugget, British pub Nosh and Bevvy, and honky-tonks to kick back.

How to get there

Parking is very accessible in this part of town, so drivers shouldn’t have a problem. However, the Red Line Commuter Rail stops along Burnet Road once — soon to be twice with addition of the McKalla Station — at Kramer Station.

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Need more to explore? Check out our neighborhood guide to Allandale.

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