1. Spider House
School: University of Texas
Address: 2908 Fruth St, Austin, Texas
A stable for laptop workhorses in the daytime and a bustling hangout haven at night, this could easily be the most fun you've ever had at a coffee shop. Not only can you choose between coffee or alcoholic buzzes (full bar), you can make your own taco, order a pizza, step through the connecting backyard stage to the art gallery and music venue space, catch a great local act (in the music capitol of the world, mind you), an arts and crafts carnival, occasionally get a haircut, find another bar, another patio, get lost, and come back with a painting, a new hair-do, some buzzing eardrums, in between which you wear a smile, without once leaving.