Address: 801 Red River St.
Coolest Feature: The BBQ—duh
Stubb's, already adored for its sinfully delicious BBQ, entered the world of live music during the 1970s when southern rock legends such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Muddy Waters would play for food. Don't let the modest looking stage fool you, this is one of the country's most reputable live music venues and others can't provide guests with the one-two combo of amazing music and nourishment. Enough about the food though. Stubb's was super clutch during SXSW, hosting a showcase that featured the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lissie, The Specials, Sky Ferreira, and Vampire Weekend this past year. SPIN also held their SXSW party at Stubb's, where Kendrick Lamar, Solange, and Trinidad James all performed. You can't beat great food and great music; you just can't.