Don't despair. You don't need to buy a forty from the Shell station just yet. If you walk down North Ave a little past Wells you can stop in at the Old Town Ale House.
Notable Features of the Old Town Ale House:
- A long finger-nailed bouncer who calls you baby
- Juke box filled with Miles Davis and Billie Holiday
- A dirth of Dudebros and TVs
- Quasi-graphic erotic paintings behind the bar
Like Austin sticking out in the middle of Texas, this is a welcome bit of weird in the middle of too much of the same.
Keep your nails long old town.