23. Watch the bats
But not from the bridge -- that’s for tourists. There are riverboat rides for a nominal fee, and they are usually BYOB.
24. Karaoke at Ego’s
You haven’t lived until you’ve embarrassed yourself at Ego’s. The wood-paneling, the hour-plus long wait for your song, the parking garage... it’s all part of the charm.
25. Sunday brunch at Banger's on Rainey Street
Banger’s signature “Manmosa” will kick your Sunday off to a deliciously boozy start -- it's literally an entire liter of champagne and orange juice in a beer stein (though the splash of juice is probably just for color).
26. Celebrate Christmas all year
At Lala’s Little Nugget on Justin Ln, it’s Xmas all year long. The jukebox includes tunes primarily from the '50s, the tree and lights are always up, and the regulars are chock-full of dad jokes.
27. Drink German beer at Scholz Garten
Beer, brats and bowling -- it’s been open since 1866, and although it often caters to the UT football-viewing crowd, it’s a great spot for nostalgic beer-drinking any night of the week.