Seeing as it’s a college town, you might expect Austin to have a tremendous drinking scene -- you would be correct in that expectation.
With Prohibition in the distant past, speakeasies now serve to make us feel as if we a part of an exclusive club, a club of those in-the-know. Austin’s most exclusive drink dens offer complex cocktails, mezcal, and even creepy rope swings, but most importantly they provide access to a world your lame coworkers will never know.
At the University of Texas campus, on the third floor of the Student Activity Center is public art installation The Color Inside, a Skyspace by artist James Turrell. The circular dome and oculus serves as an open-air naked observatory; every day at Sunrise and Sunset the walls illuminate with color. The evolving hues combined with the sky and shadows create a perception-warping, very cool experience. You’ll need a reservation.