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Spider House

Cafe and ballroom

Story by Latte Up July 10th, 2016

If you’re in Austin, you just have to go to Spider House. An icon to both the city and the coffee community, it’s a beloved gem that starts each day as a coffee shop and ends it as a bar. Both the aesthetic and people are eclectic, and they brew Texas Coffee Traders alongside a wide selection of local and craft beers, wines, and munchies from Quack’s Bakery. If you want to get cray cray, order the Dirty Horchata: a mix of four espresso shots and horchata that tastes like a liquid graham cracker sent from heaven. If tequila’s more your thing, be sure to stop in on for $5 Mexican Martinis all day on Wednesday or check out Happy Hour everyday from 5-8pm.

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On any given day (or night), you’ll find a wide range of people from students to tourists, parents to hipsters, and everyone inbetween. A few blocks north of campus, it’s such a staple that even people who don’t like coffee will come meet you for a coffee at Spider House. Outside, there’s a huge patio filled with unique art installations and antiques that gives Spider House it’s charm, along with multiple stages where you’ll find live music every night.

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Footnote: Writing by Taylor Loren. Photos by Andy Keil.
Spider House, Fruth Street, Austin, TX, United States