We're still reeling from the epic first weekend of Austin City Limits, and we know you are too. There were insane crowds, epic performances (we’re looking at you Lizzo), and tons of celebrity spottings. This got us to thinking, well, where are all of the best places to spot celebs in Austin? Aside from the actual festival, of course.
Weekend 2 will be here before we know it, and this time you'll know exactly where to be to potentially see one of your favorite stars up close. Get to planning, because there are lots of places to hit up!
Address: Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
Last year, Nina Dobrev and Jared Padalecki were spotted out on the town visiting some of Austin's most iconic bars after some ACL fun. Stereotype and unBARlievable were among the list of places you could've spotted them at, and with Jared being an avid ACL festgoer, you may just get lucky and run into him this upcoming weekend.
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theatre
Address: 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
The queen herself, Billie Eilish, just finished performing at ACL this past Saturday and many are looking forward to seeing her perform there this upcoming Saturday as well. Chances are you won't be able to catch her at the giant festival itself, however, this Friday she'll be at The Moody Theatre and you may just run into the 17-year-old star at her smaller gig. If you're lucky, that is.
Address: 900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
This restaurant is to die for, even former President Barack Obama knows it. If there's one place celebs are going to go to get their grub on after a long day at ACL, it's the world-famous Franklin Barbecue right off the highway in East Austin. And if you're lucky, you might even spot Lizzo there because she sure does love bbq.
Address: 200 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701
This luxurious hotel has spotted many celebrities coming in and out of it, and even performing in it! Take HEMBREE, for example. Their bar is also very popular with celebrities who stay at the hotel. Even celebs need their beauty sleep, and chances are they'll be getting it at W Austin.
Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
Address: 3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719
All of these celebrities have to get here somehow! You might be lucky enough to be near Austin's airport at the same time as one of the ACL performing bands and artists who fly in for the fest or even celebrities who are coming into town to attend the festival. Be sure to snap a picture!
Address: 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Stubb's has seen many musicians perform on its stage and this Friday is no different. James Blake will be performing and if being BFFs with Billie Eilish isn't enough to get your attention, his incredible vocals will be. Artists who perform at the smaller yet iconic music venues in Austin are sometimes known to stick around after the show to meet fans outside.
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The very place where Austin City Limits is held every single year! If you don't happen to find any celebs roaming the streets, you are sure to spot one or two at the concert itself. This year, the kombucha girl was at the top of everyone's list to hopefully see.