So we have made it this far together. Over the course of my spring 2017 semester I have enjoyed a lot of booze, a lot of studying and spending a lot of money. However the end is nigh!
Therefore my last two posts will be more about relaxing, less about studying.
I am currently sitting at Moontower Saloon, listening to blues and trying to finish the little assignments I have left. It is a nice day and the sun is going down. The people are out in full-force consuming alcohol and enjoying one another’s company. Sadly I am not here for entertainment just yet.
Moontower Saloon can entertain hundreds and hundreds of people. Nestled in the wooded area on the far south part of Manacha Road, Moontower has tables, chairs, log benches… well just about any type of chair you could imagine outside. Sitting on 11 acres, you can enjoy music, pool, darts, corn hole, volleyball on three courts, late night movies on the green area and importantly enough, alcohol!
The parking gets pretty hectic, even in the early afternoon. But for this atmosphere, I wouldn’t expect anything less. Because after a full semester of tough work (or tough day at the office), this is the place that you want to come to. Bring one friend or 50, this place can accommodate you with ease letting you have a nice and leisurely afternoon.
Food and Beer
The food consists of two food trucks: Salt Lick BBQ (yes you read that correctly) and Triplewide. Triplewide has a random collection of your favorite bar/outside foods. But what is best is the Salt Lick BBQ food trailer where you can enjoy some of the best barbecue around.
They have your typical beer and liquor here. However, there is one exception and that is they do not have PBR; but a good alternative is the $3.25 Lone Star which will quench your thirst as always.
Moontower Saloon has a free, public WiFi that I have used seldomly and there are not many plugs available. But honestly who cares. This place is gorgeous and I would not expect anyone (with the exception of me right now) to be here doing work.
Moontown Saloon is fast becoming an Austin landmark. I do not come here enough to say that I feel at home, but that is ok because when I do come here, relaxation and quality time with friends is what I am looking for.
Making the trip here will not disappoint you and I highly suggest you stay for at least five hours.
10212 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748
Monday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.