this neighborhood spot served as backdrop for holiday-card photos for our friends pure and j-money. pure has some sort of school-mascot-related connection (never heard of the "spiders," myself, but that probably shows I don't know squat about collegiate sports), and while the service is spotty (dress down or suffer the hipster service-staff scorn), the atmosphere is about as wonderfully kooky as the "keep austin weird" mantra might suggest. beyond the regular live music and outdoor film screenings, should you ever need a year-round twinkle light background, this is your spot. they make a pretty tasty sangria, too.
... while it seems uncool to post any of the pics of pure&money (they're sort of private), hopefully they won't object to a piccy of their darling girl.