Navigate the thousands of panels, films, bands and parties like a know-it-all at the music/film/tech festival from March 13-22.

Best Bar For Clandestine Networking: The Cloak Room

If the bars at the W Austin or Four Seasons are too highfalutin for you, make like generations of Austin ­legislators and head toward the ­capitol for this hard-to-find ­basement bar. No-nonsense bartender Beverly Pruitt -- who doesn't believe in frozen drinks or craft cocktails -- is ­something of a rock star herself, so gruffly ­quotable that she has earned a Twitter parody account (@bevscloakroom). (1300 Colorado St., baraustintx.com)

Best Ride Without Surge Pricing: B-Cycle

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