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