I'll be in Austin for a conference in October with a group of friends. We'll be there about two and a half days and we're staying at the Omni Austin which is at 700 San Jacinto at 8th Street; we won't have a car.
We are looking for fairly inexpensive restaurant suggestions as well as suggestions on where to go out at night. We're not super trendy so we're not looking for the hottest, most current nightspot; we'd rather have somewhere with good drinks and maybe some good music. As far as food goes - we are eight women who like to eat and appreciate good food and we like just about everything. Extra points for good dessert.
Any suggestions are appreciated! I've been reading other posts but it's hard to tell what's within walking distance of our hotel.