Are you looking for a new spot to keep cool with a few drinks and bites prior to Blues On The Green? Lamar Union Plaza offers a unique, varied selection restaurants that are not only sure to satisfy your taste buds, but also come with ample parking and a short 5-10 minute walk to Zilker Park.

Lamar Union is host to several well known spots like Shake Shack, Soto Sushi, and Caffe Medici. But there’s a few other tasty and locally owned spots you’ll find there as well.

Connection Pizza

Connection Pizza & Bar

Pizza how it should be! Bubbling crust, gooey-cheese, and lots of wine on the side. 

Happy Hour: Tues – Fri 4-7 with ½ off pizzas and $5 select apps. Wednesdays (perfect for Blues on the Green) is also ½ off bottles of wine!

Mandala Kitchen & Bar

Head chef and female owner-operator, Kieu Pham, created a modern Vietnamese and Thai menu based on family-style recipes. Don’t skip out on the mini rice pancakes! 

Happy Hour: Mon – Fri 5-7 with food and drink specials!

TLC Seafood Boil


TLC needs no introduction as the southern, gulf inspired menu has solidified itself as a staple in South Austin. Boasting a spacious indoor space with mega TVs for game watching, TLC also provides a patio area complete with cornhole games. 

Happy Hour: Mon All Day, Tues-Fri 4-6 with $5 select apps, margaritas, Texas beers and house wine!


Lick Honest Ice Creams

Just about the best local ice cream you’ll enjoy! Cool down before the Zilker Park heat with creative flavors and classics for the whole family.

Go for the seasonal flavors like Lemon Lavender, Berry Corn Cobbler, Horchata, Grandma Hilda’s Cookies

Lamar Union Plaza:
1100 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
IG: @lamarunionplaza

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She-She Media & Design,