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With the upcoming SXSW festival nearly upon us, chances are you may be looking for the best restaurant, bar or even an Austin home search to check out that isn’t too far away from all of the action. Luckily, there have been quite a few new establishments that have opened in Austin throughout the past year that will enable you to do that very thing. Here are five of the best places that you can check out during the festival so you don’t have to wander too far away from all of the action that’s taking place.

Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-QueThis delicious barbecue joint is located right in the middle of downtown Austin and offers dishes such as brisket and ribs.

The Townsend Located right across the street from the Paramount Theatre, this establishment offers unique cocktails in an environment that is both cozy and upscale. Additionally, you can also partake in small dishes such as nuts, pickes, trout confit, and beef tartare.

Wu Chow.This is a modern-type Chinese restaurant that really gives you the best bang for your buck. They offer a dim-sum brunch every Sunday, as well as accepting reservations for special dinner occasions.

ItalicThis Italian restaurant is situated in a mid-century building and serves traditional dishes with a side of style, all of which can be washed down with a glass of Negroni wine. Additionally, they also offer gluten-free options for those individuals who are conscious about eating food containing wheat.

Revival Public HouseThis establishment is located right outside the Austin Convention Center, which is where SXSW actually takes place. Here, you can enjoy dishes such as a hot chicken sandwich or a bacon jam-and-pimento-topped burger. Regardless of the dish that you order, it can be completed with a special brew from a local company such as Hops & Grain or Live Oak.