True to our "Keep Austin Weird" ways, our city does things a bit differently—including our dating scene. Sure, there are plenty of fun bar options, but given the active culture here, you're more likely to meet people elsewhere than swiping right. Here, we list some of the best places to meet other singles in Austin.
For an upscale bar scene with chill vibes, The Living Room bar offers great music, delicious cocktails, and a plush atmosphere. Stop by on #ManCrushMondays for an all-male event benefiting Equality Texas. 200 Lavaca St., 512-542-3600
Let’s face it: Everyone looks good in yoga pants. Meet someone with a similar affinity for the meditative mindset at Wanderlust’s candlelit studios, which have a decent girl to guy ratio. Plus, Blenders and Bowls serving up coffee and healthy treats in the same building, provide an easy place to chat afterward. 206 E. Fourth St., 512-502-5183
If you’re looking for the adventurous sort, Barton Creek Greenbelt is behind many Austin social meets. Walk the lush trails, explore hidden waterfalls, and say hello to all the dogs while meandering through this oasis in the city. Multiple entrances, try 3755-B Capital of Texas Hwy., 512-974-6700
Austin is an active town, and Austin Sports & Social Club makes it easy to stay active and meet other locals. Whether you want to seriously compete, revisit your childhood pastimes (think kickball, dodgeball, Wiffle ball), or expand your social circle, the team atmosphere and post-game happy hours will help you achieve all that. Various locations, 512-400-0060
Pizza and beer: What's not to love? Throw in twinkling lights, lively events, and communal tables at this low-key brewery, and you found yourself a great place to start conversations. 1305 W. Oltorf, 512-298-2242
Whether game night means cheering on your team or tossing around bean bags, this throwback bar with plush seating and TVs on West Sixth will let you indulge your competitive side. 601 W. Sixth St., 512-524-0466
With multiple eateries, a bar, and rooftop yoga, the downtown location of Whole Foods is not just your average grocery store—it’s an Austin institution. The surprisingly diverse crowd makes for excellent people-watching, even if you don't find eye candy. 525 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-542-2200