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Explore Austin like the Fab Five – Yaaassss!

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Welcome, Hunty!

Did you accidentally watch the entire Season 6 of Queer Eye in a day like we did? Did you cry little baby, fabulous tears of joy and happiness after watching all the amazing transformations? (No judgment if you did!) Are you ready to step out, show out, and Explore Austin like the Fab Five? Here are the Queer Eye shooting locations you MUST visit soon!

Y’all ready to have a fabulous Honky-Tonk time? If you haven’t visited Broken Spoke, then it’s time to shine your boots and pay them a visit. You can either show up for an ICONIC dance lesson from Terri. Grab some delicious Texas grub and enjoy some great live music. Or you can check out the awesome Events Calendar. You don’t want to miss all the fun happening at Broken Spoke!

📍 Broken Spoke

Really, no one enjoys the judgment and stress that comes along with picking out a new gym. This is why we strongly recommend Liberation Barbell Club. They emphasize on making you feel EXTRA comfortable in your own skin. Personally, we think that what matters is that you show up, try your best, and end your workout on a confident note. Grabbing our fab gym outfits and we’ll meet you there!

📍 Liberation Barbell Club

Getting ready for a big dinner party and want to make a lasting impression? Want to WOW your date the next time you’re out together? Kids not listening to you and won’t use their utensils correctly? How about setting up an etiquette class? 

Since 1996, Texas Etiquette has been offering multiple courses to get you in tip-top shape for your next outing! Trust us, you’re already doing wonderful but these classes will elevate your style and presence. Currently, there are ladies, young adults, children, and private courses. Cheers to the art of first impressions!

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Long Center for the Performing Arts is putting VIEW into venue. It’s known as Austin’s Front Row for spectacular shows, those gorgeous Texas sunsets, and fun picnics in the park. It’s the perfect space if you’re hosting an outdoor prom. I mean, can we take a minute to acknowledge the magical turnout for Navarro Early College High School? Now, how does a sunny, breezy wedding at the Long Center sound?

📍 Long Center for the Performing Arts

Up for a drive? Trust us, you won’t mind the few extra miles. Especially after you take your first bite of that delicious Plookys Cajun Boiling Pot! Plookys is the perfect spot for that shareable 2lb Crawfish family meal and customer favorites like Smoked Turkey Legs! Don’t forget to grab a bowl of Jodie’s Gumbo and see if she incorporated Antoni’s suggestions!

📍 Plookys Cajun Boiling Pot

Interested in a career change due to COVID-19 demands? Have you always been passionate about the medical field but were struggling to find affordable courses? Central Texas Allied Health Institute is here to help! Their goal is to assist the Austin community through affordable, higher education in the Allied Health fields.

Pending your COVID-19 vaccine? Looking to get the Boosted? Central Texas Allied Health Institute can help with this too! For further information on vax info, click here.

📍 Central Texas Allied Health Institute

Feeling stressed, anxious, and unsure about how to cope? Have you considered the power of healing through animals? You can experience that and so much more at Safe in Austin. They’re a sanctuary that rescues abused and neglected animals, which later help heal people from traumatic stress and experiences.

BTW! If you love animals and people, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities. Safe in Austin also offers multiple events that connect heeling hearts together.

📍 Safe In Austin

The Other One’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization offering assistance to people that are experiencing homelessness in ATX. Not only do they provide aid, but they also provide work opportunities and help people move into stable housing conditions.

If you’re looking to get involved by making a small but mighty impact on the world, you can donate or volunteer here!

📍 The Other Ones Foundation

Ready to explore different flavors? Want to broaden your taste bud palate in a fun and creative way? Say less. Stop by the super cute OMG Squee where they offer 100% gluten-free Asian American desserts. Sip on a refreshing El Tigre Chino and munch on the cute af Fab Five macarons. We can’t wait to take adorable pictures with our adorable snacks because the vibes are EVERYTHING! Thanks to Tan, we’re having a lemon donut too.

📍 OMG Squee

A stage built for rockstars! “Go little rockstar!”

In case you’re in search of your next performance stage, look no further than Empire. It’s the perfect place to host your next solo gig. It’s also great if you’re looking to have various groups performing because Empire has 3 unique stages in one location. Did we mention it’s great for hosting fun parties or events too?

Not looking to perform but would love to kick-back and watch an amazing show? Check out the future shows HERE.

📍 Empire Control Room & Garage

Shop in Austin like Tan France

You’re already perfect the way you are but are you currently looking for ways to elevate your style? Is your closet in the need of a few statement pieces? How about some electrifying, bold Texas boots? Then you might need to stop by some of these Ah-Mazing spots on your next shopping spree. They’re totally Tan France approved!

Self Care in Austin like Jonathan Van Ness

Self-Care Saturday.
Self-Care Sunday.
Self-Care EVERY DAY.

Honestly, we all need a little R&R from time to time. How about treating yourself to a refreshing and soothing facial? In the market to spice your look up? A cut and color will certainly help! These are the Hair Salons and Barbershops that Jonathan would trust with your hair. Yaaassss Queen!

Dine in Austin like Antoni Porowski

In the mood for some comforting Beef Chili? How about some yummy Flat Top Fish Tacos? Need to de-stress after a long workday with the happiest hour? Check out some of the delicious restaurants in Austin that Antoni loved!

Other businesses we spotted throughout Queer Eye - Season 6!

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Before You Go...

Don’t forget to save or bookmark this guide. That way you’ll be able to reference when you’re feeling fabulous and wanting to Explore Austin like the Fab Five – Yaaassss!

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Austin check out the UNATION website or the UNATION apps for both iPhone and Android users. There is something there for everyone! If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Austin gals’ adventures be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook!

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagram and Facebook.

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