SXSW Insider Guide: Erin Griffith- PandoDaily

February 28, 2013 at 7:17 am


 We’ve touched down in Austin TX and with less than a week to go until annual music/ film/ interactive conference SXSW kicks off, we’re launching daily insider guides from the peeps on Posse who know best! First up is Erin Griffith, a NY startup reporter at PandoDaily, who loves to sit back and relax somewhere with great food and an atmospheric vibe. She’s added her top 5 local hotspots to, which come Thursday will be available as an iPhone app! Here’s the places she recommends you visit in Austin TX:
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Red 7- Outdoor venue in east Austin that feels a bit like a backyard party + cool attached dive bar. 

Lamberts Downtown BarbequeHighbrow BBQ

Torchy’s TacosCheap delicious tacos + queso.

Driskill HotelI feel like an oil baron when I’m hanging out in this old school Texas hotel.

Hotel Saint CeciliaHip + beautiful hotel, pool and pool house for a cocktail party.

 Don’t miss a beat- follow Erin on Twitter & follow our blog to ensure you get the daily dose of what’s cool around SXSW. Of course, you could stake your own claim to what’s cool by telling your posse on