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17 Best Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Austin

November 20, 2018


Best Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Austin

It’s been POURING in Austin for the last couple of weeks so what’s there to do? Here are my top picks for the 17 best things to do on a rainy day in Austin!

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Hatchet Alley - axe throwing in Austin Texas

Photo by Cassandra J Klepac 


Try your hand at axe throwing at Hatchet Alley and it’s BYOB too! Located in East Austin between the Airport and Downtown Austin, Hatchet Alley’s Texas-sized indoor space of over 12,000 square feet is suitable for hosting groups of 6 to 200. Great for groups looking to have a good time and share hi 5’s. 


  • Axe throwing – $20 per person for one-hour or $30 per person for 2.5-hour group
  • Football bowling
  • Bocce ball


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443 A Bastrop Hwy,


Wonder Bar in Austin


Escape from the rain and play at Austin’s newest Instagrammable bar, Wonder Bar, at the Domain!

11500 Rock Rose Ave Suite D, Austin, TX


Infinite Monkey Theorem

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

After opening the doors of its first Austin location in 2015, The Infinite Monkey Theorem has moved to East Austin to an 11,000 square foot warehouse allowing them to produce up to 10,000 more bottled wine cases per year! Much like the old space, the winery will continue hosting a slate of programming such as the popular Silent Disco taking place the first Friday of the month and Trivia Tuesdays, as well as regular tours & tastings and one-off events. 

702 Shady Ln,



Pinballz Arcade

I just went to Pinballz for the first time last month and it was so much fun! Pinballz is similar to Dave & Busters with all the arcade games but with one major difference… it’s BYOB! Or in my case, BYOW – bring your own wine. I brought canned wine to sip on while playing all the games!

8940 Research Blvd,


Ramen Tatsu-ya in Austin


Every time it rains in Austin, there’s nothing more than I want to do but slurp a steaming bowl of ramen. Here’s my guide to the best ramen in Austin!

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Austin Central Library

Austin Central Library

Curl up to a book at the Austin Central Library with the sound of rain on the rooftop garden that has an incredible view of Austin. If you’re hungry, head downstairs to the Cookbook Cafe.

710 W Cesar Chavez St,


Topgolf Austin


Topgolf is completely covered so rain or shine, swing away! They’re also dog-friendly.

2700 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758,




The children’s museum elevated. Want to avoid the kids? The Thinkery closes the museum on one Thursday of every month for Thinkery21 – adults can eat, drink and mingle while experiencing innovative science and art.

1830 Simond Ave, Austin, Texas 78723,


Prison Break at Escape Room


You can get out of the rain and put your puzzle-solving skills to the test in these immersive escape rooms. They have 5 adventures to choose from that might have you finding gold, breaking out of prison, taking part in an art heist, and more. You can get more information and reserve here!


Blanton Museum


Located on the University of Texas Austin campus, The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the largest university museums in the nation. Admission is free on Thursday.

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701


Maze Room Austin


Enter the safe house of a Soviet spy and try to reveal his true identity. You have one hour to figure out your way out of the room with your friends. We made it just 10 minutes over!

5555 N Lamar Blvd Suite K110, Austin, TX 78751,


Austin Bouldering Project


The world’s largest bouldering gym is located in Austin at the Austin Bouldering Project with a 50,000 square foot facility. Everything is bigger in Texas right?

I recommend getting the day pass for $16 and spending the day at the facility. Austin Bouldering Project has rock climbing, yoga classes, a gym, food options, and an area to work upstairs.

979 Springdale Rd #150, Austin, TX 78702,




It’s on my bucket list to skydive (even though it terrifies me) so I’ll opt for indoor skydiving for now. Skydive at iFly’s high-tech indoor attraction boasts a vertical-wind-tunnel-powered skydiving simulation. That’s me in the photo above!

13265 US-183, Austin, TX 78750,


Punch Bowl Social Austin


21,000-square-foot venue with a craft-beverage bar, a gastropub diner featuring high-end comfort food, private-party facilities and a one-of-a-kind Old School entertainment space offering pool, pingpong, shuffleboard, darts, vintage arcade games, board games and a private karaoke room.

11310 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758,


Alamo Drafthouse


An obvious choice for rainy days. Watch a movie and grab dinner at the same time. My favorite combo is the bottomless popcorn with extra butter, fried pickles, buffalo cauliflower, and boozy milkshake.

*Multiple locations,


Dart Bowl


Opened since 1958, Dart Bowl offers the most affordable lanes in Austin with $1.50 games (per person/per game) on Sundays after 9pm. Check out the Lazer Maze when you’re there, we spent over a hour trying to beat each others times.

5700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756,




IKEA is always packed and it’s a nightmare, but not on rainy days! Go for some home inspiration, or browse their new collections.

1 IKEA Way Round Rock, TX 78665,


Blazer Tag

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Blazer Tag is the largest lazer tag arena in Texas with a 10,000 sq/ft laser tag arena with towers & ramps.

1701 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78704,



Before you say, “Gaming bar? Really?” Vigilante has every single board game possible (200+ options) with food, sake cocktails, wine, and beer. It’s $10 a table so if you have 3 friends plus yourself, that’s $2.50 per person for the entire day and unlimited board games. If you want some privacy and have a large group, Vigilante also has private rooms to rent.

Let it pour outside while you discover a new board game and toss back sake bombs!

7010 Easy Wind Dr #150, Austin, TX,


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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