Devil’s Backbone Tavern

Had enough of Austin’s cosmic countrypolitan scene? Hop in your car and head 37 miles southwest to this circa 1937 roadhouse. What you’ll find—aside from a killer jukebox, the oldest shuffleboard in Texas, and plenty of cold beer—is the best old-time honky-tonk in Texas (and thus, by extension, the world). Go any time for the (supposedly haunted) vibes and the epic view of the surrounding Hill Country—or, better yet, time your trip for a concert in the attached restored performance hall, where both imported talent and the local music gentry take the stage regularly.