SXSW Insiders' Guide 2015

March 13, 2015 11:07 PM

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SXSW Insiders' Guide 2015

Best Bar For Clandestine Networking: The Cloak RoomIf the bars at the W Austin or Four Seasons are too highfalutin for you, make like generations of Austin ­legislators and head toward the ­capitol for this hard-to-find ­basement bar. No-nonsense bartender Beverly Pruitt -- who doesn't believe in frozen drinks or craft cocktails -- is ­something of a rock star herself, so gruffly ­quotable that she has earned a Twitter parody account (@bevscloakroom). (1300 Colorado St.,

Best Ride Without Surge Pricing: B-CycleBoasting more than 40 stations ­downtown, B-Cycle, the city's official bike-share, is ­partnering with SXSW and ­renaming itself SXcycles for the week. Sure, you'll be riding around with tacky ads on your basket, but the $8 activation fee gets you unlimited ri...

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