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At Home On The Range

Out in Austin’s Space

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By day filmmakers ramble through the prairies, pine forests, and hills of Austin and its environs — which is why, come sundown, they’re anxious to check out the town’s nightlife. Here’s a brief rundown of Austin’s most star-studded spots.

BEST CELEB WATCHING: McConaughey and his Newton Boys hit the BBQ-and-music-joint Stubb’s, sort of a Texas Spago.

BEST BLUES CLUB: Has to be Antone’s, in the Warehouse District — Austin’s most famous club. A favorite of Judge and new girl in town Bullock, who just bought a house in town.

BEST L.A. SPOT IN AUSTIN: Speakeasy, tucked away in an alley in the Warehouse District, houses Linklater’s screening room and specializes in chic martinis and big cigars.

BEST LOUNGE: Blue Velvet lives at the Carousel Lounge, where Linklater hangs whenever Tarantino is in town.

BEST MOVIE HOUSE: The Alamo Draft House Cinema, in the Warehouse District, specializes in first- and second-run films, with beer to wash down the popcorn. Only in Texas.