Red Ash is located in the Colorado Tower, right in the hub of downtown Austin with a niche of “wood fired” Italian with some of the best eats in Austin ranging from Crudo to Osso Buco and 50 day dry aged Porterhouse.  The starter appetizer  of Tribeza Bakery bread will knock your socks off from the beginning, and the crudo and any of homemade pasta are sure winners. 

TIP: Open Sun-Thurs 5-10pm and Fri-Sat 5-11pm.  Reservations  at Open Table.
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Continue the romantic theme and head over to Elephant Room, one of the oldest music venues in Austin, featuring live jazz music. This bar is a prime example of what makes Austin one of the most unique cities in the nation.  A bar with brick walls, low ceilings covered with dollar bills, friendly staff and the most amazing music, ranging from eccentric jazz and blues to local bands. Latest schedule can be found on their website.

Tip:  Hours Mon-Fri 4pm-2am and Sat-Sun 8pm-2am. 
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Both Venues located within 1000 feet of 303 Colorado Street in the 2nd avenue district near Downtown Austin.