By sheer force, this Red River District establishment is one of the best live music venues in Austin. With a cool indoor indie rock space complemented with a killer outdoor stage and the area's only rooftop deck and bar, these guys know how to throw a party. Expect serious jams and strong pours seven nights a week. "The Hawk" bleeds SXSW, and hosts a festival within a festival. Not for the faint of heart.