This post is part of our #4Daysof4K Guide to Austin series. Be sure to check out the other guides:

In this last edition of the Four Kitchens Guide to Austin, we bring you recommendations from the Four Kitchens partners: Todd Nienkerk and Aaron Stanush.

Todd’s picks

See the bats!

The bats under the Congress Avenue bridge. Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in the world. At sunset, they leave the bridge en masse, creating a massive black cloud that stretches for miles. The process takes about an hour; there are millions of bats.

Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon

Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon. Every Sunday, they play chicken sh*t bingo. It’s exactly what it sounds like: A chicken walks on top on a bingo board, and wherever it poops, that’s the number that gets called.

The Cathedral of Junk

Just go. Seriously.

Aaron’s picks


Feast yourself! Gourmands is a neighborhood pub with badass sandwiches, beers in goblets, ping-pong, and a giant outdoor patio

Get outdoorsy

Rent a canoe, kayak, stand up paddle board, or a paddle boat on Lady Bird Lake. The Rowing Dock is a great place to check out for canoe and kayak rentals.

See Austin street art

The Graffiti Park is easily accessible from Downtown Austin and a must-see street art spot. You can also participate in ATX Free Art Friday, a city-wide art scavenger hunt.