It's the last thing an otherwise respectable venue thinks about: the bathroom. But there are diamonds in the graffiti-covered rough, gleaming halls of grooming splendor hidden among the rough-and-tumble roads Austin, Texas. This list is for folks who prefer to do their business with dignity.
I can understand why this place is haunted. If I were a ghost, I'd never want to leave bathrooms like the Driskill's, what with their bouquets, fancy soaps, and sparkling chandeliers. Chandeliers, people!
Adorable little grooming stations line the wall of Paramount's upstairs ladies' room, with cushioned piano benches, portrait mirrors, and mini-countertops to daintily place your handbag.
A hip monk's hideaway amidst buzzy, touristy SoCo. If you can't cough up enough dough to stay the night, you probably can for their weekday happy hour, which grants you access to their petite wine bar and poolside lounge space. Of note: Their lobby bathrooms, featuring ridiculously cool poster art, and amazing (I repeat- amazing) smelling hand soap.
I could probably fit the majority of my single-family home inside Austin City Hall's bathrooms. They are enormous -- larger, I'd venture to guess, than most government employee offices.
Yes, I totally get lost trying to find them, and yes, I halfway suspect that the maze-like architectural layout of The W bends the space-time continuum, but man are their bathrooms awesome. Located in a back, darkly lit hallway in the lobby, they are gray and white miniature monuments to modern design.