From Our Editors
At first glance, La Barge—Party Boat Austin's primary watercraft—appears to be an exercise in simplicity. Just 300 square feet of stained deck float peacefully on Lake Austin. A U-shaped bench frames the bow, while a bar area stands in the middle, sheltered from the sun by an awning. Look closer, and you can notice electronic luxuries—a stereo with iPod connectivity can blast jams, and 110-volt outlets can power up blenders or recharge a passing eel. The boat's spacious deck, modern amenities, and veteran captain make it an ideal party barge for groups of 20 or more, whether celebrating a kid's birthday or relaxing with margaritas.