Kristy Owen - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

Kristy Owen

I am a realtor here in Austin, and clients are always asking for suggestions on what to do around town. So, I thought I would blog about my experiences, recommendations and what you have to do before you can call yourself a true Austinite.

Jugo is celebrating the launch of their new coffee menu with $1 coffees all week long! This includes: regular hot or iced coffee + espresso + americano + café latte + cappuccino + café mocha — with milk choices of regular, almond, coconut or oat!

Visit the downtown location and give the passcode: BREWGO! The fun ends Wednesday, January 29, so chug that caffeine while you can.

There is a little bit of fine print here, so pay attention:
Limit of three drinks per person
Excludes matcha lattes
In-store only

Are you looking to expand your drinking palate beyond vodka sodas and light beer? Learn the wonders of Scotch and taste how well it pairs with oak-fired food. Space is limited so reserve your spot pronto!

When: Thursday, January 23rd

Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.

1209 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, Texas 78702

It’s the first Office trivia of the new decade at Irene’s and your reputation as the person in your group who knows everything about The Office is on the line! The stakes couldn’t be higher. This Wednesday night is sure to be pefectenschlag!

Registration opens at 5:30, happy hour till 6:30, quiz kicks off at 7. Heads up, their Office quizzes tend to fill up fast, so send a team rep early (1-6 players) to ensure your group gets one of those 30 team slots.

When: Wednesday, January 22nd

Time: 7–9 p.m.

506 West Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades. Almost a third of koalas in NSW (North South Wales) have been killed in the fires, and a third of their habitat has been destroyed. Folks have lost their lives in the process to help stop these fires. It’s been gut-wrenching to watch, but we’ve also seen so many volunteers and organizations have sprung into action to do whatever they can to help. Tonight the fine people at Kung Fu Saloon Downtown are hosting their first Drink for a Cause of 2020 for the Australian Red Cross! Rally your friends and come help raise money for our mates down under.

When: Tuesday, January 21st

Time: 4–9 p.m.

Kung Fu Saloon Downtown
716 West 6th
Austin, Texas 78701

Back by popular demand! Today is the Chud’s Fried Chicken Winter Pop Up featuring Pitmaster Bradley Robinson. Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden will be the spot for Brad’s famous tallow-fried chicken with New England inspired sides.

Plates will be available for sale on a first come, first served basis. Come early and grab a beverage! This crazy delish chicken always goes fast.

Here’s the menu so you can dream about it in the meantime:Chud’s Tallow Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Mac and Cheese
Wedge Salad Coleslaw
Butter Beans
Chud’s Fried Chicken Sandwich – hot or mild!
Chud’s Maple Chicken Sauce

When: Sunday, January 19th

Time: 4–9 p.m.

LeRoy and Lewis
121 Pickle Rd.
Austin, Texas 78704

Photo courtesy Robert Jacob Lerma for event photo

If you can see it, you can believe it! Set your intention for the New Year by creating a creative vision board in this two-hour collage workshop lead by artist Whitney Avra.

Brunch, bottomless cocktails, and all materials included! Click here to get your tickets.

When: Saturday, January 18th

Time: 2–4 p.m.

The Cathedral ATX
2403 E 16th St.
Austin, Texas 78702

Start your engines and get ready to cheer on the ultimate team sport racing heroes on Little Woodrow’s 150″ HD projector screen! Tonight ATX Sports+Adventure will be hosting a Mario Kart 64 team tournament with three players per team. Registration is currently closed but come watch with your buds and get $3 Modelo and Lone Star pints.

When: Thursday, January 16th

Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Little Woodrow’s Southpark Meadows
9500 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #100
Austin, Texas 78748


It’s time again for St. Elmo Brewing Company’s monthly installment of Drag Queen B-I-N-G-O with the one and only Louisianna Purchase—voted Austin’s top Drag Queen for the last three years and a contestant on Season 3 of Dragula.

It’s free to play and there will be several rounds. There will be prizes galore!

When: Wednesday, January 15th

Time: 7–9 p.m.

St. Elmo Brewing Company
440 E Saint Elmo Rd.
Austin, Texas 78745

Tonight, come test your knowledge of early Springfield! You know you have a lot of Simpsons factoids rattling around in that head of yours. Doh-n’t miss out on this pub quiz covering all things season 1-10. It’s free to play and teams can be 1-6 people. There’s a 15 team cap so get there early. Themed cocktails and prizes will flow.

When: Tuesday, January 14th

Time: 7–9 p.m. | Registration opens at 5:30, quiz kicks off at 7!

Nickel City
1133 East 11th
Austin, Texas 78702

It’s not the Longhorns, but it’s still football! If you need a great place to watch LSU and Clemson battle it out, head on down to Lavaca Street Bar tonight. They’ll have game-day buckets and eats from Turf N Surf Po’ Boy all night long!

When: Monday, January 13th

Time: 7–10 p.m.

Lavaca Street Bar
405 Lavaca St.
Austin, Texas 78701