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Austin is full of great bars and pubs. From laid back to velvet rope, you are sure to find tons of great places to drink and socialize in Austin, Texas. So the next time you're looking for some nightlife fun make sure you check out one or more of the many great bars and pugs in Austin, Texas.

Is it the holiday weekend yet? The answer is no. But a little Tuesday Happy Hour is one step closer to the weekend. The Wine Down at ACL Live is back for it’s 2015 season.

Each week a different restaurant from the 2nd Street district and surrounding downtown area will be on-site providing food samples while guests enjoy happy hour priced glasses featuring Mark West Wines. There will also be pop-up shops from local retailers and of course live music!

2015 Schedule:
June 30- The Peterson Brothers with bites by Cantina Laredo
July 14- Walker Lukens with bites by lll Forks
July 28- Sour Bridges with bites by Número 28
August 11- Cilantro Boombox with bites by Living Room at W Austin
August 25- Austin Music Foundation Presents Quiet Company and Special Guests Bee Caves with bites by the Bonneville

Admission: free

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Location:
ACL Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701

http://acl-live.com/calendar/the-wine-down-the-peterson-brothers

Taco Tuesday? That’s amateur’s play. The real way to get your week started is Taco Monday at Corner Bar on South Lamar. On Mondays they have buy one, get one free tacos. The only thing better than one taco is two tacos!

Corner Bar is good for more than just tacos. Be sure to order this Bananas Foster Manhattan concocted cocktail, which has in-house infused Buffalo Trace Bourbon. It will hit the spot!

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When: Mondays

Time: 4 pm – close

Location:
Corner Bar
1901 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/CornerBarAustin/timeline

Peached Tortilla

A Taste of Koko

Jane is the Editor of Austin’s top food blog, A Taste of Koko, covering the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. She strives to inspire your inner foodie by guiding you to the most delicious finds in the city through mouth-watering food photography.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for her daily finds.

 

The weather has been amazing in Austin and I’m taking full advantage with outdoor brunches, fresh coconuts, and lots of ice cream. Read on for my monthly favorites!

 

Contigo

WHERE TO BRUNCH: Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723

Picnic tables, sparkling lights, and large cedar elms makes a meal at Contigo Austin feel like an escape from the city. Contigo tops the list of best places for outdoor brunch in Austin!

SEE ALSO: Ultimate Guide to Best Brunches in Austin

 

Taco Deli

WHERE TO LUNCH: Taco Deli

* multiple locations

I always order the blue plate combo with your choice of any 2 tacos (seafood is my fav) served with rice and beans.

 

Peached Tortilla

WHERE TO DINNER: Peached Tortilla

5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756

Asian and Southern comfort food with a modern twist at it’s best, and without the hefty price tag! Peached Tortilla serves up unique rice bowls, savory noodle dishes, fun twists on dessert and a mouth-watering cocktail menu. Be sure to order the slow braised pork belly bowl, and the Thai Chop Chop Salad.

SEE ALSO: 21 Reasons Why Peached Tortilla’s Brick & Mortar is Austin’s Best New Restaurant

 

Juju Juice

WHERE TO JUICE: Juju Juice

1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

This walk-up juice stand attached to Cenote serves up fresh coconuts, juices, and smoothies to keep you hydrated all summer long.

 

Lick Ice Creams

WHERE TO GET DESSERT: Lick Ice Creams

2032 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Lick specializes in artisan ice cream made in small batches with local and seasonal ingredients that are picked weekly from farms. Try the goat cheese and thyme or seasonal flavors like grapefruit with champagne marshmallows. Their second location is opening soon on Burnet Road.

 

Sweet Berry Farm

LOCAL EVENT: Sweet Berry Farms

1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Located just outside of Austin in Marble Falls, Sweet Berry Farms is the perfect weekend destination for friends and family! Pick your own strawberries (in season now), blackberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, and more. Be sure to bring cash and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in.

 

Let’s cover the basics first. Yes, Drizly is a LEGAL service that allows you to order booze straight to your door in less than an hour. And yes, you can get your first delivery fee waved when you use the code 365AUSTIN.

Follow the steps below to place your order, use the code 365AUSTIN at check out, and you could win free deliveries for a year!

Looking to provide the perfect gift for a friend? Drizly now allows you to ‘gift’ booze deliveries as well!

HOW DRIZLY WORKS:
1. Download Drizly to your iPhone or Android phone, or log on to Drizly.com.
2. Sign up and add your favorite beer, wine and liquor to your cart.
3. Check out, enter discount code 365AUSTIN, pay (same prices as in the store) and tip your driver, all right from Drizly.
4. In less than one hour, your alcohol will be delivered.

NEIGHBORHOODS IN AUSTIN DRIZLY NOW SERVES:

  • Allandale
  • Brentwood
  • Central East Austin
  • Cherrywood
  • Chestnut
  • Crestview
  • East Cesar Chavez
  • Far West
  • French Place
  • Hancock
  • Holly
  • Hyde Park
  • Mueller
  • North Austin
  • North Burnet
  • North Loop
  • Northwest Austin
  • Northwest Hills
  • Pecan Springs Springdale
  • Rosedale
  • Rosewood
  • University Hills
  • Upper Boggy Creek
  • Windsor Park
  • Wooten

Winner of the FREE deliveries for a year will be chosen at random on May 15th.

www.Drizly.com

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Monday’s at Easy Tiger are not for the faint of heart as tonight and tomorrow they’re hosting a Whiskey Tasting. They’ll be offering:

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* Jefferson’s Presidential Select 25-Year Straight Whiskey (90.4 proof)
* Old Forester Birthday Bourbon (97 proof)
* George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (138 proof)
* William Larue Weller (140.2 proof)

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While you’re there be sure to treat yourself to a pretzel. Easy Tiger is great as they have a great patio that is perfect to enjoy in this weather!

Tickets: $30

When: today, April 27th or tomorrow, April 28th

Time: 5 pm

Location:
Easy Tiger
709 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://easytigeraustin.com

Sa-Ten Coffee

A Taste of Koko

Jane is the Editor of Austin’s top food blog, A Taste of Koko, covering the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. She strives to inspire your inner foodie by guiding you to the most delicious finds in the city through mouth-watering food photography.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for her daily finds.

I recently discovered a Indian restaurant on the East side with a lunch special that’s hard to beat, a new restaurant that I’m obsessed with, and a coffee shop that’s easily become my favorite hideout. Read on for my monthly favorites!

Nasha Austin

WHERE TO LUNCH: Nasha

1614 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

The thali platters, a traditional Indian lunch, are only $7 – 9 for lunch with the curry of the day (meat or vegetarian), two veggies, a dessert, basmati rice, and naan. A steal!

Try the curry margarita while you’re there!

Italic Restaurant

WHERE TO DINNER: Italic

123 W Sixth St Austin, Texas

My current obsession is the Italic, the new Italian restaurant opened by the ELM Restaurant group of 24 Diner, Easy Tiger, and Arro. The spaghetti carbonara is to die for, the pizzas are a must-try, and the steak is the best I’ve ever had. 

RELATED: Italic, Austin’s First Rustic Italian Restaurant Has Officially Opened

Sa-Ten Coffee

WHERE TO COFFEE: Sa-Tén Coffee and Eats

Bldg 3, Ste 101, 916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

I adore this artsy and relaxed Japanese-inspired coffee shop and cafe, tucked away in the Canopy complex in East Austin on Springdale Road. Be sure to order the o-hi-yo coffee and one of their Japanese toasts.

Raven & Lily

SHOP AT THIS LOCAL SHOP: Raven & Lily

Raven & Lily is a local Austin shop that carries fair trade jewelry, clothing, accessories and gifts handmade with naturally dyed fabrics and locally-sourced, eco-friendly materials. I love that they’re a socially-conscious lifestyle brand that’s dedicated to empowering women through design!

Austin Food & Wine Festival

ATTEND THIS LOCAL EVENT: Austin Food & Wine Festival

April 24-26, 2015 – Austin, TX

Austin Food + Wine Festival returns this year to host more than 40 events over three days at Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park, including hands-on grilling demonstrations; expanded interactive fire pits helmed by an all-star lineup of chefs; Grand Tasting tents offering food, wine and cocktail tastings; live musical performances; chef tastings; book signings; and much more.

I’m all for taking it easy at Easy Tiger’s Easy Sunday. They’re going to have everything you need for a perfect little Sunday Funday action!

They’ll have $1 Austin Beerworks Cans, Windmill Bicycles will have a pop up shot and there will be screen-printing by Fine Southern Gentleman. They’ll be a chance for you to win Neil Diamond tickets, Easy Tiger swag bags and a custom Fairdale bike!

They’re hosting a social ride before starting at Windmill Bicycles at 12:30.

When: today, April 19th

Time: 2 pm – 6 pm

Location:
Easy Tiger
709 E. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/1585770025027935/

Spring Saturdays are made for crawfish broils! Banger’s is one of those places that has a way of doing everything right.

Don’t let the chances of rain detour you as they just built a massive covered patio.

They’ll have live music and crawfish until they run out! So get out there early.

If you are looking for other fun happening around town, here are our Weekend Top Picks!

When: today, April 18th

Time: noon

Location:
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/bangersaustin/photos/pb.202236646516475.-2207520000.1429290512./828171083923025/?type=3&theater

 

Is it football season yet? I feel like so much has happened in Texas sports since Texas lost. Since I’m a true Texas fan at heart, I basically am just now waiting for football season.

However, tonight March Madness comes to an end. My bracket was shot long ago (when Texas lost) but I’ve still found myself watching the remaining games. Tonight is the championship game where Wisconsin will take on Duke.

One of my favorite places to catch sports in Austin is at Bar 96. It’s Rainey’s sports bar and they have plenty of TVs, good drinks at good prices.

Game Time: 8:18 pm

Location:
96 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/bar96/timeline

Photo Credit: Bar 96 Facebook Page

Happy Good Friday! Haymaker is hosting their 2nd Annual Good Friday Fish Fry and its going to be an afternoon of fun and fish!

They’ll have beer battered Alaskan cod, French fries and home made coleslaw. Drink specials include $2 frozen margaritas and $3 beer-ritas. Although my favorite part of the party may be the adult sno cones!

When: today, April 3rd

Time: 4 pm

Location:
Haymaker
2310 Manor Road
Austin, Texas 78722

https://www.facebook.com/events/1627904690779572/

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