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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.

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 Real Ale Cans, Windmill Bicycles will have a pop up shot and there will be screen-printing by Fine Southern Gentleman, handmade accessories for sale from Son of a Sailor, giveaways (including a Mug Club Membership) and food specials.

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

If you want to hang out for the long haul, post Easy Sunday they’ll be hosting their Bill Murray movies series. Tonight’s feature is What About Bob starting at around 9pm.

If you are looking for more fun this weekend, check out the Weekend Top Picks!

When: today, July 26th

Time: 2 pm – 6 pm

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/387290584796846/

Some higher power than me decided that today is National Tequila Day. Somehow the stars aligned and it landed on a Friday so you can celebrate without the burden of work.

Here is a list of over 40 places in town to grab a margarita and celebrate. If you want a detailed rundown check out our list of Top Places To Get A Margarita In  Austin.

If you’re looking for other fun around town this weekend, here are our Weekend Top Picks.

  1. Maudie’s
  2. Trudy’s
  3. TNT – Tacos & Tequila
  4. Hula Hut
  5. Juilet
  6. Polvos
  7. La Condesa
  8. Fonda San Miguel
  9. Pelons
  10. South Congress Cafe
  11. Guero’s Taco Bar
  12. El Chile Cafe y Cantina
  13. The W
  14. Curra’s Grill 
  15. Baby Acapulco
  16. Chuy’s
  17. The Cedar Door
  18. Jorge’s
  19. Ranch 616
  20. Z Tejas
  21. Matt’s El Rancho
  22. Texas Chili Parlor
  23. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
  24. Rio Rita Cafe y Cantina
  25. Key Bar
  26. The Oasis
  27. Abel’s On the Lake
  28. Little Woodrow’s
  29. Santa Rita Cantina
  30. Red’s Porch
  31. Sazon
  32. El Arroyo
  33. Icenhauer’s
  34. Threadgill’s
  35. Takoba
  36. El Alma
  37. Ski Shores
  38. El Naranjo
  39. Uncle Julio’s 
  40. The Goodnight

Today is National Hot Dog Day so Doc’s is hosting a Hot Dog Cook-Out complete with a Hot Dog Eating Contest. Winner will take home $100 to Doc’s.

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You can still come from the cook-out and not enter the contest. They’ll have $1.50 plain hot dogs, $3.50 specialty hot dogs including the Salty dog, Guac dog, Banh Mi dog, Steak House dog, Tot Dog & Cheese Fry Dog.

They will also have ladies from Corona out, that will be giving out beers to customers as well as cool promo items. Customers can also purchase Corona, Corona Light & Modelo canned beer for $2.75 all night.

When: today, July 23rd

Enter by 6:30 pm

Location:
Doc’s South Congress
1123 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/eatdrinkdocs

Looking for a Tuesday evening Happy Hour? Look no further. Eat East Summer series is bringing you a whole load of options. Eat East launched out of an effort to encourage people to get out and try new places! Selected restaurants offer a drink and an appetizer in the $8 – $10 range.

 

Eat East Updated VersionHere’s a list of participating restaurants. Follow them on social media to stay up to date with specials and offerings.

The Hightower: The High Tail (bulleit rye, honey syrup, house made allspice dram, lemon) paired with brussels sprouts for $8

Tamale House East: 2 margaritas and a small queso for $10

Gardner Austin: Fried sweet potatoes with urfa mayo paired with their take on a Kalimotxo, a Basque combination of red wine and soda

Gelateria Gemelli: Small gelato (2 flavors) and an amaro for $10

Spartan Pizza: Signature jalapeno dip and premium beer (draft or bottle/can) for $8

Silo on 7th: Frozen margarita paired with fried deviled eggs for $9

Buenos Aires Cafe: Empanada paired with red or white sangria for $9

Weather Up:  Smoked Whitefish Pate with a Champagne Cocktail for $10

Jacoby’s:  Melvin Mule with an Onion Ring Appetizer for $10.

When: Tuesdays – Labor Day

https://www.facebook.com/events/1674821236064309/

Dining at Alcomar

A Taste of Koko

Where To Eat, Shop, & Play in Austin – 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.

 

Top picks for seafood, shaved snow, iced coffee, and a weekend staycation in Austin!

Dining at Alcomar

WHERE TO BRUNCH: Alcomar

1816 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Say aloha to Austin’s newest seafood spot with soft shell crab, lobster, snapper, and more!
Sno Labs Austin Snow Ice

WHERE TO DESSERT: SnoLabs

603 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

This isn’t your ordinary snow cone or ice cream. Imagine ribbons and ribbons of light, flaky shaved snow with gourmet toppings that instantly melt in your mouth. SnoLabs is a food trailer in Austin serving up artisanal shaved snow with natural ingredients. Shaved snow is super popular in Taiwan and it tastes just like the ones I had in Taipei last summer. Here’s seven reasons why SnoLabs is going to be your go-to this summer!
Cafe Josie

WHERE TO DINNER: Cafe Josie

5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756

I’m always thrilled when I hear of an old Austin restaurant that I haven’t dined at before. With so many new restaurants popping up in Austin every single day, it’s refreshing to visit a spot that’s been in town for years and hear about the good ol’ days. Pro Tip: Order the crispy Brussels sprouts and soft shell crawfish!

 

Caffe Medici

WHERE TO COFFEE: Caffé Medici

*Multiple locations

Caffe Medici just opened their newest location at the Lamar Union. It’s a great spot to get some work done during the day, dinner next door at VOX Table, and then hop over to Alamo Drafthouse for a movie.

SEE ALSO: 5 Coffee Shops EVERY Local Should Know in Austin
Travaasa Austin

WHERE TO STAYCATION: Travaasa Austin

2032 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Looking for a quick weekend getaway? Head to Travaasa Austin, the unique, experimental resort in Texas Hill Country. Travaasa offers inclusive guided adventures, culinary classes, cultural encounters, healing spa treatments, and fitness and wellness workshops, all located in a Zen-like preserve for the soul.

 

Pranom Pop Up

 

LOCAL EVENT: Thai Street Food Pop-Up

I met Chef Dream during SXSW this past March had the best Thai food of my life. He’s back with his Pranom Pop-Up with a weekly series of Thai late night street food specials every Thursday in July, August and September at Hotel San Jose!

When: July – Sept 2015
Where: Hotel San Jose, 1316 S Congress Ave
More Info: Facebook event here

 

Hotel San Jose is celebrating summer a little extra on Tuesdays with their Tiki Tuesday series.

Come chill with them where they’ll have their new frozen drink, a Pineapple Mango Crush.

They’ll also have Surf Rock by The Avocados.

The patio at Hotel San Jose is one of my favorite not so hidden gems in this city. It’s so serene smack dab in the middle of South Congress.

When: Tuesday through August

Time: 5 pm – midnight

Location:
Hotel San Jose
1316 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/events/1446184452358518/

 

The 17th season of the Austin Skeeball League gets rolling (pun intended) this Sunday!

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Both Wednesday and Sunday night leagues soon, so grab two friends (teams of three, and an optional alternate) and start thinking about a creative team name. “Flock of Skeegulls” is already taken, I checked…

As always, they’ll have great drink specials and since it’s continued to grow in popularity, this is also an awesome way to meet new people in a fun and relaxed environment.

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They give away some pretty great prizes each night including bottles of booze, concert tickets, oil changes, gift cards, t-shirts and more! And when the season comes to a close, you’ll also be invited to a stellar ‘End of Skeeson’ party.

Here’s an easy signup form, all you need is a team name and email addresses for you and your teammates and they’ll contact you with all the details!

 TEAM SIGN UP

Or email them directly at: AustinSkeeballLeague@gmail.com

See you on the slopes!

Where:
Lavaca Street Bar
405 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas 78701

When:  Skeeson 17 starts July 12  (Sunday Leagues) and July 22 (Wednesday Leagues)

For more info: Austin Skeeball League

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 host a customer appreciation night with buy one, get one free tacos for all Corner Bar guests. The only thing better than one taco is two!

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: 6:30pm – 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.