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.
Do you like staying up late on a school night? Then Monday night at The Brixton might be up your alley.
They host free bingo, have pizza and sweet prizes from around the east side, dance offs, rap offs, 069 shots. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart!
Time: 9 pm – midnight
1412 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Sunday Funday and Day Drink Responsibly with Austin Tour Company and Deep Eddy Vodka!
Enjoy luxury round trip transportation from the JW Marriott in downtown Austin to the amazing Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery & Tasting Room in Dripping Springs. Mingle with old friends and meet new ones on the BYOB ride to the venue. Once on-site a DEV insider will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the distillery floor where you’ll hear all about the history of this rapidly growing brand and learn how they make their delicious vodkas. Once you’re done with the tour you’ll get to grab a complimentary cocktail of your choice and get to take the souvenir glass home with you. A 20% discount on merchandise is extended to all tour guests.
Additional beverages available for purchase, you have a safe ride back downtown, dive-in!
More information & Tickets here.
Practically every day has now been labeled some fake “holiday.” National IPA day is one that I can get behind.
Easy Tiger is celebrating this day of debauchery by offering $4 IPAs all day long.
When: today, August 6th
709 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Your best friend is actually tying the knot—can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday you were holding her hair back while she puked off the side of the Shell Island Shuttle during your spring break trip to Panama. Now as her maid-of-honor, you’re helping her pick out flowers and attending pre-dress shopping brunches with the mothers. Yes, the general aspects of planning a wedding can feel a little formal (ahem adult!), but there is always that one night where you and your friends get to re-live the revelry of youth: the bachelorette party.
Lucky for you, the bride has chosen the perfect bachelorette party location. Whether y’all just want to stay close to home or if this is a destination trip and you want to get weird with it, Austin is a great place to throw you girl’s “final” big bash. Of course, with a city like Austin it can be hard to choose just what to do. Luckily, we’ve got a couple ideas that will make this night one to go down in the books.
There are plenty of great boutique hotels in Austin that are great for other occasions. But when you have a group of rowdy women looking to get wild, it may not be the greatest idea to share walls with UT parents and wary travelers. Instead, book a cool house with plenty of space and fill the fridge with eggs and bacon from Salt & Time for the morning after. Home Away has tons of amazing listings for whatever size your party… and your budget.
Be your own private dancer at Brass Ovaries
Strip clubs are passé. Instead, get your sexy AND your sweat on at Austin’s best pole dancing and aerial aerobics studio: Brass Ovaries. Far from the seedy, Brass Ovaries has a fun and welcoming vibe that will get even the shyest girl in your party to open up and embrace her inner goddess. You can book a private party that is specifically tailored for the bachelorette crowd. Trust us, this is way better than the seediness and all-you-can-eat buffets of the alternative.
Pole dancing can work up quite the appetite; reward your party for all their hard work with an amazing dinner under the sparkling canopies of Justine’s. Nestled in an East Austin woody enclave, this French bistro is the perfect spot for your party. Order a round (or two) of French 75s and order the escargot (snails are delicious… trust us). The menu is small but well-rounded; even the pickiest eater will find something they’ll like while the adventurous eaters will adore the steak tartare or the moules frites.
Cruise down the river on a tube while you enjoy rose out of a canteen with your girls! One of the area’s favorite summer outdoor activities. BYOB (or sangria, cocktails, etc). River tubing with ATXcursions is the most convenient way to float: transportation to and from downtown Austin, online booking, tubes included, coolers and ice included. Just bring drinks, sunscreen, and your bridal party.
Pre-drink at Midnight Cowboy
If your party is smaller than 8, make a reservation at Midnight Cowboy. This brothel-turned-bar offers amazing cocktails in a cool atmosphere that will impress your out-of-town friends. Why do we say pre-drink? Despite its lascivious history, this place keeps it pretty low-key. It’s not a spot for getting rowdy or loud. Plus, reservations only last for 2 hours. Luckily, it’s located right on 6th street, so after you’re down with your speakeasy classics you can wander out into the rowdiness and ruckus of Austin’s famous downtown party scene.
Ride the bull at The Trophy Club
Located just down the street from Midnight Cowboy is the Dirty 6th staple The Trophy Club. Serving whiskey and beer to a wiley crowd of partygoers from around the world, The Trophy Club is notable for one reason: the bull. Strap the bride-to-be on and get your phones ready for some memories you’ll be belly laughing at the next morning.
Whether your party does Dirty 6th street or wanders off to Rainey, you can always meet in the middle at this locals’ favorite. While there is certainly an area you could call the dance floor, the whole place turns into a Britney Spears video once the shots kick in. The best part? While the bar closes at 2am, the DJ keeps it going ‘til 3, so you can keep the party going longer.
Recover at Barton Springs
You probably lost a pretty penny (along with a little bit of dignity) the night before. Thankfully you stocked the kitchen with the essentials (read: Bloody Mary and Mimosa fixings) so you can spend the morning lazing about and gabbing with the girls. Once y’all feel a little better, throw on your swimsuits and grab the sunscreen to go take a dip in an Austin’s favorite swimming hole. Once you jump in those frigid waters you’ll be refreshed and rejuvenated, just what you and the bride need as you look ahead towards her big day.
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
709 E. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
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.
- TNT – Tacos & Tequila
- Hula Hut
- La Condesa
- Fonda San Miguel
- South Congress Cafe
- Guero’s Taco Bar
- El Chile Cafe y Cantina
- The W
- Curra’s Grill
- Baby Acapulco
- The Cedar Door
- Ranch 616
- Z Tejas
- Matt’s El Rancho
- Texas Chili Parlor
- Jack Allen’s Kitchen
- Rio Rita Cafe y Cantina
- Key Bar
- The Oasis
- Abel’s On the Lake
- Little Woodrow’s
- Santa Rita Cantina
- Red’s Porch
- El Arroyo
- El Alma
- Ski Shores
- El Naranjo
- Uncle Julio’s
- 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.
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
Doc’s South Congress
1123 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
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.
Here’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
Where To Eat, Shop, & Play in Austin – A Taste of Koko
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Top picks for seafood, shaved snow, iced coffee, and a weekend staycation in Austin!
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!
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!
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!
WHERE TO COFFEE: Caffé Medici
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
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.
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
Hotel San Jose
1316 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704
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