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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.

It’s finally here: National Drink Wine Day! Not that we’ve been not drinking wine on the other days, but still—it will be more fun and official today. How will you be honoring this momentous holiday? We’ve got four words for you people: ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR!

Infinite Monkey Theorem be servin’ up $5 tap glasses + red cans, and $6 slushies.

When: Today, February 18th

Time: 2 – 8 p.m.

Location:
The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery
121 Pickle Rd #110
Austin, TX 78704

Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden just launched a new Happy Hour menu! 

The new  happy hour menu includes:

  • $3 snacks
  • $5 sausages
  • $4 beer
  • $5 wine specials

The menu includes boiled peanuts, their top-selling bratwurst and more as well as popular tap beers including Live Oak Pilz, Austin Beerworks Bloodwork Orange, a rotating special and house wines that pair perfectly.

When: Monday-Friday

Time: 4pm-6pm

Location:
Banger’s
79 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Sixty seven degrees and sunny in January? We’re looking at you Austin. Today just demands that you find a patio and enjoy this heavenly weather.

For those who are not participating in some version of “dry January,” Juliet Italian Kitchen offers half-priced bottles of wine all day on Tuesday!

When: Tuesdays

Time: 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Location:
Juliet Italian Kitchen
1500 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

 

We may not have that much of a winter in Austin, but we can party like they do Aspen. Every Tuesday in December, January, and February the San José is celebrating the Texas Winter Après Ski style. Enjoy ’80s tunes and wintery food and beverage specials. Après Ski outfits are totally encouraged but definitely not required.

When: Today, December 26th

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location:

Hotel San José
1316 S Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

It’s time to get a little more proactive about finding that special someone. At some point soon it may actually get a chilly in Austin, and that means you are going to need someone to cuddle up with by the fire pit. So tonight—ladies, bring a man, and men, bring a lady. You know, the one you love, but have already put in the friend zone. Hey, you aren’t going to date them, but their soulmate is out there somewhere!

When: Today, November 29th

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location:
W Austin Living Room Bar

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Via 313 has made Austin a better place by serving up the most amazing Detroit-style pizza, and now the sky has opened up and the angels are singing and they’ve announced that they are bringing us brunch pizza starting this Sunday at their Craft Pride location.

And not just that, Craft Pride has created a signature beer cocktail menu to compliment this deliciousness.

Here’s the list of cocktail/pizza pairings so you can ready your appetite for the big day:

The Bromance
Martin House Brewing Company True Love is the base for this mulled brew. Flavors of fall spice combine with a Raspberry sour ale to produce a sweet and sour treat. Dressed with a cranberry rim and garnished with an edible hibiscus leaf.

Pairs excellently with B.B.E: A Detroit Style French Toast Pizza

Cherry Lime Sour
Independence Brewing Co. Redbud Berliner-Weisse gives life to a cherry limeade made just for adults. Packed with real cherry and a bright lime flavor reminiscent of the drive-in treat. Garnished with a dried cherry wrapped in a fresh petite mint leaf

Pairs excellently with The Austinite: Cheese and Over-Medium Eggs are layered on a Hashbrown crust and crowned with a Salsa Verde.

Craft Chelada
A drink inspired by the Mexican Cerveza Preparada tradition. Our take is spicy, savory, and just a little sweet. Made with Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing Company and garnished with chile lime dusted salami and a Spanish olive.

Pairs excellently with Pepper Adams: Calabrese and Over-Medium Eggs on every slice and topped with Fresh Arugula and Shaved Parmesan.

When: Sundays starting October 2nd

Time: noon – 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Craft Pride
61 Rainey St
Austin, Texas 78701

 

Alright everyone, we officially have plans the day after Thanksgiving and we aren’t shopping—we’re drinking. Christmas pop-up bar known as Miracle, is coming our way this holiday season and bringing themed cocktails that will make everything merry and bright:

“The New York-based pop-up will transform Roosevelt Room’s next-door event space The Eleanor into Miracle on 5th Street. The temporary bar will offer seasonally-themed cocktails and kitschy decor from Friday, November 24 through Christmas Eve on Sunday, December 24.”

Can you imagine anything more fun than having a Bad Santa (mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liqueur, spices, golden raisins) or a You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out (pumpkin-spiced rye whiskey, Budweiser­, marshmallow syrup, egg) at this completely decked out holiday hot spot and then heading over to the Zilker tree and spinning around with your buds? The answer is no, no you cannot.

The holidays in Austin just keep getting better. 

COCKTAILS

Christmopolitan: Grey Goose Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower liqueur, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Rosemary, Lime, Kubler Absinthe Mist

Muletide: Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Lustau Amontillado Sherry, Allspice Dram, Ginger, Lemon

Bad Santa: (served hot) Mulled Red Wine, Grand Marnier, Tawny Port, Spices, Golden Raisins

How The Gimlet Stole Christmas: Plymouth Gin, Pine-Caraway-Sage Cordial, Sage leaf

Run Run Rudolph: Olmeca Altos Blanco Tequila, Borghetti Espresso Liqueur, Iced Hot Chocolate, Whipped Cream, Cinnamon and Cacao powder

You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out: Pumpkin-spiced Templeton Rye Whiskey, Budweiser­Marshmallow Syrup, Egg, Nutmeg

Snowball Old Fashioned: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Gingerbread syrup, Wormwood Bitters, Lemon Zest

Fa   La   La   La   La, La   La   La   La: Hendrick’s Gin, Linie Aquavit, Hazelnut Liqueur, Cardamom, Vanilla, Orange Flower water, Lemon, Egg White, Club Soda

Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!: Appleton Estate Rum, Leblon Cachaça, Plantation OFTD Overproof Rum, Purple Yam-Coconut Orgeat, Pineapple, Mint

Jingle Ball Nog: Martell VSSD Cognac, Lustau Amontillado Sherry, Peanut Butter, Almond Milk, Pandan, Cream, Nougat Syrup, Egg, Nutmeg

SHOTS

Naughty Shot: Marker’s Mark Bourbon, Cinnamon

Nice Shot: Mt. Gay Black Barrel Rum, Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao, Peppermint

You slept in, the weather is fabulous and cool, and now there is simply one thing to do to make this day completely perfect: Go to Super Soul Sunday at Icenhauer’s!

Since its beginning in 2011, this legendary #SundayFunday shindig has joined the ranks of Austin’s “must do” activities alongside swimming in Barton Springs, shopping on South Congress, and jamming at Austin City Limits.  A hotspot for locals and tourists alike, this historic Rainey Street hangout is the ultimate backyard party for both the young and the young at heart.

Enjoy an afternoon relaxing in the sun, drinking giant mason jars of Sangria, and listening to Austin’s favorite 10-piece soul outfit, The Nightowls.

When: Today, September 10th

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location:
Icenhauer’s
83 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701

   Mattie’s is celebrating summer with the launch of happy hour on the lawn under the shade of its grand live oak trees. Mattie’s Lawn Happy Hour, which is now running nightly Tuesday through Saturday between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., features a selection of savory snacks, along with a variety of specially-priced cocktails, wine and beer options. 

                    Choose from delicious bites like Grilled Pimento Cheese ($5) with toasted brioche and Irish cheddar; Prosciutto Tartine ($6) with Texas Goat Cheese, GP figs and honey; and a Chicken Sandwich ($6) with soft roll and spicy blue cheese slaw. The Mattie’s Lawn Happy Hour also includes new, refreshing cocktails like the Summer Old Fashioned ($7) made with rye whiskey, citrus oils, Lillet Blanc and triple bitters; or Oak Garden Ginger Buck ($6) made with your choice of vodka, local gin or Blanco Tequila, and house ginger and lime cordial.

When: Tuesdays – Saturdays 

Time: 4pm – 9 pm

Location:
Mattie’s 
811 W. Live Oak Street
Austin, Texas 78704 

www.mattiesaustin.com