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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.

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

May is Bike Month here in Austin and St. Elmo Brewing Co. is celebrating! Every Wednesday evening, St. Elmo is offering a free half pour of beer to anyone who rides their bike to the brewery.

Just let your friendly bartender know you rolled up on two wheels, and a half pour is yours on the house. St. Elmo offers unique brews like their Angus dry stout, tropical Slate American IPA, Evangeline French Saison, and even house-made soda. Folks can grab a bite at the Sour Sop Thai food truck on the dog-friendly patio.

When: Wednesdays in May

Time: 4pm-10pm

Location:
St. Elmo Brewing Co.
440 E. St. Elmo Street
Austin, Texas 78745

It’s time to dust off your BeDazzler and bring your A game. Tonight, come celebrate the birthday of the woman who started it all, the Queen of Tejano music … Selena!

Join Bidi Bidi Banda and guests for a night you’ll never forget. Learn how to cumbia or simply show off your skills with Melissa Corpus of MeliSamba. Get your kicks with Austin’s Puro Pinche Party Band, Su Madre.

Plus win prizes in the Selena lookalike and dance contest!

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When: Today, April 16th

Cost: $5

Time:
4-6 p.m. – Bidi Bidi Banda
6-6:45 p.m. – Cumbia Lessons with Melissa Corpus
6:45-7 p.m. – Selena Lookalike/Dance Contest
7-7:45 p.m. – Su Madre
8-10 p.m. – Bidi Bidi Banda

Location:
The Highball
1120 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

We know a good Happy Hour when we see one. That is why June’s is our new go-to spot. Here’s the deal half-off all food and half off bubbles.

Order however you’d like but these are my menu favorites: the fried chicken sandwich, snapper carpaccio and burger. If you have a sweet tooth treat yourself to the monster cookie.

When: daily

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location:
June’s
1722 South Congress
Austin, Texas 78704

http://junesallday.com

The Austin Arizona State Alumni Association is bringing back their PAC 12 Puppy Pub Crawl! And this time they’re partnering with the University of Washington to help us all drink for a great cause—our furry friends at Austin Humane Society!

A $15 donation is suggested to get a wristband for drink specials at the participating bars. Puppies are welcome, but you don’t need a dog to participate, nor do you need to be part of the PAC 12 conference. This is the kind of day everyone can get behind.

When: Today, April 1st

Times and Locations:

12:30–2 p.m. Bangers

2–3 p.m. Parlor Room
$4 Tito’s and $4 Shiner

3–4 p.m. Bar 96
25% off your tab

4–5 p.m. Bungalow
$4 Tito’s and $4 Shiner

 

Everyone’s favorite hour of the day just keeps getting better and better. Hopdoddy has relaunched their $5 Happy Hour and you need to add it to your list. It’s a serious deal on one of the best meals in town.

They have:

  • $5 Craft Drinks
  • $5 Wine
  • $5 Signature Sips
  • $5 Seasonal Burger
  • $5 All Fries

When: Monday – Friday

Time: 3:00-6:30 p.m.

Location:
Hopdoddy

Every Tuesday, Lonesome Dove will offer an extended happy hour from 3 PM – 9 PM, featuring live music and a menu of food and drink specials in the bar and lounge. Sip on signature TX Whiskey Gingers for just $5, along with $2 Lone Star Longnecks and $3 Local Brews, $5 Reyka Bluebonnets and Casamigos Margaritas and Palomas, and $10 Love 22 Jalapeño Cucumber Margaritas while enjoying discounted LDA menu favorites including:

  •  $12 Fettine Trios
  • $8 Soked Tenderloin Sausage & Pretzel Board
  • $3 Hamachi Tostadas
  • $3 Carpaccio Nachos
  • $3 Wild Boar Ribs
  • $2 Corn Fried Catfish
  • $5 Beef and Lamb Bacon Sliders (2 to an order)

When: Tuesdays

Time: 3pm-9pm

Location:
Lonesome Dove
419 Colorado Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Sometimes Mondays just demand Happy Hour. WuChow never fails. The food is delicious and you can definitely fill yourself up and call it dinner. They have a $5 cocktail of the day and $5 wine. Mondays definitely don’t have to suck!

You really cannot mess up ordering because it is all so amazing but here’s a look at my order.

  • Chicken & Taro Eggrolls
  • Basil Chicken Dumplings
  • Tenderbelly Pork Belly Bao
  • Spicy Sichuan Deep-Fried Chicken
  • Sichuan Spicy Wontons
  • ***Not on Happy Hour but I can’t go there without ordering are the Honey Prawns.

Here is a look at the Happy Hour menu (from our instagram story):

wuchow happy hour

When: Monday- Friday

Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Location:
WuChow
500 W. 5th Street
Austin, Texas