Tailgating season is officially upon us. It’s still hot as hades and the leaves aren’t turning orange, but the city is turning burnt orange, so that means it’s fall! And we’ve got big news to share: Favor, the Austin-born delivery service, has figured out a way for us to be fabulous day-drinking hosts without any of the stress. Whether we win at football or not, we are winning at life.
Score big this season with Favor’s free delivery of beer and wine from H-E-B! And there’s no membership fee required. They are doing this in more than 30 cities across Texas, including dear old ATX. Imagine all the use cases for this one—last-minute game watch at your house, impromptu happy hour, and any other time you need chardonnay fast.
You can choose from the best selection in Texas at the exact same everyday low prices you see in H-E-B stores. They have everything from Austin Eastciders and Victory Golden Monkey to Black Box Wine and La Crema. And the best of all, there is no minimum delivery required. If you just need one six pack delivered to your couch, why shouldn’t you have it? What a time to be alive!
You will need to show a valid photo ID when your order arrives, so be prepared for that, but that’s about as complicated as it gets. Click here to learn more about Favor and most importantly, to get the app! In addition to beer and wine, they have endless delivery options from all of your favorite spots—from Starbucks and Chick-fil-A to all the best tacos in the land.
This free delivery offer lasts until the end of the year, so plan the next few months accordingly. Favor keeps bringing the best things in life straight our door, and we keep loving them for it.
This is one of the Monday-est Tuesdays ever. The good thing is Slab BBQ & Beer does Rib Night on Tuesdays. Ribs are half-off. Limit one pound per customer.
Slab BBQ & Beer
7101 TX-71 W Suite E1
Austin, Texas 78735
Live music, dozens of breweries, best buds, and barbecue. What more could a group of friends want?
Although Austin may seem like an unlikely contender for a bachelor party, The Live Music Capital of the World, has more to offer than meets the eye. More affordable than destinations like Las Vegas and brimming with bars, venues, and restaurants, Austin is the perfect place for groups to celebrate a last hurrah.
Enjoy the breweries, local barbeque and the company of your favorite people while traveling around the city. Plan a boys’ weekend out on the town with a swank hotel and a private bus for an easy and entertainment-filled bash.
Regardless of hotel location, Austin Charter Bus Company can accommodate bachelor groups of all sizes throughout their entire time in town. Austin Charter Bus Company has experience transporting groups across Texas for wedding events, field trips, corporate events, and more.
Traveling in a large group usually means having to call a fleet of Ubers or renting multiple vehicles with designated drivers. Why go through all that trouble? Charter buses come in various models to fit every size of bachelor group and include professional drivers. So you’ll have a built-in designated driver by your group’s side to enjoy the long night in Austin.
Book Luxe Lodging
Choose a hotel in the heart of Austin near bustling Sixth Street and central to all the downtown hotspots. The Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, JW Marriott Austin, and W Austin are a few hotels in the downtown area perfect for a large groups looking to experience the city to the fullest. These luxury hotels include premium amenities and are easy driving or even walking distance to top nightlife spots in downtown.
Pick Your Poison
Whether your group wants to visit a brewery or distillery, or even just hit bars and lounges, Austin has multiple spots in the downtown and surrounding areas.
Jester King Brewing is a local staple for good brews and a good time with friends. The brewery is located a half hour ride from the city and offers free tours on the weekends. Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden offers plenty of drinks, food, live music, and outdoor seating for large groups in the city’s hip Rainey Street area. Austin Beerworks, Blue Owl Brewing, and The ABGB are also great contenders for groups looking to enjoy a few craft beers. Bachelor groups in Treaty Oak Distillery and Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery are also top choices for groups who may want distillery tours and drinks with more of a bite.
Bachelor party groups looking for bars, lounges and music venues will find no shortage of options in Austin. If your group looking for “classic Austin nightlife”, look no further than the spots along Sixth Street (aka “Dirty Sixth”). Maggie Mae’s, Midnight Cowboy, Jackalope, and Easy Tiger are just a few of many spots to stop in the area. If you’re looking for bars with a more intimate feel and plenty of outdoor space, head over to Rainey Street for a good time at Craft Pride, Bungalow, Half Step, and more.
Grab Some Famous BBQ
It’s difficult to visit Austin without getting famous barbecue under your belt. Franklin BBQ is for patient groups willing to wait for some mouth-watering and top-rate brisket. It isn’t uncommon for customers to wait in line for hours, so don’t come too hungry. If your group isn’t feeling a long wait, check out La Barbecue or Stiles Switch BBQ.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Groups looking to explore the outdoors in Austin have the opportunity to hit the rivers around Austin. Fill up a cooler (no glass or styrofoam containers) and rent tubes to float and party along the San Marcos River, Guadalupe River, or Comal River. These river destinations range from around 30 to 60 miles from Austin. Renting a private charter bus through Austin Charter Bus Company gives groups the freedom to travel wherever they’d like in the area.
About Austin Charter Bus Company
Austin Charter Bus Company is part of a state-wide network focusing on providing quality and efficient rental buses to traveling groups. The company offers reliable transportation for all types of groups and tailors each rental to specific travel needs. Groups looking to travel beyond Texas may also explore national rental options. Rental representatives are available 24/7 at 512-215-4891 to assist anyone looking to book a charter bus or minibus for special occasions.
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Dogs are family. For a lot of us, they’re more than family. The Huffington Post surveyed 1,000 dog owners, and 38% say they love their dog MORE than their spouse.
Austin is for dog lovers—we would do anything to make sure our pets are healthy and happy—but 1 out of 3 dogs still don’t get the amount of daily exercise and stimulation they need. We all want to be responsible pet owners, but, as everyone knows, sometimes that can be hard … we get caught in traffic, our managers add us to last-minute lunch meetings, and we get stuck late at the office. We’re doing our best but sometimes we fall short, and when that happens, our dogs end up spending more time alone at home than we know is best for them. But we’re here to tell you there’s an answer …
Get you a dog walker.
Dog walking services offer mid-day walks and potty breaks for our esteemed furry colleagues. Getting a dog walker is the responsible choice for people who have taken on the commitment to own a dog but who can’t always be around to take care of them.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “That’s me, but how do I find a dog walking service I can trust?” We’ve got you. We did the research and found the dog walking service that fits the bill.
Skipper is a local, on-demand dog walking company run by a trained team of pet care professionals. Unlike most other dog walking services, Skipper employs all of its staff. Skipper dog walkers are W2 employees, not contractors. Skipper walkers go through two full background checks and 10 hours of classroom and field training before they join the Skipper team. Skipper’s standards are high, and they accept less than 10% of applicants.
When you sign up for Skipper dog walking services, a trained Skipper team member will come by your home to do an in-home consultation where they ask for your home and pet information, including your pet’s personality type, meal instructions, and visit routine. (If you live in an apartment, they work directly with your leasing office to check out a key). After the consultation, Skipper activates your online account and you can start scheduling visits right away. Skipper has a local team in Austin that monitors all the Skipper dog walkers and visits, so you can rest easy knowing your pup will get personalized, quality service every time.
When your Skipper team member arrives, you’ll get a notification that they’re there. At the end of the visit, Skipper sends a visit summary report with a GPS-tracked map along with photos of your pet and a detailed summary of everything that happened at the visit (see below). With Skipper’s real-time updates and fully-trained team of pet care professionals, you’ll know exactly when we were there and what your pup (or cat!) did during their Skipper visit.
Skipper offers online payment doesn’t charge additional for extra pets or scheduling same-day service. You can customize each visit to fit your needs, all free of charge. Their visit rates are extremely affordable and you can also buy visits in bulk for extra cost savings – a 20 minute visit will run you $17.
With all of these good things, Skipper also just announced they’ve partnered with ZilkerBark! In celebration of ZilkerBark reaching 150K followers, ZilkerBark will be doing a giveaway of free dog photos and Insta features each week for the next couple of months for anyone who books a dog walk with Skipper. For a chance to have your dog featured on ZilkerBark, follow Skipper and ZilkerBark on Instagram and sign up for your free Skipper consultation using code “ZBWALKME”… you’ll get $40 in Skipper credit and the chance to have your dog walked and featured by ZilkerBark.
Tonight’s Hartman Foundation Concert in the Park will be the perfect way to wind down the weekend. These weekly concerts are one of Austin’s true summer treasures. The city at sunset is a beautiful backdrop to the music. Don’t forget to bring a picnic dinner and a blanket!
Each week features a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony. They will play a variety of music, everything from jazz and light classical to pop selections and film scores. Tonight’s theme is brass and next Sunday it’s big band!
When: Today, August 19th
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Austin Symphony At The Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
It’s no secret that Lake Travis Zipline Adventures is one of our favorite things to do in Austin. Through summer they’re having a special “kids fly free” program where any person 17 or under for free with a full price adult. The “kids fly free” program is on Monday through Thursdays.
It’s an adventure from the beginning, as there are five ziplines for you to tackle. The views are even more spectacular! You reach speeds of up to 50 miles an hour. It’s such a rush! The guides are also friendly, knowledgeable and fun. They make the whole experience even better.
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Directed by David Gorvy, A Taco Told in Texas tells the story of the greatest tuna taco in the world, and a family that has profoundly impacted the Austin food landscape.
Jack Gilmore is the former chef of Z Tejas and the larger-than-life face of Jack Allen’s, one of the city’s most popular local chains. His son, Bryce Gilmore, is a five-time James Beard finalist and executive chef of Odd Duck and Barley Swine, Austin’s top-rated restaurant.
And then there’s Ralph …
Tiny is in! The concept of minimal living has taken off in recent years and now enthusiasts of the less-than lifestyle are coming together to learn from experts and one another. If you’ve contemplated purging your giant wedding Koozie collection and old pots and pans from college and going stylishly tiny, this is the event for you!
The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree is coming to Austin later this month and is the place where enthusiasts, lifestyle advocates, and industry professionals will come together. Come celebrate the best that simple living has to offer: mindful practices, eco-friendly products and services, and of course, one-of-a-kind tiny houses and small living structures.
More than just a festival, the Jamboree aims to raise awareness about the small-living movement, re-address how we look at housing, educate about the latest developments across the nation, and serve as a platform to discuss issues such as affordability and attainability in the housing market.
If you’re totally committed or just a tiny bit curious—come check it all out for yourself.
When: August 23rd – 26th, 2018
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Ln.
Austin, TX 78724
Wake up, y’all! Here’s just what you need: Via 313 on East 6th is now doing $1 mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays! That crazy-delicious Detroit-style cheesy goodness is calling your name right now! See you there.
When: Today, August 5th
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1802 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Do you ever wake up thinking, ‘Man, it sure is good to be an Austinite?’ Well my friends, today was one of those days for me.
Earlier today, Texas Monthly reported that legendary BBQ joint, Franklin BBQ, is opening a breakfast taco and coffee truck later this year in the existing Franklin’s parking lot. Read the full article from Texas Monthly here.
While this news may have you itching to stop by the original establishment, note that they are on summer vacation until August 10th!
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