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    On Saturday, December 7, visitors are invited to celebrate the holidays with 2ND Street District at Santa Lounge & Market at W Hotel Austin.

    From 1 to 5 p.m. guests can enjoy holiday carols from local groups and solo artists while sipping holiday cocktails, browsing the local holiday pop-up shops, and giving back to a local charity.

    New this year, 2ND Street District is thrilled to be partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. The first 100 guests to bring one toy to donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin will receive a drink ticket for one free cocktail. This event will offer guests first-class retail options for all their holiday shopping needs. Stores participating include Beam Organics, Sikara & Co, Toy Joy along with the Toy Joy Kids Zone, Luxe Apothetique, Bonobos Guideshop – 2nd Street District, and more.

    While you’re in 2ND Street District, be sure to visit the holiday window displays created by St. Edwards University students!

      Believe in the magic of Miracle on 5th Street! The sensational Christmas themed pop-up bar has returned to The Eleanor. Guests can enjoy more of Miracle this year with extended hours as the pop-up will open at 2 p.m. daily, and at 12 p.m. from Thursday, December 19 through Christmas Day. In addition to decked out halls and even more over-the-top winter wonder, this year brings the miraculous addition of a worldwide “Ugly Sweater” party at participating Miracle outposts on Monday, December 2nd. All Miracle on 5th Street guests brave enough to don their tackiest, ugliest holiday sweater receive a shot of complimentary Christmas cheer upon arrival. On Monday, December 9th, Austinites can sing out their holiday spirit during a special evening of Christmas Karaoke. The 2019 cocktail menu from Mace’s co-owner, Nico De Soto, and Miracle manager, Joann Spiegel, features celebrated classics as well as exciting new frosted features such as the SanTaRex cocktail and a new Mistletoe shot. The pop-up will also feature a small chalkboard menu of Christmas-inspired cocktails and shots created in-house by The Eleanor’s talented team. The full cocktail menu is available at the main downstairs bar and the mezzanine bar. Last year’s addition of The Shot Ski Lodge returns for 2019 as well to serve up Snowball Old Fashioneds, Miracle Shots, beer and wine, single-spirit mixed drinks, and full-sized Shot Skis.

        Kick-off your festival weekend (or recover from ACL the night before) with a quick morning sweat-sesh with Juliet Italian Kitchen and Equinox Austin! This class is a fusion of two Equinox class favorites, 25-minutes of barre by Nikki Jensen followed by 25-minutes of Pilates by Melissa Gatto. Each attendee will get two drink tickets for bloody marys or mimosas from Juliet’s special ACL-edition happy hour afterward! Bibi Beverages will also be providing all-natural Alcohol recovery and preventative hangover shots. Space is limited so please register ASAP, and bring your own mat. Register here to attend:

          Twin Liquors’ Great Whiskey Release is an opportunity to win a chance to purchase a rare whiskey. The whiskey offerings and lineup are unique to each marketplace location. Attendees will need to be present to enter and win. The raffles start at 5:30 p.m., and each attendee will be able to enter once. The raffle closes at 6:45 p.m., and raffle drawings start at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

            Learn how to craft delicious cocktails like the pros with this two-hour introductory course covering all of the cocktail basics, led by members of the talented bar staff. Attendees will learn the tools of the trade, and how to properly measure, shake, stir, strain, and garnish. Each attendee will also get to enjoy three cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, all while learning a brief history of the drinks being made. Each guest will leave with a gift bag compliments of Diageo.
            Attendees must be 21 years of age. Class begins at 12pm and concludes at 2:30pm. Guests are encouraged to stick around following the course to enjoy our Sunday Happy Hour service!

              Don’t cry because the summer is over, smile because Sour Duck has partnered with Bumble to get you delicious, free drinks! Enjoy a drink on us when you show your active Bumble profile at the door. Drinks available while supplies last, so make sure to show up early to snag a cold beverage and plenty of awesome merch!

                Start your weekend off with Rosewood’s all-night happy hour every Thursday night, featuring $3 off select cocktails and wine, $2 off draft beer, and $2 off select snacks.

                  Want your own custom bottle of barrel proof bourbon? We’ve got ya covered. Ben Milam Whiskey head brewer, Jordan Osborne, will provide you with a hands-on experience to bottle bourbon including bung pulling, thieving whiskey samples from the barrel, selecting the barrel to bottle based on flavor profile, dumping and filtering, official proofing, bottle filling, corking and finally hand labeling your own unique bottle.

                  Ben Milam Whiskey Barrel Filling

                  Where: Ben Milam Whiskey Distillery, 2218 U.S. 281 N. Blanco, TX 78606
                  When: Saturday, August 17, 11am to 1:30pm
                  What’s Happenin’:
                  • 10:45 am — Check-in and meet and greet with Jordan
                  • 11:00 am — Event begins in the rickhouse
                  • 12 pm — Box Lunch served from Old 300
                  • 12:30 pm — Session resumes

                  We’ll also have live music by Mike and Kathy from 1-4pm. Tank’s Premium Blood Mary Mix and Fernandez Salsa will be her with samples and bottles to sell.

                  How Much: tickets are $150 person and includes the Whiskey Lab session, one barrel proof bottle of Ben Milam Barrel Proof Whiskey, and lunch. Make it a twofer for $280, which includes the Whiskey Lab hands-on education session for two, lunch for two, and two bottles of Ben Milam Barrel Proof Whiskey.

                  Please RSVP: payment in advance is required to reserve your place. Please call: 830-833-3033 This event is limited to the first 20 participants.

                    Join South Congress Hotel on Friday, June 21st from 7 to 11 p.m. to celebrate the longest day of the year at the Summer Solstice party with Arya. The party will feature the release of Arya’s EP “it wasn’t love”, tarot card readings with Abundant Heart Circle, a live DJ set by Charles Mxxn, and drink specials with Juice Society. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit