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 schsummersolstice.splashthat.com.
The Dutch claim to have invented it.
The Brits are credited with adding tonic to it.
Join us to see how we’re turning this classic spirit into artful cocktails.
Learn to build the perfect Gin cocktail in this hands-on workshop. With the guidance of our very own, Tara Davies, you will be crafting innovative new cocktails and discovering your inner mixologist. Parkside General Manager, Davies, will lead an educational discussion on the storied history of gin and its recent resurgence on the craft cocktail scene. Gin cocktails and lite bites served throughout.
PDA performs EVERY Thursday in the backyard of Icenhauer’s from 9 pm to 11 pm for FREE! PDA covers all the hits including Top 40, 80s, 90s and early 2000s hits as well as Motown, R&B & Funk.
*Show is weather dependent.
Shopping during the holidays can be stressful. We’re making it stress free.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone or you want to treat your self (do it!) we’ll be hosting a number of local vendors who have a little something something for everyone! Plus you’ll be supporting local businesses. It’s a win-win.
Seasonal Drink Menu
Food Truck Gobble Gobble
21 & up.
With holiday shopping in full force our November Sip & Shop is the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit with a cocktail or two! This month we are proud to have an event made up of all women owned businesses. Shop local from these badass brands:
The Sage Soul
Prickly Pear Art
Kerr Street Candle Co.
NVMBR DCMBR Jewelry
Succulents by Reeve
Food from Gobble Gobble Food Truck
Happy sipping & shopping!
This event will be outside weather permitting otherwise it will be moved indoors!
21 & Up.
Bat Conservation International (BCI) would like to invite all bat-friendly young professionals to a premier event featuring food, drinks and an introduction to the tequila interchange project, as well as how BCI is working to plant 1,000,000 agaves in crucial bat habitat necessary for their survival.
We’ll have a photo backdrop and temporary bat tattoos designed by a famous Brooklyn tattoo artist for the ultimate selfies, and then we’ll have the perfect vantage point for a bat emergence from Congress Avenue Bridge. Space is limited! All proceeds go towards our mission of conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.
Come quench your thirst and kick off watermelon season at Craftsman’s 2nd Annual Watermelon Fest on Saturday, April 21st.
Think you have what it takes to be a watermelon eating champ? Enter to win with three heats starting at 2:30pm (register early as spots are limited). Winner of each heat receives a $25 gift card for the bar.
Enjoy Craftsman’s new Watermelon Margaritas - served straight from an actual watermelon - made with Patron tequila, while on site food truck Alley Cat will also have a special watermelon themed dish to help beat the heat.
Craftsman will also be offering three special cocktails made with fresh squeezed watermelon juice just for the event:
The Pool Side
Vodka, lemon juice, simple, watermelon juice topped with
elderflower foam and garnished with mint
Rum, house-made watermelon & mint soda
Tequila, watermelon juice, simple and lime
After decades of serving cold beer to locals; the old Rabbit’s Lounge finally closed down, and Whisler’s has the task of coming into the space and making what was old, new again. The building still has the rustic feel of the old venue, but now serves up classic craft cocktails. They seem to do everything right from atmosphere, to their crafty cocktails, and this has quickly become an Eastside favorite.
Every Wednesday, they host a ‘bubbles and booze’ event with live Jazz by The Odas Williams Trio. All featured bubbles are only $6.00. While you’re there, I would definitely recommend trying one of their craft cocktails as well.
When: Wednesday evenings
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
1816 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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The 2nd Street District is of my favorite spots to stroll around. With the excitement of SXSW around the corner, I thought now would be as good of time as ever to blog on some downtown dining options.
La Condesa is great modern Mexican food place located right in the center of it all. For starters I would go with the guacamole and salsas as the salsas gives you a sampling of four different sauces. Their menu definitely consists of some drinks and some meals that are unique which is what I enjoy most them. The Panza De Puerco is an amazing combination of pork belly, apple puree, blue cheese and pear. If you want something a little more traditional the carnita tacos are they way to go and a crowd favorite.
They have a very extensive cocktail menu, I’d go with the white sangria, it is refreshing, light and the perfect summertime sipper.
This springtime weather is the perfect time to check them out and enjoy their patio.
The Huffington Post also named La Condesa one of the best taco spots in America.
400 W. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Photo Credit: This is a great photo of their outdoor seating courtesy of Yelp user Martin L. and the La Condesa Facebook page (tacos)