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    W Austin introduces a blast from the past with a special Alanis Morrisette and Joan Osborne Edition of Rewind. Come reminisce over your favorite 90s throwbacks at The Living Room Bar. There will be happy hour drinks at 90s prices accompanied by- DJ Diggy Dutch and Buck Rodgers on the ones and twos. RSVP at whotelaustin.com/rewind

      While summer days in Texas keep getting hotter, the W Austin happy hours keep getting better. Come out to the Wet Deck Thursday, July 12, as W Austin presents Night Swim featuring Marfa Crush with Marlon Sexton. Enjoy happy hour pricing on a variety of signature cocktails and a live poolside performance. Happy hour starts at 5 PM. RSVP at whotelaustin.com/nightswim

        Summer heat in Texas calls for a dip in the pool with a cold drink in hand and W Austin has got your fix. Come out to the Wet Deck Thursday, June 28, as W Austin presents Night Swim featuring a Drum & Dumber DJ set with Abe the Assassin. Enjoy happy hour pricing on a variety of signature cocktails with a poolside performance. Happy hour starts at 5 PM. RSVP at whotelaustin.com/nightswim.

        It’s humpday, so let’s go downtown and start the weekend waaaaay early. Stop by Italic this afternoon for a fabulous rustic Italian happy hour. Lots of goodies await you …

        *$5 glasses of wine
        *Free cheese tasting
        *Four cheeses for $12
        *Half-off pizzas

        When: Today, November 2nd

        Time: 3-6:30 p.m.

        123 w. 6th St.
        Austin, TX 78701

        Need to get out to a happy hour to chase away those beginning of the week blues? Groundwork Music Project is hosting A Musical Happy Hour tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25, 2016, as part of a benefit to continue to provide music lessons to young children, regardless of means.

        Enjoy live performances by Curtis McMurtry, Jackie Venson, and Tameca Jones performing with Groundwork student band, Five Blue Stars. There will be drink specials, a silent auction, and a limited menu offering. This is a family-friendly happy hour but remember to have a designated driver along!


        When: Tuesday, October 25, from 5-8 pm (music begins at 5:45 pm)

        Where: Trackside, 507 Calles Street, Austin

        Cost: $10 donation at the door or purchase tickets in advance here

        More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417916345182162/

        If this is your first week reading the blog, you’re most likely assuming that I have a drinking problem, or that my life progresses from one drinking activity to the next.

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        I promise that’s not the case, it’s just coincidental that two really solid drinking ‘holidays’ happen to fall in the same week. I think it’s human nature to enjoy a good glass of wine and/or a margarita on occasion, and I can’t be the only one who enjoys these simple pleasures.

        This Saturday is National Margarita Day (don’t worry, that morning we’ll post a list of our favorite places to grab a margarita to help you celebrate). Jack Allen’s is turning this festive day into an entire week of celebration, as we all should. Each day they’re having a unique margarita in addition to their normal house offerings for some added fun.

        Here’s the line-up:

        Thursday: Tom’s Favorite (Herradura Silver, Cointreau and fresh lime)
        Friday: Mango-Habanero Rita
        Saturday: Blood Orange Rita and The Classic

        As a Jack Allen’s regular, I suggested hitting them up at happy hour when you can score half-price appetizers. I can make a meal out of their appetizers alone.

        Bottoms up y’all!

        Happy Hour:
Monday through Friday 3-7pm
Saturday/Sunday 3-5pm

        When: Today, Feb. 20th  – Saturday

        Jack Allen’s Kitchen (both locations)

        7720 Highway 71 West Austin, Texas 78735


        2500 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, Texas 78681


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        Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you are looking for something fun to do with your girlfriends or your special someone this is by far one of the most fun and carefree ways to tap into your creative side.


        The best part is that it is BYOB and snacks!  You can really make a night out of it and it’s the perfect way to spice up a normal happy hour.

        The class is relaxed and mainly intended for you to have a good time.  If this isn’t your cup of tea, they have different classes every night including, Paint Your Pet (which is a popular one), Fire In the Sky, Congress Bridge, and other huge varieties.

        Admission: $35

        When: Tonight

        Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

        Painting With A Twist
        8820 Burnet Road #507
        Austin, Texas 78757


        There is nothing like a good happy hour that will get me excited about hump day. I can always tell that I found a winner when I check a place out and find myself looking for any excuse to go back.

        El Alma’s happy hour absolutely kills it. They have $2 Lone Star, $3 sangria, $4 frozen or rocks house rita’s and $5 Margarita Chilanga’s plus ½ off appetizers.  When it comes to sangria, I’m definitely picky, but their’s was great.  It was fruity, fresh, and the perfect cocktail to enjoy while sitting on the patio.  Their appetizer’s were also great.  The queso and tostadas really hit the spot and my friend and I left stuffed.  Our total was under 20 bucks, and you can’t beat that!

        On top of a great happy hour, the atmosphere is fantastic.  If you are sitting downstairs you’ll have a great view of the Long Center and upstairs they have a shaded patio that almost has a tree house feel to it.

        I have heard great things about their brunch which I will be back for soon.

        Happy Hour:
        Monday – Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
        Saturday & Sunday: 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

        1025 Barton Springs Road
        Austin, Texas 78704