Sway Archives - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX


For more information on these venues, tune into our podcast.

Party Venues – Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers

Engagement parties are not a necessity but are always a fun way to kick off the celebrations. Especially these days, with some engagements lasting two years, having a little pre-party is always good idea! Below are the main venues in the entire city that we would recommend with pricing and size included, we bolded our favorites!

*Please note these prices below are subject to change during time of year, and market increases over time.

P6 at the Line Upstairs Outdoor Patio – This is by far the best rooftop in Austin overlooking Town Lake. It also doesn’t hurt that it is so dreamy, has amazing food, inventive cocktails, and it’s right by the South Congress bridge where you can watch the bats. 

P6 at the Line Hotel

Favorite Party Venues (Engagement, Welcome, or Rehearsal) in order of pricing:

  • Ah Sing Den Secret Garden – $1,000, max 50 people
  • Las Perlas – $1,500, max 80 people
  • Parkside – $2,500 upstairs, max 100 people
  • Suerte – $2,520 private dining, max 50 people
  • Matties Outdoor Pavillion @ Green Pastures – $3,000, max 80 people
  • Caroline – $3,000 Patio Shared Space, $15,000-17,000 Full Buyout
  • Lenoir Wine Garden – $3,000 outdoors, 100+ people
  • Max’s Underground – $3,200, max 80 people
  • Hillside Farmacy (Buyout) – $3,500 minimum + food/booze, max 100 people
  • Tillery – $4,300 outdoors, max 100 people
  • Malverde – $4,500, max 150 people
  • The Driskill Citadel Room – $4,500, max 60 people
  • Wu Chow – $4,500 for 3 hours on Patio, max 50 people
  • Native Hostel – $4,600, max 75 people

Desert Door – This sotol distillery is located in Driftwood and is the perfect space for any large event. Their desert-modern tasting room has spaces ideal for weddings and private parties. Buyouts are available in the private rackhouse, patio, and tasting room. Desert Door is a craft distiller of a premium and unique Texas spirit known as Texas sotol, which is wild-harvested in West Texas. This makes it the perfect mix of artistic Austin vibes and desert Texas feels and of course … sotol!


  • Juliet Covered Heated Patio – $5,000, max 50 people
  • Perry’s – $5,000 for 50 people, $8,250 for 70 people
  • Hanks – $5,400 outdoor heated patio, max 60 people
  • Eberly – $6,500 Cannon Room, $10,000 Covered Rooftop Sit Down Dinner
  • Carpenter Hotel Outdoor Space – $6,600 – Max 40 people
  • Swifts Attic – $7,000 Bar Area, Max 40 People
  • Foreign & Domestic – $8,000, max 60 people
  • Justine’s Secret House – $8,300, max 60 people

Elizabeth Street Cafe’s Croissant Room – Can fit up to 70 if tables are removed and it is an indoor outdoor space. Otherwise this can seat 24. Named after its original use as the restaurant’s bakery production headquarters, the private dining room is equipped with a full bar and cozy courtyard patio offering a variety of special event setups.

Check out other MMH Spots for buyouts as well – Lamberts, Josephine House + Jeffrey’s, Elizabeth Street, Joann’sLou’s.

Elizabeth St. Cafe Croissant Room

  • Intero – $8,500, max 50 people
  • June’s – $9,000, max 50 people
  • Peche – $9,000 small back room, $18,000 Full Buyout
  • ATX Cocina – $10,000 outdoors, max 100 people
  • Jacoby’s – $12,500 partly outdoor buyout, max 100 people
  • Juniper – $13,000 full buyout, max 100 people
  • Launderette – $13,000 full buyout, max 70 people
  • Uchiko – $15,000 Full Patio Buyout, max 40 people
  • Stella San Jac – $20,000 Rooftop
  • Sway – $25,000 Full Buyout
  • Emmer & Rye – $26,000 Full Buyout

Pro Tip: If you’re trying to figure out how much booze you’ll have to buy or pay for at an event or party, use the Evite Drink Calculator. It makes it super easy to estimate how much you need for large parties.

To see your business listed, please contact erin@365thingsaustin.com.

    Kick off Sunday Fun-Day at Sway Rock Rose this weekend for Moo Sway All Day, featuring Thai brunch, happy hour all day and a curated live set by DJ Charles Mxxn from Austin’s Thank You For Sweating. Grab a table at Sway Rock Rose from 11 am to 1 pm to start your Sunday Funday off on an upbeat note with the freshest beats and even fresher fare. Sway will be serving up its signature Thai take on brunch classics as well as the full dinner menu. To view the full brunch menu, visit https://swaythai.com/brunch.

    If you thought the Domain, North Austin’s city-within-a-city couldn’t get any bigger, the highly anticipated entertainment district known as Rock Rose has started to open—bit by bit. With a plethora of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and more already open or set to open in the near future, here are some of the highlights.

    Already open:

    Lavaca Street Bar is the northern version of the popular downtown sports bar, only 2,000 square-feet larger. Featuring skee ball, pool, and 40 screens plus a video wall, this is the perfect spot to catch a Rangers or Spurs game while you enjoy a sandwich from Turf n’ Surf Po Boy.

    Need a new pair of tan leather boots? A bar of beard soap? Just a cup of coffee or a glass of whiskey neat? Weathered Coalition is part mountain lodge bar and part men’s boutique, featuring rugged yet elegant menswear and accouterments.

    The third Austin location of Corepower Yoga is now open. The nationwide chain of studios has a stated mission of  “intensity for the body, presence for the mind,” combining the intensity of core workouts with the mindfulness of yoga.

    Featuring classic Irish, Scottish, and Welsh food and drink, Jack & Ginger’s is already a prime spot for both lunch and dinner. With more than 50 taps plus a selection of whiskies from across the pond, you can’t go wrong at this locally owned pub.

    More than a run-of-the-mill café, Two Hands Coffee prides itself on serving customers only the best, hand-selected coffee beans, the most freshly squeezed juices, and the tastiest craft ales and lagers.

    Coming soon:

    Now taking reservations for June, Viva Day Spa is opening its third location at Rock Rose for spa packages, facials, hair removal, nail care, and services for men, too.

    Named one of the “50 Best New Restaurants in America” in Bon Appetit magazine, South Austin’s Sway will soon bring its delicious brand of modern Thai made for sharing to the northern reaches of town at Rose Rose.

    Get your thin crust on at Salvation Pizza, a dog-friendly, beer-garden-style parlor on 34th Street set to open its second location at Rock Rose soon.