Do you need a VENUE for
Spring Festival Season 2019?
Let’s start small.
It’s always impressive to have a few speakeasies up your sleeve! Treat your guests to a speakeasy tucked in the basement of a downtown barbershop like The Good Life Bar Bar. Or surprise even the locals with hidden venues like Benny’s Room and Red Headed Stepchild!
What’s just as fun as a secret venue? An award-winning bar that has Austin raving! Nickel City is a retro pub on the east side with Mid-West vibes, including a Detroit-style food truck on the patio. Come see what everyone’s talking about!
Venues to Consider: The Good Life Bar Bar (up to 90 guests), Benny’s Room (up to 40 guests), Read Headed Stepchild (up to 40 guests), Nickel City (up to 90 guests)
Drinks & Cocktails
There’s nothing like a perfect drink.
If your group has refined tastes, book an intimate happy hour at copper-covered cocktail bar CU29. The rosy atmosphere and award-winning bartenders are what make this downtown venue so lovable!
Does your event take place too early for cocktails? Treat your guests to picture-perfect lattes made by the talented baristas at local favorite, Caffé Medici. This two-story central location on Congress Avenue is perfect for medium-size conferences.
For a little of both worlds, try the Drafting Room and L’Estelle House on Rainey Street. With small bites, espresso drinks, and craft cocktails, this bar and kitchen house duo is hard to beat!
Venues to Consider: CU29 (up to 120 guests), Caffé Medici (up to 100 guests), Drafting Room, L’Estelle House (up to 120 guests combined)
Feed the crowd—and feed them well.
If you haven’t tried the all-day brunch menu at Holy Roller, you’re missing out on a spiritual experience. This diner-style restaurant off West Sixth Street has a punk-rock vibe with religious themes. Somehow, it all works perfectly. Just like their fries and ice cream combination. Try it—you’ll thank us later!
For something more traditional and off-the-grid, there’s L’Oca d’Oro, a high-end Italian restaurant in the Mueller District. Pastas, breads, and entrees are locally-sourced and made before your eyes. If you’re up for traveling out of the downtown area, this restaurant venue is for you!
Venues to Consider: Holy Roller (up to 120 guests), L’Oca d’Oro (up 90 to guests), Drafting Room, L’Estelle House (up to 120 guests combined)
Concerts & Large Venues
With all of Austin’s local musicians booking venues during SXSW, it’s important to find large event locations ASAP!
Concert-goers love The Wolf House for its mansion vibes, expansive yard space, and incredible location on Cesar Chavez Street. There’s nothing like dancing in the grass with good friends – or 1,000 strangers!
Music on a rooftop? Try Handlebar, a multi-level bar in the heart of downtown. This “adult playground” has hosted large networking events, movie and TV premieres, launch parties, and concerts. Fun is inevitable with see-saws, spring-horses, photo booths, and mustache-themed wall art!
If you really love rooftop bars, book an event at Green Light Social. Locals come early for the beautiful views of downtown Austin and stay late for the wild dance parties. Whether you’re hosting a panel discussion or throwing a giant bash, this floating hideaway on the west side won’t let you down.
Venues to Consider: The Wolf House (about 1,500 guests), Handlebar (up to 300 guests), Green Light Social (up to 230 guests)
How about something a little different?
These two complementary spaces on East Seventh Street have a shared back patio and are versatile enough for small concerts, conferences, and group dining. Book both venues to make use of the expansive space!
Speaking of games, how about a round of ping-pong? SPiN is a new downtown ping-pong bar with an in-house restaurant and plenty of fun activities! Since its debut, SPiN has attracted crowds with its family-friendly atmosphere and, of course, its many ping-pong tables!
Up-and-coming tiki-themed rooftop bar Cat’s Pajamas is an exclusive on this list! This brand-new space on West Sixth is built for large crowds, brand activation, and networking events. Book now to be on the cutting edge of Austin’s growing bar scene!
Finally, we have Handsome Offices on the east side. These modern offices are flipped for events that require a large, clean working space. A unique location for brand activation, music showcases, and more! Talk about non-traditional.