Nightlife in Barton Hills

Wine-Education Class with Snack Pairings and Wineglasses for Two or Four at House Wine (Up to 51% Off)

House Wine

Zilker

Wine-education class bolsters vino fluency and includes snack pairings, reusable wine bags, and travel-ready stemless wineglasses

$45 $26

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One or Two Flavored Hookahs with Snacks and Drinks at Ontario Hookah Lounge (Up to Half Off)

Ontario Hookah Lounge

Riverside

Guests sip sodas and munch on snacks as they puff water-cooled clouds of flavored tobacco smoke

$25 $15

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Theatre en Bloc Presents "Cock" at The Off Center, October 3–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Theatre en Bloc Presents "Cock"

The Off Center

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The protagonist finds himself in love with both a man and a woman in this candid, award-winning comedy

$30 $17

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Outdoor Movie and Popcorn for Two or Double Feature for Two or Four at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In (Up to 58% Off)

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

RMMA

Independent flicks and classic films from the 50s to the 90s fill the screen at Austin’s only drive-in movie theater

$24 $12

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$10 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn and Soda at Southwest Theatres ($21.25 Value)

Southwest Theatres

Northwest Austin

Regular and 3D blockbusters broadcast on seven screens at a theater stocked with a full spread of concessions

$21.25 $10

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Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill

San Marcos

While games play on 25 flat-screen TVs, guests dine on wings, fried shrimp baskets, burgers, and regional hot dogs, including The Chicago

$20 $11

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Up to 53% Off General Admission Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse. Four Locations Available.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Multiple Locations

Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

$10 $5

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One or Three Hookahs at Gypsy Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Gypsy Cafe

North Central Thousand Oaks

Gaggles of hookah smokers blend exotic flavors, including mango, rose, and pomegranate, as they sink deep into cozy, animal-print couches

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Bar Food at Play Sports + Kitchen

Play Sports + Kitchen

Stone Oak

Spacious sports bar with 18 high definition televisions and seven projection screens, Offers a lot of delicious drinks and food

$30 $15

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$17.50 for Movie Tickets and Regular Popcorns for Two at Santikos Theatres ($34 Value)

Santikos Theatres

Multiple Locations

Theaters project first-run blockbusters in digital picture and sound on Sunday through Thursday

$34 $17.50

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ARTS San Antonio Presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Thursday, November 13 (Up to 50% Off)

"Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo"

Multiple Locations

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Loving parody of famous ballets and modern dance pieces by tutu-clad male performers

$29 $15

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"The History of Texas...In One Darn Easy Lesson!" at The Arneson River Theater on October 12 (Up to 33% Off)

"The History of Texas...in one darn easy lesson!"

Arneson River Theater

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An eccentric professor and his sidekick take audiences through 500 years of Texas history in a madcap 5,000 seconds

$15 $10

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David Nail at Aztec Theatre on Friday, October 31, at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

David Nail

Aztec Theatre

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Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter behind “Let It Rain” and “Red Light” showcases tracks from his latest album, I’m a Fire

$25.75 $18.03

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Baker St.'s Oklahoma City menu offers pub classics along with tacos, sliders, and generously portioned sandwiches. Start with an order of the tripper dipper ($7.99), a medley of fresh salsa, creamy queso, and savory spinach-and-artichoke dip served with tortilla chips. Then filch a hearty helping of shepherd's pie ($8.99), a delicacy of seasoned ground sirloin, cheddar, whipped potatoes, and tomato mixed together and served with green beans and potatoes. From tender, crisped fish and chips ($7.99–$9.99) to a buffalo-chicken sandwich ($7.99) and southern-style mini-chicken sandwiches ($7.99), the menu's flavorful items bode well with a liquid companion. An impressive beer selection and a full bar shine during daily drink specials and happy hour, but they also provide an equally enjoyable sudsy-nectar blast to taste receptors at any time.

3003 S Lamar Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

After 22 years in the air force, Water 2 Wine–founder John McFadden established his first custom winery in San Antonio seven years ago. Already the business has spread as far as Milwaukee to the north and Denver to the west, bringing the country's vinophiles more than 100 wines, each of which are fermented on site and available for tastings every day. Those who want to get more involved in the crafting process may sign up to make their own wine and steep themselves in each step of the operation, from selecting the grape varieties, beginning the fermentation process, withstanding a wait of about 45 days, and finally christening their creation by smashing a tiny boat against the bottle. All custom-made wines are plastered with personalized labels made from one of Water 2 Wine’s templates or images that customers design from the ground up.

4036 S Lamar Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

Start your tour of Texican's massive menu by slinging your jaw around spinach, mushroom, and onion quesadillas ($7.99) or clearing your taste buds of impurities with spicy cream-cheese-stuffed jalapenos ($5.49). The plentiful options let you supplicate at the altar of a traditional dish such as cabrito—a platter of tender goat roasted with mysterious spices and topped with tomato and bell pepper ($14.99)—or head straight for the grill with a 10 oz. rib-eye steak tampiqueña ($14.99). To enter the mythical realm of "New Mexico," head northwest of south of the border for some Santa Fe enchiladas in smoky red chile ($9.49), or fly straight up into space instead with a deadly delicious chile relleno plump with chicken, beef, shrimp, or cheese and legally drowned in red tomatillo sauce ($8.99).

4141 S Capital Of Texas Hwy
Austin,
TX
US

Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson have spent years in the entertainment industry as producers, filmmakers, and audience members. After taking on all these roles at film festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and Doha Tribeca, they decided to give that same kind of exposure to a different media—television. With help from an advisory board assembled from professional producers, studio executives, directors, writers, and actors, they celebrate the small screen's history and future at the annual ATX Television Festival. Over the course of three days, festival coordinators screen celebrated current seasons, never-aired pilots, prematurely canceled series, and cult favorites—many followed by Q&A sessions or choral renditions of the show's ending credits with creators and cast. In addition to screenings, industry professionals gather for multiple daily panels on topics ranging from women in television to alternative production outlets. These same celebrity guests, spanning producers, directors, actors, and writers, also mingle with visitors during scheduled meet-and-greets. Visitors can break from the television-centric main events for live music sets and secret happy hours to coax the shier beers out of their taps.

1120 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin,
TX
US

Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. Alamo?s ninja servers pick up written food and drink orders throughout the movie and serve moviegoers directly at their seat. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.

Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it ?one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,? and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."

1120 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin,
TX
US

Chef Jam Sanitchat’s cooking career began at 5 years old, when she began following her grandmother around their kitchen in Thailand. After journeying to Austin for graduate school, she opened Thai Fresh delicatessen, where she began teaching classes and cooking. Thrice Cafe is her newest culinary undertaking—an expansion of Thai Fresh that pairs coffee drinks with innovative Thai-inspired dishes, all cooked fresh when customers order.

Sanitchat and her crew cobble together local meats, eggs, and vegetables into light and healthful breakfasts, sandwiches, and salads. They also concoct vegan and gluten-free baked goods, which pair with specialty beverages brewed from Casa Brasil coffee or selections from the lengthy wine and beer list.

Cushy couches and tables populate the interior, and umbrellas shade a verdant outdoor patio. Throughout the week, the café hosts live music and open-mic nights, where guests can showcase their talents to a receptive audience instead of a collection of unresponsive sock monkeys.

909 W Mary St
Austin,
TX
US

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