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The Cigar Room: 50% Off Cocktail Club Membership with Purchase of Any Two Cocktails at The Cigar Room

50% Off Cocktail Club Membership with Purchase of Any Two Cocktails at The Cigar Room

The Cigar Room

Lakeway

For $3, get 50% off Cocktail Club Membership with the purchase of Any Two Cocktails

$50 $3

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Hupply Pupply: 30% Off Hookah Purchase at Hupply Pupply

30% Off Hookah Purchase at Hupply Pupply

Hupply Pupply

Killeen

For $1, receive 30% Off Hookah Purchase

$4.50 $1

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Habesha Restaurant & Bar: Ethiopian Food at Habesha Restaurant & Bar (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Ethiopian Food at Habesha Restaurant & Bar (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Habesha Restaurant & Bar

Austin

Traditional Ethiopian vegetarian and meat dishes served with injera, a type of flatbread used to scoop up bites of food

$30 $17

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Taj Palace: $12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food for Dinner at Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food for Dinner at Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar

Taj Palace

Highland

Owners who trained to cook and host in New Dehli bring diners Northern Indian recipes, such as tandoor-roasted lamb and Indian rice pudding

$20 $12

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Umi Sushi Bar & Grill: Sushi Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Sushi Rolls, and Dessert at Umi Sushi Bar & Grill (Up to 41% Off)

Sushi Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Sushi Rolls, and Dessert at Umi Sushi Bar & Grill (Up to 41% Off)

Umi Sushi Bar & Grill

South Austin

Sushi chefs craft House Signature Rolls and Classic Rolls, which can be accompanied by Umi Teriyaki Plates or Bento Box Dinners

$114 $67

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Bucket's Backyard Bar & Grill: American Food at Bucket's Backyard Bar & Grill (40% Off). Four Options Available.

American Food at Bucket's Backyard Bar & Grill (40% Off). Four Options Available.

Bucket's Backyard Bar & Grill

Southpark Meadows

Menu includes grilled chicken sandwiches, fried pickles, classic cheeseburgers, cobb salads, buffalo shrimp, cheese fries, and BLTs

$20 $12

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SquareRüt Kava Bar: Growler with 50-Ounce Kava Fill or $20 Worth of Cafe Fare at SquareRüt Kava Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Growler with 50-Ounce Kava Fill or $20 Worth of Cafe Fare at SquareRüt Kava Bar (Up to 45% Off)

SquareRüt Kava Bar

Multiple Locations

Fill a growler with Kava, a South Pacific root drink with anit-anxiety properties; tea and cafe fare also available

$20 $13

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Dolce Vita: Café Food, Espresso Bar, and Gelato at Dolce Vita (39% Off). Two Options Available.

Café Food, Espresso Bar, and Gelato at Dolce Vita (39% Off). Two Options Available.

Dolce Vita

Hyde Park

Charming Hyde Park café with fresh kitchen, organic coffee, full bar, and house made gelato

$14 $8.50

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Big Sexy Lashes Salon: Haircut with Deep Condition or Full Color at Big Sexy Lashes Salon (Up to 65% Off)

Haircut with Deep Condition or Full Color at Big Sexy Lashes Salon (Up to 65% Off)

Big Sexy Lashes Salon

Lakeway

Stylists nourish parched locks before chopping off unwanted length or change looks completely with cuts and color

$110 $39

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Marie Mcalpine at The Beauty Bar Salon: $35 for a Haircut and Conditioning Treatment from Marie Mcalpine at the Beauty Bar Salon ($65 Value)

$35 for a Haircut and Conditioning Treatment from Marie Mcalpine at the Beauty Bar Salon ($65 Value)

Marie Mcalpine at The Beauty Bar Salon

Riviera Springs

Stylist updates looks with a haircut and conditioning treatment

$65 $35

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Michelle at The Beauty Bar Salon: Cut and Conditioning with Root Touchup or Highlights from Michelle at The Beauty Bar Salon (Up to 56% Off)

Cut and Conditioning with Root Touchup or Highlights from Michelle at The Beauty Bar Salon (Up to 56% Off)

Michelle at The Beauty Bar Salon

The Beauty Bar Salon

Skilled stylist updates manes with cuts, colors, and deep conditioning treatments to hydrate depleted strands

$85 $41

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Picture it on Canvas: 6"x6", 8"x8", 10"x10", or 16"x16" Custom Thin-Bar Gallery-Wrapped Canvas from Picture It on Canvas (Up to 89% Off)

6"x6", 8"x8", 10"x10", or 16"x16" Custom Thin-Bar Gallery-Wrapped Canvas from Picture It on Canvas (Up to 89% Off)

Picture it on Canvas

 

Upload your favorite photo to a square gallery-wrapped canvas with a thin bar that’s 0.75 inches thick

$47 $5

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JEWELRYuDESiGN: One or Two Custom Gold-Plated Brass Bar Necklaces from JEWELRYuDESiGN (Up to 61% Off)

One or Two Custom Gold-Plated Brass Bar Necklaces from JEWELRYuDESiGN (Up to 61% Off)

JEWELRYuDESiGN

 

A minimalist straight or arched bar pendant can be lovingly customized with handwriting, printed text, numbers, or other meaningful images

$69.98 $29

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Luce Mia: Personalized Necklace with Soldered or Engraved Name Bar from Luce Mia (Up to 64% Off)

Personalized Necklace with Soldered or Engraved Name Bar from Luce Mia (Up to 64% Off)

Luce Mia

 

Give a personalized gift in the form of a necklace with a bar imprinted with the name or word of your choice

$120 $45

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Monogram Online: Mini Bar Name Necklace in Silver or Gold over Silver from Monogram Online (Up to 73% Off)

Mini Bar Name Necklace in Silver or Gold over Silver from Monogram Online (Up to 73% Off)

Monogram Online

 

Silver or gold necklace with your name laser engraved on the plate; 16- to 18-inch chain

$70 $20

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Bar Virgin: 81% Off Lifetime Access to an Online Bartender Certification Program

81% Off Lifetime Access to an Online Bartender Certification Program

Bar Virgin

 

Online bartending class includes 80 lessons covering topics like drink recipes and trade secrets; concludes in bartender certification

$99.95 $19

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Fadia's Beauty Bar: Haircut with Blowout Style, Deep Conditioning, and Optional Highlights & More at Fab Beauty Bar (Up to 65% Off)

Haircut with Blowout Style, Deep Conditioning, and Optional Highlights & More at Fab Beauty Bar (Up to 65% Off)

Fadia's Beauty Bar

Fab Beauty Bar

Trained stylists revamp looks with fashionable haircuts and blowouts, hydrate with deep conditioning, or add dimension with highlights

$190 $80

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Eco Clean Cars: $175 for Car-Polishing Service with Clay-Bar Treatment and Wash at Eco Clean Cars ($355 Value)

$175 for Car-Polishing Service with Clay-Bar Treatment and Wash at Eco Clean Cars ($355 Value)

Eco Clean Cars

Austin

During polishing treatments techs wax, remove scratches, and restore shine to paint, following service with an exterior wash

$355 $175

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DropCatch: Bar Blade Mini or Bar Blade Standard Bottle Opener from DropCatch (Up to 57% Off)

Bar Blade Mini or Bar Blade Standard Bottle Opener from DropCatch (Up to 57% Off)

DropCatch

 

Handsome wood and steel bottle opener pops open bottles with ease, with optional banner laser-engraving of handle

$28 $12

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NameJewelrySpot: $19.99 for a Custom Monogrammed Bar Necklace from NameJewelrySpot ($99.99 Value)

$19.99 for a Custom Monogrammed Bar Necklace from NameJewelrySpot ($99.99 Value)

NameJewelrySpot

 

On-trend bar necklaces can be given a personal touch with a monogram of up to three initials

$99.99 $19.99

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Joyali: One or Two Engraved Bar Necklaces from Joyali (Up to 54% Off)

One or Two Engraved Bar Necklaces from Joyali (Up to 54% Off)

Joyali

 

Sterling-silver necklace with a solid bar that can be personalized with up to 10 characters

$59.99 $29

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Joyali: One or Two Personalized Solid Bar Necklaces from Joyali (Up to 57% Off)

One or Two Personalized Solid Bar Necklaces from Joyali (Up to 57% Off)

Joyali

 

Sterling silver necklace with a solid bar that can be personalized with two words of up to 10 characters each

$79.99 $39

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Strange Land Brewery: Brewery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Strange Land Brewery (Up to 48% Off)

Brewery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Strange Land Brewery (Up to 48% Off)

Strange Land Brewery

West Lake Hills

Guests sample locally made, keg-conditioned brews such as the Alemannia Altbier and Entire London Porter

$22 $14

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Genius Gin Distillery: Distillery Tour, Gin Tasting, and Class for Two or Four at Genius Gin Distillery (Up to 50% Off)

Distillery Tour, Gin Tasting, and Class for Two or Four at Genius Gin Distillery (Up to 50% Off)

Genius Gin Distillery

East Congress

Tour the inner workings of a gin distillery, sample some of its output, and learn about what makes a good gin

$40 $22

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Texas Winos: Six- to Eight-Hour Brewery Tour and Meal for One, Two, or Four from Texas Winos (Up to 61% Off)

Six- to Eight-Hour Brewery Tour and Meal for One, Two, or Four from Texas Winos (Up to 61% Off)

Texas Winos

San Antonio

Brewery tours include transportation to four different breweries and a meal

$120 $54

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Vandell Andrew: Vandell Andrew Presents: For Lovers Smooth Jazz Concert on Friday, February 12, at 7 p.m.

Vandell Andrew Presents: For Lovers Smooth Jazz Concert on Friday, February 12, at 7 p.m.

Vandell Andrew

Lucky Lounge

Romantic jazz fills the air in a Billboard chart-topping saxophonist’s concert that’s just in time for Valentine’s Day

$21.49 $15

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"Zermino's Search for the Fool King": "Zermino's Search for the Fool King" at 7:30 p.m. on April 1 or 2

"Zermino's Search for the Fool King" at 7:30 p.m. on April 1 or 2

"Zermino's Search for the Fool King"

Tillery Place

See dancers & live painting, eat hors d’oeuvres, visit craft & interactive booths, vote for court fools to take the king’s throne for a day

$21.69 $10

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Texas Winos: Full-Day Winery Bus Tour with Meal and Souvenirs for One, Two, or Four from Texas Winos (Up to 58% Off)

Full-Day Winery Bus Tour with Meal and Souvenirs for One, Two, or Four from Texas Winos (Up to 58% Off)

Texas Winos

Austin

Take a luxury chartered bus on a themed tour to three or more Hill Country vineyards, stopping for brunch, Italian food, or barbecue

$106 $52

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The Comedy Get Down: The Comedy Get Down feat. Cedric "The Entertainer" and George Lopez on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m.

The Comedy Get Down feat. Cedric "The Entertainer" and George Lopez on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m.

The Comedy Get Down

AT&T Center

All-star comedy lineup includes Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy

$65.75

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The Vineyard at Florence: 30-Minute Winery Tour with Souvenir Wineglasses for Two or Four at The Vineyard at Florence (Up to 53% Off)

30-Minute Winery Tour with Souvenir Wineglasses for Two or Four at The Vineyard at Florence (Up to 53% Off)

The Vineyard at Florence

Texas Hill Country

Tour the picturesque winemaking estate, then head to the winery’s full café for your souvenir glasses and the opportunity to try varietals

$37 $19

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Seguin Brewing Company: Brewery Tour with Pint Glasses and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Seguin Brewing Company (Up to 47% Off)

Brewery Tour with Pint Glasses and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Seguin Brewing Company (Up to 47% Off)

Seguin Brewing Company

Seguin

Tourgoers enjoy a tasting of Seguin Brewing’s heady offerings as well as a full tour of the facility and a takehome pint glass for each

$20 $12

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The Improv-San Antonio Rivercenter: Standup Show for Two or Four at The Improv-San Antonio Rivercenter (Up to 57% Off)

Standup Show for Two or Four at The Improv-San Antonio Rivercenter (Up to 57% Off)

The Improv-San Antonio Rivercenter

Rivercenter Comedy Club

Laugh at standup sets by Matt Holt, Mike Burton, Nick Guerra, and many others at this comedy club off the River Walk

$38.50 $18

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Pilot Knob Vineyard: Picnic in the Vines for Two or Four or a Wine Experience for Two at Pilot Knob Vineyard (Up to 51% Off)

Picnic in the Vines for Two or Four or a Wine Experience for Two at Pilot Knob Vineyard (Up to 51% Off)

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses ideal for wine pairings

$91 $45

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Own a Napa Vineyard: $119 for One-Year Ownership of Two Vines at Carneros Della Notte ($198 Value)

$119 for One-Year Ownership of Two Vines at Carneros Della Notte ($198 Value)

Own a Napa Vineyard

Carneros Della Notte

Learn how to tend and harvest grapes, access special vineyard events, and make your own wine from grapes that grow on your vines

$198 $119

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Pilot Knob Vineyard: Wine Getaway for 2 or 4 with Truffles, Fruit, Charcuterie, and Cheese at Pilot Knob Vineyard (Up to 51% Off)

Wine Getaway for 2 or 4 with Truffles, Fruit, Charcuterie, and Cheese at Pilot Knob Vineyard (Up to 51% Off)

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

Celebrate love with a wine getaway that includes wine tasting, paired plates, such as fruit, truffles, and charcuterie, & souvenir glasses

$90 $44

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TYKU: Hors d'Oeuvres and Drinks for Two or Four at TYKU

Hors d'Oeuvres and Drinks for Two or Four at TYKU

TYKU

Tyku Wine Bar and Lounge

Enjoy live music and lively conversation in the laid-back lounge or on the romantically lit patio, complete with heaters for chilly nights

$20

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Slowpokes Winery Tours: Winery Tour for Two or Four from Slowpokes Winery Tours (Up to 52%Off)

Winery Tour for Two or Four from Slowpokes Winery Tours (Up to 52%Off)

Slowpokes Winery Tours

Dripping Springs

Traverse the countryside in a Mercedes-Benz van, stopping at three wineries for tours and samples

$240 $121

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Chris Mitchell: The Chris Mitchell Experience Concert on Saturday, February 27, at 8 p.m.

The Chris Mitchell Experience Concert on Saturday, February 27, at 8 p.m.

Chris Mitchell

Omni La Mansión del Rio

Grammy Recording Academy saxophonist spreads smooth Latin jazz from albums such as Turquoise and his latest, I Found Forever

$70 $35

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Pilot Knob Vineyard: Holiday Gift Basket for One or Two at Pilot Knob Vineyard (Up to 40% Off)

Holiday Gift Basket for One or Two at Pilot Knob Vineyard (Up to 40% Off)

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

Give the perfect gift this year with holiday baskets full of wineglasses and truffles

$45 $27

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Black Hawk Brewing Supply: One Box of 12oz Bottles with Purchase of Basic Equipment Kit at Black Hawk Brewing Supply

One Box of 12oz Bottles with Purchase of Basic Equipment Kit at Black Hawk Brewing Supply

Black Hawk Brewing Supply

Harker Heights

For $2, receive One Box of 12oz Bottles with Purchase of Basic Equipment Kit

$14 $2

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Black Hawk Brewing Supply: Two Boxes of 12oz Bottles  with Purchase of Deluxe brewing Kit at Black Hawk Brewing Supply

Two Boxes of 12oz Bottles with Purchase of Deluxe brewing Kit at Black Hawk Brewing Supply

Black Hawk Brewing Supply

Harker Heights

For $3, receive Two Boxes of 12oz Bottles with Purchase of Deluxe brewing Kit

$28 $3

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Southwest Theatres: $12 for Two Movie Tickets and Two Small Popcorns at Southwest Theatres ($20.50 Value)

$12 for Two Movie Tickets and Two Small Popcorns at Southwest Theatres ($20.50 Value)

Southwest Theatres

Austin

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

$20.50 $12

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

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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"Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend": Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" (April 8–10)

Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" (April 8–10)

"Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend"

The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center

Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

$18.25 $11

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"Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing": "Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing" (February 12–March 6)

"Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing" (February 12–March 6)

"Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing"

ACC Highland Campus

A jazz-filled drama about baseball legend Satchel Paige that closely examines America on the brink of change.

$36.70 $25

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David Russell: Austin Classical Guitar Presents David Russell on Saturday, February 27, at 8 p.m.

Austin Classical Guitar Presents David Russell on Saturday, February 27, at 8 p.m.

David Russell

Austin ISD Performing Arts Center

Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist regales audiences with dextrous solos in a program of Spanish and Baroque melodies

$35 $17.50

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Big Daddy Weave: Big Daddy Weave with Plumb and Jordan Feliz on Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m.

Big Daddy Weave with Plumb and Jordan Feliz on Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m.

Big Daddy Weave

LifeAustin Amphitheater

Dove Award-winning Christian rockers headline an evening of faith-based melodies with alt-rock star Plumb and soulful crooner Jordan Feliz

$30.39 $21.25

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Austin Classical Guitar: Austin Classical Guitar Presents Yamandu Costa on Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m.

Austin Classical Guitar Presents Yamandu Costa on Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m.

Austin Classical Guitar

Austin ISD Performing Arts Center

World famous Brazilian guitarist mesmerizes audiences with musical virtuosity on his 7-stringed nylon guitar and a joyous stage presence

$35 $17.50

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Pin-Ups on Tour: Austin: Pin-Ups on Tour on Saturday, February 20, at 8 p.m.

Pin-Ups on Tour on Saturday, February 20, at 8 p.m.

Pin-Ups on Tour: Austin

Charles Johnson House

Pin-up models and calendar girls perform burlesque routines with vintage themes to benefit veterans and troops

$20 $10

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  • W Hotel
    Property Location With a stay at W Austin, you'll be centrally located in Austin, steps from Austin City Hall and Moody Theater. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Austin Children's Museum and Frost Bank Tower. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 251 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and safes, as well as phones with voice mail. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an outdoor pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-out. Planning an event in Austin? This hotel has 10,500 square feet (975 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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    200 Lavaca Street
    Austin, TX US
  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
    Property Location Located in Lost Pines, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is on a river and within the region of Bastrop State Park and Lost Pines Golf Club. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Circuit Of the Americas. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 491 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and down comforters. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and makeup/shaving mirrors. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Dining Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
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    575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
    Cedar Creek, TX US
  • Saxon Pub
    Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at The Saxon Pub. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at The Saxon Pub and order great food. At The Saxon Pub, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Tap your foot to The Saxon Pub's tunes — live performances are often showcased here. It tends to get especially busy on weeknights, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, The Saxon Pub's low-key style is the perfect match. Drivers can make use of the parking lots near The Saxon Pub. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at The Saxon Pub, so plan your budget accordingly. At The Saxon Pub, you can pay with any major credit card. Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with The Saxon Pub's delicious pub food?
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    1320 South Lamar Boulevard
    Austin, TX US
  • Hole in the Wall
    Hole in the Wall Timeline “Cheap Music. Fast Drinks. Live Women.” Those six words have hovered over Guadalupe Avenue for over 41 years. That’s decades before Austin had a recognized “weirdness” to preserve, back when the little city was still a best-kept secret and “south by southwest” was just a vague way to give directions. And although everything about The Drag (and some would say Austin itself) has changed over the decades, Hole in the Wall is the same hole in the wall it’s always been (well, they did get a fancy new kitchen with fusion pub grub from Top Chef’s Paul Qui). As one of the last living remnants of Austin’s freakier past, it remains a haven for fledgling bands to hone their chops, a roost where veteran punkers and bona fide rock stars return to their roots, and a permanent home for Austin’s dyed-in-the-Lady Bird lake, baptised in Barton Springs denizens. And if the wrecking ball ever comes (the bell has tolled, as it does for every classic Austin venue), the memories remain. Here’s a few keepers from Hole in the Wall’s storied, but not always savory, history: 1974: Hole in the Wall opens directly across the street from the UT Campus auditorium where Austin City Limits taped for decades, and where KUTX radio still broadcasts. The floors aren’t sticky yet. Gerald Ford’s reign has only begun. Nobody knows what a Star War is. 1975-ish: Buddies and hometown heroes Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley, exhausted from writing beautiful songs that’ll be appreciated posthumously, live rent-free under Hole in the Wall’s pool tables. 1976: Decades before being named “America’s Best Songwriter” by Time magazine, Lucinda Williams is playing the Hole for tips 1977-ish: Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, long freed from a life of Lou Reed and Warhol, drops by the Hole every weekend to play guitar before bailing to Houston to be a tugboat captain. That’s not a joke. He was reportedly a very good tugboat captain 1983: A fresh-faced R.E.M. swings by to take snapshots of the marquee and jam on the stage. An impressed Michael Stipe says, “Mumble, garble, mmmmmmph” (he learns to enunciate around 1987). 1986: Post-punk duo Timbuk3 studies nuclear science with a crazy teacher who wears dark glasses. Things are going so great, and only getting better, that they go across the street to Hole in the Wall and perform “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” for an entire year. 1990: Mojo Nixon plays his new hit, “Don Henley Must Die.” The actual Don Henley jumps on stage and sings the chorus. Mojo Nixon pledges to rename the song after Michael Bolton. True story. 1991: Knock knock. Who’s there? Dave. Dave who? Dave Grohl, and I gotta use the bathroom because someone spilled beer in my hair, and it’s 1991, so my hair’s still really long. 1994: Knock knock. Who’s there? Courtney. Courtney who? Courtney Love, and I’m gonna stay in this bathroom as long as I wanna. 1995: Fastball chase a guitar thief down the street, trap him in an alley, eat him alive, and then write the Grammy-nominated hit, “The Way”. 1993–2014: Britt Daniel and his fledgling band Spoon start playing Hole in the Wall, and eventually become the non-fledgling indie-rock titans Spoon; Quentin Tarantino annoys a local band by requesting intentionally obscure songs and tossing out heckles that he stole from obscure Japanese cinema; John Stamos drums on a Sunday night jam; Justin Long and Drew Barrymore make out on a busted picnic table in the beer garden (they’ve been together ever since). 2015: The lease runs out in December, and the rent is going up exponentially. Owner Will Tannen says there’s a 33% chance the place will survive. But Tanner, fans, and the entire music community of Austin at large, refuse to lose hope. 33%? The odds could be much worse.
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    2538 Guadalupe Street
    Austin, TX US
  • Freedmen's
    Freedmen’s: A User’s Guide Smoked Barbeque | Handmade Cocktails | Historic 19th-Century Building | Whiskey Wall | Dog-Friendly Beer Garden Sample Menu Appetizer : smoked beets with herbed chevre and balsamic glaze Barbeque: “holy trinity” plate of brisket, pork spare ribs, and housemade sausage with housemade pickles Cocktail: Ol’ Schmokey with Old Forester bourbon, smoked orange, smoked pecan bitters, an oak smoke Where to Sit For an intimate meal or retro vibe, sit inside. The historical 19th-century building features an antique bar, wood-beamed ceilings, copper and cast-iron flourishes, and a liquor display fashioned from an antique fireplace. For a breezier atmosphere, enjoy the patio or beer garden’s long picnic tables and atmospheric overhead lights. When to Go Tuesdays–Fridays at 4–7 p.m. for happy hour, which features $2 Lone Stars and $3 whiskey-of-the-month shots Sunday brunch for a smoked barbeque benedict with your choice of smoked meats and buttermilk biscuits. While You’re Waiting Ask about the whiskey wall and start writing toasts—it features a hefty selection of rare and limited editions amongst its 75-plus types of bourbon, scotch, and rye. Take a moment to appreciate the building’s history and architectural detail. After all, it was built in the late 1800s by George Franklin, a former slave, and has served as a newspaper publishing house, church, and general store since its first brick was laid. Inside Tips Feel free to bring the pooch, as dogs are welcome on the beer garden and patio. If the drink menu overwhelms, roll the dice and ask for the ‘bartender’s choice,’ which comes from the bartenders’ personal collections.
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    2402 San Gabriel Street
    Austin, TX US
  • Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant
    Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant caters to those craving an all-American meal. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant's happy hour. Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Wifi is on the house at Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant, so bring along your tablet or laptop. Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant as well. With the booming music and energetic crowds, this restaurant can get downright loud. Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant is known for its great food, and it also includes a pup-friendly policy neighborhood locals love. Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. The dress code at Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go. You can also serve food from Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. For diners who choose to drive to the restaurant, parking is readily available — the nearby lot offers optional valet, and street parking is also accessible. Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes. If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant. The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served. So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant and treat yourself to a tasty American dish. Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
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    300 East 4th Street
    Austin, TX US

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