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15 weekly events + deals in Austin

Play, sip, eat, and repeat.

the austin skyline from congress avenue shows the capitol building and several skyscrapers

Why wait for the weekend to have a good time?

Photo by ATXtoday

If you’re saving fun for the weekend, you’re only enjoying ~29% of an average lifespan.

Luckily, weekdays in Austin are anything but boring. From special deals to weekly events, here’s our guide to making the most of every day of the week + living life to the fullest.


  • Play — Barton Springs Saloon, 424 S. Lamar Blvd. | Unknown Trivia quizzes folks at 7 p.m., but there’s also an all-day happy hour every Monday at this converted gas station.
  • Sip — Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress Ave. | Marg Mondays in the courtyard lounge include $8 margaritas, $40 patio pitchers + new flavors each month with paleta dunks.
  • Eat — Péché, 208 W. 4th St. | Austin’s first absinthe bar is also a French restaurant, and all-night happy hour on Mondays includes half-priced select menu items + $6 cocktails.


What looks like an arcing rainbow spikes over the Blanton's main lobby.

No, it’s not a trick of the light — the art piece “Plexus No. 44" is just inside the Blanton’s doors.

Photo courtesy Blanton Museum of Art

  • Play — Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | Admission to the largest collection of public art in Central Texas is free every Tuesday.
  • Sip — TenTen, 501 W. 6th St. | Enjoy 50% off bottles of wine + sake all night on Tuesdays. Plus, there’s a yummy happy hour menu.
  • Eat — Bar Peached, 1315 W. 6th St. | Every Tuesday is steak + frites night, so order a bulgogi marinated prime top sirloin with nori fries, bok choy, and kimchi miso butter for $23.


  • Play — Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave. | An ATX tradition since 2004, 1980s tribute band The Spazmatics takes the stage every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.
  • Sip — The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. | Enjoy 50% off wine by the glass, wine bottles, and retail wine to-go on this whimsical outdoor patio.
  • Eat — Parkside, 301 E. 6th St. | On Wednesdays, the city is your oyster. Head to Austin’s first gastropub for Oysters + Bubbles Wednesdays with 50% off oyster platters and sparkling wines.


two yellow cups with frozen cocktails inside that read "lil easy fine cajun food & bar"

Lil’ Easy — a New Orleans-inspired restaurant — serves frozen cocktails in take-home cups.

Photo via Lil’ Easy

  • Play — Barbarella, 611 Red River St. | Dance to hits of the 2000s at Y2K night every Thursday. Plus, there’s no cover and reverse happy hour runs 10-11 p.m.
  • Sip — Tweedy’s Bar, 2908 Fruth St. | Drink half-priced palomas on the dog-friendly patio at this classic spot near the UT Austin campus.
  • Eat — Lil’ Easy, 5000 E. Cesar Chavez St. | The new east Austin eatery only serves its crawfish étoufée on Thursdays. The bowl costs $16.49 and comes with white rice and toasted French bread.


  • Play — Mayfair, 501 W. 6th St., Ste. #300 | WhenWhatWhere hosts Four Record Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Four vinyls are played from start to finish, then given away to lucky event-goers at the end of the night.
  • Sip — Upstairs at Caroline, 621 Congress Ave. | Bad Life Choices — a Grey Goose watermelon frosé with an everclear float — are $8 for Friday Fundays. Each guest is limited to two of these frozen cocktails, so you know they pack a punch.
  • Eat — Maie Day, 1603 S. Congress Ave. | Prime Rib Fridays at this local steakhouse gets you the wagyu prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream for $19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Let’s create your go-to resource for having fun on weekdays in ATX. Send us your favorite specials and events + we’ll add them to the list.