Celebrate Memorial Day with friends and loved ones stuffing your face and wetting your whistle with some of Austin’s most delicious fare while celebrating your 3-day weekend with holiday events at some of our favorite spots in town.
IMT will be kicking off their outdoor movie series, starting with Inglorious Basterds. Food will be provided by a local food truck and wine (and wine slushies) will be flowing. Start the afternoon off at the newly opened Crux Climbing Gym, then come by for winery tours, food and a movie! Winery opens at 4 p.m., movie starts at8:30 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/242056742829609/
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Geraldine’s new cocktail series On Deck will feature a DJ set by DJ I WANNA BE HER and festive libations on the fourth floor pool deck showcasing Austin’s amazing sunset views from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the event, Chief of Bar Operations Jen Keyser will be pouring up a selection if tiki cocktails including theJungle Bird with Cruzan Black Strap rum, Campari, pineapple and lime; the Beachcomber with Bacardi Silver rum, Cointreau, lime, Maraschino liqueur and theFrozen Blue Hawaiian with Cruzan Gold rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple and coconut. The event is FREE and open to the public, for more information please visithttps://www.facebook.com/events/1173920212642434/.
Max’s Wine Dive
MAX’s Wine Dive Austin will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a special offer to honor the Military and First Responder community for their tireless efforts. Beginning Thursday May 26th through Tuesday, May 31st, the restaurant will offer a free appetizer AND dessert, with purchase of any entrée, to first responder and military personnel in uniform or with a proper identification.
W Austin | Soundwave Pool Party & Pop-Up Shop
W Austin’s popular Sunday all-day pool party moves to Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) this week. For $20 guests get access to the pool party featuring beats by Bird Petersen and other special guests. There will be a pop-up shop hosted by Toms and special pricing on Sailor Jerry cocktails. The party starts at noon and ends at sundown. Tickets are available at www.whotelaustin.com/soundwave-weekender
All Night Happy Hour Memorial Day through Labor Day; Complimentary Bourbon Jar on Memorial Day. Having recently expanded its Daily Social menu to include cocktails jars for just $7 and new dishes such as the fried chicken sandwich (ranked on Austin American Statesman reviewer, Matthew Odam’s Top 10 Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Austin list just this week) the southern progressive restaurant will also expand its happy hours to ALL Night, Sunday through Thursday. This kicks off on Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day. (The regular 4-7pm specials and menu still available on Friday and Saturday).
Revival Public House
Memorial Day BBQ – Taking place on Sunday, May 30 from 3-7pm, the restaurant will offer southern-inspired fare is $15 per plate and includes Roasted Pig, BBQ Grilled Shrimp, German Potato Salad, Burnt End Beans, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Mexican style Street Corn, plus $3 Texas craft beers all day. Guests can hang out on the newly renovated patio with picnic tables and adult games, and enjoy live music by Donello from 4-7pm.
Hyatt Regency Austin
Considered the birthplace of the sizzling fajita, Hyatt Regency Austin will provide a special fajita menu for the Memorial Day weekend. Celebrating the fajita’s famous history at the hotel, the menu will feature a fajita buffet with a variety of unlimited fajitas as well as traditional Tex-Mex side dishes and dessert.
Omni Barton Creek Resort
Relish in favorite backyard delights while lounging by the resort pool at Omni Barton Creek. The culinary team has created a special MemorialDay menu featuring smoked meats, burgers, salads and sweets on Saturday and fajitas and Tex-Mex favorites on Sunday. Reserve seats now, as space is limited, by calling (512) 329-7906. Full details: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/austin-barton-creek/dining/culinary-events/memorial-day