Don’t let the potential scattered thunderstorms stop a weekend full of beer, chocolate, champagne, and more. Keep busy with these six food- and drink-related events around the city. And remember, there are always new cocktail bars to check out.
The Wheel’s Biking Happy Hour — The Wheel’s first "bike to happy hour" lasts until today at 2 a.m. All cyclists can take advantage of drink specials, including tallboys for $2 and whiskey drinks for $4. [EaterWire]
Dude, Chocolate Pop-Up — Dallas-based Dude, Sweet Chocolates is setting up shop tonight offering its dark chocolate treats at Metier from 5-7 p.m. [EaterWire]
Pachanga’s Very Important Tacos — The Latino music festival Pachanga is back this weekend with its take on a VIP pass: the Very Important Taco (VIT) package. This year’s $79 tickets entail free tacos from TacoDeli, Fresa's, El Chile, and more, along with aguas frescas and paletas. [Austin360]
Rogness Brewery Turns 3 — The local brewery is celebrating the third year since the release of its first beers with a party on Saturday, May 16 from 12-9 p.m. Advance tickets are $13 with fees. Included with admission is three beers and a commemorative mason jar glass. Ginger Armadillo and Smokey Denmark’s Smoked Meats will be dishing out food, too. [EaterWire]
Pastries and Champagne — Buy La Patisserie's CroBrio, the bakery’s cronut/brioche hybrid, and get a free glass of champagne on Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. [EaterWire]
W’s Pool Parties — The W’s Shock Wave pool parties return this Sunday, May 17. For $30, attendees can take dip in the pool and enjoy drink specials, all to music. [EaterWire]