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Weekend Plans: Labor Day Edition

Three days of beer.

Independence Brewing Co.
Independence Brewing Co.
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Mourn the unofficial end of summer this Labor Day weekend with plenty of beer-filled parties, fried chicken sandwiches, and sweet and savory pastries.

AUSTIN — Both Shake Shack locations are bringing back the corn dog and peach pie concrete for the long weekend starting today, September 4. [EaterWire]

SOUTH FIRST — Try some of Odd Duck’s pastry chef Susana Querejazu’s sweet creations during her baking pop-up at Metier on Saturday, September 5. It opens at 10 a.m. until sold out. The cook shop is also holding a weekend sale with free beer. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST AUSTINIndependence Brewing Co.’s Labor Day party on Saturday, September 5, will be full of beer, music, and food from Mrs. P’s Electric Cock and BOCA. Between 12 to 6 p.m., the $10 wristband comes with three beers; there will be other special beers available, too, including Redbug with cucumber and melon. [EaterWire]

EAST SIDE — For more beer, head to Art of the Brew, where art and ales collide on Saturday, September 5. Beers will be served with paired bites (Frank, Sa-Ten, Wunder Pig BBQ) alongside artwork inspired by each brewery, from 3 to 10 p.m. at Canopy. There’s a $20 suggested donation, too. [EaterWire]

CLARKSVILLE — Class up Sunday at Josephine House’s keg party, complete with lawn games and food on September 6. RSVP required. [EaterWire]

EAST 6TH — Preview brand-new fried chicken drive-thru chain Flyrite on Monday, September 7 during a pop-up at Hops & Grain at 12 p.m. Only the first 300 people will get the chance to try the fried chicken sandwich. Donations for Hermanos de East Austin will also be collected. The first location on East 7th will open sometime this winter. [EaterWire]

SOUTH AUSTINABGB celebrates both Labor Day and its second anniversary with a cookout on Monday, September 7. There’ll be plenty of meat, veggie burgers, beer, and cake from 12 to 9 p.m. The brewery is also hosting two brewery tours at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. [EaterWire]


1305 West Oltorf Street, , TX 78704 (512) 298-2242 Visit Website

Hops & Grain

507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702 Visit Website

Shake Shack [Austin]

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Lane, , TX 78744 (512) 707-0099 Visit Website


916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Métier Cook's Supply

1805 S First Street, Austin, TX (512) 276-2605 Visit Website

Josephine House

1601 Waterston Avenue, , TX 78703 (512) 477-5584 Visit Website

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