clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Weekend Plans: Whisler’s Anniversary Party, Forthright’s Opening, Rock Rose Festival

Plus, new happy hour, wine festival, and more

If you buy something from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

HAPPY HOUR ALERT Wu Chow adds a new happy hour where tiki cocktails are half-off, other selected drinks are $5, and small bites for $6 and under, like Sichuan-style wontons, egg rolls, and mushu wraps. Hours are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. [EaterWire]

NIGHTCLUB WIRE — Rock Rose unveils nightclub The Rose Room, tonight from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. [EATX]

OPENING ALERT — Austin’s newest cafe, Forthright, debuts tomorrow, Saturday, July 9 with party brunch, Bloody Marys, and bottomless mimosas starting at 11 a.m. (The cafe will open for regular service earlier at 8 a.m.) [EaterWire]

DOMAIN NORTHSIDE — Rock Rose hosts its first festival on Saturday with 17 food offerings, including Burro Cheese Kitchen, drink specials from the entertainment district's bars, plus crafts and art vendors. The Rock Rose Arts Festival lasts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

BEER HERE — Tex-Mex brewery Twisted X turns five with a booze-filled jubilee and free party buses from downtown Austin on Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. RSVP is required. [EaterWire]

RENOVATION PARTY — Before Cenote temporarily closes its dining room for floor renovations (the patio will still serve food and drink), the coffee shop is is having a pig roast party on Saturday, July 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

FOOD FILMAlamo Drafthouse brings its Rolling Roadshow to Johnson’s Backyard Garden for a screening of rural farming documentary The Seer in Garfield. Sustainable Food Center will host a panel with local farmers, too. Tickets for the Saturday showing at 7:30 p.m. are $15. Partial proceeds will go towards the host farm to recover from storm destruction. [EaterWire]

WINE WIRE — Trek out to the Texas Wine Revolution, held at William Chris Vineyards, for a bunch of Lone Star roses an hour outside of Austin in Hye on Sunday, July 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. $50 tickets come with a wine tote bag, glass, and tastings booklet. [EaterWire]

BOOZE ANNIVERSARY — For Whisler’s third birthday, the East 6th Street bar is throwing a party on Sunday full of ice cream, cocktails, an Oasis Brewing keg, free Austin Beerworks, and music starting at 2 p.m. [EaterWire]


1010 E Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

Wu Chow

500 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 476-2469 Visit Website

Rock Rose Avenue

Rock Rose Avenue, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 682-5589 Visit Website

Johnson's Backyard Garden

9515 Hergotz Ln, Austin, TX 78742 (512) 386-5273 Visit Website

The Rose Room

11500 Rock Rose Avenue, , TX 78758 (512) 743-1400 Visit Website

Twisted X Brewing Company

23455 Ranch to Market Road 150, , TX 78620 (512) 829-5323 Visit Website


1816 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 480-0781 Visit Website