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Where to Eat and Drink Over Labor Day Weekend in Austin

A cornhole tournament, lots of beers, and Monday hours

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The Brewtorium

Labor Day weekend provides one last opportunity to celebrate summer (as much as the very, very, very hot season ever really ends in Texas). To honor the sort-of end of the season, here are the best celebrations to check out in Austin over the long holiday weekend from Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5.

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Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5

  • Meanwhile Brewing is presenting a slew of events over the long holiday weekend, from an all-ages concert on Saturday and Sunday, yoga and a market on Sunday, and regular business hours on Monday. (3901 Promontory Point Drive, McKinney)

Saturday, September 3

  • Austin bar Kitty Cohen’s is throwing a combination pool party and pig roast for the holiday, plus Blue Owl beers and music. General food begins at 3 p.m. with the roast at 7 p.m. (2211 Webberville Road, East Austin)
  • Treaty Oak Distilling is throwing a barbecue party and cocktail competition from noon to 6 p.m. Food includes Thai chicken wings, blackened shrimp skewers, bao with Korean barbecue duck, blue crab fried rice, and more, plus there are bloody mary oyster shooters. Wristbands are $45. (16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs)
  • Brewery and restaurant the Brewtorium is hosting Austin Flea for the day with indoor and outdoor spaces from noon to 5 p.m. (6015 Dillard Circle, Highland)

Sunday, September 4

  • Tequila and mezcal bar Las Perlas’s Labor Day party comes with $3 paloma Jell-O shots, free hot dogs, an all-evening happy hour, and more starting at 4 p.m. (405 East Seventh Street, Downtown)
  • The Carpenter Hotel is throwing a barbecue and pool party with music and two-stepping lessons. Food-wise, there will be hot dogs, chicken wings, roasted vegetables, fruits, and ice cream cones. Tickets are $55 and it runs from 1 to 6 p.m. (400 Josephine Street, Zilker)
  • Okay, so it’s not technically a Labor Day event, but the ABGB is celebrating its ninth birthday with live music, food specials, and beers from noon to 11 p.m. (1305 West Oltorf Street, Galindo)

Monday, September 5

  • Boozy canned beverage company Texas Cool is hosting a Labor Day pool party with pop-up Bad Larry Burger Club at the Austin Motel, plus more drinks by Desert Door, from noon to 5 p.m. (1220 South Congress Avenue, Bouldin Creek)
  • Jester King Brewery is throwing a cornhole tournament for Labor Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Group entry tickets are $20. (13005 Fitzhugh Road, Hill Country)
  • Texas Keeper Cider is keeping special hours during the holiday from noon to 6 p.m. People can bring their own food, and ciders will be available for purchase. (12521 Twin Creek Road, Manchaca)
  • South Austin Beer Garden’s offering free fried fish for Labor Day, plus other drink specials, starting at 2 p.m. (10700 Menchaca Road, Far South Austin)
  • All locations of Lick Honest Ice Creams are offering one free scoop of ice cream per purchased scoop of ice cream. (multiple)
  • For an at-home lobster feast, Garbo’s is offering holiday takeout specials. There are a la carte chilled lobsters and buns, plus soups, burgers, and drinks available. Place orders online. (12709 North Mopac Expressway, North Austin)

Update, Thursday, September 1, 10:00 a.m.: This guide, originally published on August 18, has been updated to include additional events.

Jester King Craft Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78736 512 537 5100 Visit Website


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


12709 North Mopac Expressway, , TX 78727 (512) 350-9814 Visit Website

Texas Keeper Cider

12521 Twin Creek Road, , TX 78652 (512) 910-3409 Visit Website

South Austin Beer Garden

10700 Menchaca Road, , TX 78748 (512) 704-2787 Visit Website

Lick Honest Ice Creams

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 363-5622 Visit Website

Meanwhile Brewing

3901 Promontory Point Drive, , TX 78744 (512) 308-3659 Visit Website

Treaty Oak Distillery

16604 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Las Perlas [Austin]

405 East 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Visit Website

Austin Motel

1220 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 441-1157 Visit Website

Kitty Cohen's

2211 Webberville Road, , TX 78702 Visit Website

The Brewtorium

6015 Dillard Circle, , TX 78752 (512) 524-0323 Visit Website

Carpenter Hotel

400 Josephine Street, , TX 78704 (512) 682-5300 Visit Website

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