Bastille Day is the celebration of a turning point in the French revolution on Sunday, July 14. While Austinites usually head to the French Legation for its annual celebration, the site is currently closed for renovations. Luckily, Austin’s many French restaurants are taking up the reins, with plenty of champagne to go around.
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- Le Politique is throwing a champagne-fueled party for the afternoon. Champagne Supply Co. truck will be on-site, along with a massive brunch buffet with oysters and a macaron tower ($35 per adult), live music, and games. (110 San Antonio Street, Downtown)
- Westlake cafe Paris in a Bite is teaming up with Garbo’s lobster truck and Alliance Française d’Austin for a celebration at the Triangle that honors French culture around the world. Tickets are $10. (4660 Triangle Avenue, Triangle)
- Restaurant and absinthe bar Péché is featuring discounted absinthe and a creative French special for the evening. (208 West 4th Street, Downtown)
- Downtown staple Chez Nous will also serve a special prix fixe menu for Bastille Day and specials throughout the week. (510 Neches Street, Downtown)
- Local pub and brewery Black Star Co-op will serve a special French menu for the day, from 4 to 10 p.m. (7020 Easy Wind Drive, Highland)
- The Four Seasons hotel has two events to celebrate the day: a brunch spread from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a separate Veuve Clicquot happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Both events have lawn games, a champong tournament, and live music. (98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Downtown)
- East side French restaurant Justine’s is hosting a red, white, and blue celebration with live music from Surfbort, stick and poke tattoos, and a glamorous photo booth. Tickets are $15 and only available at the door.