Contigo - Since they are closed on Sunday evenings, this is the day to schedule a party in their festive outdoor patio space. They offer refreshing cocktails and local fare, including Pigs in a Blanket, Ox Tongue Sliders and Rabbit & Dumplings.
Epicerie- This gorgeous open-spaced interior serves French-Louisiana inspired fare, such as Chicken Terrine, Fried Gouda and Beignets.
The Bonneville - This downtown location, breezy open space, with New American food and cocktail fare are ideal for festive gatherings. Classic dishes with a twist include Bacon & Egg Ravioli and Chicken “Under a Brick.”
Lucy’s Fried Chicken - Catered comfort food, such as their Deep Fried Deviled Eggs, Fried Chicken Nachos and delicious selection of pies can make your at-home party a wow event.
Argus Cidery - With a beautiful space in Dripping Springs currently open on Saturdays, this is a great getaway. Their cider uses Texas apples, and owner/chef Wes Mickel makes all of the delicious spreads (from some of his favorite cookbooks, with the most recent being Thomas Keller’s) to accompany the booze.
Houndstooth Coffee - One of the best coffee shops in town now offers its barista cart services for parties, perfect for keeping guests caffeinated and celebrating the holiday festivities.
drink.well - They are closed on Mondays, allowing the perfect time to host holiday parties in an intimate, unpretentious setting. Craft cocktail bar with delicious not-your-typical bar food, such as Stuffed Cheese Poufs and Gin Cured Salmon Plates.
Hops & Grain - Soon to be open on Sundays, this favorite east side Austin brewery/tap room is available for private events.
Antonelli's Cheese House - for an intimate evening, the cheese house across the street from the cheese shop in Hyde Park is a lovely space for an evening with friends or co-workers.
Alamo Drafthouse - Wacky and funny Christmas films and planned events can be had for you and your crew. Full bar (depending on which location you choose) and food available.
Malverde - Once the house bar above La Condesa, Malverde is now available for private events only. A stunning space that is indoor/outdoor with room to dance.