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Whiskey 101 at Native Hostel


Whiskey 101 at Native Hostel


We are teaming up with Nine Banded Whiskey and Native Hostels to turn Native’s upstairs Romper Room into an interactive + intimate whiskey experience!

This introductory shindig will feature three types of whiskey for our guests to taste — followed by a creative cocktail 101 where guests will get to create their own cocktails based on the customized curriculum.

As always, we will be providing the best bar tools for guests to use during the workshop, as well as light bites to nibble on throughout the evening. All of our guests will leave with a foundation in whiskeys, as well as recipes and a list of bar tools needed in order to keep the party going at home!

This event is open to 21 and up only and all guests must drink responsibly! Tickets are $60/person. Our last several workshops have sold out, so head on over to the ticket link below and reserve your spot now!

**Tickets are non-transferable. No refunds will be issued unless the event is cancelled.**

About Nine Banded Whiskey:
Nine Banded Whiskey is a creative blend of three year old, oak barrel aged whiskey distilled with the purest water out of Texas Hill Country. They gather the perfect mixture of whiskeys and smoothed it out with Texas’ finest limestone filtered water. It’s got one hell of a kick sitting at 90 proof, but it is as clean as can be. With a subtle bite and a smooth finish, they are the whiskey for Austin, Texas.

About Native Hostels:
Native is for the seekers. The curious ones, filled with youthful wanderlust. Explorers who know that possessions are fleeting, but experiences last a lifetime. This upscale hostel is conveniently located off I-35, 2 miles from both Lady Bird Lake and the stately marble/granite Texas State Capitol building. Featuring exposed beams or brick accent walls, the hip mixed-gender and female-only dorms with an industrial vibe offer free Wi-Fi, lockers, and shared bathrooms with marble countertops. Private rooms with en suite facilities, including a loft suite sleeping up to 6, are also available. Amenities consist of a trendy coffee shop/bar, and a restaurant with terrace dining. Communal areas include a kitchenette, and living spaces with plush sofas.


Eastside Cocktail Crawl (Spring 2017)


Eastside Cocktail Crawl (Spring 2017)

Last month's Eastside Cocktail Crawl was way too much fun!

We started the day at Lustre Pearl East with their El Camino and made our way down Cesar Chavez to Craftsman for Moscow Mules. 

Once we headed a few doors down to Weather Up, the crew had a medley of colorful sips to choose from.

We were sooo surprised and impressed to see cocktail sippin' folks rockin' creative team gear!

So impressed that we're currently brainstorming contest ideas for the next go-around this fall!

Afterwards, we made our way up to East 6th and hit Collide ATX - a chef-driven restaurant and art space for more booze and grub.  

We ended the afternoon at the patio of all patios - Whisler's, where we reminisced about the afternoon and sipped on some mighty delicious Southsides.

A major shoutout goes to the incredibly accommodating bars that hosted us! Weather Up, Lustre Pearl East, Collide ATX, Whisler's and Craftsman - you guys are real gems! 

We'll be announcing a new fall date soon, so make sure you sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop!



Better Block Austin: 12th & Chicon

We're teaming up with the Return + Discover Festival for the launch of Better Block Austin! On April 15, we're transforming the 12th + Chicon intersection with the help of East 12th Street Merchants' Association.

The Better Block is a nationwide movement that seeks to educate, equip, and empower communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate underutilized corridors and neighborhoods.


We're sponsoring a makers market and will be transforming a vacant lots into a pop-up park,!  Be on the look out for an upgraded Capital Metro stop, business facades and signage, live mural painting, sidewalk artwork, new neighborhood programming, expanded food truck park and so much more. ...And it wouldn't be East Austin without live music!

Free to attend, so please support our participating creatives!

BeFree Republic
chiki buttah
Commonsensical Spa
Dash Bitters
Fuquea House
Garbo's Lobster Roll
Gusto Graphic Tees
Holli Hartman Art
Herland Home
Honaar Goods
Naer's Embroidery
Pelican Studio
Penny Luck Shoes
Rebekah Vinyard Jewelry
Slavonk + Hortus
Sound Sight Tarot
Steel City Pops

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Tuesdays Together - Care Canisters

November is the Rising Tide Society's Philanthropy Month! We were happy to host the Austin Chapter at the studio.


With donations from the members, we worked with neighbor Mitscoots to provide 100 Care Canisters filled with snacks, toiletries and other necessities for the homeless community.

It always warms the heart to give back during the holiday season.  I hope that we do more of this in the new year! Happy holidays everyone!



Eastside Map by Emma Gundlach

Since moving to East Austin almost a year ago, we've fallen madly in love.  To celebrate the upcoming EAST Studio Tour and our first anniversary, we commissioned the incredibly talented Emma Gundlach to create a map of our favorite spots. 

How beautiful is this?  We're so in love that we are providing complimentary hard copies to all of our amazing studio rental clients. 

The master plan is to take you guys on an Eastside tour while I cruise the streets on Black Beauty (my fixie). Stay tuned, my friends because we're headed for a yummy ride!