Where to Throw a Party in Austin

It can feel as though every day is a party in Austin--what with the film and music festivals, food and wine events and art openings--until, that is, it's your turn to play party host. Don't stress, we have the perfect gathering places to throw a party in Austin and ensure your guests are having a ball. (Photo: Flickr user Karaoke Taxi Cab)

Updated: September 09, 2011

Where to Throw a Party in Austin

J Blacks Feel Good Lounge

710 W 6th St Ste B, Austin, TX 78701

How could you not have a good time in a venue that serves good food and good drinks with good service? It gets even better when you book the Cork Room equipped with flat-screen TVs and cozy couches in a closed off room that looks out onto the bar's action. Be sure to book this downtown venue early for NFL games, birthday parties or that bachelor/bachelorette bash.

The Highball

1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Bowling lanes, craft cocktails and some really good food make the perfect mix for a successful party. This bowling alley, music venue, bar and restaurant located in South Austin will set the tone for celebrating good times.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

1120 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

No media room? No worries! The Alamo Drafthouse lets you rent out the entire theater so that you can hoot and holler and ooh and aah without being hushed by a neighboring stranger. There are four locations spread throughout the city, making it convenient for you and your friends to gather for a flick.

La Condesa

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

If an intimate, private dinner party is more your speed, La Condesa is the right place. You?d never know a hidden, almost cave-like dining room resides beneath this uber-hip Mexican restaurant located in downtown's Second Street District. You and your closest friends can dine on chef-driven cuisine with a conscience--the restaurant focuses on using organic ingredients and sustainable practices.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704

This outdoor art garden opens its doors for private parties, and the covered pavilion area doubles as a dance floor. Bring in your own caterers to make it is as fancy or affordable as you wish. Guests can roam through grounds dotted with life-sized sculptures by Charles Umlauf.