Public Events

The following events are open to the general public. An RSVP or ticket may be required. Special rate for Current USBG Members.

Our limited edition 2017 USBG Tiki Mugs will be available for purchase ($40 USBG member price/$50 non-USBG member price) at Kick Off Party and at Tiki Village.

All Week Long

September 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Special Texas Tiki Week Cocktails available at venues all around Austin! Check out bars all around the city as they celebrate Texas Tiki Week!

Visit any of the following stops to pick up your map.

Check out as many as you can during the week & collect stickers for your map along the way.

We’ll have special prize winning opportunities for you at the end of the week!!

Bars & Restaurants with special Texas Tiki Week Cocktails available all week to visit & get your map/stickers!:

& Check back, as we’ll be adding more as TX Tiki Week gets closer!!

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Monday, September 11th

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Texas Tiki Week Kick Off Party

September 11, 2017 7pm - 11:59pm

Tuesday, September 12th

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September 12, 2017 1pm - 4pm

Discover the inventive and imaginative story of Polynesian Pop! The fantastical history of the tiki bar was shaped by (and inspired) a movement that included art, music, architecture, and more in mid-century America.

Join us at Townsend 1-4pm. Sponsored by Pusser’s Rum.

Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, lead you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki, mid-century America’s favorite fantasy escape. And you'll see where tiki bars made their impact in the Lone Star state both yesterday and today! Find your new favorite cocktail, get help stocking your bar with great rums, and spark inspiration for your next tiki party, all while sipping samples of classic exotic cocktails and original recipes from Smuggler’s Cove. Learn about the building blocks of exotic cocktails and see why our primal yearning for paradise continues to resonate with a new generation of the tiki faithful.

The Cates are the authors of Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki (Ten Speed Press). The book, winner of the 2017...

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September 12, 2017 4pm - 7pm

Join the USBG for a special tiki time Happy Hour of fun with a special tiki menu & pricing! 4-7pm

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September 12, 2017 8pm - 11:59pm

There’s nothing like watching a fun tiki movie outdoor while sipping great tiki cocktails at Weather Up! We’ll be doing a repeat of last year’s fun event, watching a movie under the stars. And Weather Up will have a special tiki cocktail menu for your imbibing pleasure.

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Thursday, September 14th

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September 14, 2017 1pm - 4pm

Come learn about the world of Rum from, Ed, the self-appointed Minister of Rum. He has dedicated himself to helping others to understand & appreciate the Noble Spirit - Rum! His books are regarded as among the most comprehensive sources on the subject: Rums of the Eastern Caribbean and The Complete Guide to Rum: An Authoritative Guide to Rums of the World. Today Ed’s focus is on bringing great Rums to us with his Ministry of Rum Collection Rums, including Demerara Overproof, St. Lucian Pot Still, Navy Strenght & Jamaican Pot still rums, and a Pimento Dram, among others.

Sponsored by Ed Hamilton Rums

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September 14, 2017 7pm - 11:59pm

A true Texas Tiki Week tradition is the annual bus tour! This year we’ll be making stops at several venues around town that will be making special cocktails just for the bus tour to celebrate this year’s cocktail: GROGS! Delicious groggy-ness is what your evening will be filled with, with a different sponsor spirit being featured at each stop! MUCH groggy deliciousness to be had all around town!

USBG Austin invites you to a Tiki Bus tour where we will visit several fantastic USBG venues and sample their inspired take on the classic cocktail. Venues include Peche, Half Step, WeatherUp, The Tigress, and may include a surprise stop or two along the way. Ticket includes a seat on the bus and cocktail samples.

There are 28 seats on the bus - Our first stop will be at 6:00 pm & the bus will depart from Peche at 6:30pm sharp. Buses will pickup & drop off in the same general area.

Sponsored by: Pusser’s Rum, Rhum Clement

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After our grog tour around town, join us for a special tiki cocktail menu & loads of fun - as only Karaoke can be! 12 midnight - 2am

Sponsored by: Pyrat Rum & Patron Tequila

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Friday, September 15th

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September 15, 2017 10am - 4pm

There’s nothing like chillin’ in the pool in Austin when it’s still HOT outside! Join us at Tequila 512 Headquarters . We’ll have plenty of great cocktails for your imbibing pleasure & food truck for your tummy cravings.

Sponsored by: Tequila 512

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September 15, 2017 6:30pm - 10pm

Join us as we’ll gather at one of the stops along the Texas Tiki Week map to head out for a fun Tiki Cocktail Crawl around Austin to imbibe in this week’s special offerings from around the city!

Did we mention the contest and prizes??

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September 15, 2017 10pm

Frank (upstairs) will be hosting us for a special Texas Tiki Week Tiki Trivia evening with great tiki cocktails, prizes & all sorts of tiki fun!

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Saturday, September 16th

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September 15, 2017 11am - 4pm

A FIRST for Texas tiki week that we look forward to being a tradition! We’ll have fabulous tiki vendors selling cool stuff like vintage Hawaiian wear, tiki art, stickers, and, yes, even tiki cookies that taste like awesome tiki cocktails….Painkiller cookie, anyone??? We’ll have a DJ rockin’ the tiki tunes, delicious tiki cocktails & bites from a special menu at Contigo for your ordering pleasure. AND - Pyrat Rum & Patron Tequila will be hosting a special class at 2pm (stay tuned for details….it’ll be great!!) that you won’t want to miss! You’ll also be able to get your Texas Tiki Week goodies from the USBG, too!

Sponsored by: Pyrat Rum & Patron Tequila

List of Vendors you’ll find in the Tiki Village:

The Boozy Doodler (tiki art) https://www.instagram.com/the_boozy_doodler/

Miss Billie’s Vintage (fabulous vintage wares)

Lucky Girl Ceramics (tiki mugs made here in Austin, TX!)...

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Sunday, September 17th

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September 17, 2017 10am - 2pm

Come join us for a special Tiki Brunch food & cocktails menu as we wrap-up Texas Tiki Week!

Sponsored by: Sailor Jerry & Flor de Cana Rums

Cost for USBG members & non-members: No cost to attend, Food & Cocktails are on you :)

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September 15, 2017 6pm - 11pm

A very special USBG Member’s Only party at a USBG member’s home that has to be seen to be believed! The Moai Icehouse was recently built & outfitted, so the USBG has an unique opportunity to see this one before almost anyone else has. And, the crew from the Esquire Tavern in San Antonio will be joining us behind the bar for your imbibing pleasure.

Sponsored by: Appleton & Wray & Nephew Rums

Cost for USBG members & non-members: $FREE for Members Only

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