Austin FC are fighting off a tough loss after their ringleader, Captain Alex Ring, was kicked off the field due to a second yellow card last weekend. Now, they'll have to fight the odds even further as they take on the formidable LA Galaxy, headlined by Chicharito, in Los Angeles this Saturday.
A match with this high of stakes can't simply be watched from home (unless you'd like to, no judgment here). If you're looking to grab a beer with some friends and drop your taco when your club scores, check out these watch parties happening in Austin this weekend.
Austin FC official watch party—Pluckers, 6406 N. I-35 Frontage Road
Looking to replicate the 1,000-plus-member watch party when Austin FC took on fellow Los Angeles team LAFC for their first match, the club is hosting its own official watch party this Saturday. Located outdoors and presented by Pluckers, the event comes with wings, a live DJ, prize giveaways and a party tent. Pack a mask and head to the spot after 1 p.m., when doors officially open.
Los Verdes watch party—Hopsquad Brewing, 2307 Kramer Ln
WE ARE RELEASING THE MICHE!— Hopsquad Brewing Co. (@HopsquadBrewing) May 11, 2021
Come on out to our @LosVerdesATX watch party this Saturday where we will have MICHELADAS available created with a special house blend michelada mix and our Zapatista Mexican Lager. Available at 12pm until we run out. Your move, @AustinFC#releasethekitpic.twitter.com/vbvpvJIOn9
Hopsquad Brewing is bringing back its signature LED screen, local food trucks and live music in partnership with Austin FC fan club Los Verdes this weekend. They're also releasing much-awaited micheladas and bringing a rain tent in case it pours. Come early with a lawn chair and rain gear well before kickoff at 2:30 p.m. if you want a good spot.
Los Verdes South Side—Armadillo Den, 10106 Menchaca Road
For those a little bit south of Q2 Stadium, Los Verdes is offering a second watch party complete with the official fan band, La Murga de ATX. Expect live music and a rowdy crowd starting at the 2:30 p.m. kickoff. *Warning: parking is limited.
Austin Anthem—Celis Brewing, 10001 Metric Blvd.
Your watch party HQ update:— Austin Anthem (@AustinAnthem) May 12, 2021
🐖 Join us Saturday at @CelisBeers for the #verde, stay for the luau & Cajun China-Style Pig Roast.
😎 It’s an afternoon match as #AustinFC returns to CA to take on the almost-in-LA Galaxy. 2:30pm.
RSVP and full schedule.https://t.co/EdiBruw4Aepic.twitter.com/9M0uQaF6x2
The fan club that brought over 1,000 people to its own watch party as the season began, Austin Anthem is back at Celis Brewery but has added a new twist to its typical watch party fare. Enjoy plenty of beer and a Cajun China-style pig roast as the club hosts a limbo-infused luau right after the match. RSVP here.
Austin Anthem goes West—Dreamland, 2770 W. Highway 290
As #AustinFC travels west, so do we… to Dripping Springs!— Austin Anthem (@AustinAnthem) May 14, 2021
In addition to our Celis Beers watch party, we’ll also be at @dreamlanddstx. Join us for pickleball, mini-golf, art, 90 self-pour taps, and #verde on a big screen!
🗓 Sat. 2:30pm.
Austin Anthem is going West with their club in a big way as they add a watch party in Dripping Springs. The event will be complete with 90 self-pour taps, art, pickleball and mini golf. Starts at kickoff, 2:30 p.m.
40 pub partners
From Round Rock to San Marcos, these 40 pubs are set show the match as official pub partners of Austin FC. They could get packed, so make sure to be there before kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
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Elon Musk has placed an order for a new, top-of-the-line private jet: a Gulfstream G700, Austonia has learned. Delivery is expected in early 2023.
Billed as offering “the most spacious cabin in history,” the aircraft seats 19 and soars above the rest of us at up to 51,000 feet. Base price: $78 million.
The Gulfstream G700 was awarded the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Award for excellence in cabin design this year. (Gulfstream)
According to the Gulfstream website, the G700 can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles without refueling, enough range to fly nonstop from Austin to Hong Kong. Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines, it has its own Wi-Fi system, 20 oval windows measuring 28” x 21”, and two lavatories.
The sweet new ride will replace his current top-of-line private jet: a 2015 Gulfstream G650, the aircraft that has been made somewhat famous by the automated @elonjet Twitter account, which tracks and reports his personal aircraft’s movements using public data.
Landed in Austin, Texas, US. Apx. flt. time 44 Mins. pic.twitter.com/jZ7HI0i4iV
— ElonJet (@ElonJet) June 24, 2022
Musk has repeatedly championed “free speech” as a guiding ethic in his planned purchase of Twitter. Last December, Musk offered the teenager who built the @elonjet tracker $50,000 to shut it down, citing security concerns. It’s still up.
According to the @elonjet account, Musk’s jet last traveled to Austin, where it’s been since June 23. The associated data says that his flight to Austin burned $2,573 worth of aviation fuel and discharged 4 tons of carbon dioxide.
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Enjoy live music all weekend long and check out the hotels’ state-of-the-art amenities between sets. Make a splash in the pool, enjoy outdoor fire pits, or challenge your friends in a yard game while enjoying a weekend full of live music! Did we mention the package includes deluxe accommodations and a bucket of beer? Oh, and if you needed more convincing, this pet-friendly hotel means the whole family can join in on the fun.
Explore any of the Court Hotels by Valencia Hotel Group for a memorable escape. Each property offers a unique experience remnant of yesteryear but with all of the modern amenities that make for a fun and comfortable stay. With acres of landscaped courtyards, relax and unwind in an outdoor environment perfect for doing everything or absolutely nothing at all. With locations in Austin, College Station, Irving, and Lubbock your urban retreat has never been so close.
Locals and travelers alike are invited to enjoy the deep roots of Texas music all summer long with a robust lineup of live performances. From the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk to Irving’s manicured streets, Valencia’s hotels are a place to gather and reconnect, offering uniquely Texan settings for the weekly performances.
“We’re proud of the community we’ve fostered among Texas musicians and the many rising stars who perform at our properties,” says Amy Trench, corporate director of brand marketing & PR for Valencia Hotel Group.
With unique programming at each of Valencia’s properties, there’s something for everyone to enjoy all summer long.
If you’re a Valencia Hotel Group Rewards member, the perks are plentiful. Enjoy up to 10% off the Best Available Rate, and for a limited time, members can save up to 15% off a stay of 2 nights or more, for select stays in 2022.
But that’s really just the beginning. At select locations, you can enjoy discounts on weeknight stays, a complimentary third night, or curated packages for a romantic getaway or a night of watching the Verde at Q2 Stadium. You’ll also find special rates for AAA and AARP Members, educators, and front-line heroes including military, law enforcement, fire, and rescue workers.