Each March, celebrate Texas Independence Day in a style and manner that only the oldest hotel in Texas's capital can do – with Texas brews and classic cocktails, live local music, southern hospitality, and above all, Texas spirit.

Saturday, March 2, 2019, join us for an all day celebration throughout the hotel:
• Be sure to get your picture taken at our Texas Photo Station!
• 6:30am – 2:30pm: 1886 Café & Bakery will be serving its signature Texas-shaped Pecan Waffles

• 10am – 4pm: Pop-Up Shops in The Victorian Room
     Rewards - Western Belts, Buckles & Jewelry
     Hatton Henry - Handmade Texas Leather & Cowhide Bags
     Aspen Hatter - Custom Hats
     Plein Air Texas - Local Painters
• 4pm: Complimentary  Whiskey Tastings with TX Whiskey in The Driskill Lobby
• 4pm – 7pm: All Texas Beer Happy Hour in The Driskill Bar
 (Also try our Signature Texas Cocktail – The TX Revolver)
• 5pm-7pm: Texas Tribune Trivia in 1886 Café & Bakery - Register Here
• 6pm – 10pm: Live Local Music in The Driskill Bar

Don't forget to post and follow with hashtag: #Driskill❤️Texas

THE HISTORY:
More than 180 years ago on March 2, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. 50 years later, The Driskill opened its doors and has been an enduring presence in Austin's evolving skyline ever since.

In many ways, the history of The Driskill is part of Texas history. It opened a mere five years after the University of Texas and it served as a gathering place for the Texas Legislature while the State Capitol was still under construction. It's where President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird met for their first date. It was home to Austin's first television station, has been host to Texas governor inaugural balls, and more. Every room tells a story or two – some well-known and some kept secret, much like the hidden doors throughout the hotel.

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