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. Join us all day at the following celebrations throughout the hotel:

Friday, March 2, 2018
• 6:30am – 11am: 1886 Café & Bakery will be serving its signature Texas-shaped Pecan Waffles
• 8am – 12pm: Sun Radio Live Broadcast
• 8am – 8pm: Allens Boots Pop-Up Shop featuring traditional Texas boots and hats in The Victorian Room
(Also be sure to get your picture taken in your new Texas getup at our Independence Day Photo Station!)
• 10am – 6pm: Gallery of the Republic Pop-Up Shop in The Victorian Room featuring handcrafted historic Texas flags and vintage maps and documents from the Republic of Texas and Statehood Eras
• 2pm – 5pm: 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)
• 6pm – 10pm: Live Music in The Driskill Bar, featuring country singer David Touchton until 8pm, and Sophia Johnson Band performing Country Swing
• 7:30pm-10pm: Texas Tribune Trivia in The Driskill Ballroom
(Register here: http://bit.ly/txtrivia18)

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

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 a history of Texas. 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.