Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Kicks Off Summer with Live Music and Cocktail Popsicles

Series of seasonal events celebrate summer with live local music, boozy popsicles, and non-alcoholic pet pup-sicles

The inviting Terrace.

The inviting Terrace.

The Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, an iconic luxury property in the heart of downtown Austin, is pleased to announce a series of celebratory events to kick off the summer. Events include the new Summer Sunset Sessions, featuring live music from three local Austin musicians on Thursday evenings, and the second annual 7 Flavors of Summer Pop-tails series menu complete with boozy popsicle cocktails, a special PRIDE popsicle, and non-alcoholic pup-sicles for pets.

The Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace Summer Sunset Series will feature three local artists every Thursday evening. Entertainment includes tunes from acoustic guitarist Joshua Klaus, country blues singer/songwriter Willy McGee, and folk-pop duo Call Me Cavalier. Free and open to the public, guests and non-guests will be able to enjoy the entertainment at the Stephen F. Austin Bar & Terrace as the sun sets.

“Summer in Austin is one of the most exciting seasons, and there’s nothing like enjoying live music and a summer treat on our beautiful terrace,” said Danelle Awtrey, Director of Sales and Marketing at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. “Austin is known for its spirited hospitality, and we’re pleased to welcome guests and patrons to unwind with local entertainment and specially curated boozy treats. In the heart of downtown, there’s no better place to meet friends and family as the sun sets.”

With stunning views of Congress Avenue, the State Capitol, and the historic Paramount Theatre, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel’s Bar and Terrace offers the perfect location for guests and non-guests to enjoy Austin all throughout summer. The schedule of events include:

Summer Sunset Sessions – Every Thursday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy entertainment from local musicians on Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace. The full Summer Sunset Sessions schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, June 20: Joshua Klaus – Acoustic guitarist

  • Thursday, June 27: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

  • Thursday, July 4: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

  • Thursday, July 11: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

  • Thursday, July 18: Call Me Cavalier – Folk-pop duo

  • Thursday, July 25: Joshua Klaus – Acoustic guitarist

  • Thursday, August 1: Joshua Klaus – Acoustic guitarist

  • Thursday, August 8: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

  • Thursday, August 15: Call Me Cavalier – Folk-pop duo

  • Thursday, August 22: Call Me Cavalier – Folk-pop duo

  • Thursday, August 29: Joshua Klaus – Acoustic guitarist

  • Thursday, September 5: Call Me Cavalier – Folk-pop duo

  • Thursday, September 12: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

Photography of Poptail courtesy of Julia Keim.

Photography of Poptail courtesy of Julia Keim.

7 Flavors of Summer Pop-Tails menu: Spotlighting Texas’ rich bounty of craft distillers in a fun format that provides a refreshing way to cool off during the warm Austin summer. New flavors will launch every Monday starting June 17th, 2019 and be available through August 4th, 2019, with new flavors rotating each week. The second annual 7 Flavors of Summer menu includes:

  • 6/17 – 6/23: White Russian – Café de Fuego, vodka, yogurt. $8

  • 6/24 – 6/30: Bourbon Creamsicle – Bourbon cream liquor, yogurt  $8

  • 7/1 – 7/7: Watermelon Mojito – Watermelon, lime, rum, mint syrup  $8

  • 7/8 – 7/14: Strawberry Daiquiri – Strawberry puree, rum, lime  $8]

  • 7/15 – 7/21: Peach Prosecco – Peach puree, yogurt, peach schnapps $8

  • 7/22 – 7/28: Pina Colada – Rum, pineapple juice, coca cream, coconut flakes  $8

  • 6/17 – 8/4: PRIDE Punch – Specialty popsicle to celebrate Austin PRIDE – Choose your own Skittle infused vodka pop in ruby red grapefruit juice, soda  $8

Pup-Sicles: Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel will also offer complimentary non-alcoholic Pup-Sicles for four legged friends, with flavors including:

  • Raspberry/Honey Puptails

  • Banana, Peanut Butter, Apple Puptails

Free Drinks for Dad! – Celebrate Father’s Day at Stephen F. Austin Hotel

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and this year, the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel is offering the perfect way to celebrate right here in Austin, TX. Stephen F. Austin’s Terrace Bar will be offering a complimentary Stephen F. Old Fashioned or a Texas Draught Beer with the purchase of any entree or sandwich for dads all day!

Located in the heart of Downtown Austin, Stephen F.’s Bar and Terrace has one of the best patios in town, complete with refreshing cocktails, bites and the most incredible view of Congress Avenue, the State Capitol, and the historic Paramount Theatre. It’s the perfect setting for the Dad that loves the city of Austin.

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Stephen F.’s Bar and Terrace offers a delicious menu of truly Texas snacks the whole family can enjoy, including a Black Angus Texas Burger, Brisket Quesadillas, Steak Frites and much more. The extensive bar menu features timeless cocktails, local Texas draught beers and bottomless champagne cocktails and bloody mary’s for only $18.00 a person, for everyone to celebrate.

Mom’s Deserve Free Drinks! Celebrate Mother’s Day on Stephen F. Austin Hotel’s Beautiful Terrace

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and this year, the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel is offering the perfect way to celebrate right here in Austin, TX. Stephen F. Austin’s Terrace Bar will be offering a complimentary cocktail for moms — their signature and fittingly named Ladybird Martini – as well as holding a raffle to receive a one-night stay at the hotel.

Located in the heart of Downtown, Stephen F.’s Bar and Terrace has one of the best patios in town, complete with refreshing cocktails, bites and the most incredible view of Congress Avenue, the State Capitol, and the historic Paramount Theatre. It’s the perfect setting for Mom and the rest of the family.

Stephen F.’s Bar and Terrace offers a delicious menu of truly Texas snacks the whole family can enjoy, including a Texas Cheese and Charcuterie Board, Grilled Chicken and Brie Sandwich and much more. The extensive bar menu features timeless cocktails, local Texas draught beers, champagne and wine and signature drinks like the Ladybird Martini, which is made with Grey Goose La Poire, St. Germaine and lemon, and shaken to perfection. In addition to this special treat, there will also be bottomless champagne cocktails and bloody mary’s for only $18.00 a person, for everyone to celebrate.

Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Unveils The Whisper Room, a New VIP Prohibition-Style Whiskey Lounge within Stephen F.’s Bar & Restaurant

Historic Austin Hotel Launches Private Lounge Featuring a Whiskey-Focused Beverage Program, Tableside Cocktails, a Private Terrace, and More 

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, an iconic 190-room property in the heart of downtown Austin, is pleased to announce the launch of The Whisper Room, a new private whiskey lounge within Stephen F.’s Bar & Restaurant, opening Friday, October 26, 2018. The Whisper Room offers a fresh and modern interpretation of the classic speakeasy featuring a curated menu of bespoke cocktails made-to-order tableside on a 1930′s Aldo Tura bar cart, as well as an assortment of bite-sized canapes derived from the hotel’s 1929 restaurant menu.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Inspired by the historic hotel, which first opened its doors at the height of the Prohibition Era on May 19, 1924, the new intimate lounge is hidden behind a dramatic velvet curtain and is outfitted with a vintage crystal sconce, ornate glassware and limoges serving dishes. The Whisper Room can accommodate up to ten guests and features a private terrace overlooking Congress Avenue.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser,

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser,

“At the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, we pride ourselves on providing exclusive and personalized experiences that offer respite for both business and leisure visitors alike,” said Steve Juscen, General Manager of InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. “We are thrilled to announce the opening of The Whisper Room and look forward to providing a one-of-a-kind experience to our guests that will take them back in time,” he continued.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Tucked away in a private corner of Stephen F.’s Bar on the second floor of the hotel, The Whisper Room’s beverage menu features an extensive list of whiskeys from Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ireland, Canada, and more. Signature cocktails developed in partnership with seasoned local mixologist Justin Elliot will also be offered, including unique takes on the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Sazerac, and more. Executive Chef Brian Gibson also developed an exclusive menu of bar snacks for guests in The Whisper Room, such as Roasted Garlic Charred Olives, Guajillo Hominy Crisps, Shrimp and Chorizo Arancini, Deviled Eggs and Bacon Wrapped Figs. Guests can also browse a selection of curated cigars from Bobalu Cigar Co.

Photography courtesy of Julia Keim.

Photography courtesy of Julia Keim.

The Whisper Room is a reservation-only lounge, open Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. For more information about The Whisper Room and to make reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 512-721-4230.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

About the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel

Originally built in 1924 as the city’s first high-rise hotel on Congress Avenue, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel’s rich history and luxurious accommodations offer a truly unique hotel experience in the heart of downtown Austin. With a welcoming lobby featuring a grand marble double staircase and plush seating, the property’s renovated rooms and suites offer elegant comfort in a setting perfectly situated for those traveling for business or pleasure. Guests can stay active at the hotel’s extensive Health Club, which features state-of-the-art Cybex & Precor equipment, a saltwater lap pool, and a jacuzzi. The on-site restaurant and bar, Stephen F.’s Bar & Terrace, offers handmade cocktails and a menu of truly Texas snacks and tasty entrees with a breathtaking view of the State Capitol. InterContinental Club members can enjoy deluxe breakfast buffets, daily champagne tea hours, evening cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres, and dedicated concierge services. http://www.austin.intercontinental.com/